Tampa Bay Walmarts found selling expired products, baby food

TAMPA BAY -- Customers have come across more than one incidence where they have been sold expired products from Walmart stores around the Tampa Bay area, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Some of the product also happened to be baby food, like the expired Gerber butternut squash and potato baby food that had been expired since February. Other products like prenatal vitamins, baby formula, sour cream, and children's medicine were also found to be expired for weeks and even months.

Dieticians like Nan Jensen, are not as concerned about making children sick as they are about the children not receiving the proper nutrition they need. "I would be most concerned with the formula," Jensen said. "You could end up feeding your baby little more than liquid without the extra vitamins and minerals. We should expect a whole lot more."

Expired products were discovered in Walmart stores in both Hillsborough and Pinellas county.

Corporate and local St. Petersburg locations seem to be taking notice and making changes.

Walmart stores in New Jersey previously settled a case over selling expired food for $775,000 in 2010, following a 2008 suit brought up by the state of New Jersey. 

 

(© 2016 WTSP)


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