An emergency shipment of baby formula will arrive at the Nestle Distribution Center in Upper Makungi. | Regional News Leahy Valley

UPPER MACUNGIE TWP., Pennsylvania – Amid a nationwide shortage, Nestle said Tuesday that an emergency batch of baby formula should arrive at its distribution center in the Lehigh Valley.

114 Nestlé Gerber Good Start® Extensive HA® pallets are scheduled to arrive at Washington Dulles Airport in Virginia on Wednesday, the company said. According to a company press release, they will be immediately delivered to a distribution center in the city of Ouper Makunga, from where they will be sent for delivery to hospitals, WIC programs and retailers across the country starting this weekend.

On Sunday, 132 Nestlé Health Science pallets Alfamino® Infant and Alfamino® Junior landed in Indianapolis, and the process of distributing them primarily among hospitals and healthcare professionals at home is already underway, the company said.

The company says its partnership with the Biden administration has allowed it to accelerate the import of the mixture, equivalent to about 1.5 million 8-ounce bottles, to the U.S. children’s market.

To combat the deficit, the company said there is significantly increased the number of its formulas available to consumers, by increasing production and accelerating overall product availability for retailers and online, as well as through hospitals and home care for the most vulnerable.

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