WASHINGTON, May 22, 2022 (AFP) — A plane carrying more than 31 tons of powdered baby milk from Germany landed on Sunday morning (22) in the United States, which is grappling with a severe shortage of the product.
Earlier, President Joe Biden announced on Twitter that “a plane loaded with 70,000 pounds (over 31 tons) of powdered milk … is about to land in Indiana.”
“A flight loaded with baby formula took off overnight from Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany and will land in Indiana,” White House economic adviser Brian Deese told broadcaster CNN.
The aircraft was carrying a Nestle branded product.
He added that other deliveries of powdered milk “will arrive at the beginning of the week” on the new flights.
For several months, the United States has been facing a shortage of infant milk due to supply and labor problems associated with COVID-19. Later, in the state of Michigan, the situation worsened with the closure of an Abbott Company factory last February. Some of its products were suspected to have caused the deaths of two children.