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NJ families hunt for baby formula as White House announces overseas shipments to arrive soon

The Biden administration announced that a third round of baby formula shipments from overseas will begin next week.

News 12 Staff

Jun 2, 2022, 12:18 AM

Updated 746 days ago

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The Biden administration announced that a third and fourth round of baby formula shipments from overseas will begin next week.
But while New Jersey families wait for these shipments, store shelves across the Garden State remain sparse.
Families whose babies are still dependent on formula for feeding are constantly on the hunt. Boxes of Enfamil are extremely hard to come by, and once on store shelves, they don’t last very long.
Some stores still had some liquid formula, but popular brands of powdered formula were gone.
“We have probably enough to last us two weeks to a month. But [my son] goes through it pretty quickly,” says Anthony Morelli.
Morelli lives in Lincroft. He says that his family has had to switch formula away from Similac after the recall. The family also had to call on Morelli’s parents on Long Beach island to access formula.
“I knew that they had access to the supermarket that a lot of people weren’t going to and they still had some down there,” Morelli said.
The makers of infant formula like Gerber, Rickett and Perrigo have all ramped up production to help with the shortage. But it is still not filling the need quickly enough.
More pallets of formula will soon arrive from the United Kingdom and Australia.


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