Minimum Stocking Levels for WIC Approved Foods

This list provides the minimum stocking levels of WIC approved foods that Missouri WIC Retail Vendors must meet to fully transact all WIC checks presented before, during, and after a heavy volume of WIC redemption activity.  WIC Vendors are an integral part of the success of Missouri’s WIC program in improving the nutritional health status of women, infants and children by supplying nutritious foods for purchase by WIC participants.

CATEGORY MIN. STOCK SIZES
Infant Fruits 3 kinds, 24 jars per kind 4 oz. Jars
Infant Vegetables 3 kinds, 24 jars per kind 4 oz. Jars
Infant Meats 3 kinds, 12 jars per kind 2.5 oz. Jars
Infant Cereal 2 kinds, 6 units 8 or 16 oz. Boxes
Cold Cereal 3 kinds, 24 units 12 - 36 oz. Boxes or Bags
Hot Cereal 6 units 12 - 36 oz. Boxes
Ready to Serve Juice 3 kinds, 18 units 46 oz. Cans and 64 oz. Containers
Frozen Juice Concentrate 2 kinds, 18 units 12 oz. Containers
Tuna and Sardines 2 kinds, 12 units 5 oz. Cans of Tuna, 3.75 oz. Cans of Sardines
Peanut Butter 12 units 18 oz. Jars
Dried Beans & Peas 3 kinds, 12 units 16 oz. Bags
Canned Beans 2 kinds, 24 units 16 oz. Cans
Cheese (Non-Nat’l. Brand) 3 kinds, 12 lbs. 8 or 16 oz. Blocks
Eggs – Large, White Only 12 units Dozen only
Soy Milk Recommended 6 units 1/2 Gallon
Whole Milk 12 gallons Fluid Gallon
Low or Reduced Fat Milk 24 gallons Fluid Gallon
Whole Grain Breads 12 units 16 oz. Packages
Tortillas 6 units 16 oz. Packages
Brown Rice 12 units 16 oz. Bags
Frozen Fruits & Vegetables 3 kinds each of fruits and vegetables, 2 cases per kind Any Size or Type of Packages
Fresh Fruits & Vegetables 5 kinds each of fruits and vegetables, 10 pounds per kind Any Size  

 

*Other milks such as store brand Lactose Free milk and dry milk prescribed on the WIC check must be made available for a WIC customer within seventy-two (72) hours.

Infant Formula Stocking Levels
Infant formula is an integral part of an infant’s diet and is chosen for specific dietary needs.  Therefore, it is imperative that Missouri WIC Vendors stock an adequate inventory of infant formula to fully transact all WIC checks presented.  This includes before, during and after a heavy volume of WIC redemption activity.  

Tiered Stocking Peer Groups  

Class I:

Stores with annual WIC sales of $80,000 or below.

Class II:

Stores with annual WIC sales of $80,001 – $2,000,000.

Class III:

Stores owned by major chains, e.g., Dierbergs, Dillons/Gerbes, Hy-Vee, Kroger, Price Chopper, Price Cutter/Ramey, Shop’N Save and Schnucks.

Class IV:

Stores that are discount groceries and hypermarts, e.g., Wal-Mart.

Primary Contract Infant Formulas Stocking Levels

                                    

Class I

Enfamil Premium Infant – Powder – 12 cans (2 cases)
Enfamil Gentlease – Powder – 12 cans (2 cases)

Class II

Enfamil Premium Infant – Powder – 18 cans (3 cases)
Enfamil Gentlease – Powder – 12 cans (2 cases)
Enfamil Prosobee (Soy) – Powder – 12 cans (2 cases)

Class III

Enfamil Premium Infant – Powder – 24 cans (4 cases)
Enfamil Gentlease – Powder – 18 cans (3 cases)
Enfamil Prosobee (Soy) – Powder – 18 cans (3 cases)

Class IV

Enfamil Premium Infant – Powder – 24 cans (4 cases)
Enfamil Gentlease – Powder – 18 cans (3 cases)
Enfamil Prosobee (Soy) – Powder – 18 cans (3 cases)

Full Service Grocery Store Stocking Requirements
To be considered a full service grocery store in Missouri a retail store must stock the following quantities of products in each food group. For tuna and canned, fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables a “case” is considered to be a minimum of twelve (12) cans or packages.

Fresh Vegetables: Minimum of ten (10) pounds each of at least five (5) varieties of vegetables listed. Choices may include broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, corn on the cob, green beans, lettuce, onions, bell peppers, squash, tomatoes, turnips, zucchini, sweet potatoes and potatoes (Potatoes must be either ten (10) bags of various weights or ten (10) pounds of loose potatoes).

Fresh Fruits: Minimum of ten (10) pounds each of at least four (4) of the following: apples, bananas, oranges, pears, peaches, plums, grapes and grapefruits.

Frozen Vegetables: Minimum of two (2) cases of each vegetable, minimum of four (4) varieties of the following: mixed vegetables, corn, corn on the cob, peas, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, green beans and spinach.

Frozen Fruits: Minimum of two (2) cases of each fruit, minimum of three (3) varieties of the following: strawberries (sliced or whole), peaches, blueberries, mixed fruit, blackberries, raspberries, pineapple, fruit medley and mixed berries.

Fresh and Frozen Meats and Poultry: Minimum of thirty (30) pounds per variety of meat and poultry. Beef, pork and poultry must all be stocked with at least a minimum of three (3) types of cuts and ten (10) pounds for each type of cut offered (i.e. chops, steaks, hamburger, roasts, bacon, sausage, leg quarters, thighs, wings, etc.). Deli style meats and sausages do not apply. Meats and poultry may be a combination of fresh and frozen.

Canned Fruits: Minimum of two (2) cases of each fruit, minimum of three (3) varieties of the following: peaches, pears, pineapple, mixed fruit and fruit cocktail.

Canned Vegetables: Minimum of two (2) cases of each vegetable, minimum of three (3) varieties of the following: peas, green beans, corn (cream or niblet), beets, carrots, spinach or other beans.

Canned Fish: Minimum of one (1) case each of the two types listed, sardines and tuna.

Breadstuffs: Minimum of eighteen (18) loaves of bread in at least two (2) varieties and/or brands.

Dairy products, cheese, cereals, juices, infant formula, and other WIC approved foods must meet minimums required in Section VI of the WIC Vendor Manual.