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WIC Formulas and Nutritionals

The Michigan WIC Formulary is a comprehensive list of all WIC-approved formula and medical foods:

List of Michigan WIC Authorized Formulas, effective July 1, 2023


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



Emails Regarding 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


Safety Standards and Inventory Audits

To ensure a supply chain with proper storage conditions protecting the quality of WIC foods, the Michigan WIC program requires Vendors to purchase WIC foods only from businesses licensed by the Michigan Department of Agriculture (MDARD), pharmacies licensed by the Michigan Licensing and Regularatory Affairs (LARA), or from manufacturers registered with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

This requirement is especially important for preventing health risks to infants from the consumption of improperly stored infant formula. Therefore, the Michigan WIC Program places a particular focus on actively auditing WIC Vendors' purchase records to ensure formula and medical foods are purchased from properly licensed businesses. A Vendor may be required to provide up to 3 years of purchase records to justify their sales of WIC items. To prevent an audit discrepancy, Michigan WIC recommends Vendors utilize effective record-keeping practices of all receipts, invoices, and purchase orders of WIC-approved items. 


Checking a Business for MDARD Licensing

List of Active MDARD-Licensed Retailers, July 17, 2023

Phone: 1 (800) 292-3939



Checking a Pharmacy for LARA Licensing

LARA's Citizen Portal (Click License Type on top of screen, then select Pharmacy and enter search criteria)

LARA's List Request Service (Email to get an auto-reply with an updated list of licensed pharmacies)

Phone: (517) 241-0199


Checking a Manufacturer for FDA Registration

List of FDA-Approved Manufacturers of Formula


Finding a Michigan Wholesaler

List of Michigan Wholesalers (noncomprehensive) 


Minimum Stock Requirements and WIC Vendor Monitoring Visit Report


WIC Division, Vendor Relations Unit Contact Information