Women, Infant & Children (WIC) & Nutrition

Formula Recall

Crow Wing County WIC is actively working with the Minnesota Department of Health and MN State WIC for solutions to the 2/18/2022 infant formula recall. We will continue to provide updates to participants as we receive them from the state WIC office.  

The FDA is advising consumers not to use Similac, Alimentum or EleCare powdered infant formulas if all of the following are true:

  • 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.

Other Formula Recall Information: MDH WIC Formula Update

WIC Formula

Abbott has also developed a web-based tool to determine if your formula was included in their recall.

You can check your formula's lot number, located at the bottom of your formula container, or call 1-800-986-8540.

If you cannot find your regular WIC formula, use your WIC Card to buy one of the other formulas listed here. Scan other products including store brands to determine if WIC allowed before taking to the check out.

Contact the local WIC office with any questions.

FDA Announcement: More information and photos about how to identify the container codes and expiration dates.

About the Program

Crow Wing County Health Division's Women, Infant, and Children's program (WIC) is a nutrition education and free supplemental food program. The clinic is located in the Community Service Building, 1st floor, 204 Laurel Street in Brainerd.

WIC is currently offering remote services. All services are provided online or by phone!  Please contact us at 218-824-1073 to schedule an appointment or with any questions you may have. 

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Qualifications

Many working families qualify for WIC. Income requirements are higher than many other government programs. Find out if you qualify for the program.

Services

WIC provides various services and goods to members, such as:

  • Breastfeeding education and support
  • Connections with parenting and other community resources
  • Health referrals
  • Healthy foods each month tailored to your family's nutrition needs, such whole grains, fruits, and vegetables
  • Latest nutrition and health advice from our highly qualified staff of Public Health Nurses and Nutritionist
  • Nutrition education
  • Supplemental food for infants and children up to age 5
  • Supplemental food for women who are pregnant, breastfeeding and/or postpartum