Missouri WIC implements third USDA infant formula waiver – Newstalk KZRG
JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri WIC is announcing a new temporary waiver that will allow the purchase of larger formula containers using WIC benefits during the Abbott infant formula recall event.
This temporary waiver allows Missouri WIC participants to purchase larger containers of formula if the standard size Similac formula is not available at authorized WIC retailers. Participants can start purchasing additional sizes of formula as early as March 16.
If applicable, entrants are encouraged to select the Similac branded formula first. This waiver will be used until at least April 30, 2022 to allow time for Abbott to restock retailers with Similac products. Missouri WIC will assess the situation on a monthly basis thereafter to determine the need to maintain the waiver.
Most WIC participants who already have plan benefits issued on their eWIC card will not need to return to their local WIC office to redeem alternate plan types or sizes at the retailer. If a participant wishes to change the type of form they have issued, they will need to return to their local WIC office.
The extensive list of alternatives to Similac products is below.
|Type of formula issued||Other type of formula|
|12.4 oz Similac Advance Powder||12.5 oz Enfamil Infant Powder|
|12.4 oz Enfamil Reguline Powder|
|12.5 oz Parent’s Choice Baby Powder|
|12.4 oz Parent’s Choice Advantage Powder|
|12.7 oz Nestle NAN 1 Pro Infant Powder|
|30.8 oz Similac Advance Powder|
|30.8 oz Similac Pro-Advance Powder|
|Similac 360 Total Care Powder 30.8oz|
|Similac Total Comfort Powder 12.6 oz||12.4 oz Enfamil Gentlease Powder|
|12 oz Parent’s Choice Soft Powder|
|12.7 oz Gerber Good Start Soft Powder|
|29.8 oz Similac Pro-Total Comfort Powder|
|27.4oz Enfamil Neuropro Gentlease|
|29.8 oz Parent’s Choice Complete Comfort|
|32 oz Gerber Good Start GentlePro|
|33.2 oz Soft Tippy Toes|
|12.5 oz Similac for spitting powder||12.9 oz Enfamil AR Powder|
|27.4 oz Enfamil AR powder|
|32.2 oz rice added of parent’s choice|
|12.5 oz Similac Sensitive powder||12 oz Parent’s Choice Sensitivity Powder|
|12.4 oz Gerber Good Start SoothePro Powder|
|29.8 oz Similac Sensitive Powder|
|Similac Pro-Sensitive Powder 29.8 oz|
|30.2 oz Similac 360 Total Care Sensitive Powder|
|12.4 oz Similac Soy Isomil Powder||Enfamil ProSobee Powder 12.9oz|
|32 oz Similac Advance ready to serve||32 oz Enfamil Infant ready to use|
|13 oz Similac Advance Concentrate||13 oz Enfamil Infant Concentrate|
Missouri WIC will continue to provide updates of any program changes to ensure the program offers the most options possible for WIC infants.
Missourians interested in learning more about WIC benefits can visit wic.mo.gov or call TEL-LINK at 1-800-835-5465 to find the local WIC agency in their county.
Pursuant to federal civil rights law and the civil rights regulations and policies of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the USDA, its agencies, offices, employees, and institutions are prohibited from participating in or administering USDA programs to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or retaliation or retaliation for prior activity in respect of civil rights in any program or activity conducted or funded by the USDA. Information about non-discrimination and complaints is available on our website at wic.mo.gov.
WIC is funded by the USDA and is administered by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.