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Changes to the California WIC Program

On September 29, 2012 the Governor's Office signed Assembly Bill 2322 into law affecting the California Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program which took effect immediately.

For more information, please read Regulatory Alert 2012-01 (PDF).

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2014

  • 2014-04 (PDF) Opens in New window - Assisting WIC Participants with Lifeline Program Sign-Up NEW
  • 2014-03 (PDF) Opens in New window - Peer Group Criteria and Reimbursement System, Effective June 1, 2014
  • 2014-02 (PDF) Opens in New window - Upcoming Infant Formula Changes 
  • 2014-01 (PDF) Opens in New window - Upcoming Changes to WIC Food Instrument Check Stock
  • 2013

  • 2013-11 (PDF) Opens in New window - Shelf Price Survey - 30-Day Notice of Request for Vendor Shelf Prices
  • 2013-10 (PDF) Opens in New window - Shelf Price Survey - Additional Test Phases
  • 2013-09 (PDF) Opens in New window - Short Distance Store Moves
  • 2013-08 (PDF) Opens in New window - ALERT! Stolen Food Instruments 
  • 2013-07 (PDF) Opens in New window - Upcoming WIC Food Instrument Changes
  • 2013-06 (PDF) Opens in new window - Shelf Price Survey Requirement, Effective October 17, 2013
  • 2013-05 (PDF) Opens to a New Window - Vendor Authorization Criteria, Effective October 17, 2013 
  • 2013-04 (PDF) Opens to a New Window - Reminder Regarding Proposed Changes to Vendor Authorization Criteria  
  • 2013-03 (PDF) Opens to a New Window - Moratorium Exemption Criteria 
  • 2013-02 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- eWIC Planning Process Announcement and Vendor Survey
  • 2013-01 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Gerber Infant Cereal Changes
  • 2012

  • 2012-17 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Adoption of Assembly Bill 2322
  • 2012-16 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Stolen Food Instruments
  • 2012-15 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Reminder: The Maximum Allowable Department Reimbursement (MADR) Rate Is Payment In Full 
  • 2012-14 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- ALERT! Counterfeit or Altered Food Instruments
  • 2012-13 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Role of Local Vendor Liaisons
  • 2012-12 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- New Infant Formula Contract with Mead Johnson & Company
  • 2012-11 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Vendors Will Be Responsible for Returned Checks
  • 2012-10 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Moratorium on Accepting New Vendor Store Applications Will Continue Indefinitely, Discontinuation of the Exception List
  • 2012-09 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Vendors Offering Incentive Items to WIC Participants
  • 2012-08 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Shelf Price Surveys
  • 2012-07 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- New Options to Contact WIC and Receive Vendor Alerts 
  • 2012-06 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Requirements to Maintain Competitive Shelf Prices
  • 2012-05 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Prohibition Against Assigning or Subcontracting Vendor Responsibilities
  • 2012-04 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Moratorium on Accepting New Vendor Store Applications Will Continue Until Further Notice 
  • 2012-03 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Home Delivery of WIC Supplemental Foods to Participants
  • 2012-02 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Reminder: Vendor Records of Inventory Requirement
  • 2011

  • 2011-09 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Therapeutic Infant Formula Name and Label Change
  • 2011-08 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Changes to Malt-O-Meal Honey & Oat Blenders Breakfast Cereal Name and Packaging 
  • 2011-07 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Upcoming Changes to Authorized Formula
  • 2011-06 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Reminder: The Revised Vendor Minimum Stocking Requirement is Effective July 5, 2011
  • 2011-05 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Availability of WIC Authorized Food List Shopping Guide Effective July 5, 2011
  • 2011-04 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Modification to Moratorium on Accepting New Vendor Location Applications Effective April 6, 2011
  • 2011-03 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Revised Vendor Minimum Stocking Requirement Effective July 5, 2011
  • 2011-02 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Upcoming Food Changes to the WIC Authorized Food List Shopping Guide Effective July 5, 2011
  • 2011-01 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Moratorium on Accepting New Vendor Location Applications Effective April 6, 2011 
  • 2010

  • 2010-10 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Vendor's Responsibilities on Providing Supplemental Foods to WIC Participants 
  • 2010-09 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Changes to FTP Submission of Food Instrument Serial Numbers to WIC
  • 2010-08 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Upcoming Changes to Authorized Infant Formula and Infant Meats Food Instrument
  • 2010-07 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Infant Food Container Clarification: How to Count Containers as Individual Single Containers
  • 2010-06 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Fruit and Vegetable Food Instrument Redemption Clarification
  • 2010-05 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Fresh Bananas will be Included on Combination Food Instruments for Infant Foods Effective July 1, 2010 
  • 2010-04 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Update to Vendor Alert 2009-15, Maximum Allowable Department Reimbursement Rates: New WIC Food Packages 
  • 2010-03 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Revised Vendor Minimum Stocking Requirement Effective April 5, 2010
  • 2010-02 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Changes to Authorized Infant Formula
  • 2010-01 Update (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Fresh Bananas Will Not Be Included on Combination FIs for Infant Foods
  • 2010-01 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Revised WIC Authorized Food List Shopping Guide Revisions to Food Instruments Effective April 5, 2010  
  • 2009

