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.
The recall was updated on January 11, 2024 and for more information about the recall, see
Below are the recalled products that are in the CT WIC Approved Product List and may have been purchased.
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:
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:
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
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 for October 2021-September 2022:
Retailer Bulletins for October 2020-September 2021:
Retailer Bulletins for October 2019-September 2020:
Retailer Bulletins for October 2018-September 2019:
Retailer Bulletins for October 2017-September 2018:
Retailer Bulletins for October 2016-September 2017:
Stand beside equipment vendors: Click on the following link to watch a video for Conduent Stand beside Machine equipment set-up:
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.
State of Connecticut WIC Program