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									WIC Approved Food List (2.06600)
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Authority   Federal Register/Vol.72, No. 234/Thursday, December 6, 2007/Rules and
            Regulations
Issued      1/81
Revised     10/01/09
POLICY:     Foods provided through the Missouri WIC Program must be from the
            current Missouri WIC Approved Food List.

PROCEDURES:

A.    Missouri WIC Approved Food List

      1.     The authorized foods are listed in the Missouri WIC Approved Food List.
      2.     Participants or their caregiver must receive the Missouri WIC Approved
             Food List at the initial visit (AR contact) and use it when they redeem
             WIC food instruments.
      3.     “Store brands” means that brands can be the store’s own brand or a brand
             name carried by the store that was created by the wholesaler which
             supplies the store.

B.    Approved Foods for Infants

      1.     Infant Formulas
             a.     Brand, type, size and quantity are printed on WIC food instrument.
             b.     Refer to the Food and Formula Reference Guide (FFRG) for a
                    listing of approved infant formulas.


      2.     Exempt Infant Formulas and Medical Foods
             a.     Brand, type, size and quantity are printed on WIC food
                    instruments.
             b.     Refer to the Food and Formula Reference Guide (FFRG) for a
                    listing of approved infant formulas.


      3.     Infant Cereal
             Allowed:
             a.     Types
                    i.       Rice
                    ii.      Barley




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                      iii.     Oatmeal
                      iv.      Mixed
                      v.       Multi Grains
               b.     Brands
                      i.       Beech-Nut
                      ii.      Gerber
                      iii.     Nature’s Goodness
               c.     Size - 8 and 16 ounce container
               d.     Plain


               Not Allowed:
               a.     Added fruit or other additives
               b.     Added DHA and/or ARA
               c.     Organic

      4.       Infant Fruits
               Allowed:
               a.     4 ounce container only
               b.     Brands:
                      i.       Beech-Nut
                      ii.      Gerber
                      iii.     Hy Vee
                      iv.      Nature’s Goodness
               c.      Texture may range from strained through diced
               d.     Five selected flavors only:
                      i.       Applesauce
                      ii.      Apricot
                      iii.     Banana
                      iv.      Peach
                      v.       Pears
               Not Allowed:
                      i.       Mixed fruits
                      ii.      Added sugars, starches, or salt (i.e., sodium)



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                          iii.    Added DHA and/or ARA
                          iv.     Organic
                          v.      Two pack package or any multiple-packs

      5.       Infant Vegetables
               Allowed:
               a.   4 ounce container only
               b.   Brands:
                    i.         Beech-Nut
                    ii.        Gerber
                    iii. Hy Vee
                    iv. Nature’s Goodness
               c.   Texture may range from strained thru diced
               d.   Five selected vegetables:
                     i. Carrots
                     ii. Green beans
                     iii. Peas
                     iv. Squash
                     v. Sweet potatoes


               Not Allowed
               a.    Mixed vegetables
               b.    Added sugars, starches, or salt (i.e., sodium)
               c.    Added DHA and/or ARA
               d.    Organic products
               e.    Two pack package or any multiple-packs

      6.       Infant Meats
               Allowed
               a. 2.5 ounce container only
               b. Brands:
                    i.         Beech-Nut
                    ii.        Gerber
                    iii. Nature’s Goodness



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               c.   Added broth or gravy
               d.   Six selected meat products:
                    i. Beef
                    ii. Chicken
                    iii. Ham
                    iv. Lamb
                    v. Turkey
                    vi. Veal
               e.   Pureed thru diced

               Not Allowed
               a. Added sugars or salt (i.e. sodium)
               b. Added DHA and/or ARA
               c. Organic products
               d. Two pack package or any multiple-packs




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C.    Approved for Women and Children


