DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC Program); 2009-2010 Food List
[39 Pa.B. 5809]
[Saturday, October 3, 2009]
2009-2010 WIC Food List
Under 28 Pa. Code § 1103.5(a) (relating to minimum inventory), the WIC Program publishes notice of the 2009-2010 WIC Food List which contains the required types of foods, and if applicable, names of the allowable brands of foods. Effective October 1, 2009, the 2009-2010 WIC Food List authorizes the following as allowable foods for the purpose of the WIC Program.
Regular, reduced fat, low fat or fat free, low cholesterol, low sodium, lactose free, smoked or calcium fortified. Cheese must be marked with weight, type and cost. Cheese must be in the form of a block, sliced, shredded, stick or string cheese. Package size must be 8 or 16 ounces.
American (Pasteurized Process) Cheddar Cheddarella Cojack Colby (Longhorn) Monterey Jack Mozzarella Muenster Provolone Swiss
Kosher cheese must be specified on the WIC check to be purchased using a WIC check.
Not Allowed: Individually wrapped slices, imported, deli service, cheese foods, imitation cheese, cheese products or spreads, cheese with added ingredients, Organic Cheese, cheese packed in water.
Fluid (pasteurized; quart, half gallons or gallons). 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 (1 or 2 pound packages) if specified on the WIC check.
Not Allowed: Flavored milk, buttermilk, goat's milk, milk with added calcium, protein or plant sterols, organic milk, UHT milk, milk in glass bottles.
32 or 64 ounce containers: Pacific Natural Foods—Ultra Soy (Plain or Vanilla flavored), 8th Continent Soymilk Original Flavor
Not Allowed: Any other brand or type of soy beverage.
12 to 16 ounce containers Soy Boy—Organic Firm and Extra Firm House Premium Tofu—Extra Firm, Firm, Medium Firm, Soft
Not Allowed: Any other brand or type of tofu.
Regular large, medium or small raw shell brown or white chicken eggs in one dozen package.
Not Allowed: Specialty eggs such as, vegetarian fed, organic eggs, low cholesterol, fat modified, and the like.
Black beans, blackeye peas, garbanzo beans, great northern beans, kidney beans, lima beans, navy beans, pinto beans, soybeans, split peas and lentils.
1 pound dry or 15.5 to 16 ounce canned any brand (canned kidney beans may contain sugar)
Not Allowed: Green beans, green peas, snap beans, orange beans, wax beans, organic Beans, pork-n-beans, beans with added seasonings, sugars, oils, sauces, meats
Fruits and Vegetables
Fresh, whole or cut without added sugars, Frozen without added sugars, Canned without added sugars, fats, oils or sodium (salt).
Fresh, whole or cut without added sugars, fats or oils, Frozen, without added sugars, fats or oils, Canned without added sugars, fats or oils (whole kernel corn and green peas can contain sugar).
Sweet potatoes and yams
Organic fruits and vegetables can be purchased.
• Party trays, fruit baskets, salad bar items
• Ingredients other than fruit—sugar, honey, high fructose corn syrup, heavy or light syrup, dextrose, sucrose, maple syrup, artificial sweeteners, fats, oils, or sodium (salt)
• Ingredients other than vegetables—sugar, honey, high fructose corn syrup, cheese sauce, noodles, rice, spices, fats or oils
• Any type of white potatoes (including Red Bliss and Yukon Gold)
• Jarred salsa, pasta sauce
• Fresh herbs and spices, edible blossoms
• Dried fruit, trail mix
• Fruit leathers, fruit snacks, fruit roll-ups
• Fruit and nut mixtures
• Fruit cocktails, cranberry sauce, pie filling
• Baked goods
Single Strength (48 ounce container, 100% pure juice):
Apple Apple & Eve, Lucky Leaf, Musselman's, Seneca, Shurfine Cranberry Apple & Eve, Northland 100% Grape (purple or white) Shurfine, White Rose Juice Blends Apple & Eve: Cranberry Apple and Cranberry Raspberry Northland: Cranberry Grape and Cranberry Raspberry
Single Strength (64 ounce container, 100% pure juice):
Apple Acme, Apple & Eve, Flavorite, Foodlion, HyTop, IGA, Old Orchard, Safeway, Shurfine, Wegmans, Weis Quality, White Rose Cranberry Apple & Eve, Foodlion, Northland Grape (purple, Red or white) Acme, Flavorite, Foodlion, Giant, HyTop, IGA, Old Orchard, Safeway, Shurfine, Wegmans, Weis Quality, Welch's, White Rose Orange Any Brand, refrigerated cartons, calcium and vitamin D added allowed Pinapple Acme Tomato Acme, Campbell's (regular or low sodium), HyTop, Shurfine Vegetable Acme (regular or low sodium), Campbell's (regular or low sodium), HyTop Juice Blends Apple & Eve—all flavors, Juicy Juice—all flavors, Northland—all flavors, Old Orchard—100% juice flavors, no premium flavors, Sesame Street—all flavors
Frozen Concentrated (11.5 to 12 ounce container, 100% pure juice):
Apple Flavorite, Foodlion, Great Value, Old Orchard, Rich Food, Seneca, Shop-N-Save, Shurfine, Sunrise Valley, Wegmans, Weis Quality Apple JuiceBlends Old Orchard (all flavors with green pull tab top) Orange Any brand (including calcium and vitamin D added) Pineapple Dole, Foodlion Pineapple Blends Any Dole 100% juice Grape Seneca, Welch's (all flavors with yellow pull tab top) White Grape Juice Blends Welch's (all flavors with yellow pull tab top)
Shelf Stable Concentrated (11.5 to 12 ounce container, 100% pure juice):
Juicy Juice any flavor Welch's any flavor with yellow trim
Not Allowed: Juices with added sugar, alcohol or carbonation.
