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Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC Program); Minimum Inventory Requirements

[44 Pa.B. 6159]
[Saturday, September 27, 2014]

 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, 2014, 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:

Formula

 Seventeen 13-ounce cans of Similac Advance liquid concentrate.

 Ten 12.4-ounce cans of Similac Advance powder.

 Seventeen 13-ounce cans of Similac Soy Isomil liquid concentrate.

 Ten 12.4-ounce cans of Similac Soy Isomil powder.

 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.

Infant Foods

 Two varieties of Gerber infant cereal in 8-ounce containers, 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 types of fruits and two varieties of vegetables, fresh, frozen or canned, totaling at least $15 worth.

Whole Grains

 Two WIC allowable varieties with a total of two 16-ounce packages.

Cow's Milk

 Fluid Whole, Vitamin D Fortified: 1/2 gallon.

 Fluid Skim, Fat Free, 1%: 18 1/2 gallon.

Chicken Eggs

 Grade ''A'' or ''AA'' Eggs: Three 1 dozen containers large or smaller raw shell eggs.

Cheese

 Three WIC allowable types prepackaged in 8-ounce or 16-ounce containers, totaling at least 4 pounds of cheese.

Juices

 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-ounce to 12-ounce containers.

Cereal

 Adult, five WIC allowable varieties, at least one whole grain variety, in 12-ounce or larger packages totaling at least 60 ounces.

Peanut Butter

 Two 16-ounce to 18-ounce containers labeled ''peanut butter.''

Dried Peas and Beans or Canned Beans

 Two varieties WIC allowable: 1 pound each dried or 15 1/2-ounce to 16-ounce canned with a total of four cans.

Canned Fish

 At least 45 ounces in 3.75-ounce, 5-ounce 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 Perce Morgan, Department of Health, Bureau of WIC, 625 Forster Street, 7th Floor West, Health and Welfare Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120, (717) 783-1289, or for speech and/or hearing impaired persons V/TT (717) 783-6514, or the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service (800) 654-5984.

MICHAEL WOLF, 
Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 14-2017. Filed for public inspection September 26, 2014, 9:00 a.m.]



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