      1.       MILK
               Allowed:
           #                       Allowed Milk                         Approved Size
           1   Whole Milk*                                           gallon
           2   Evaporated Whole Milk                                 12 oz can
           3   Lactaid Whole Milk                                    ½ gallon
           4   Evaporated Goat Milk (Whole) (Meyenberg**)            12 oz can
           5   Soymilk – ORIGINAL Plain (8th continent**)            ½ gallon
           6   Milk (Skim – 2%)                                      ½ gallon***, gallon
           7   Evaporated Low Fat Milk                               12 oz can
           8   Cultured Buttermilk                                   quart
           9   Non-Fat Dry Milk                                      8 quart box
        10     Lactaid Low Fat Milk                                  ½ gallon
        11     1% Nutrish a/B Acidophilus Milk (Hiland Dairy*)       ½ gallon
       *       Whole milk is allowed for children (12 – 23 months). To issue whole
               milk to women and children (24-59 months) a Medical documentation is
               required.
       **      Approved brands.
       ***     Allowed only for women who receive Food Package V.

               Not Allowed:
               a.   Sweetened condensed milk
               b.   Flavored milk (e.g. chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla)
               c.   Organic milk
               d.   Filled milk
               e.   Vitamite

      2.       EGGS
               Allowed:
               a.    Large eggs
               b.    White eggs
               c.    Grade A or AA




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               d.   One dozen package
               Not Allowed:
               a.   Low cholesterol eggs
               b.   Organic eggs
               c.   Brown eggs
               d.   Specialty eggs


      3.       CHEESE
               Allowed:
               a.   Store brand only
               b.   Block
               c.   Natural
               d.   Domestic
               e.   8 and 16 ounce sizes
               f.   Type:
                    i. American
                    ii. Cheddar (Extra Sharp, Sharp, Medium or Mild)
                    iii. Colby
                    iv. Colby Jack
                    v. Monterey Jack
                    vi. Mozzarella cheeses Part-Skim or Whole
               Not Allowed:
               a.   Cheese additives
               b.   Deli cheese
               c.   Cheese food
               d.   American cheese food
               e.   Cheese spread
               f.   Cheese product
               g.   Shredded cheese
               h.   Sliced except for store brand American cheese
               i.   String cheese
               j.   Low or non-cholesterol cheese
               k.   Low fat or fat-free cheese


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                l.    Individually wrapped slices
                m.    Organic products

      4.        CEREAL
                Allowed:
                b.      12 to 36 ounce bag or box of the approved store brands up to 36
                        ounces.
                a.      Refer to the Missouri WIC Approved Food List (Effective October
                        1, 2009 – September 30, 2011) for approved cereals.
                        Rice Chex – Gluten Free (General Mills) is approved only for
                        participants with Risk Factors 353 (Food Allergies) and/or 354
                        (Celiac Disease).
                Not Allowed
                a.      Individual serving size containers/packages


      5.        JUICE
                Allowed:
                a. Refer to the Missouri WIC Approved Food List (Effective October 1,
                   2009 – September 30, 2011) for approved store brand juices.
                     i. Ready-To-Serve store brand juice in 46 fl ounce cans and frozen
                        juice in 12 fluid ounce containers are approved for women only.
                     ii. Ready-To-Serve juices (non-refrigerated) in 64 fluid ounce
                         containers are approved for children only.
           b.       Any store brand orange juice (refrigerated and non-refrigerated) in 64
                fluid ounce containers is approved for children only.


                Not Allowed:
                a. Blended juice
                b. Glass bottles
                c. Individual serving size containers/packages
                d. National brands


      6.        DRIED BEANS OR PEAS
                Allowed:
                a. Any variety of plain, mature dried beans, peas, or lentils




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               b. Mixed dried beans and peas
               c. Store brands only
               d. One pound bag
               Not Allowed:
               a. Organic products
               b. Additives
               c. Flavors/Seasonings

      7.       CANNED LEGUMES (BEANS/PEAS)
               Allowed:
               a.     Bush’s Best Brand only (16 ounces)
                      i.    Kidney Beans
                      ii.   Garbanzo Beans
                      iii. Pinto Beans
                      iv. Red Beans
               Not allowed:
               a.     Organic
               b.     Seasoned
               c.     Added ingredients
               d.     Any brands other than listed above.


