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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 08-1759


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

[38 Pa.B. 5378]
[Saturday, September 27, 2008]

   Under 28 Pa. Code § 1103.5(a)(3) (relating to minimum inventory), the WIC Program hereby publishes notice of the minimum inventory requirements. Effective October 1, 2008, 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:


   Thirty-one 13 ounce cans of Nestle Good Start DHA&ARA liquid concentrate.

   Twenty-five 32 ounce cans of Nestle Good Start DHA&ARA ready-to feed.

   Ten 12 ounce cans of Nestle Good Start DHA&ARA powdered.

   Thirty-one 13 ounce cans of Nestle Good Start Soy DHA&ARA liquid concentrate.

   Twenty-five 32 ounce cans of Nestle Good Start Soy DHA&ARA ready-to-feed.

   Nine 12.9 ounce cans of Nestle Good Start Soy DHA&ARA powdered.

   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 such formula.


   Fluid Whole, Vitamin D Fortified: Ten 1/2 gallons.

   Fluid Skim, Low Fat or Reduced Fat: Four 1/2 gallons.

   Nonfat Dry: Four pounds in 1 or 2 pound containers.

   Evaporated: Twenty-four 12 ounce cans.


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


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


   Two WIC allowable single strength varieties with a total of seven 46 ounce containers.

   Two WIC allowable varieties frozen concentrated or shelf stable concentrated, with a total of seven 11.5 to 12 ounce containers.

   Infant, three Gerber varieties with a total of fifteen 4 ounce individual containers.


   Adult, five WIC allowable varieties in 8 ounce or larger packages totaling at least 40 ounces.

   Infant, two Gerber varieties in 8 ounce packages, totaling at least 24 ounces.

Peanut Butter

   One 15 to 18 ounce WIC allowable container.

Dried Peas and Beans

   Two varieties WIC allowable, 1 pound each.


   At least 24 ounces in 5 to 6.5 oz. cans, chunk, light, packed in water.


   Two pounds of whole, unpeeled fresh carrots in 1 or 2 pound cello pack, or two cans of sliced carrots in 14 to 20 ounce cans.

   Persons with a disability who require an alternative format of this notice (for example, large print, audiotape, Braille) should contact Chris Harr, Department of Health, Division of Women, Infants and Children, 2150 Herr Street, 1st Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17105 or (717) 783-1289 or for speech and/or hearing impaired persons V/TT (717) 783-6514 or the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Services at (800) 654-5984.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 08-1759. Filed for public inspection September 26, 2008, 9:00 a.m.]

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