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March 4, 2022

In an effort to help families find infant formula during the current formula shortage, Hawaii WIC is offering substitutes when the 12 oz contract formulas are not available at the store. Substitutes are available for Similac Advance, Similac Isomil, Similac Sensitive, Similac Total Comfort, and Similac Spit Up. The substitute list can be found at  https://health.hawaii.gov/wic/formula_recall. Please check the list for updates before shopping. If your infant is on a special formula and are unable to buy it at the store, please contact your WIC clinic. Substitutions are allowed until August 31, 2022. 

Updated August 19 2022 – Substitutions have been extended to October 31, 2022.

February 17, 2022

On 2/17/2022, Abbott Nutrition initiated a voluntary recall of certain powdered infant formulas. Products made at the Sturgis facility can be found across the United States. FDA is continuing to investigate and will update this advisory should additional consumer safety information become available. 

Recommendation  

The FDA is advising consumers not to use recalled Similac®, Alimentum®, or EleCare® powdered infant formulas. Recalled products can be identified by the 7 to 9 digit code and expiration date on the bottom of the package (see image below). Products are included in the recall if they have all three items below: 

  • the first two digits of the code are 22 through 37 and
  • the code on the container contains K8, SH, or Z2, and
  • the expiration date is 4-1-2022 (APR 2022) or later.

Additional recall information is available on the FDA website. Parents can also enter their product lot code here to check if it is part of the recall. 


I Have WIC

Welcome to WIC! Below are information and documents that are important for you and your family.

Watch the Hawaii WIC orientation video to learn about how to use your benefits at the store. Go here for more information about the eWIC card and your food benefits.

For each enrollment or re-enrollment, the clinics must give you a copy or access to these documents.

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To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
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  2. fax:
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