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Factbox-Global baby formula makers send products to restock U.S. shelves

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FILE PHOTO: Empty shelves show a shortage of baby formula in San Antonio
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(Reuters) - Global companies that make baby formula are bringing products into the United States after the country's health regulator relaxed its import policy to address a nationwide shortage partly triggered by Abbott Laboratories' manufacturing plant in Michigan recalling some products in February.

Importers include Neocate maker Danone SA, while New Zealand's dairy giants Fonterra and a2 Milk have submitted applications to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for supplying baby formula to the United States.

Once the products arrive in the country and receive a sign-off from the FDA, the manufacturers will distribute them through their existing supply chains and cater to unfulfilled orders, a spokesperson for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said.

Here's a list of companies that are bringing in baby formula to the U.S. market in the wake of the crisis:

Date of Manufacturer Major imports

announcement

May 27 Bubs Australia Ltd Plans to ship at least 1.25 million

cans of several varieties of its

formula

May 26 Danone SA Has doubled shipments of its

formula, with about 500,000

additional cans to be sent to the

U.S.

Nestle SA U.S. FDA says about 1.3

June 3 million cans of Nestle's Gerber Good

Start Gentle from Mexico to be

available from the beginning of July

through October.

June 2 Nestle SA U.S. FDA says 249,500 cans from

Germany of Nestle's NAN Supreme Pro

1 and NAN Supreme Pro 2 baby formula

to be available in June and July(https://bit.ly/3m8DqFS)

May 25 Nestle SA 114 pallets of Gerber Good Start

Extensive HA formula delivered in

Virginia

May 22 Nestle SA Has been flying supplies from the

Netherlands and Switzerland and

delivered 132 pallets of its Health

Science Alfamino and Alfamino Jr

infant formulas

May 24 Kendal Nutricare About 2 million cans of infant

formula expected to reach U.S. store

shelves from the UK, beginning June,

with 40,000 cans in stock for

immediate dispatch

May 16 Reckitt Benckiser Has boosted baby formula production

by about 30% and expediting the

approval of some products made at a

facility in Mexico

(Reporting by Deborah Sophia in Bengaluru; Additional reporting by Leah Douglas in Washington; Editing by Anil D'Silva)