Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC Program)
[29 Pa.B. 4734]
I. Maximum Allowable Cost for WIC Food Prescription One and WIC Food Prescription Two
Under 28 Pa. Code § 1103.4(a)(6), the WIC Program publishes notice of the maximum allowable cost for WIC Food Prescription One and WIC Food Prescription Two. The information contained herein is effective October 1, 1999.
The maximum allowable cost for WIC Food Prescription One is $51.86 and the maximum allowable cost for WIC Food Prescription Two is $98.16.
II. Contract Brand of Formula
Under 28 Pa. Code § 1103.5(c), the WIC Program publishes notice of the name of the contract brand of infant formula. The WIC Program has entered into a contract with Ross Laboratories to be the primary provider of infant formula for the WIC Program. The contract brand of infant formula is Ross Products and the names of the formula are Similac with Iron and Isomil. Other brands and types of formula must be specified on the WIC check to be authorized for purchase with a WIC check. The information contained herein is effective October 1, 1999.
III. 1999-2000 WIC Food List
Under 28 Pa. Code § 1103.5(c), the WIC Program publishes notice of the 1999-2000 WIC Food List which contains the required types of foods, the maximum allowable cost of certain foods and if applicable, names of allowable brands of foods. Due to a price change in the minimum retail price of milk established by the Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board, the maximum allowable cost for quart and half-gallons of milk has been increased and will be effective September 1, 1999. All other information is effective October 1, 1999.
The 1999-2000 WIC Food List authorizes the following as allowable foods and prices for the purpose of the WIC Program:
Regular, reduced fat, low fat or fat free, low cholesterol, low sodium.
If from the dairy case, the cheese must be marked with weight, type and cost. Cheese must cost no more than $5.99 per pound. Minimum package size 8 ounces.
American (Pasteurized Process) Cheddar Cheddarella Cojack Colby (Longhorn) Monterey Jack Mozzarella Muenster Provolone Swiss
Not Allowed: Individually wrapped; imported; deli service; cheese foods; imitation cheese; cheese products or spreads; string cheese; cheese with added ingredients.
Fluid (pasteurized; quarts costing no more than $1.10, half gallons costing no more than $2.20 or gallons costing no more than $4.40). Any fat level allowed; acidophilus allowed.
* Lactose reduced or lactose free if specified on the WIC check.
* Evaporated (12 ounce cans) if specified on the WIC check.
* Dry (packages) if specified on the WIC check.
* Lactose reduced, lactose free, evaporated and dry milk must be specified on the WIC Check and are not subject to price limitation.
Not allowed: Flavored milk, UHT milk, buttermilk, goat's milk, milk with added calcium or protein, milk in glass bottles, organic milk.
Any size raw shell eggs costing no more than $1.65 a dozen.
Canned Single Strength
(46 ounce can, 100% pure juice):
Apple Seneca, Lucky Leaf or Musselman's
Apple/Grape Lucky Leaf, Musselman's
Orange any brand
Pineapple Dole, Liberty Gold, or any brand stamped ''100% Hawaiian'' on top 100% Grape, regular or white Seneca, Welch's
V8 (regular, lightly tangy, picante, healthy request) Campbell's Juicy Juice (any flavor) Libby's
(11.5 to 12 ounce can, 100% pure juice): Apple Seneca, Shurfine, Weis, Musselman's, Old Orchard, Lucky Leaf, Foodland, Food Club
Orange (including calcium fortified) any brand
Pineapple-Orange Dole Pineapple-Orange-Banana Dole 100% Grape Seneca, Welch's with yellow pull tab
White Grape Juice Blends Welch's with yellow pull tab
Shelf Stable Concentrate Cans:
Juicy Juice (any flavor) Libby's
Juice Makers Welch's with yellow trim
Not allowed: Juices with added sugar, alcohol or carbonation; cartons or bottled juices.
Dry Beans and Peas
Any kind in 1-pound package
Not allowed: Beans with seasonings
Minimum package size 8 ounces.
Cheerios (regular, multigrain plus)
Chex (wheat, corn, rice, multi-bran)
Kix (regular only)
Total Corn Flakes
Wheaties (regular flavor)
Complete Bran Flakes (oat, wheat)
Mini Wheats (strawberry, blueberry, apple cinnamon, raisin)
Cream of Wheat (regular, quick, instant)
Instant Cream of Wheat (original flavor packets)
Instant Grits (all flavors)
Instant Quaker Oatmeal (regular flavor individual packets)
Life (regular flavor)
Honey Bunches of Oats (Honey Roasted with Almonds)
Store Brand Cereal:
Best Yet, Food Club, Pathmark, Richfood, Weis Quality:
Not allowed: Individual serving boxes.
15 to 18 ounce container costing no more than $2.75 per container.
Not allowed: Reduced fat peanut butter; peanut butter mixed with jelly, marshmallow or chocolate.
Milk Based: Similac w/Iron Soy Based: Isomil
Other brands and types of formula must be specified on the WIC check.
Any brand 4 ounce container.
Not allowed: Organic varieties, Beechnut Juice Plus or juice with yogurt.
Any brand in 8 or 16 ounce box.
Not allowed: Organic varieties, variety pack, cereal with fruit, formula or yogurt.
Tuna and Carrots
These foods are only for breast-feeding women whose babies do not get formula from WIC.
(Any brand, chunk light, packed in water, 6 to 6 1/2 ounce cans)
(Whole, unpeeled in 1 or 2 pound cello pack)
(Any brand sliced, 14 to 20 ounce can)
Persons who have questions should call the WIC Program office at (717) 783-1289 or V/TT (717) 783-6514 for speech and/or hearing impaired persons or the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Services at (800) 654-5984 [TT].
ROBERT S. ZIMMERMAN, Jr.,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 99-1506. Filed for public inspection September 3, 1999, 9:00 a.m.]
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