  • 2009-18 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Additional Location of the Food Item Number on the Food Instrument
  • 2009-16 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Participation in Community Outreach Events
  • 2009-15 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Maximum Allowable Department Reimbursement Rates: New WIC Food Packages
  • 2009-14 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- WIC Authorized Food List - Shopping Guide
  • 2009-13 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Use of the WIC Acronym and Logos 
  • 2009-12 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Update on Procedures for Ordering Vendor Materials
  • 2009-11 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Changes to WIC Technical Support Business Hours
  • 2009-10 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Enfamil Lipil Versus Enfamil Premium Lipil Clarification
  • 2009-09 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- New Food Package Vendor Minimum Stocking Requirement
  • 2009-08 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- New Food Package Training
  • 2009-07 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Update Regarding Vendor Authorizations Moratorium
  • 2009-06 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- New Vendor Agreements
  • 2009-05 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Discontinuance of Nutramigen Lipil Powder Infant Formula
  • 2009-04 (PDF)Opens a new browser windowDiscretionary Vendor Provisions of The Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004, P.L. 108-265 - Final Rule
  • 2009-03 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Notice to Vendors of the Federal Revisions in the WIC Food Packages Interim Rule
  • 2009-02 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Moratorium on New Vendor Authorizations
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    2008

  • 2008-06 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Clarification of Authorized Foods and Online WAFL
  • 2008-05 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Changes to WIC Authorized Juices (Updates Vendor Alert 2008-03)
  • 2008-03 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Changes to WIC Authorized Juices
  • 2008-02 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Revision to Vendor WIC Information Exchange (VWIX) Website 
  • 2008-01 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- 60 Day Timeframe to Submit Serial Numbers and Redeposit Rejected FIs
  • 2007

  • 2007-13 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Rejected Food Instruments That Are Past 90 Days From First Date Of Use
  • 2007-11 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- New Infant Formula Contract with Enclosure
  • 2007-10 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Policies On: Logo use for WIC and WIC Program Outreach by Vendors with Enclosure
  • 2007-09 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Welch’s Frozen Concentrate White Grape Blends Juices
  • 2007-08 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Clarification of Vendor Alert 2007-07
  • 2007-07 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- New Infant Formula Contract
  • 2007-06 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Changes To Cheerios and Kix Cereals Net Weight Boxes
  • 2007-05 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Food Instrument Search by Serial Number with Enclosure
  • 2007-03 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- New Infant Formula Contract
  • 2007-02 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- WIC Vendor Newsletter
  • 2007-01 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Discontinuance of Cliffstar Shelf Stable Orange Juice
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    2006

  • 2006-07 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- WIC Shelf Talkers with Enclosure
  • 2006-06 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Important Update for AAV Implementation
  • 2006-05 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- WIC Food Instrument Changes
  • 2006-04 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Changes in Federal Regulations for WIC Food Package
  • 2006-02 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Changes To WIC Reimbursement Rates And AAV Implementation Date
  • 2005

  • 2005-13 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Notice To Grocers Of The Federal WIC Cost Containment Interim Rule
  • 2005-12 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Incentives Offered By 50% Vendors
  • 2005-11 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Further Information On Vendor Provision Of Verification Of Licensed Or Registered Infant Formula Suppliers
  • 2005-08 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Verification Of Licensed Or Registered Infant Formula Providers
  • 2005-07 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Reformulation Of Hansen's Shelf Stable Ready-To-Drink Juice
  • 2005-06 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- New Shelf Stable Juice
  • 2005-03 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- New Artwork/Name Changes for Quaker Cereals
  • 2005-02 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Juice Rebate Contracts
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    Previous Years

  • 2003-11 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- The Use Of Logos And WIC Program Acronym
  • 2003-08 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Reminder to Grocers that Participants are Entitled to the full Amount of Food Stated on the Face of FIs
  • 2003-07 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- WIC Program Policy Regarding Solicitation Of WIC Participants
  • 2003-05 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Ordering Educational Materials
  • 2003-01 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- LactoFree Infant Formula
  • 2002-04 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- New State Regulations
  • 2002-03 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Changes To Federal Regulations
  • 2001-05 (PDF)Opens a new browser window- Entering of Purchase Price on Food Instruments 
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    Last modified on: 4/16/2014 12:04 PM