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Infant Formula Theft (early November 2012)

We received notification that a semi-trailer of Mead Johnson infant formula was stolen from a drop lot located in Grand Rapids, MI in early November. The following items were stolen and may be headed for illegal sale:


340 Cases Enfamil Premium concentrate liquid,13 oz cans
864 Cases Enfamil Gentlease powder, 12.4 oz cans
288 Cases Enfamil Prosobee powder, 12.9 oz cans
288 Cases Enfamil AR Lipil Powder, 12.9 oz cans
1600 Cases Enfamil Premium Powder 12.5 oz cans


The stolen formula has a value of $282K or more.
While law enforcement entities are responsible for investigating this theft, please remember the federal WIC requirement to purchase infant formula only from a source included on your list of licensed infant formula manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors or retailers.

Your attention to this matter is appreciated.

 

Vendor Management Policies (10/01/2012)

Fiscal Year 2013

 

Vendor Payment Procedure (Revised 7/9/2012):

Vendor Payment Procedure Change (PDF*)

 

WIC New Price Survey

March 2012

 

WIC Approved Food List

October 2011

Maine WIC Booklet printed dates of 2010 and 2011 will be valid for a three-month period.

When WIC participant is at the cash register, cashier is to ask WIC Participant for their ID Folder and that will state which WIC approved food list is to be followed.

Formula Change

June 17, 2011

The Maine WIC Nutrition Program is required to procure infant formula through a competitive bid contracting basis. This letter is to inform you that our program will initiate a new formula contract starting October 1, 2011 with Mead Johnson. There will be a three-month transition period during which participants will have either Goodstart or Enfamil formula checks. Effective October 1, 2011 stores are required to have minimum formula stocking levels of the Mead Johnson Enfamil cans. However, please keep in mind that during the transition both brands should be available to participants.

Below are images of the current Nestle/Gerber formula that participants are still receiving and the images for the new Mead Johnson Enfamil formulas participants will begin receiving October 1, 2011. Please ensure all staff in your store are aware of this change as it directly impacts cashiers and front end managers. Your staff can expect to see WIC shoppers with checks for either product during the transition period. The product they will be allowed to purchase will be printed on the WIC check. Future reminders will be sent as we near the October 1, 2011 date. If you have any questions please call either Kayla Cole or Ana Scovil at 1-800-437-9300.

Current Nestle/Gerber Formulas New Mead Johnson Enfamil Formulas
Gerber Gentle Plus
Gentle Plus
  • Powder
  • Concentrate
  • Ready-to-Feed
Enfamil Premium Infant
Premium Infant
  • Powder
  • Concentrate
  • Ready-to-Feed
Gerber Soy Plus
Soy Plus
  • Powder
  • Concentrate
  • Ready-to-Feed
Enfamil Prosobee
ProSoBee
  • Powder
  • Concentrate
  • Ready-to-Feed
Gerber Protect Plus
Protect Plus
  • Powder
Enfamil Gentlease
Gentlease
  • Powder
  • Ready-to-Feed

New Checks

There will be a transition phase in which both types of checks will be in circulation. Both checks should still be accepted and vendors will still follow the same procedures when accepting a WIC check which are listed below.

2011 Maine WIC Check

The new checks have reduced space in the amount box. This is an effort to have participants write the amount straight across rather than sideways or upside down. This was a request made by our banking intermediary due to federal checking standards and to help in the aid of processing checks. Also, the shading on the new checks is slightly different as it is image friendly to help with the bank scanning process.

2010 Maine WIC Check

The current check has a larger area for the participant to write the amount and the colors of the check are a little darker.

Contracts

The purpose of this site is to provide information about contracted resources to Department staff as well as providers, consumers and interested viewers. Below you will find links to specific contracted resources for cost containment measures. If you do not see a resource and would like to, please contact us.

You may also find useful information on the State of Maine Purchased Services site.

Beech-Nut Contract (PDF)

Mead Johnson Contract(PDF)

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