Biden Responds to Baby Formula Crisis with Defense Production Act

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In response to the U.S. baby formula shortage, Biden invoked the Defense Production Act ensuring producers can access needed materials. In addition, a new US government airlift of formula from abroad was launched, dubbed Operation Fly Formula. These actions come after Biden was slammed by critics for his delayed response to the shortage linked to the Abbott Nutrition factory closure in February.  The FDA has eased import rules which is significant as 98% of domestically consumed formula is made in the U.S.