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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 08-1760


Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC Program); 2008-2009 Food List

[38 Pa.B. 5379]
[Saturday, September 27, 2008]

   Under 28 Pa. Code § 1103.5(a) (relating to minimum inventory), the WIC Program publishes notice of the 2008-2009 WIC Food List which contains the required types of foods, and if applicable, names of the allowable brands of foods. Effective October 1, 2008, the 2008-2009 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. If from the dairy case, the 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.

   (Pasteurized Process)
Colby (Longhorn)
Provolone Cheddar
Monterey Jack

   Not Allowed:  Individually wrapped slices, imported, deli service, cheese foods, imitation cheese, cheese products or spreads, cheese with added ingredients.

Cow's Milk

   Fluid (pasteurized; 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 (packages) if specified on the WIC check.

   Not Allowed:  Flavored milk, buttermilk, goat's milk, milk with added calcium or protein.

Chicken Eggs

   Regular large, medium or small raw shell brown or white chicken eggs in one dozen package.


Single Strength (46 ounce container, 100% pure juice):

Orange any brand
Apple Seneca, Lucky Leaf, Musselman's, Giant Eagle, Great Value, Red and White, Shurfine or White House
Pineapple Dole, Flavorite, Food Club, Great Value, IGA, Libby's, Red and White, Rich Food, Shop-N-Save, Shurfine or White Rose
100% GrapeWelch's (regular or white), Seneca
V8 (all tomato flavors except spicy hot) Campbell's
Juicy Juice
(any flavor)
Northland Any cranberry flavor

Frozen Concentrated (11.5 to 12 ounce container, 100% pure juice):

AppleSeneca, Flavorite, Great Value, IGA, Rich Food, Shop-N-Save, Shurfine, Sunrise Valley, Weis, Old Orchard (all flavors with green pull tab top)
Orange Any brand (including calcium fortified)
Pineapple and Pineapple Blends Any Dole 100% juice
100% Grape Seneca, Welch's with yellow pull tab top
White Grape Juice    Blends Welch's 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.

Dry Beans and Peas

Any kind in 1-pound package

   Not Allowed:  Beans with seasonings


Adult/Child Cereals:

Minimum package size 8 ounces

General Mills:

Cheerios (regular, multigrain)
Chex (wheat, corn, rice, multi bran)
Kix (regular only)
Total (whole grain)
Wheaties (regular flavor)

Kashi:  Mighty Bites: Honey Crunch or Cinnamon

Kellogg Co.:

All Bran Complete Wheat Flakes
Corn Flakes
Frosted Mini Wheats (Bite Size, Big Bite or unfrosted)
Special K (regular flavor)

Malto Meal, bag or box:

Corn Flakes
Crispy rice


Cream of Wheat (Instant original, 1 minute, 2 1/2 minutes, 10 minutes)


Banana Nut Crunch
Grape-Nuts Flakes
Honey Bunches of Oats (Honey Roasted, with Almonds, Cinnamon Clusters, Vanilla Clusters)

Quaker Co.:

Instant Grits (Original flavor)
Crunchy Corn Bran
Instant Quaker Oatmeal (regular flavor individual packets)
King Vitamin
Life (regular flavor)

Store Brand Cereal:

Crisp(y) Rice, Corn Flakes, Toasted Oats/Tasteeos, Corn Squares-Biscuits, Rice Squares-Biscuits: (Acme, Flavorite, Food Club, Giant, Giant Eagle, Great Value, IGA, Krasdale, Pathmark, Ralston, Red and White, Richfood, Safeway, Shop-N-Save, Shoprite, Shurfine, Value Time, Wegmans, Weis Quality, White Rose)

   Not Allowed:  Individual serving boxes.

Peanut Butter

15 to 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.

Infant Formula

Contract Brand

Milk Based: Nestlé Good Start DHA&ARA

Soy Based:  Nestlé Good Start Soy DHA&ARA

   Other brands and types of formula must be specified on the WIC check.

Infant Juice

Gerber 100% juice in 4 ounce container.

   Not Allowed:  Organic varieties, juice with yogurt, toddler juice or fruit smoothies.

Infant Cereal

Gerber 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, 5 to 6 1/2-ounce cans)

Fresh Carrots

(Whole, unpeeled in 1 or 2-pound cello pack)

Canned Carrots

(Any brand sliced, 14 to 20-ounce can)

   Not Allowed:  Baby Carrots.

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 NESTLE to be the primary provider of infant formula for the WIC Program. The contract brand of infant formula is Nestlé Good Start DHA&ARA and Nestlé Good Start Soy DHA&ARA. 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, 2008.

   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. 08-1760. Filed for public inspection September 26, 2008, 9:00 a.m.]

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