PORTLAND, OR - MAY 12: Katie Wussler, a program coordinator at Mother & Child Education Center, throws away recalled Similac baby formula, which the company would not replace or reimburse because the donated supplies did not come with a receipt, on May 12, 2022 in Portland, Oregon. More than 60 percent of Mother & Childs formula supply was affected by the recall, and like many similar non-profits they are struggling to meet increased demand from mothers who are unable to find or afford formula in stores. Executive Director Maura White said she's had to turn away mothers looking for formula about three times a week since the recall was announced. (Photo by Nathan Howard/Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Enough specialty infant formula for more than half a million baby bottles has arrived in the United States from Europe. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters Sunday that the 78,000 pounds of formula was being transported by military plane to Indianapolis on Sunday. It is the first of several flights carrying infant formula from Europe this weekend to relieve the deepening nationwide shortage, particularly of hypoallergenic formula. The flights were authorized by Biden. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is expected to greet the arrival of the first shipment Sunday in Indianapolis. The Biden administration has dubbed the effort “Operation Fly Formula.”