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End Dates for Temporary Expanded Formula Options:​

Last Updated May 2, 2023​

In 2022, the California Department of Public Health/Women, Infants and Children Division (CDPH/WIC) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) started monitoring access to WIC formulas in response to periodic formula shortages that started earlier that year. CDPH/WIC worked closely with the USDA and California WIC formula contractors, Abbott and Mead Johnson, to help families get the formula they need. One action taken included temporarily adding more formula products to WIC's Authorized Product List (APL). This gave families more choices at the store during the shortages.

Following the period of 2022 shortages, the availability of infant formula in California has improved. California WIC contract formulas, Similac Advance, Similac Sensitive, and Similac Total Comfort, are now more accessible at WIC authorized stores. On December 19, 2022, the USDA announced a three-phase plan to end the temporary expanded WIC formula options. The phase out of the temporary expanded formula options will start March 1, 2023, and will be completed on July 1, 2023.


The list below shows which formulas will be removed from the APL on the following dates:

 

March 1, 2023: Standard Non-Contract Formulas

UPC​Product Description and Size
9418783002820Aptamil Gold+ Powder 900g
9332045001751Bellamy's Organic Organic Follow-On Formula Step 2 Powder 900g
9332045001744Bellamy's Organic Organic Infant Formula Step 1 Powder 900g
9338078005544Bubs Easy-digest Goat Milk Follow-On Formula Stage 2 Powder 800g
9338078005537Bubs Easy-digest Goat Milk Infant Formula Stage 1 Powder 800g
9338078005704Bubs Organic Grass Fed Follow-On Formula Stage 2 Powder 800g
9338078005698Bubs Organic Grass Fed Infant Formula Stage 1 Powder 800g
9338078008569Bubs Supreme A2 Beta-Casein Protein Follow-On Formula Stage 2 Powder 800g
9338078008552Bubs Supreme A2 Beta-Casein Protein Infant Formula Stage 1 Powder 800g
9358598000126Care A2+ Infant Formula Powder 28.2 oz
041260381171Comforts Advantage Powder 23.2 oz
041260381218Comforts Advantage Powder 35 oz
041260015816Comforts Advantage Premium Powder 34 oz
041260015830Comforts Infant Formula Powder 34 oz
041260381188Comforts Sensitivity Powder 22.5 oz
041260381232Comforts Sensitivity Powder 33.2 oz
041260015823Comforts Sensitivity Premium Powder 33.2 oz
041260374654Comforts Stage 1 Soy Powder 22 oz
041260011030Comforts Stage 1 Soy Powder 22 oz
023923101074Earth's Best Organic Gentle Powder 21 oz
023923100442Earth's Best Organic Powder 21 oz
023923100763Earth's Best Organic Powder 32 oz
023923100602Earth's Best Organic Sensitivity Powder 21 oz
023923100770Earth's Best Organic Sensitivity Powder 32 oz
023923101081Earth's Best Organic Soy Powder 21 oz
300875121412Enfamil NeuroPro Infant Ready to Feed 32 oz
300875123539Enfamil Enspire Gentlease Powder 19.5 oz
300875123553Enfamil Enspire Gentlease Powder 29 oz
300875117484Enfamil Enspire Powder 20.5 oz
300875126820Enfamil Enspire Powder 27.4 oz
300875120415Enfamil Enspire Powder 30 oz
300875100691Enfamil Gentlease Powder 12.4 oz
300875119785Enfamil Gentlease Powder 19.9 oz
300875121252Enfamil Gentlease Powder 27.7 oz
300871367418Enfamil Infant Concentrate 13 oz
300871365421Enfamil Infant Powder 12.5 oz
300875119761Enfamil Infant Powder 21.1 oz
300875121276Enfamil Infant Powder 29.4 oz
300875121542Enfamil Infant Ready to Feed 32 oz
300875121191Enfamil NeuroPro Gentlease Powder 19.5 oz
300875121214Enfamil NeuroPro Gentlease Powder 19.5 oz
300875121238Enfamil NeuroPro Gentlease Powder 30.4 oz
300875127506Enfamil NeuroPro Gentlease Powder 35.2 oz
300875115626Enfamil NeuroPro Gentlease Ready to Feed 32 oz
300875103418Enfamil NeuroPro Gentlease Ready to Feed 8 oz (6pk)
300875121078Enfamil NeuroPro Infant Powder 20.7 oz
300875121092Enfamil NeuroPro Infant Powder 28.3 oz
300875121115Enfamil NeuroPro Infant Powder 31.4 oz
300875127483Enfamil NeuroPro Infant Powder 36.4 oz
300875124529Enfamil NeuroPro Sensitive Powder 19.5 oz
300875124543Enfamil NeuroPro Sensitive Powder 29.4 oz
300875125755Enfamil Organic Infant Powder 19.5 oz
300875123645Enfamil ProSobee Ready to Feed 32oz
300875111574Enfamil Reguline Powder 19.5 oz
300875111321Enfamil Reguline Powder 12.4 oz
050000265879Gerber Good Start GentlePro Powder 20 oz
050000413751Gerber Good Start GentlePro Powder 27 oz
050000472635Gerber Good Start GentlePro Powder 32 oz
050000624003Gerber Good Start Soothe Pro Powder 12.4 oz
050000487226Gerber Good Start Soothe Pro Powder 19.4 oz
050000494989Gerber Good Start Soothe Pro Powder 30.6 oz
