Notices and Updates

Infant Formula Contract:

Abbott Nutrition will continue to be used as the Virginia WIC Program’s infant formula rebate contractor. Abbott was awarded the infant formula rebate contract effective on November 1, 2021. Authorized stores will see no immediate changes with the new contract. The Virginia WIC Program will continue to prescribe the various primary infant formula products, i.e., Similac Advance powder, concentrate and ready -to-feed formulas. There is no change to the retailer minimum stocking requirement of nine containers for the Similac Advance powder infant formula.

Similac Advance

  • 12.4 oz. powder (UPC 070074559582)
  • 13 fl. oz. concentrate (UPC 070074569741)
  • 32 fl. oz. ready-to-feed* (UPC 070074533643)

Similac Sensitive

  • 12.6 oz. powder (UPC 070074575414)
  • 32 fl. oz. ready-to-feed* (UPC 070074575346)

Similac Soy Isomil

  • 12.4 oz. powder (UPC 070074559643)
  • 13 fl. oz. concentrate (UPC 070074569765)
  • 32 fl. oz. ready-to-feed* (UPC 070074559681)

Similac Spit-Up

  • 12.0 oz. powder* (UPC 070074509600)
  • 32 fl. oz. ready-to-feed* (UPC 070074567310)

Similac Total Comfort

  • 12.0 fl. oz. powder* (UPC 070074626000)

*Product may be purchased only when a doctor’s prescription is provided and approved by the Virginia WIC program.

Temporary Eggs Waiver Due to COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, eggs have been reported to be one of the most difficult to locate at the grocery stores.  USDA has given us the green light to allow additional sizes of eggs at this time.

We will allow one dozen medium, large, extra-large and jumbo sizes of white or brown, regular or organic eggs to be temporarily added until further notice.

BUY:

  • Medium, Large, Extra-Large or Jumbo size eggs
  • White or Brown
  • Regular or Organic

DON’T BUY:

    • Cage Free
    • Free Range
    • Fat/Cholesterol Altering Eggs (Eggsland’s Best)

Complete an UPC Request Form and submit your new item to brian.tun@vdh.virginia.gov along with a product image attached.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Temporary Milk Waiver Due to COVID-19

The Virginia WIC Program has learned that a significant number of WIC retailers are having trouble in maintaining certain inventory of WIC eligible milk products for participants due to the COVID-19 crisis. As a result, USDA has approved the temporary waiver for milk products.

If the prescribed milk product is unavailable for purchase, WIC participants can substitute other milk products as shown below:

  • If WIC participants are prescribed Whole Milk, retailers are allowed to substitute regular, lactose-free whole milk or UHT whole
  • If WIC participants are prescribed Low-Fat/Fat-Free Milk, retailers are allowed to substitute skim (fat free), 1%, 2% regular, lactose-free or UHT milk.

This temporary milk waiver is effective March 31, 2020 until further notice.

Store cashiers should scan all milk items first to see if they can go through instead of telling a WIC participant that they are not WIC approved.

No additional UPC submissions are required at this time. Should you have any questions, please email: brian.tun@vdh.virginia.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.