Beginning Nov. 20, 2023, every U.S. household can again place an order to receive four more free COVID-19 rapid tests delivered to their home by visiting COVIDTests.gov. If you did not order tests this fall, you may place two orders for a total of eight tests. Additionally, before you discard any “expired” test kits you have, please check here to see if the expiration dates of your COVID-19 tests have been extended.

Retailers

 

Alert: Please read the below statement regarding a recall of Quaker Oatmeal Squares cereal.

On December 15, 2023, The Quaker Oats Company announced a recall of specific granola bars and granola cereals because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/quaker-recalls-granola-bars-and-granola-cereals-due-possible-health-risk

 

The recall was updated on January 11, 2024 and for more information about the recall, see

 

https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/update-quaker-issues-revised-recall-notice-additional-products-due-possible-health-risk

 

Below are the recalled products that are in the CT WIC Approved Product List and may have been purchased.

 

          

 

Consumers should check their pantries for any of the products listed below and dispose of them. Additionally, consumers with any product noted below can contact Quaker Consumer Relations (9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CST, Mon.-Fri.) at 1-800-492-9322 or visit https://www.quakerrecallusa.com/ for additional information or product reimbursement.

 

Alert: On January 1, 2024, the Connecticut bottle bill statute (the beverage container redemption program) will increase the deposit for beverage containers (including WIC approved juices) from $0.05 to $0.10.  For more information, click HERE.  

The January 2024 Open Enrollment period for vendor authorization in the Connecticut WIC Program is now CLOSED. Each year information related to that process will be posted here.  For retailers wanting to apply for WIC authorization outside of this time, please send an email with your store information to DPH.PTwic@ct.gov

For currently authorized vendors, the 2023 Renewal application period for vendor authorization in the Connecticut WIC Program is CLOSED.  For vendors whose current authorization period ends on September 30, 2024, information about Renewal 2024 will be available here beginning on April 15, 2024.

 

Click on the following link for the WIC Vendor Agreement.  The vendor agreement does not constitute a license or a property interest. The agreement is in effect for the stated time period only.

 

You must meet the required minimum inventory at all times, click on the following link to view the Minimum Inventory Requirements:

 

Minimum Inventory Requirements

 

Minimum Inventory Checklist

 

Minimum Inventory Pictorial

 

Click on the following link for the WIC Vendor Food Card

 

Retailers and the Shopping Experience

Connecticut has more than 320 authorized Grocery stores and more than 220 authorized Pharmacy Only Stores.

Click on the following link for a list of our authorized vendors:

      Authorized Vendor Listing by Town January 2024

 

Several ShopRite grocery stores provide online ordering with the option to pay-at-store with your eWIC card.  Please refer to the ShopRite from Home document HERE for a list of ShopRite store locations that offer this service.  Online ordering store locations are subject to change.  Please refer to the ShopRite website or app for the most updated pay-at-store locations.  Additionally, some ShopRite stores allow self-checkout for eWIC purchases.  Ask customer service if this is allowed at your local ShopRite store. 

In all Stop and Shop stores, all self-checkout registers are available for contactless purchases.  

In all Walmart stores, all self-checkout registers are available for contactless purchases.

 

For more information about Where to Shop with WIC, click HERE

 

 

Infant Formula Supplier List 

An authorized WIC vendor must purchase infant formula from the list of certified distributors provided by the WIC program. You must purchase infant formula from the distributors found on the list linked here.  Infant Formula Suppliers List


WIC Approved Contract and Specialized Formula listing: Formula Resources

 

Retailer Bulletins

Retailer Bulletins for October 2021-September 2022: 

November 2021 Vendor Agreement Changes and Temporary Fruit & Vegetable Increase

Retailer Bulletins for October 2020-September 2021: 

June 2021 BeechNut Recall

   Spanish version

May 2021 Fruit and Vegetable Benefit Increase

Retailer Bulletins for October 2019-September 2020: 

April 2020 COVID-19 Food Additions

  Spanish version

Food Additions UPC List

January 2020 Additions to the WIC Approved Product List (APL)

  Spanish version

November 2019 Vendor Agreement Changes

November 2019 WIC Shopper App

Retailer Bulletins for October 2018-September 2019: 

July 2019 Approved Product List Changes

March 2019

December 2018 Minimum Inventory

December 2018 Infant Foods

November 2018 FY2019 Vendor Agreement

November 2018 Yogurt Added to the APL 

Retailer Bulletins for October 2017-September 2018: 

September 2018 Minimum Inventory Update

July 2018 On line Application/Changes to Vendor Agreement  

March 2018 Redemption Data

January 2018 Changes to the Vendor Agreement

December 2017 Updating Prices in POS Stand Beside Machines

 
 


Stand beside equipment vendors: Click on the following link to watch a video for Conduent Stand beside Machine equipment set-up:  

http://www.mywicsupport.com/connecticut/


CDE Stand Beside equipment information: CDE letterCDE Bulletin

 

Click on the following link below for a quick reference to your stand beside equipment: Quick Reference guide

 

 

For eWIC information, click here: eWIC for Vendors

 

 

Click HERE for the WIC Program Federal Regulations.

 

          

 

 

WIC Vendor Agreement

 

 

State of Connecticut WIC Program

 

1-800-741-2142 or 860-509-8084

 

ctwic@ct.gov