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Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC Program); 2014-2015 WIC Food List

[44 Pa.B. 6160]
[Saturday, September 27, 2014]

I. 2014-2015 WIC Food List

 Under 28 Pa. Code § 1103.5(a) (relating to minimum inventory), the WIC Program publishes notice of the 2014-2015 WIC Food List which contains the required types of foods and, if applicable, names of the allowable brands of foods. Effective October 1, 2014, the 2014-2015 WIC Food List authorizes the following as allowable foods for the purpose of the WIC Program.

Cheese

 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 as specified on the WIC check. Acidophilus milk allowed. Lactose free milk allowed, if specified on the WIC check. Evaporated (12-ounce cans), if specified on the WIC check. Dry milk allowed, if specified on the WIC check.

Not Allowed: Flavored milk, buttermilk, goat's milk, milk with added calcium, protein or plant sterols, vitamin C, Omega 3s, organic milk, ultra high temperature processed milk, milk in glass bottles.

Soy Beverage

32-ounce or 64-ounce containers: Pacific Natural Foods—Ultra
 Soy (Plain or Vanilla
 flavored)
8th Continent Soymilk
 Original or Vanilla Flavor
Silk Original

Not Allowed: Any other brand or type of soy beverage.

Tofu

16-ounce containers: Azumaya—Firm and Extra
 Firm
House Foods Premium—
 Medium Firm, Firm,
 Extra Firm
Nasoya—Silken, Lite Silken

Not Allowed: Any other brand or type of tofu.

Chicken Eggs

 Any Brand Grade A or AA Regular: large, medium or small raw shell brown or white chicken eggs in 1 dozen package.

Not Allowed: Specialty eggs such as vegetarian fed, organic eggs, low cholesterol, fat modified, high in omega 3s, and the like.

Legumes (Beans)

 Black beans, black eye peas, garbanzo beans, great northern beans, kidney beans, lima beans, navy beans, pinto beans, soybeans, butter beans, pink beans, split peas and lentils.

 1 pound dry or 15 1/2-ounce to 16-ounce canned any brand (canned kidney beans may contain sugar)

Not Allowed: Green beans, green peas, snap beans, yellow beans, wax beans, pork-n-beans, beans with added seasonings, sugars, oils, sauces, meats, organic beans.

Fruits and Vegetables

Fruits Allowed:

 Fresh, whole or cut without added sugars. Frozen, without added sugars. Canned, jarred or multipack 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 or jarred, 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

 • Items that contain dips or sauces

 • 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, nuts, spices, fats or oils

 • Any type of white potatoes (including Red Bliss, Purple and Yukon Gold)

 • Sauerkraut, pickled vegetables, olives

 • Jarred salsa, pasta sauce

 • Fresh herbs and spices, edible blossoms

 • Dried fruit, dried vegetables, trail mix

 • Fruit leathers, fruit snacks, fruit roll-ups

 • Fruit and nut mixtures

 • Fruit cocktails, cranberry sauce, pie filling

 • Baked goods containing fruit or vegetables

 • Infant or toddler fruits and vegetables

 • Maraschino cherries or products containing maraschino cherries

 • Squeezable fruit or vegetable pouches

Juice

Single Strength (48-ounce container, 100% pure juice):

Apple Apple & Eve, Giant Eagle,
 Musselman's, Nestle Juicy Juice,
 Red & White, Seneca, Shurfine
Cranberry Apple & Eve Naturally Cranberry,
 Northland Traditional Cranberry
100% Grape
 (purple or
 white)
Nestle Juicy Juice, Red & White,
 Shurfine, White Rose
Juice Blends Apple & Eve: Cranberry Apple and
 Cranberry Raspberry
Northland: Cranberry Grape
Nestle Juicy Juice: All flavors
Pineapple Food Club, Shurfine

Single Strength (64-ounce container, 100% pure juice):