050000035304Gerber Good Start Soy Powder 12.9 oz
050000137688Gerber Good Start Soy Powder 20 oz
050000353552Gerber Good Start Soy Ready to Feed 8.45oz (4pk)
050000216673Gerber GoodStart Gentle Infant Powder 12.7 oz
819573014815Happy Baby Organic Sensitive Stage 1 Powder 21 oz
819573015652Happy Baby Organic Stage 1 Powder 12 oz
819573013955Happy Baby Organic Stage 1 Powder 21 oz
819573013962Happy Baby Organic Stage 2 Powder 21 oz
5056000502957Kendamil Classic First Infant Milk Stage 1 Powder 900g
5056000500243Kendamil First Infant Formula with Iron (Kosher Formula) Powder 800g
5056000503855Kendamil Goat First Infant Milk Stage 1 Powder 800g
5056000502926Kendamil Organic First Infant Milk Stage1 Powder 800g
050000158126Nestlé NAN 1 Pro Infant Powder 12.7 oz
050000158140Nestlé NAN 1 Pro Infant Powder 28.2 oz
7613039679661Nestlé NAN Supreme Pro 1 Powder 800g
7613039679562Nestlé NAN Supreme Pro 2 Powder 800g
079893599991O Organics Infant Formula Powder 23.2 oz
078742058573Parent's Choice Advantage Powder 12.4 oz
078742018782Parent's Choice Advantage Powder 23.2 oz
078742022468Parent's Choice Advantage Powder 35 oz
681131350198Parent's Choice Complete Comfort Powder 22.5 oz
681131350204Parent's Choice Complete Comfort Powder 29.8 oz
078742012650Parent's Choice Gentle Powder 12 oz
078742067223Parent's Choice Gentle Powder 21.5 oz
078742022475Parent's Choice Gentle Powder 34 oz
078742018836Parent's Choice Infant Organic Powder 23.2 oz
078742016610Parent's Choice Infant Powder 12.5 oz
078742067230Parent's Choice Infant Powder 22.2 oz
078742023007Parent's Choice Infant Powder 36 oz
078742032542Parent's Choice Sensitivity Powder 12 oz
078742067322Parent's Choice Sensitivity Powder 22.5 oz
078742032559Parent's Choice Sensitivity Powder 34 oz
078742067407Parent's Choice Soy Powder 22 oz
078742067278Parent's Choice Tender Powder 32 oz
079893000923Signature Care Advantage Powder 23.2 oz
021130791767Signature Care Advantage Powder 35 oz
021130176632Signature Care Advantage Premium Powder 23.2 oz
021130176649Signature Care Advantage Premium Powder 34 oz
079893002866Signature Care Gentle Powder 21.5 oz
079893002859Signature Care Infant Powder 22.2 oz
021130190799Signature Care Infant Powder 34 oz
021130791774Signature Care Infant Powder 35 oz
079893002873Signature Care Sensitivity Powder 22.5 oz
021130176656Signature Care Sensitivity Premium Powder 22.5 oz
070074681467Similac 360 Total Care Ready to Feed 32 oz
070074681405Similac 360 Total Care Ready to Feed 8 oz (6pk)
070074681610Similac 360 Total Care Sensitive Ready to Feed 32 oz
070074681597Similac 360 Total Care Sensitive Ready to Feed 8 oz (6pk)
070074533643Similac Advance Ready to Feed 32 oz
070074569765Similac Isomil Soy Concentrate 13 oz
070074559643Similac Isomil Soy Powder 12.4 oz
070074677002Similac Isomil Soy Powder 30.8 oz
070074559681Similac Isomil Soy Ready to Feed 32 oz
070074575346Similac Sensitive Ready to Feed 32 oz
041260014451Simple Truth Organic Powder 23.2 oz
041260014468Simple Truth Organic Powder 34 oz
036800419032Tippy Toes Advantage Powder 23.2 oz
036800449015Tippy Toes Advantage Powder 35 oz
036800496613Tippy Toes Advantage Premium Powder 23.2 oz
036800496620Tippy Toes Advantage Premium Powder 34 oz
036800415584Tippy Toes Gentle Powder 21.5 oz
036800497436Tippy Toes Gentle Powder 33.2 oz
036800039728Tippy Toes Gentle Powder 33.2 oz
036800497429Tippy Toes Infant Powder 34 oz
036800415577Tippy Toes Infant Powder 22.2 oz
036800039711Tippy Toes Infant Powder 35 oz
036800449022Tippy Toes Sensitivity Plus Powder 33.2 oz
036800419049Tippy Toes Sensitivity Powder 22.5 oz
036800496637Tippy Toes Sensitivity Premium Powder 22.5 oz
036800496644Tippy Toes Sensitivity Premium Powder 33.2 oz
036800416383Tippy Toes Soy Powder 22 oz
683744963482Up & Up Advantage Powder 23.2 oz
683744963475Up & Up Advantage Powder 35 oz
683744964687Up & Up Advantage Premium Powder 35 oz
683744964137Up & Up Complete Comfort Powder 29.8 oz
683744964663Up & Up Complete Comfort Premium Powder 29.8 oz
683744963413Up & Up Gentle Powder 21.5 oz
683744963420Up & Up Gentle Powder 33.2 oz
683744963437Up & Up Infant Powder 22.2 oz
683744963444Up & Up Infant Powder 35 oz
683744963468Up & Up Sensitivity Powder 22.5 oz
683744963451Up & Up Sensitivity Powder 33.2 oz
683744964649Up & Up Sensitivity Premium Powder 33.2 oz
683744962607Up & Up Soy Powder 36 oz
311917212487Well Beginnings Advantage Powder 23.2 oz
311917212500Well Beginnings Gentle Powder 21.5 oz
311917212463Well Beginnings Infant Powder 22.5 oz
311917212470Well Beginnings Infant Powder 35 oz
311917212494Well Beginnings Sensitive Powder 22.5 oz
311917211992Well Beginnings Soy Powder 22 oz

