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WIC Eligibility for Imported Infant Formula

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Infant Formula Imported Under FDA Flexibilities

To increase infant formula supplies in the United States, the FDA has announced that it will exercise enforcement discretion with respect to specific infant formula products: 

These lists will be updated on a regular basis.

WIC Eligible Imported Infant Formulas

USDA guidance waives certain regulatory requirements to allow WIC state agencies to authorize and issue certain infant formulas imported under the FDA’s Infant Formula Enforcement Discretion Policy.

WIC aims to safeguard the health of participants who are at nutritional risk. Therefore, these waivers may only be used to authorize and issue products that have an iron level of at least 0.60 mg/100 mL and an energy level of at least 19 kcal/oz.

A list of WIC-eligible formulas imported under FDA’s enforcement discretion is provided below. WIC state agencies may add these formulas to their state approved lists if the state agency has:

  • opted into the imported formula enforcement discretion nationwide waiver,
  • appropriate contract modifications or written agreements in place with their contracted infant formula manufacturer.

WIC state agencies may access additional product information for WIC-eligible formulas on USDA’s PartnerWeb.

Routine Infant Formulas

Country Company

Product Name
(click to enlarge label)

Date Added/
Press Release

Estimated Cans of Formula

Estimated 8oz Bottles of Infant Formula WIC-eligible Formula (meets nutrient standards) Primary Retail Outlets (specific locations determined by retailers)
Australia Care A2+ Care A2+ 0-12 Months July 8, 2022
Press Release
4.875 million 121 million Yes TBD
New Zealand Danone Aptamil Gold Plus June 30, 2022
Press Release
555,000 16.5 million Yes TBD
Ireland Abbott Nutrition Similac Advance 2'-FL

June 28, 2022
Press Release

18,677 535,000 million Yes TBD
Australia Bellamy's Organic Organic Infant Formula Step 1 (0-6 months)

June 27, 2022
Press Release

696,000 21 million Yes TBD
Organic Follow-On Formula Step 2 (6-12 months)
Ireland Danone

Aptamil First Infant Milk Stage 1

Note on iron content

June 17, 2022
Press Release

750,000 19 million

No

Does not meet iron requirements for WIC.

Not applicable
Singapore Mead Johnson/Reckitt Base powder to manufacture Enfamil formula

June 15, 2022
Press Release

Not available due to nature of product Not available due to nature of product Not applicable Not applicable
Spain Abbott Nutrition Similac Total Comfort Stage 1(0-12 months)

June 10, 2022
Press Release

686,530 16.5 million Yes e-commerce
Similac Total Comfort (up to 24 months) (includes amount for Similac Neosure; see Specialty Formula tab) Yes e-commerce
Germany Nestlé Nestlé NAN Expert Pro Sensi Pro

June 9, 2022
Press Release

28,200 745,000 Yes e-commerce
Mexico Nestlé Gerber Good Start Gentle

June 3, 2022
Press Release

1.3 million 33 million Yes Nestlé's routine U.S. distribution channels
Germany Nestlé Nestlé NAN Supreme Pro 1

June 2, 2022
Press Release

249,500 6.5million Yes e-commerce
Nestlé NAN Supreme Pro 2 Yes
Australia Bubs Australia Ltd. Bubs Organic Grass Fed Infant Formula Stage 1

May 27, 2022
Press Release

1.25 million 27.5 million Yes Major retailers including Albertson's, Kroger, Walmart, and Target
Bubs Organic Grass Fed Follow-On Formula Stage 2 Yes
Bubs Supreme A2 Beta-Casein Protein Follow-On Formula Stage 2 Yes
Bubs Easy-digest Goat Milk Infant Formula Stage 1 Yes
Bubs Easy-digest Goat Milk Infant Formula Stage 2 Yes
United Kingdom Kendal Kendamil Classic First Infant Milk Stage 1

May 24, 2022
Press Release

2 million 58.1 million Yes Target
Kendamil Organic First Infant Milk Stage 1 Yes
Kendamil Goat First Infant Milk Stage 1 Yes

Specialty Infant Formulas

Country Company

Product Name
(click to enlarge label)

Date Added/
Press Release

Estimated Cans of Formula

Estimated 8oz Bottles of Infant Formula WIC-eligible Formula (meets nutrient standards) Primary Retail Outlets (specific locations determined by retailers)
Mexico Reckitt Nutrition/
Mead Johnson Nutrition
Base powder to manufacture
PurAmino Hypoallergenic infant formula
(amino acid-based formula with iron)

Aug.10, 2022 
Press Release

469,000 6 million Yes Mead Johnson's routine distribution channels for PurAmino
The Netherlands Nestlé Health Science SMA Nutrition Althera- 
Hypoallergenic, Extensively
Hydrolyzed Infant Formula

Aug. 5, 2022  
Press Release

37,500 495,000 Yes e-commerce via Nestlé Health Science 
The Netherlands Nutricia (Danone)

Pepticate

July 29, 2022
Press Release

50,000 605,368 Yes TBD

Pepticate Syneo

24,000 326,899
The Netherlands Vitaflow USA LLC PKU Start

July 6, 2022
Press Release

3,192 39,884 Yes TBD
Spain Abbott Nutrition Similac Neosure

June 10, 2022
Press Release

see Abbott see Abbott Yes e-commerce
United Kingdom Nutricia (Danone) Neocate Infant DHA/ARA

May 26, 2022
Press Release

500,000 5 million Yes Nutricia's routine U.S. distribution channels
08/18/2022