In view of the acute shortage of baby milk in the USA, the food company Nestlé has announced extraordinary air freight deliveries from Switzerland and the Netherlands. “We have given these products priority because they serve an important medical purpose,” said a company spokeswoman on Tuesday. It is specifically about two brands of hypoallergenic milk, since the shortage in the USA is particularly hard on parents of children with cow’s milk protein intolerance.

In the past few weeks, there have been delivery problems with baby milk in some regions of the USA. The supply chains were initially affected by a shortage of workers due to the corona pandemic. In February, a US baby milk factory had to close temporarily.