A shortage of baby milk in the US was partly triggered by Abbott Laboratories’ manufacturing plant in Michigan recalling some products in February.
The emergency shipments will contain more than 300,000 pounds or approximately 3.7 million 8-ounce bottle equivalents of Kendamil infant formula.
Specifically, the flights will contain approximately 3.2 million 8-ounce bottle equivalents of Kendamil Classic Stage 1 and 540,000 8-ounce bottle equivalents of Kendamil Organic.
White House saids that the Kendamil formula available through Operation Fly Formula will be distributed and available for purchase at selected US retailers nationwide, as well as online.
This first shipment, which includes Kendamil Classic and Kendamil Organic formula, will be available at Target stores across the US in the coming weeks.
United Airlines will transport Kendamil formula free of charge from Heathrow Airport in London to multiple airports across the US over a three-week period.