State WIC Program to Drop Temporary Formula Approvals in February
In response to the voluntary recall of Abbott infant formula, the Washington State Department of Health temporarily added 93 formulas to its approved list. The additional formulas were added thanks in part to a waiver from the US Department of Agriculture.
Those waivers, however, will begin to expire on Feb. 28. Because of this, WIC will begin reverting to its original list of approved formulas. If you have patients in need of a formula that is not on the approved list, DOH urges you to use the WIC Medical Documentation Form.
DOH’s approved formula webpage will be updated with the latest information. If you have specific questions, contact WIC nutrition coordinator Jean O’Leary.