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WIC Vendor Communications

Below are emails sent to WIC Vendors, organized by topic. The Michigan WIC Program sends email communications that contain important updates and necessary information to manage your business. If you are not receiving Michigan WIC's emails, you may send an email to with your Vendor's name, address, and (if available) Vendor number.


Formula Shortage, Formula Recall, and Formula Benefit Conversion

February 18, 2022 Initial Guidance Regarding Abbott Formula Recall

February 18, 2022 Clarifications Regarding Abbott Formula Recall

February 20, 2022 Guidance Regarding Returns

February 22, 2022 Clarifications on Returns and Added Formula Choices during Recall 

NEW: Temporary Choices for Powder Formula

February 28, 2022 Similac PM 60/40 and Recall Overview 

March 8, 2022 Further Expansion of Temporary Choices for Powder Formula 

May 26, 2022 Third Expansion of Temporary Choices for Powder Formula 

June 3, 2022 Fourth Expansion - Hypoallergenic and Premature Powder Formula

July 1, 2022 Fifth Expansion - Imported Powder Formula

July 14, 2022 Sixth Expansion - Revised Store Brand Availability

September 12, 2022 WIC Contract Formula Conversion Project Announcement

September 16, 2022 Discontinuation of Similac for Spit-Up

October 7, 2022 Temporary System Shutdown for Formula Conversion

December 20, 2022 End Date for Temporary Formula Substitutions

February 1, 2023 Further Information on WIC Formula Transition to Similac Only

February 3, 2023 Authorization of Enfamil AR Formula

February 21, 2023 Enfamil Prosobee Recall

February 22, 2023 Changes to Minimum Stock Requirements for Formula


Changes to WIC Vendor's Responsibilities and Program Policies

January 6, 2021 Reduction of Minimum Sales Volume

February 16, 2021 WIC Program Updates Webcast

April 19, 2021 New Minimum Stock Requirements and Selection Criteria

June 30, 2021 Updated WIC Pharmacy Contract and Sanction Schedule

June 30, 2021 Updated WIC Vendor Contract and Sanction Schedule

July 28, 2021 Updated Michigan WIC Vendor Policy

May 22, 2022 Expanded Definition of 'WIC-accepted' supplier

August 26, 2022 Updated WIC Vendor Policies Effective Sept. 1, 2022

December 1, 2022 Compliance During Disasters and Emergencies

September 27, 2023 On-Site Audit Policy Update


Formula Transition to new Contractor Abbott Laboratories

June 14, 2021 Infant Formula Contractor Transition

July 30, 2021 Confirmed Infant Formula Contractor and Vendor Instructions

September 27, 2021 Infant Formula Transition Timeline


EBT Transition to new Contractor FIS-CDP

January 15, 2021 EBT Transition Announcement

January 22, 2021 EBT Transition POS Survey

February 16, 2021 WIC Program Updates Webcast

May 3, 2021 Initial Instructions for Receiving WIC EBT Equipment

May 26, 2021 Instructions for Completing Merchant Agreement for Receiving WIC EBT Equipment

July 13, 2021 Integrated POS Providers as alternatives to Stand-Beside Devices

August 3, 2021 FIS begins shipping Stand-Beside POS devices

August 25, 2021 Uploading Prices to Stand-Beside POS devices


Changes to WIC Vendor Peer Groups

April 15, 2021 WIC Vendor Peer Group Update

June 9, 2021 Reminder of WIC Vendor Peer Group Restructuring

April 25, 2022 WIC Vendor Reimbursements Update

July 22, 2022 WIC Reimbursement Adjustments


WIC Foods and Minimum Stock Requirements Communications

January 28, 2021 New Food Guide

February 1, 2021 List of Changes to Food Guide

February 16, 2021 WIC Program Updates Webcast

April 19, 2021 New Minimum Stock Requirements and Selection Criteria

July 26, 2022 Online WIC APL and Updated Food Guide

November 29, 2022 Quaker Grits and Oatmeal Package Size Decrease


Miscellaneous Communications

March 26, 2021 Transaction Issue Resolution

April 7, 2021 WIC Benefit Increase

May 4, 2021 Summer EBT for Children Suspended for Summer 2021

September 28, 2023 Possible Government Shutdown and CVB Update

WIC Division, Vendor Relations Contact Information