Apple America's Choice, Apple & Eve,
 Essential Everyday, Food Club, Giant,
 Giant Eagle, Great Value, Hannaford,
 Harvest Classic, Krasdale, Lucky
 Leaf, Mott's Musselman's, My
 Essentials, Old Orchard, Red &
 White, Seneca, Shop Rite, Shurfine,
 Tipton Grove, Weis Quality, White
 Rose
Cranberry Essential Everyday, Food Club, Giant,
 Giant Eagle, Great Value, Hannaford,
 Shop N Save, Shurfine, Weis Quality
Grape (purple,
 red or white)
America's Choice, Apple & Eve,
 Essential Everyday, Food Club, Giant,
 Giant Eagle, Great Value, Hannaford,
 Krasdale, Mott's Musselman's, Old
 Orchard, Red & White, Seneca,
 Shurfine, Tipton Grove, Valu Time,
 Weis Quality, White Rose
Orange Any Brand, calcium and vitamin D
 added allowed
Pineapple Essential Everyday, Giant, Giant Eagle,
 Great Value, Libby's, Our Family,
 Shurfine, Wegmans, Weis Quality
Tomato Campbell's (regular or low sodium)
Vegetable Campbell's V8 (regular or low sodium)
Juice Blends Apple & Eve—all flavors (including
 Sesame Street) except ''Cranberry
 Juice & More''
Nestle Juicy Juice—all flavors
Old Orchard—100% juice flavors, no
 premium flavors

Frozen Concentrated (11 1/2-ounce to 12-ounce container, 100% pure juice):

Apple America's Choice, Food Club, Giant,
 Hannaford, Great Value, Old Orchard,
 Seneca, Shop Rite, Shurfine, Value
 Time, Tipton Grove, Weis Quality
Apple Juice Blends Old Orchard (all flavors with green pull
 tab top)
Orange Any brand (including calcium and
 vitamin D added)
Grape Welch's (all flavors with yellow pull tab
 top)
White Grape
 Juice Blends
Welch's (all flavors with yellow pull tab
 top)
Dole All flavors 100% juice

Shelf Stable Concentrated (11 1/2-ounce to 12-ounce container, 100% pure juice):

 Welch's any flavor with yellow trim

Not Allowed: Ciders, cocktails, artificial sweeteners, food colorings, added sugar, alcohol, carbonation, fiber, Omega 3s, DHA, ARA, beta-carotene, vitamin A, vitamin E, organic juice

Cereal

Adult/Child Cereals:

 Minimum package size 12 ounces

General Mills:Cheerios (regular, multigrain, dulce de
 leche)
Chex (wheat, corn, rice)
Kix (regular, honey or berry berry)
Total (whole grain)
Fiber One Honey Clusters
Wheaties (regular flavor only)
Kellogg Co.: All Bran Complete Wheat Flakes
Corn Flakes
Crispix
Frosted Mini Wheats Original (Little
 Bite, Bite Size, Big Bite or Unfrosted)
Rice Krispies (regular)
Special K (regular)
Frosted Mini Wheats Touch of Fruit-
 Raspberry
Scooby Doo
Malto Meal, bag
 or box
:
Crispy rice, Honey & Oat Blenders
 (regular or almond)
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
Toasted Multigrain Crisps
Life (regular flavor)
Oatmeal Squares (cinnamon or brown
 sugar)

Store Brand Cereal:

 Corn Flakes, Toasted Oats, Corn Squares—Biscuits, Rice Squares—Biscuits: (America's Choice, Essentials Every Day, Food Club, Giant, Great Value, Hannaford, Ralston Foods, Shop Rite, Shurfine, Weis Quality)

Not Allowed: Individual serving boxes, organic cereal, any other brand or type of cereal.

Peanut Butter

 16-ounce 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, organic peanut butter, added Omega 3s, DHA, ARA or artificial sweeteners.

Infant Formula

Contract Brand

Milk Based: Similac Advance

Soy Based: Similac Soy Isomil

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

Infant Foods

Infant Cereal: Gerber: rice, oatmeal, barley, whole wheat or multigrain in 8-ounce or 16-ounce container.

