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"Alert - Recall on Similac, Alimentum, and EleCare Powdered Formulas."

Important Information about the Recall for WIC Participants:

The FDA isadvising consumers not to use Similac, Alimentum, or EleCare powder infant formulas if:

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

If you’ve purchased or obtained Similac, Alimentum, or EleCare powder formula, check the lot number on the bottom of your product container and enter it on Product Lookup page.  If your product is included in the recall, DO NOT USE the product and do not dispose of it.

Temporary New Kentucky WIC Options due to Similac formula Recall:  

You may contact the WIC coordinator to learn about changing your baby’s formula to the large (about 30 ounces) Similac Formula can size. If you receive eWIC benefits for the larger can size, you will temporarily be able to substitute similar formulas (Enfamil, Good Start, Kroger, Comfort, Walmart Parent Choice, Meijer, etc.) if your baby’s can size is not on the store shelf.

If you have current eWIC benefits for the 12.4/12.5-ounce Similac Advance or Similac Sensitive, you will temporarily be able to substitute for a similar Store brand formula (Meijer or Walmart Parent Choice), if your baby’s Similac can size is not on the store shelf.

If you are pregnant, recently had a baby, are breastfeeding or have a child younger than 5 years of age, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) could help you.

WIC is a short-term intervention program designed to influence lifetime nutrition and health behavior in high-risk populations. WIC is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture and considered by Kentucky as a Core Public Health program.

WIC Farmers Market Recipe Book (PDF)

WIC Online Nutrition Education Details (PDF)

WIChealth.org Online Classes (website)

WICShopper App (PDF)

Breast Feeding Peer Counselor Program (page)

Breast Feeding Peer Counselor Program (PDF)

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