Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
Latest update: 2/22/2023
Mead Johnson has notified the Louisiana WIC State Agency of a voluntary recall of Enfamil Prosobee Simply Plant-Based infant formula 12.9 oz. powder. Enfamil Prosobee Simply Plant-Based infant formula 12.9 oz. powder is not one of our standard contract formulas; however, due to the previous Abbott formula recall, Louisiana WIC participants have been allowed to redeem Enfamil Prosobee Simply Plant-Based powder formula as a substitution for Similac Isomil Soy powder.
The products were recalled due to a remote possibility of cross-contamination with Cronobacter sakazakii and include two select batches of Prosobee 12.9 oz.. The product was manufactured between August 2022 and September 2022 and was distributed through retail stores nationwide in the U.S.
The Bureau of Nutrition Services has identified families that redeemed Enfamil Prosobee powder 12.9 oz. cans and will notify them of the recall.
Our WIC families will now receive more fruit and veggies! The increased Cash Value Benefit (CVB) amounts have been extended through December 16, 2022. President Biden signed a short-term Continuing Resolution bill that funds the increased fruit and vegetable WIC benefits for families experiencing food insecurity. Previously, the WIC food package included $9 per child and $11 for each adult participant to spend on fruit and veggies.
New Monthly Cash Value Benefit
$25 for children participants ages 1 - 4
$44 for pregnant and postpartum participants
$49 for fully and partially breastfeeding participants
$73.50 for fully breastfeeding multiples
WIC is a Special Supplemental Nutrition Program that provides healthcare and nutrition services for pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, and infants and children up to 5 years of age.
WIC provides the following services:
Breastfeeding support and education. Breast pumps and supplies may be provided for breastfeeding moms per WIC guidelines.
Monthly vouchers for healthy foods, formula and infant foods.
Personalized counseling about the nutrition your family needs to stay healthy and grow strong.
Referrals to other health and social service programs including Medicaid, family planning, food stamps, TANF, LaCHIP and Healthy Start.
Group Education classes that teach families to make healthy choices including health care and nutrition.
Complete online survey to check your eligibility for WIC.