Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC Program); WIC Minimum Inventory Requirements
[41 Pa.B. 5459]
[Saturday, October 8, 2011]
Under 28 Pa. Code § 1103.5(a)(3) (relating to minimum inventory), the WIC Program publishes notice of the minimum inventory requirements. Effective October 1, 2011, a store shall have available on the premises, at the time of an onsite review and at all times thereafter while participating as a WIC authorized store, the following foods at shelf prices equal to or less than the competitive prices:
Sixteen 13 ounce cans or 12.1 ounce cartons of Gerber Good Start Gentle liquid concentrate.
Ten 12.7 ounce cans of Gerber Good Start Gentle powdered.
Sixteen 13 ounce cans or 12.1 ounce cartons of Gerber Good Start Soy liquid concentrate.
Nine 12.9 ounce cans of Gerber Good Start Soy powdered.
Other standard formulas specified on the WIC check are not minimum inventory requirements. The store must be able to provide these within 72 hours after a participant makes a request for this formula.
Two varieties of Gerber infant cereal in 8 ounce boxes, totaling at least 24 ounces.
Two varieties 100% fruit, any brand, with a total of 32 4 ounce containers.
Two varieties 100% vegetable, any brand, with a total of 32 4 ounce containers.
Two varieties 100% meat, any brand, with a total of 31 2 1/2 ounce containers.
Fruits and Vegetables
Two varieties of fruits and two varieties of vegetables, fresh, frozen or canned, totaling at least $15 worth.
Two WIC allowable varieties with a total of two 16 ounce packages.
Fluid Whole, Vitamin D Fortified: Eight 1/2 gallons.
Fluid Skim, Fat Free, Low Fat or Reduced Fat: Eighteen 1/2 gallons.
Grade ''A'' Eggs: Three 1 dozen containers large or smaller raw shell eggs.
Three WIC allowable types prepackaged in 8 or 16 ounce containers, totaling at least 4 pounds of cheese.
Two WIC allowable single strength varieties with a total of five 48 ounce containers.
Two WIC allowable single strength varieties with a total of two 64 ounce containers.
Two WIC allowable varieties frozen concentrated or shelf stable concentrated, with a total of five 11 1/2 to 12 ounce containers.
Adult, five WIC allowable varieties, at least one whole grain variety, in 12 ounce or larger packages totaling at least 60 ounces.
Two 18 ounce containers labeled ''peanut butter.''
Dried Peas and Beans or Canned Beans
Two varieties WIC allowable: 1 pound each dried or 15.5 to 16 ounce canned with a total of four cans.
At least 45 ounces in 3.75, 5 or 6 ounce cans, chunk light tuna, pink salmon or sardines not packed in oil.
Persons with a disability who require an alternative format of this notice (for example, large print, audiotape, Braille) should contact Chris Harr, Department of Health, Division of WIC, 2150 Herr Street, Harrisburg, PA 17105, (717) 783-1289 for speech and/or hearing impaired persons V/TT (717) 783-6514 or the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Services at (800) 654-5984.
ELI N. AVILA, MD, JD, MPH, FCLM,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 11-1742. Filed for public inspection October 7, 2011, 9:00 a.m.]
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