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Product Submissions for Food Manufacturers

  Prior to submission, the submitter must first verify that their products meet the following requirements:

1.      USDA Final Rule for Food Packages (federal food regulations)   

2.      WIC Authorized Food List Shopping Guide (WAFL SG) — In addition to the WAFL SG, please refer to Regulatory Bulletin 2012-02 and Regulatory Alert 2013-02

3.      USDA Information for Food Manufacturers

  Please read below for further instructions.

Brand Specific Foods

  Submissions are currently being accepted; submissions will be accepted from August 1, 2014 through August 31, 2014 only.

The California Department of Public Health/Women, Infants and Children Division (CDPH/WIC) is soliciting submissions for the foods listed below to be considered for inclusion in the next revision of the California WIC Authorized Food List   Shopping Guide.  A letter, dated July 25, 2014 (PDF) , was e-mailed to food manufacturers, food wholesalers, and food distributors that details CDPH/WIC’s request for brand specific food submissions; please read this letter for complete details. 

1.  Submit products using the online submission tools (links) below. 

  • All submissions must include an uploaded single file with images of the product labeling, including: front label, back label, nutrition facts panel, legible ingredients list, and UPC (12 digits).
  • Max upload file size is 5000 KB; allowable file types include: pdf, doc, xls, jpg, jpeg, gif, png, mp3, and mpeg.
  • Name each image using the 12 digit UPC. 
  • Crisp(y) Rice Cereal
  • Note: Submissions for Whole Grain and Other Breakfast Cereals are not being accepted this year.

    Yogurt

               Submissions are currently being accepted; submissions will be accepted from August 1, 2014 through August 31, 2014 only.  

    CDPH/WIC is currently soliciting submissions for yogurt.  Federal WIC regulations recently added yogurt as a milk substitution option, with an implementation date of no earlier than April 1, 2015. Please note that because yogurt is a federal option and not a requirement, states are not required to provide it to WIC participants.  CDPH/WIC is currently analyzing this substitution option to determine whether adding yogurt is feasible for CDPH/WIC and your submissions will help to assist with this analysis.  A letter, dated July 25, 2014 (PDF) , was e-mailed to food manufacturers, food wholesalers, and food distributors that details CDPH/WIC’s request for yogurt submissions; please read this letter for complete details.

    1.  Submit yogurt products using the online submission tool (link) below.

    • All submissions must include an uploaded single file with images of the product labeling, including: front label, back label, nutrition facts panel, legible ingredients list, and UPC (12 digits).
    • Max upload file size is 5000 KB; allowable file types include: pdf, doc, xls, jpg, jpeg, gif, png, mp3, and mpeg.
    • Name each image using the 12 digit UPC.

     Non-Brand Specific Foods

    Non-brand specific food products are products not specified by brand in the WIC Authorized Food List Shopping Guide (WAFL SG).  The criteria for these foods are listed in the WAFL SG under the headings “can buy” and “cannot buy.”  Products for food categories that are not identified as brand specific in the WAFL SG and meet the specific criteria listed in the WAFL SG can be added to the Food List Database on an ongoing basis.  Manufacturers can submit products that meet eligibility requirements as they become available.

    Submission Instructions: 

     

      1. Submit yogurt products using the online submission tool (link) below.

      • All submissions must include an uploaded single file with images of the product labeling, including: front label, back label, nutrition facts panel, legible ingredients list, and UPC (12 digits).
      • Max upload file size is 5000 KB; allowable file types include: pdf, doc, xls, jpg, jpeg, gif, png, mp3, and mpeg.
      • Name each image using the 12 digit UPC.

    Note: If the online tool for the product you would like to submit is not accessible below, we are not ready to collect product information for that food type at this time. Please check back at a later date or email WICFoods@CDPH.ca.gov with your inquiry.

  • Fruits and Vegetables 

  • Infant Foods

  • Juices

  • Milks

  • Whole Grains

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    Note: to request a food category change, see Request for Food Category Changes

     

     

     
     
    Last modified on: 8/1/2014 12:21 PM