LOS ANGELES — Another large shipment of much-needed baby formula has arrived in the U.S., this time from Australia.
Officials from Los Angeles International Airport shared a video of the plane carrying 95,000 tins of formula as part of “Operation Fly Formula.”
The containers should be enough to make more than 2 million bottles, KNBC reported.
Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office said on Twitter that the formula will be on store shelves in Los Angeles and other areas starting the week of June 20. The shipment is one of several, the governor said.
The formula is being delivered to Ralphs, Food 4 Less, Albertsons, Vons and Pavilions stores, CBS News reported.
To make sure that everyone who needs formula in the Los Angeles area has a chance to get some baby food, the city council passed, and Mayor Eric Garcetti ratified, an emergency declaration to prevent price gouging. It is now illegal to sell the baby formula for more than 10% of what it cost before the shortage happened, KNBC reported.
The baby formula shortage started when Abbott Nutrition shut down its Sturgis, Michigan plant because of a safety recall issued by the Food and Drug Administration, CBS News reported.
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