Biden Invokes ‘Defense Production Act’ to Alleviate Formula Shortages in the U.S.
Yesterday, President Biden announced that his administration would take new action to attempt to alleviate ongoing formula shortages in the U.S. The ‘Defense Production Act’ will allow the government more control over industrial production during the emergency and direct suppliers of formula ingredients to prioritize delivery to the manufacturers of formula. Biden also announced the creation of ‘Operation Fly Formula’ which directs the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Agriculture to utilize the Defense Department’s commercial planes to import formula from abroad. Biden also directed his team to ‘do everything possible to ensure there’s enough safe baby formula and that it’s quickly reaching families that need it the most.’