“United Airlines has agreed to transport free Candmill Formulas from London’s Heathrow Airport to multiple airports across the country within three weeks. This is the first Operation Formula Flight funded by an airline carrier,” the White House said. In a statement on Wednesday.
The Candamil formula, developed by the United Kingdom-based Kendall Nutricare, has announced plans to export 2 million cans of its infant formula to the United States to help address the deficit.
More than 300,000 pounds of Candamill Infant Formula will be flown from June 9, according to the United White House, and will be “distributed and available for purchase online to selected US retailers across the country as well.”
The first shipment, the White House said, would be available at “target stores” across the country “next week,” but did not specify a location or time.
The announcement comes as President Joe Biden, a baby formula maker, HHS secretary Javier Besserer and surgeon general Dr. Vivek Murthy are set to hold a roundtable meeting Wednesday afternoon to “get an update on their progress in increasing the supply of formulas in the United States,” according to a White House official. The meeting will be attended by representatives from ByHeart, Bubs Australia, Reckitt, Perrigo and Gerber.