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Baby formulas have run short in American supermarkets since top U.S. manufacturer Abbott Laboratories (ABT.N) in February recalled thousands of them due to bacterial infection complaints.
On Wednesday, U.S. President Joe Biden invoked the Defense Production Act to help infant formula manufacturers obtain the ingredients needed to ramp up supply and fight these products’ nationwide shortage.
To fight shortages, Biden also directed U.S. agencies to use Defense Department commercial aircraft to pick up overseas infant formula that meets U.S. health and safety standards.
"Bypassing regular air freighting routes will speed up the importation and distribution of formula and serve as an immediate support as manufacturers continue to ramp up production," the White House said.
"I am requesting to implement these and any other appropriate measure available to get additional safe baby formula into the country immediately," Biden stressed.
Ukraine and the United States were the only two countries to vote against a Russian resolution on “combating the glorification of Nazism and neo-Nazism” at the United Nations. The EU and Canada were among the abstentions. December 16, 2021: Credit: @KawsachunNewspic.twitter.com/e3ROaPEJV7