The Michigan WIC Program is changing its minimum stock requirements concerning infant fruits and infant vegetables. Below is a summary of the minimum stock change:
INFANT FRUITS AND INFANT VEGETABLES
Effective immediately, Gerber 4 oz. 2-pack plastic tubs may be counted towards the 72 unit infant food minimum stock requirement. This revision allows WIC vendors the option of glass and/or plastic, and requires at a minimum:
- 72 (4 oz.) glass jars consisting of at least one variety of single or mixed fruits AND one variety of single or mixed vegetables; OR
- 36 (4 oz. 2-pack) plastic tubs consisting of at least one variety of single or mixed fruits AND one variety of single or mixed vegetables (each 4 oz. 2-pack counts as 2 units towards the 72 unit requirement); OR
- Any combination of 4 oz. glass jars and 4 oz. 2-pack plastic tubs that amount to a minimum of 72 units, consisting of at least one variety of single or mixed fruits AND one variety of single or mixed vegetables.
CLARIFICATIONS & REMINDERS
4 oz. 2-packs may NOT be separated and sold as single tubs. The 2-packs must be sold as a 2-pack ONLY.
Fruits and vegetables mixed in the same container do not count towards the minimum stock requirement (for example, apples and sweet potatoes mixed together do not count for minimum stock purposes.)
Beech-Nut, Gerber, Meijer Naturals and Meijer Baby are the only WIC approved brands of infant fruits and infant vegetables.
NOT ALLOWED: Dinners, added meats, added sugar or salt, added DHA, added cereal, desserts or organic.
Click here for a copy of the revised WIC Vendor Minimum Stock Requirements sheet for your reference.
Please be certain you share this information with appropriate staff. If you have any questions, please contact your Vendor Relations Analyst at (517) 335-8937.
Thank you for your continued support in providing nutritious WIC approved foods to eligible women, infants and children.