Bill would outlaw expired baby formula and food on shelves

by Darla Givens, News 10 San Diego

SACRAMENTO, CA – Outdated baby food and formula and expired over-the-counter medications could soon be pulled from store shelves if Gov. Brown signs a bill to make these items illegal.

Assembly Bill 688, authored by Assem. Dr. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, said there is an overwhelming amount of support from a diverse community to make insure the safety of elderly and children.

“I am a father and a pediatrician, so it is very important that our children are getting the proper nutrients they need,” Pan said.

He also said the elderly can have serious health risks if they take medication that is expired.

Brown has until Oct. 9 to sign AB 688 into law or veto it.