July 11, 2016 WIC Update


SUBJECT 1: Revised HemoCue Analyzer Cleaning Procedure
SUBJECT 2: Translated WIC Approved Food List
SUBJECT 3: CEU Corner

 

SUBJECT 1: Revised HemoCue Analyzer Cleaning Procedure. The Biochemical section in the Health and Nutrition Assessment Handbook (HNAH) has been updated to include revised information on the HemoCue equipment cleaning process. The exterior of the HemoCue analyzer and cuvette holder should be cleaned with a 70% ethanol solution. This change is due to revised guidance from HemoCue to ensure that all equipment coming in contact with blood is handled according to universal precautions and good laboratory practice. If your agency has any questions regarding your HemoCue equipment, please contact your district nutritionist and not the company.

SUBJECT 2: Translated WIC Approved Food List. The WIC approved food list is available in various languages (Arabic, Bosnian, Burmese, Chinese, Farsi, French, Hmong, Hindi, Korean, Nepali, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Ukrainian, Urdu and Vietnamese) through the WIC Food Website. Please download and utilize them as needed. If you have any questions, please contact Takako Tagami at Takako.Tagami@health.mo.gov

SUBJECT 3: CEU Corner.