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Authorized Product List

In Texas WIC, the specific allowable foods are selected for inclusion in the food packages based on federal regulations, statewide availability, packaging and cost. Annually the State WIC Nutrition Unit reviews the approved foods list and selects specific foods that will improve the diet of WIC participants. WIC foods are rich in protein, iron, vitamins C and A, and calcium, which are vital to healthy development during pregnancy and early childhood.

WIC Foods Authorized

Click on each item to see the Texas authorized product with their respective UPC or PLU. To perform a search in Acrobat Reader, choose Edit>Find or Ctrl+F, then enter the item name or code.

 

Approved WIC food list; *Traditionally LEB-Least Expensive Brand must be declared by grocer/vendor
Milk 1% or less (gal, ½ gal, qt) * (96 kb, PDF) Whole Wheat Bread * (39 kb, PDF)
Milk Whole (gal, ½ gal, qt) * (76 kb, PDF) Whole Wheat Pasta (25 kb, PDF)
Lowfat, Nonfat, Whole Yogurt (28 kb, PDF) Whole Wheat Tortillas * (40 kb, PDF)
Cheese * (180 mb, PDF) Corn Tortillas * (40 kb, PDF)
Eggs (68 kb, PDF) Brown Rice * (39 kb, PDF)
Juice (64 oz; 16 oz frozen) * (91 kb, PDF) Oatmeal (33 kb, PDF)
Juice (48 oz; 11.5-12oz frozen) * (79 kb, PDF) Infant Food (115 kb, PDF)
Cereal (42 kb, PDF) Fresh Fruit (single) (842 kb, PDF)
Dried Beans/Peas/Lentils * (74 kb, PDF) Fresh Vegetables (single) (654 kb, PDF)
Canned Beans (41 kb, PDF) Frozen Fruit (single) (103 kb, PDF)
Peanut Butter (63 kb, PDF) Frozen Vegetables (single) (311 kb, PDF)
Fish (tuna/salmon) (49 kb, PDF) Fresh Fruit (mixed) (49 kb, PDF)
Infant Cereal (32 kb, PDF) Fresh Vegetables (mixed) (95 kb, PDF)
Infant Formula (alpha list) (206 kb, PDF) Frozen Fruit (mixed) (53 kb, PDF)
Infant Formula (UPC-numeric list) (213 kb, PDF) Frozen Vegetables (mixed) (124 kb, PDF)
Special Milk (evaporated, lactose-free, soy, tofu, kosher) (76 kb, PDF)  

*Traditionally LEB-Least Expensive Brand must be declared by grocer/vendor

WIC Grocers are required to label their declared least expensive brands of milk, juice, cheese, dried beans, peas, lentils, and 16 oz. whole grain wheat bread, corn tortillas, wheat tortillas and brown rice. See Policy WV: 2.0 Least Expensive Brands Declaration (52 kb, PDF).

Texas has established rebate contracts with the manufacturers of infant formula and infant cereal. This means when issuing Food Instruments to WIC participants, the primary infant formula and infant cereal prescribed will be the contracted manufacturer brand. Currently, Abbott Labs has both the milk-based and soy-based infant formula contracts providing Similac Advance Powder 12.4 oz., Similac Sensitive Powder 12.6 oz., Similac for Spit-Up Powder 12 oz., Similac Total Comfort Powder 12oz., Similac Advance Concentrate 13 oz., Similac Soy Isomil Powder 12.4 oz., and Similac Soy Isomil Concentrate 13 oz. Gerber provides Rice, Oatmeal, Barley and Mixed 8 oz. infant cereals without fruit.

Not-to-exceed amounts for EBT

WIC Approved Foods List (619 kb, PDF)

To submit a new Universal Product Code (UPC) go to https://dshs.texas.gov/wichd/vo/UPC.shtm.




Last updated January 19, 2018