After a five-year investigation by the 10News I-Team, expired milk being sold at grocery stores may soon be illegal to sell.
» Sign Up For Breaking News Alerts
» Like Us On Facebook
10News' undercover work exposed milk for sale well past its sell-by date many times.
Finally, the work paid off and caught the attention of Assemblyman and pediatrician Dr. Richard Pan.
"When parents feed their kids milk, it's usually their primary source of nutrition," said Pan.
Pan's bill, AB688, has passed both state houses. Pan and supporters of the bill gathered at the state capitol on Monday to encourage Gov. Jerry Brown to sign AB688.
10News' previous efforts to expose the problem were ignored. Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed a bill that would have made it illegal to sell outdated milk.
10News continued to report the problem.
One can of Enfamil found at a local store was for sale three months past its sell-by date. 10News began investigating after similar products were found at Toys 'R' Us stores. One mother bought outdated organic baby food and when she told the store, she was ignored.
"I was very scared," mother Alexandra Savkin told 10News.
Savkin's story caught the attention of Pan, who said the rally in Sacramento was to ask the governor to finally pass what would seem to be a common sense protection for the babies of California.
That protection was not in place for baby Kai Proctor, who came to Sacramento in his father's arms.
"It's unbelievable to me that in California it's completely legal to sell expired baby food and formula," said Kai's father, Dale. "Stores have no requirement to clear their shelves of old baby food."
Kai got violently ill after a grocer sold his parents baby food that was 7 months past its sell-by date.
Brown has until Oct. 9 to sign or veto the bill.
You can contact Gov. Jerry Brown about AB688, which would prohibit sale of expired infant food and formula and over-the-counter medications.
Mailing address: Governor Jerry Brown c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173 Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 445-2841 Fax: (916) 558-3160
Copyright Do you have more information about this story? Click here to contact usCopyright 2011 by 10News.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.