Information for WIC Vendors/Grocers

The Michigan WIC Program Expanded Food Choices

The Michigan WIC Program is further expanding food choices to meet the needs of WIC Clients during the COVID-19 state of emergency. When new benefits begin June 1 or after, women and children over the age of 1 can use their fruits and vegetables ($$$) benefit to buy canned and frozen, in addition to fresh.  This change is in addition to the food choice expansion effective April 1, 2020.

English - Click Here for a List of Changes

Spanish - Click Here for a List of Changes

Arabic - Click Here for a List of Changes

List of UPC's for Added Food Items 

 

For Information during the COVID-19 State of Emergency:

April 8, 2020 Frequently Asked Questions

April 28, 2020 Frequently Asked Questions

List of Michigan Wholesalers

WIC Vendor Communications

March 24, 2020 Notice to WIC Vendors

March 27, 2020 Notice to WIC Vendors

April 16, 2020 Notice to WIC Vendors

May 26, 2020 Notice to WIC Vendors

June 12, 2020 Notice to WIC Vendors

 

Attention WIC Vendors:

It is mandatory that all WIC Vendors provide both a valid email address and a valid mailing address. WIC Vendors are responsible for all communications sent to them electronically or via postal mail. If you have not yet submitted an email address, you may send an email to MDHHS-WICVendor@michigan.gov with the vendor's name, address, and vendor number.

 

Attention WIC Vendors:
Attending one of these webcasts will fulfill the Michigan WIC Program's mandatory training requirement for the current contract cycle. These links are used to both register and access the webcasts. Vendors may also access a recording of a WIC Vendor training presentation provided below and in the training section of this page.

 

WIC Vendor Training Webcasts

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 @ 2:00pm

Register

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 @ 2:00pm

Register 

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 @ 2:00pm

Register 

Tuesday, September 7, 2021 @ 2:00pm

Register 

 

WIC Vendor Pharmacy Training Webcasts

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 @ 2:00pm

Register 

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 @ 2:00pm

Register 

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 @ 2:00pm

Register 

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 @ 2:00pm

Register 

 

WIC Vendor Regional Forums

Upper Peninsula Regional Forum

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 @ 1:00pm

Register 

Northern Lower Peninsula Regional Forum

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 @ 1:00pm

Register 

Central Michigan Regional Forum

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 @ 1:00pm

Register 

West Michigan Regional Forum

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 @ 1:00pm

Register 

Southeast Michigan Regional Forum

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 @ 1:00pm

Register 

Southwest Michigan Regional Forum

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 @ 1:00pm

Register 

 

WIC Vendor Training Presentation

Click Here to Access Recorded Presentation

 

Attention WIC Pharmacy Vendors:

Michigan WIC Formula Update - Changes Effective November 1, 2019

Below are 2 new formulas Michigan WIC has added to the Authorized Formula List. Each formula and flavor has a unit and case UPC that has been added. It is important that these UPCs are added to your system and your APL has been updated. Effective 11/1/19 WIC participants may be prescribed these formulas and attempt to redeem their benefits at your pharmacy. If you have any questions please call the WIC Helpline 1-800-942-1636.

Michigan WIC Formula Update

For a full list of Michigan WIC Authorized Formulas, please refer to: Michigan WIC Authorized Formula  

 

Below is important information regarding WIC-approved formula:

Purchasing Formula for re-sale to WIC participants

List of FDA-Approved Manufacturers of Formula

 

 WIC Food Updates

 Updates: Effective February 8, 2019:

Post Bran Flakes formula has changed to no longer meet the WIC required iron content. Therefore, Post Bran Flakes is no longer authorized for sale via WIC transactions.

Effective December 17, 2018: 

The Michigan WIC Program has removed restrictions for WIC-authorized eggs, allowing purchase of brown or white eggs of various sizes by the dozen. Egg update food guide inserts including news regarding the WIC Connect App and clarifications regarding yogurt and juices are included below. *Inserts are periodic updates of the food guide.*

 

A list of all eggs authorized under the Michigan WIC Program as of May of 2019 is included below.

 

WIC Food Guide

Effective July 11, 2016:

The Michigan WIC Food Guide is a periodically updated resource to foods authorized for sale via WIC in the state of Michigan, available in English, Spanish, and Arabic.

          Vendor Letter - Summary of WIC Food Guide Changes 

 

The WIC Minimum Stock Requirements and information on fruits and vegetables are also made accessible below:

 WIC Vendor Newsletter

Previous Vendor Newsletters

 

 Sample WIC Vendor Contract and Associated Documents

 

 Minimum Stock Requirements and WIC Vendor Monitoring Visit Report

 

 Fruits and Vegetables

 

WIC Vendor Training

Provided below is the WIC Vendor Handbook, currently the most comprehensive training resource available for WIC Vendors.

 

WIC Vendor Training Presentation

 

Requesting Items for WIC Food Authorization

The Michigan WIC Program is continuing to evaluate new foods to be authorized. Vendors may submit requests for the program to consider items using the form below.

 

Applying to become a Michigan WIC Vendor


Additional Application Forms

  • Quality Exception Review Form (to be used by Michigan WIC to apply a higher authorization criteria)
  • Preauthorization Site Visit Report (to be used by Michigan WIC prior to authorization)

 

 Submitting a Complaint to the Michigan WIC Program

 

WIC Division, Vendor Relations Unit Contact Information

  • Phone: (517) 335-8937

  • Fax: (517) 335-9514

  • Email: MDHHS-WICVendor@michigan.gov

  • Website: Michigan.gov/wicvendor