 

 

May 1, 2023: Larger sizes of Similac and Enfamil ProSobee

UPCProduct Description and Size
300871214422Enfamil ProSobee Powder 20.9 oz
070074585864Similac Advance Powder 30.8 oz
070074629520Similac Sensitive Powder 29.8 oz
070074664385Similac Pro-Advance Powder 30.8 oz
070074664408Similac Pro-Sensitive Powder 29.8 oz
070074669380Similac Pro-Total Comfort Powder 29.8 oz
070074680644Similac 360 Total Care Powder 20.6 oz
070074680668Similac 360 Total Care Powder 30.3 oz
070074680712Similac 360 Total Care Sensitive Powder 20.1 oz
070074680835Similac Sensitive Powder 20.1 oz
070074680859Similac Advance Powder 20.6 oz
070074680897Similac Pro-Advance Powder 20.6 oz
070074680910Similac Pro-Sensitive Powder 20.1 oz
070074681085Similac Pro-Total Comfort Powder 20.1 oz
070074681177Similac 360 Total Care Powder 30.8 oz
070074681238Similac 360 Total Care Sensitive Powder 30.2 oz
8427030003795Similac Total Comfort Stage 1 Powder 820g

 

 

July 1, 2023: Therapeutic Formulas

UPCProduct Description and Size
041260385728Comforts Hypoallergenic Powder 12.6 oz
300870201652Enfamil A.R. Powder 19.5 oz
300875126424Enfamil A.R. Powder 27.4 oz
300875100967Enfamil A.R. Powder 30.4 oz
300875128794Enfamil NeuroPro EnfaCare Powder 23 oz
8718117609444Nutricia Pepticate Syneo Powder 15.9 oz
681131130776Parent's Choice Added Rice Starch Powder 32.2 oz
681131346795Parent's Choice Hypoallergenic Powder 19.8 oz
681131222518Parent's Choice Hypoallergenic Powder 12.6 oz
021130166169Signature Care Hypoallergenic Powder 19.8 oz
070074575131Similac Alimentum Ready to Feed 32 oz
070074669243Similac Neosure Powder 22.8 oz
070074574561Similac NeoSure Ready to Feed 32 oz
036800002418Tippy Toes Added Rice Starch Powder 21.5 oz
036800441392Tippy Toes Hypoallergenic Powder 12.6 oz
683744963406Up & Up Added Rice Starch Powder 32.2 oz
683744964144Up & Up Hypoallergenic Powder 19.8 oz
683744964151Up & Up Hypoallergenic Powder 27.8 oz
311917211985Well Beginnings Hypoallergenic Powder 12.6 oz

 


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