Bill Proposed To Stop Sale Of Expired Baby Food

Proposed Bill Would Not Allow Stores To Sell Expired Baby Products, Over-The-Counter Drugs

For more than five years, outdated baby food has been found on San Diego store shelves, but on Tuesday, law makers are trying putting a stop to it.

The stories in 10News investigations revealed San Diego-area stores selling baby formula, baby food and over-the-counter drugs after their "use by" dates had passed.

On two occasions, 10News found expired baby products days after county health inspectors had visited the same stores. Health inspectors were not able to force retailers to take the expired products off the shelf because it was not against the law to have them there.

On Tuesday, the State Assembly's Health Committee proposed a bill that would make it illegal to sell infant formula, baby food or over-the counter drugs after the "use by" date has passed.

This is not the first time a similar bill may reach the governor's desk. In 2009, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed similar legislation.

Current Gov. Jerry Brown will see this bill on his desk as soon as the full state legislature approves it.

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