In February 2022, Abbott initiated a voluntary recall of powdered formulas including Similac, Alimentum, Elecare, and Similac PM 60/40 manufactured in Sturgis, Michigan. This recall has caused a domino effect leading to the nationwide shortage of formulas manufactured by other infant formula companies. This shortage includes standard formulas issued by the Mississippi WIC Program, such as Enfamil Infant, Enfamil Gentlease, Enfamil A.R., and Enfamil ProSobee.
Temporary Formula Options
English: New formula options
En Español: Escasez de leche de fórmula infantil: Nuevas opciones
Vietnamese: Các Tùy Ch?n WIC M?i
What are we asking the public to do?
WIC participants should continue to redeem their WIC benefits at authorized vendors. If you are a WIC participant and unable to find a standard or medical formula, please report this to the WIC Program by calling the WIC Call Center at 1-800-388-6747, or complete a participant complaint form.
WIC provides nutritious foods and nutrition education to WIC participants. If you are not a WIC participant and interested in applying for WIC, please visit HealthyMS.com/wic or contact the WIC Call Center at 1-800-338-6747 to schedule an appointment.
Please note that the WIC Program does not have a reserve of infant formula. We purchase all formula from manufacturers based on availability. A nationwide manufacturer shortage means we are also experiencing shortages with ordering capabilities for medical formula in counties where direct shipment of medical formula is needed.
These are unprecedented times. We are working diligently and using all resources available to ensure WIC families have access to nutritious foods.