Nestlé is sending formula milk to the US from Switzerland and the Netherlands due to shortages

This content was published on May 17, 2022 – 16:23

Geneva, May 17 (EFE). – Swiss multinational food company Nestle said Tuesday it has sent supplies of infant formula to the United States, from its factories in Switzerland and the Netherlands, to help alleviate shortages of these products living in the United States. This country for three months.

A spokesperson for Vevey told Efe that Gerber’s brand milk was sent from Dutch factories and Alfamino from the Swiss state.

The Nestlé source added, “We have given priority to these two products for their important medicinal value, as they are aimed at children who are allergic to cow’s milk proteins,” noting that they can be shipped quickly because they were previously imported from the United States. .

The company added that it will try to increase its cooperation to alleviate the shortage of these products in the United States, taking advantage of the commitment of the US regulatory authorities to temporarily give greater flexibility to the entry of these products.

Formula milk was sold out in several supermarkets in the United States after the major domestic producer, Abbott Laboratories, pulled shipments of several types of this infant formula (Similac, Alimentum, EleCare), which led to forced purchases by consumers for fear of Out of stock.

It was decided to withdraw the product after at least five children had a bacterial infection and two of them died, events that are still under investigation. EFE

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