Lawsuits Target Expired Baby Formula

12.11.08 Rite Aid settlement includes inspections; CVS faces similar case


The drugstore chain Rite Aid has agreed to pay a $1 million fine to settle a New York state lawsuit, The New York Daily News reports. The kicker about this recently released tidbit: It will also "refrain from stocking outdated merchandise," which according to court records included expired baby formula, over-the-counter medications, milk and eggs.

"In today's difficult economic times, consumers should not be spending their hard-earned money on expired products that may be harmful to themselves or their children," New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo was quoted as saying in the Newsday newspaper. A similar suit is pending against drugstore chain CVS.

Picking the right formula as a first food for your baby can be tricky enough, so from now on remember also to check the expiration date because you never know. If you're baby is about 6 months old, maybe now is the perfect time to try homemade. Check out our three simple steps to preparing and storing baby food made from scratch. It's not as hard as it sounds, promise!

Maria Vega is Fit Pregnancy magazine's copy editor.