To verify if a UPC is already authorized by the Texas WIC Program, visit the Approved Food List webpage.
The Texas WIC Program offers vendors the opportunity to add products to the Authorized Product List (APL) year round, with the exception of Cereal, Canned Beans, Oatmeal, Tofu, and Soy Milk, which may only be submitted for consideration during the Open Enrollment period in April.
If requesting by e-mail, on the subject line, please enter "Request to add UPC, brand name (if available) and food item (e.g. strawberries)." A picture of the actual label needs to be attached or embedded in the e-mail. The picture must be clear, needs to show the UPC bar code, nutrition facts, and ingredients. Include the unit price for the item in the body of the e-mail.
Submit UPC via e-mail
Mail or Fax:
If faxing or mailing the request, you must download, print, and complete the Request to add UPC form (98 kb, PDF), then fax or mail the completed form to:
mail or fax wic sumission form
| Fax: 512-341-4422
Texas Department of State Health Services
Attn: UPC Gatekeeper
WIC Program MC 4554
PO Box 149347
Austin, TX 78714-9347
Download Request to add UPC form (98 kb, PDF)
If you have any questions, call the UPC Specialist at 1-800-252-9629 or 512-341-4400. When asked if you know your party’s extension, press 1 then 2509. Or by email: email@example.com.
Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for Adding/Terminating Universal Product Codes (UPC)
to the Texas UPC Database. (84 kb, PDF)