Adult/Child Cereals: Minimum package size 12 ounces
General Mills: Cheerios (regular, multigrain)
Chex (wheat, corn, rice, multi bran)
Kix (regular or honey only)
Total (whole grain)
Wheaties (regular flavor only)
Kashi: Mighty Bites: Honey Crunch Kellogg Co.: All Bran Complete Wheat Flakes
Corn Flakes, Frosted Mini Wheats (Bite Size, Big Bite or unfrosted), Crispix
bag or box:
Honey & Oat Blenders (regular or almond), Crispy rice Maypo: Instant Maple Oatmeal Nabisco: Cream of Wheat: Instant original, 1 minute, 2 1/2 minutes, 10 minutes, Whole Grain Post: Banana Nut Crunch, Grape-Nuts, Grape-Nut Flakes, Bran Flakes
Honey Bunches of Oats (Honey Roasted, with Almonds, Cinnamon Clusters, Vanilla Clusters)
Quaker Co.: Original Instant Grits, Crunchy Corn Bran, Oat Bran Essentials,
King Vitamin, Life (regular flavor), Oatmeal Squares (original & cinnamon)
Store Brand Cereal: Corn Flakes, Toasted Oats, Corn Squares-Biscuits, Rice Squares-Biscuits: (Acme, Flavorite, Food Club, Giant, Giant Eagle, Great Value, IGA, Our Family, Ralston, Richfood, Safeway, Shop-N-Save, Shop Rite, Shurfine, Value Time, Wegmans, Weis Quality)
Not Allowed: Individual serving boxes, Organic cereal, any other brand or type of cereal.
18 ounce container, labeled ''Peanut Butter'' only
Not Allowed: Reduced fat peanut butter, peanut butter spread, peanut butter mixed with jelly, marshmallow, chocolate or honey, organic peanut butter.
Milk Based: Nestles Good Start Gentle Plus
Soy Based: Nestles Good Start Soy Plus
Other brands and types of formula must be specified on the WIC check.
Infant Cereal: Gerber rice, oatmeal, barley, whole wheat or mixed grain in 8 or 16-ounce box.
Not Allowed: Organic varieties, variety pack, cereal with fruit, formula or yogurt or any other ingredients.
Infant Fruits and Vegetables: 4 ounce containers of 100% fruits or vegetables, brand listed on the WIC check.
Not Allowed: Desserts. organic varieties, mixed with sugar, cereal, rice, noodles, meats, yogurt or any other ingredients.
Infant Meats: 2.5 ounce containers of single ingredient meats (with or without gravy or broth), brand listed on the WIC check.
Not Allowed: Organic varieties, mixed with sugar, cereal, rice, noodles vegetables or any other ingredients.
Chunk Light Tuna, Pink Salmon or Sardines in 3.75, 5 or 6 ounce cans only.
Not Allowed: Products packed in oil, albacore tuna, brisling sardines, red salmon, organic fish.
16 ounce packages:
Whole Wheat or Whole Grain Bread and Rolls
Arnold Select—Wheat Sandwich Rolls Stone ground 100% Whole Wheat
Food Lion—100% Whole Wheat Bread
Pepperidge Farms—100% Whole Wheat
Jewish Rye Bread—Very Thin Soft 100% Whole Wheat Bread
Weight Watchers—Whole Wheat Bread
Soft Corn or Whole Wheat Tortillas
Chi Chi's—Whole Wheat Tortilla Fajita Style
Don Pancho—White Corn Tortillas Whole Wheat Tortillas
LaBurrita—Yellow Corn Tortillas
MexAmerica—Whole Wheat with Honey
Brown Rice—Our Family, Riceland, SafeWay, Shurfine, Uncle Bens, Wegmans
Oats—Mom's Best Natural Quick Oats, Mother's Rolled Oats
24 ounce packages:
Whole Wheat or Whole Grain Bread and Rolls
Arnold—100% Whole Wheat Bread 12 Grain Bread
Country Hearth—Hearty Whole Grains Bread
Gold Medal—100% Whole Grain Bread
Stroehmann—Soft 100% Whole Wheat Bread
Wegmans—Whole Grain Bread Whole Wheat Bread
Weis—100% Whole Grain Bread
O'Mega— Grains with Flax & Honey Bread
Oats—Quaker Steel Cut Oats
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 NESTLES to be the primary provider of infant formula for the WIC Program. The contract brand of infant formula is Nestles Good Start Gentle Plus and Nestles Good Start Soy Plus. 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, 2009.
Persons with a disability who require an alternative format of this listing (for example, large print, audiotape, Braille), should contact Chris Harr, Department of Health, Division of WIC, 2150 Herr Street, 1st Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17105, (717) 783-1289 or for speech and/or hearing impaired persons V/TT (717) 783-6514 or the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984.
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 09-1845. Filed for public inspection October 2, 2009, 9:00 a.m.]
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