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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

Brand Specific Foods are products in food categories identified by brand in the WAFL SG. Foods fall into this group when Federal regulations outline very specific nutritional criteria that make it difficult for participants to identify eligibility status on their own. Current Brand Specific Food categories include Breakfast Cereal (including Instant Oatmeal/Instant Oats and Crisp(y) Rice Cereal), Soy, Tofu, and Infant Cereal. 

Whole wheat tortillas, a food offered in the Whole Grains category, are also a Brand Specific Food.  Submissions for whole wheat tortillas will be accepted for inclusion in the Food List Database and Whole Grains Flyer until December 31, 2014.  After that date, no additional products will be added to the whole wheat tortillas list in the Food List Database and Whole Grains Flyer.

Submission Instructions:

1. Submit 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; preferred file type is PDF but, will also accept doc, xls, jpg, or jpeg.
  • Name each image using the 12 digit UPC.
  •  Whole Wheat Tortillas
    • 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.

      Submissions for whole wheat bread and corn tortillas will be accepted for inclusion in the Food List Database and Whole Grains Flyer until December 31, 2014.  After that date, no additional products will be added to the whole wheat bread and corn tortillas list in the Food List Database and Whole Grains Flyer.

      Submission Instructions:

      1. Submit 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; preferred file type is PDF but, will also accept doc, xls, jpg, or jpeg.
      • 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

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

       

       

       
       
      Last modified on: 12/11/2014 1:33 PM