Biden moves to boost production of baby formula as shortage continues

US President Joe Biden has invoked the Defense Production Act to boost production of baby formula.

The Defense Production Act is a 1950 law which allows the government to direct manufacturing production for national defence.

This means that businesses supplying ingredients to formula manufacturers will have to fulfil those orders first before dealing with orders from by other customers.

The White House will also authorise flights to bring in supplies and formula from other countries, as long as they meet US safety standards.