The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a shipment of more than 8.5 million pounds of kosher baby formula from the U.K. as officials try to ramp up imports from overseas.
The more than 4.8 million cans of Global Kosher's Kendamil First Infant Formula with Iron will be shipped to the U.S. over multiple months to ease the pain felt by parents and caregivers who have been struggling to feed their children due to a nationwide shortage of baby formula.
The company will immediately ship 25,000 cases, or 150,000 cans, followed by another 200,000 cases, or 1.2 million cans, per month afterward, according to the FDA.
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In May, the FDA said it was streamlining its review process to make it easier for foreign manufacturers to begin shipping more formula into the U.S. while the nation continued to battle the ongoing shortage.