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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 09-1845



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.

Cow's Milk

 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.

Soy Beverage

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  containersSoy Boy—Organic Firm and Extra Firm
House Premium Tofu—Extra Firm, Firm,  Medium Firm, Soft

Not Allowed: Any other brand or type of tofu.

Chicken Eggs

 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.

Legumes (Beans)

 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

Fruits Allowed:

 Fresh, whole or cut without added sugars, Frozen without added sugars, Canned without added sugars, fats, oils or sodium (salt).

Vegetables Allowed:

 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.

Not allowed:

 • 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
Malto Meal,
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.

Peanut Butter

 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.

Infant Formula

Contract Brand

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 Foods

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.

Canned Fish

 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.

Whole Grains

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

 Brown Rice—River

 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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