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INFANT FORMULA RECALL
Three brands of powdered infant formula were recalled on February 17, 2022, for possible Cronobacter contamination. FDA is investigating several consumer complaints about sick infants who were fed powdered formula.

Recalled powdered infant formula includes the brand names Similac, Alimentum, and EleCare with:
• 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.
In addition to products described above, Abbott Nutrition has recalled Similac PM 60/40 with a lot code of 27032K80 (can) / 27032K800 (case).

Do not feed infants recalled powdered formula. For more information on this recall and refund information, visit the Similac Recall Website. For additional details, visit the FDA Website.

Info for WIC Clients:

We are aware that many WIC families have been having difficulty purchasing WIC formula since the Similac formula recall in February.  New formula options and alternate can sizes are TEMPORARILY allowable with your current WIC formula package.  (Please note that if you choose to purchase the medium, large, or extra large containers of formula, it will "count" as 1.5 cans, 2 cans, or 2.5 cans depending on the size you choose).

5/26/2022 COMPLETE PDF OF TEMPORARY FORMULA CHOICES


The Michigan WIC website is updated with the most current information about the recall - please visit their site for more details.  If you would like help choosing a safe formula for your baby or have questions about breastfeeding, please call the WIC office at 734-240-7800.

Please don't feed your baby diluted or homemade baby formula.  Its not safe and doesn't give your baby the right nutrition for healthy growth and development.  Click HERE for more info.



MONROE COUNTY WIC PROGRAM

WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) gives you access to healthy food, nutrition education and breastfeeding guidance. If you’re pregnant, a caregiver, or a mom with a child under 5, you can get the right personalized support for you and your family.  


ALL caregivers are welcome at WIC.  Caregivers with a low to medium income and those who are part of other programs such as foster care, medical assistance, or SNAP are eligible.  Contact us for details.

We have resources, knowledge, and tools to help you be the parent you want to be. 

WIC services available for qualifying participants include:

  • Assessment of nutritional needs
  • Nutrition counseling and a variety of learning opportunities
  • Benefits for nutritious food (food packages vary depending on certification category)
  • Breastfeeding promotion and support
  • Project Fresh
  • Immunization assessment and referral
  • Hemoglobin and blood lead testing for eligible participants
  • Fluoride varnish for eligible participants
  • Referrals to other health and social service agencies


Find out if YOU may be eligible here:  ****WIC Client Connect****
Eligibility for Services:

  • Resident of the state of Michigan
  • Income eligible (see income guidelines below) or on Medicaid, Food Stamps, or FIP
Michigan WIC Income Guidelines – Effective Date:  June 1, 2022
Based on gross income* (before taxes) cannot exceed the following amounts:
Family Size 
Hourly
Weekly
Monthly 

Annually 

  1 

 $12.08

$484

$2,096

$25,142

 2

16.28

652

2,823 

 33,874

 3

20.48

820

 3,551

 42,606

 4

24.68

988

 4,279

 51,338

 5

28.87

1,156

 5,006

 60,070

 6

33.07

1,324

 5,734

 68,802

 7

37.27

1,492

 6,462

 77,534

 8

41.47

1,659

 7,189

 86,266

For Additional Family Members add $8,732 annually

Note: A pregnant woman is counted as one (1) plus the number of infants expected (1 or more)
when determining income eligibility for for the family.
 

MONROE COUNTY WIC CLINIC LOCATIONS:

Monroe County Main Office
2353 S. Custer Road
Monroe, MI 48161
(734) 240-7800
Fax: (734) 240-7902
Hours: Mon/Tu/Wed/Th/Fri 8:00a - 5:00p, 
Late hours available on some Wednesdays 10:00a - 7:00p

Temperance Clinic
Temperance Family Medical Center
8765 Lewis Ave
Temperance, MI 48182
(734) 240-7800
Hours: Most Thursdays 9:00a - 4:00p

Carleton Clinic:
Carleton Family Medical Center
130 Medical Center Drive
Carleton, MI 48117
(734) 240-7800
Hours: Third Tuesday of each month 9:00a - 4:00p

Appointments are required at all of our locations.  
To schedule a WIC appointment, please call 734-240-7800. 
  

  • For questions about breastfeeding, please call the BREASTFEEDING WARM LINE anytime day or night.  A Lactation Specialist will return your call within 2 business days.  734-240-7901.
  • For questions about your WIC appointment at the Monroe County Health Department - WIC Program, please call 734-240-7800.
  • Click here to locate Michigan stores that accept WIC:  ****WIC Client Connect****
  • For problems or questions about using your WIC EBT card please call 1-888-678-8914 (toll free).
  • To report your WIC EBT card lost or stolen or to change your PIN number please call 1-888-678-8914 (toll free).
  • HELP WIC WORK!!!  To report vendor or client program abuse please call 1-800-CALL-WIC (toll free).  You can also report WIC fraud and abuse via email.  Click here for more information. 
  • For more information about the Michigan WIC Program visit: www.michigan.gov/wic
  • To find a WIC office anywhere in the United States: click here
Breastfeeding:

Breastfeeding is recognized worldwide by scientific and medical organizations as a means to improve infant nutrition and maternal health, promote child development, and reduce health disparities.  Research shows that when mothers are supported by family, friends, and employers and they get breastfeeding help from lactation consultants and breastfeeding peer counselors, they resolve problems quicker and become more satisfied with their infant feeding experience.  The Monroe County WIC Program can provide you with FREE information on breastfeeding; please call the BREASTFEEDING WARM LINE (734-240-7901) anytime day or night to learn more.  A Lactation Specialist will return your call within 2 business days.     

*Information about breastfeeding rates can be found here: CDC Breastfeeding Report Card

USDA Non-discrimination Statement: 

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. 

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by: 

1.      mail:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

2.      fax:  (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

3.      email:  program.intake@usda.gov 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.