Not Allowed: Organic varieties, variety pack, cereal with fruit, formula, yogurt, DHA or ARA.

Infant Fruits and Vegetables: Brand specified on the WIC check: 4-ounce containers of 100% fruits or vegetables.

Not Allowed: Desserts, organic varieties, mixed with salt, sugar, cereal, rice, noodles, meats, yogurt, DHA, ARA, flour, starch, any other ingredients or squeezable pouches.

Infant Meats: Brand specified on the WIC check: 2 1/2-ounce containers of single ingredient meats (with or without gravy or broth).

Not Allowed: Organic varieties, mixed with salt, sugar, cereal, rice, noodles, vegetables, fruit, DHA, ARA, flour, starch or any other ingredients.

Canned Fish

 Chunk Light Tuna, Pink Salmon or Sardines in 3.75-ounce, 5-ounce 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 Bread & Rolls
Store Brands 100% Whole Wheat Bread:
 Acme, America's Choice, Best Yet, Giant, Great Value,
 Hannaford, Shoprite, Shurfine

Arnold—100% Stoneground Whole Wheat Bread
Bimbo—100% Whole Wheat Bread
Hauswald—100% Whole Wheat Bread
Nickles Country Style—100% Whole Wheat Bread
Pepperidge Farms—Stoneground 100% Whole Wheat
 Bread, Very Thin Soft 100% Whole Wheat Bread
Roman Meal—Sungrain 100% Whole Wheat Bread
Sara Lee—Classic 100% Whole Wheat Bread
Schmidt Old Time—100% Whole Wheat Bread
Stroehmann—Small 100% Whole Wheat Bread
Windmill Farms—100% Stoneground Whole Wheat
 Bread—Hamotzie, 100% Stoneground Whole Wheat
 Bread—Mezonot, 6 pack Whole Wheat Rolls

Tortillas

 Store Brands: Giant Eagle Fajita Size Tortillas
 White Corn
Nature's Promise Corn All Natural
 Tortillas
Giant Yellow or White
 Corn or Whole
 Wheat Tortillas
ShopRite Whole Wheat
 Tortillas

Carlita—Corn or Whole Wheat Tortilla
Celia's—Yellow or White Corn
Chi Chi's—White Corn Tortillas
Don Pancho—Yellow or White Corn Tortillas
La Banderita—Corn Tortillas
La Burrita—Yellow Corn Tortillas
MexAmerican—Whole Wheat with Honey
Mission—Yellow Corn Extra Thin Tortillas and Whole Wheat Tortillas

Whole Grain Brown Rice: Uncle Ben's—Natural Whole
 Grain Brown Rice
My Essentials Long Grain
 Natural Brown Rice

Store Brands: America's Choice, Best Yet, Essentials
 Every Day, Giant, Great Value, Gulf
 Pacific, Shurfine, White Rose

Oats: 16-ounce packages: Mom's Best Natural Quick
 Oats, Shurfine Quick Oats

24-ounce packages:

Whole Wheat Bread and Rolls

Arnold—100% Whole Wheat Bread
Brownberry—100% Whole Wheat Bread
Freihofer—Hearty 100% Whole Wheat Bread
Giant Harvest 100% Whole Wheat Bread
Gold Medal—Natural or Premium Whole Wheat Bread
Nickles Country Style 100% Whole Wheat Bread
Pepperidge Farms—Oatmeal Bread, 15 Grain Bread, Soft Honey Whole Wheat Bread
ShopRite 100% Stone Ground Wheat Bread
Weis Quality—Whole Grain Wheat Bread

Oats—Quaker Steel Cut Oats

Not Allowed: Any other package size, brand or type of whole grain products, organic whole grains, items with added Omega-3s, dried fruits, seeds, nuts, extra calcium or vitamin D.

II. 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 Abbott Laboratories to be the primary provider of infant formula for the WIC Program. The contract brand of infant formula is Similac Advance and Similac Soy Isomil. 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, 2014.

 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. 14-2019. Filed for public inspection September 26, 2014, 9:00 a.m.]



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