      8.       PEANUT BUTTER:
               Allowed:
               a.     Smooth
               b.     Creamy or regular
               c.     Store brand only
               d.     18 ounce jar


               Not Allowed:
               a.     Crunchy
               b.     Low fat
               c.     Low salt/sodium
               d.     Organic



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               e.     Mixtures with jam, jellies or honey


      9.       Whole Wheat/Whole Grain Breads (16 ounce Loaf)
               Allowed:
               a.    Wonder – 100% Soft Whole Wheat Bread
               b.    Best Choice - 100% Whole Wheat
               c.    Blue Bunny – 100% Whole Wheat Bread
               d.    Healthy Life – 100% Whole Wheat Whole Grain Bread


               Not allowed:
               a.    Organic
               b.    Wraps or flatbreads
               c.    Buns and Rolls
               d.    Breads with nuts and/or dried fruits
               e.    Breads with artificial sweeteners
               f.    Any brands other than those listed above


      10.      Whole Wheat Tortillas, Whole Grain Tortillas, and Soft Corn Tortillas (16
               ounce Package)
               Allowed:
                a.    Whole Wheat
                      i. Best Choice - 100% Whole Wheat Tortillas
                      ii. Hy Vee - Whole Wheat Tortillas
                      iii. Manny’s (Chi Chi’s)- Whole Wheat Tortillas
                b.    Corn Tortillas
                      i. Best Choice - Corn Tortillas


               Not Allowed:
                a.    Added seasonings, powdered sugar, nuts, and fruits (e.g. raisins).
                b.    Organic
                c.    Flavor
                d.    Any brands other than those listed above
      11.      BROWN RICE (whole, unprocessed grain)



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                Allowed:
                a.    16 and 32 ounce package only
                b.    Store brands only
                c.    Regular
                d.    Short or long grain


                Not Allowed:
                a.    Seasoned
                b.    Organic
                c.    Instant
                d.    Individual servings or pouches


       12.      CANNED FISH – Only for women who receive Food package VII
                LIGHT TUNA
                Allowed:
                 a.   Any brand
                 b.   5 and 6 ounce cans only
                 c.   Water packed only
                 d.   Chunk, solid or grated, may include bones or skin

                Not Allowed:
                 a.   Albacore or white
                 b.   Low sodium
                 c.   Added ingredients, sauces and flavorings
                 d.   Foil packages
                 e.   Individual or snack pack serving containers
                 f.   Oil packed

                PINK SALMON
                Allowed
                 a.   Any brand
                 b.   5, 6, and 7.5 ounce cans only
                 c.   Water packed only



                Not Allowed



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                 a.          Red salmon
                 b.          Sockeye salmon
                 c.          Low sodium
                 d.          Added flavorings, sauces and ingredients
                 e.          Foil packages
                 f.          Individual serving containers
                 g.          Wild Alaskan Pink Salmon
                 h.          Smoked Salmon

                 SARDINES
                 Allowed:
                 a.   Any brand
                 b.   3.75 ounce cans only
                 c.   Water packed or soybean oil packed

                 Not Allowed:
                 a.   Added flavorings and sauces (e.g. hot sauce, mustard sauce, tomato
                      sauce, hot green chilies)
                 b.   Smoked
                 c.   Foil packages
                 d.   Olive oil packed
                 e.    Individual serving containers


       13.      TOFU           (Soft, Firm, Extra Firm Blocks Only)

                Allowed:
                a.    Mori-Nu Brand (12 – 12.3 ounces)
                      i.         Silken Tofu Soft
                      ii.        Silken Tofu Firm
                      iii.       Silken Tofu Extra Firm
                      iv.        Silken Lite Tofu Firm
                      v.         Organic Silken Tofu Firm
                b.    Azumaya Brand - Firm Tofu (14 ounces)
                c.    NaSoya Brand (14 – 16 ounces)
                      i.         Firm Tofu-Organic
                      ii.        Silken Tofu- Organic



