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Resource | Policy Memos

Request for Additional WIC Flexibility in Response to the Impact of the Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic on Nationwide Infant Formula Supply Chain Issues and 2022 Abbott Recall – Vendor Exchanges

This letter is in response to correspondence from WIC state agencies requesting program flexibility from WIC federal requirements as a result of the impact of the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 pandemic and the 2022 Abbott recall of certain powder infant formula and exempt infant formula on the nationwide supply chain leading to both periodic location- and product-based WIC infant formula and exempt infant formula shortages.

Resource | Policy Memos

Request for Additional WIC Flexibility in Response to the Impact of COVID-19 and 2022 Abbott Recall on Nationwide Infant Formula Supply Chain Issues for Infants in Food Packages I and II – Maximum Monthly Allowance

This letter is in response to correspondence from WIC state agencies requesting program flexibility with regard to the maximum monthly allowance requirements in WIC as a result of the impact of the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 pandemic and the 2022 Abbott recall of certain powder infant formula on the nationwide supply chain leading to both periodic location- and product-based WIC infant formula shortages.

Resource | Policy Memos

Request for Additional WIC Flexibility in Response to the Impact of COVID-19 on Nationwide Supply Chain Issues and 2022 Abbott Recall - Medical Documentation

This letter is in response to correspondence from WIC state agencies requesting program flexibility with regard to medical documentation requirements in WIC, as a result of the impact of the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 pandemic and the 2022 Abbott recall of certain powder infant formula on the nationwide supply chain leading to both periodic location- and product-based WIC infant formula shortages.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Letter to State Directors Regarding Infant Formula

Letter to reiterate the flexibilities that USDA has made available to all WIC state agencies and to urge all states to take additional action to make it easier for families to get the formula they need.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Food Safety Emergency Response Pocket Guide

The Food Safety Emergency Response Pocket Guide supports school nutrition professionals in their response to food safety emergencies caused by disasters and weather-related events.

Resource | Notices

Information Collection: Produce Safety University Nomination and Course Evaluation

This collection is a new collection for notification of Produce Safety University annual training to state agencies and nomination of participants to attend Produce Safety University.

 

Resource | Policy Memos

Request for Additional WIC Flexibility in Response to the Impact of the Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic on Nationwide Infant Formula Supply Chain Issues and 2022 Abbott Recall – WIC Vendor Formula Substitutions During a Transaction

This letter is in response to correspondence from WIC state agencies using offline Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) technology or paper food instruments, and requesting program flexibility from the WIC program federal requirements as a result of the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the 2022 Abbott recall of certain powder infant formula, exempt infant formula, and WIC-eligible nutritionals on the nationwide supply chain leading to both periodic location- and product-based WIC infant formula and exempt infant formula shortages.

Resource | Policy

WIC Infant Formula Recall Waivers

FNS is committed to providing WIC participants with access to a variety of safe and healthy foods, including infant formula. In response to the recall for certain Abbott infant formulas, FNS has strongly encouraged WIC state agencies to take expedient action to ensure that WIC participants can exchange recalled product on hand, and can use WIC benefits in their EBT balance or on paper WIC food instruments to purchase product that has not been recalled.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Produce Safety Resources

Resources available for PSU graduates.  

Resource | Webinars/Videos

What Went Right: Serving Produce Part Four

These videos can be viewed as a set, or individually. First, watch the What Went Wrong video and identify incorrect food safety practices. Then, watch the corresponding What Went Right video and identify the correct practices. Answers can be found in the video activity answer key.