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                Not Allowed:
                a. Added flavors, sauces or added ingredients
                b. Cubed Tofu
                c. Any brands other than those listed above



       14.      FRESH FRUITS
                Allowed:
                a.   Any variety of fresh whole or halved cut fruit without added sugars
                b.   Fruits packed in juice or with added fruit juice concentrate

                Not Allowed:
                a.   Fresh fruits with added sugar (e.g. corn syrup, high-fructose corn
                     syrup, maltose, dextrose, sucrose, honey, and maple syrup.), or
                     caramel
                b.   Buffet container or party trays of fruits
                c.   Fruit baskets
                d.   Dried fruit or fruit roll ups
                e.   Fruits for purchase on salad bars
                f.   Fruit-nut mixtures
                g.   Nuts (e.g. peanuts)
                h.   Baked goods with fruits (e.g. blueberry muffins, fruit and pumpkin
                     pie)
                i.   Ornamental or decorative fruits
                j.   Individual deli servings

      15.       Fresh Vegetables
                Allowed:
                a.   Any variety of fresh whole or cut vegetables, without added sugars,
                     fats, or oils
                b.   Yams and sweet potatoes
                c.   Fresh garlic and ginger
                d.   Bagged lettuce and salad greens

                Not Allowed:
                a.   White or red potatoes
                b.   Buffet containers or party trays of vegetables
                c.   Vegetable baskets




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                d.    Bagged lettuce or salad greens with salad dressings, cheese,
                      croutons, or other added ingredients
                e.    Individual deli servings
                f.    Herbs or spices primarily used as flavoring ingredients:
                      i.     Anise
                      ii.    Basil
                      iii.   Bay Leaves
                      iv.    Caraway
                      v.     Chervil
                      vi.    Chives
                      vii. Cilantro
                      viii. Dill
                      ix.    Fenugreek
                      x.     Horseradish
                      xi.    Lemon grass
                      xii. Marjoram
                      xiii. Mint
                      xiv. Oregano
                      xv. Parsley
                      xvi. Rosemary
                      xvii. Sage
                      xviii. Savory
                      xix. Tarragon
                      xx. Thyme
                      xxi. Vanilla bean
                g.    Creamed or sauced vegetables
                h.    Vegetable-grain (pasta or rice) mixtures
                i.    Breaded vegetables
                j.    Vegetables for purchase on salad bars
                j.   Ornamental or decorative vegetables (e.g. chili peppers on a string,
                     garlic on a string, gourds, painted pumpkins, and Indian corn)

       16.      Frozen Vegetables
                Allowed:
                a.   Any brand, type and package size
                b.    Yams and sweet potatoes
                c.   Frozen beans and any other kind of beans not authorized under the
                     legume category (e.g. frozen green beans, frozen sugar snap peas,
                     frozen sweet snap peas, frozen green pea pods)



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                d.   Regular or lower in sodium
                e.   Any plain vegetable, plain vegetable mixtures (without white or red
                     potatoes)

                Not Allowed:
                a.   White or red potatoes
                b.   French fries, hash browns, tater tots, other shaped potatoes
                c.   Added sugars(e.g. corn syrup, high-fructose corn syrup, maltose,
                     dextrose, sucrose, honey, and maple syrup.), fats, or oils
                d.   Cheese sauce, any other type of sauce, or butter
                e.   Seasoned, flavored, or breaded
                f.   Vegetables with sauces, pasta, rice, or any other ingredient

       17.      Frozen Fruits
                Allowed:
                a.   Any brand, type and package size
                b.   Any plain fruit, plain fruit mixtures
                c.   Any frozen fruit with fruit juice, artificial sweeteners or water.

                Not Allowed
                a.   Frozen fruit with added sugars (e.g. corn syrup, high-fructose corn
                     syrup, maltose, dextrose, sucrose, honey, and maple syrup.)




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