HIDDEN INVESTIGATION: Expired Infant Formula found in Stores in Canada ~ Share with other Parents

expired formula

Our babies are important to us, and making sure they don’t get sick is #1 priority!

This is a lesson for all parents to read expiries on the food they are purchasing for their babies.  Even jarred food, baby cereals and infant snacks all have expiries and best before dates.  Read them ~ don’t risk it!

CBC News ran a hidden camera investigation to six different grocery stores across Metro Vancouver and found expired formula in 2 of them.

  • President’s Choice Soy Infant Formula, a liquid, was found for sale more than two months past its expiry date at a Real Canadian Superstore in North Vancouver.
  • A PriceSmart store in East Vancouver was selling Isomil Infant Formula powder that was seven months out of date.

Difference from ‘best before’ to Expiry date

Unlike best-before dates, expiry dates apply to food that can’t be compromised. Infant formula is often the sole source of nutrition for babies. The CFIA says once that date is passed, the food should be discarded, not sold.

“Best before” means a product may be safely eaten after the specified date, although nutrition may be compromised.

The supermarket chains where the expired baby formula was found say they are taking the matter very seriously and reinforcing procedures now in place so this doesn’t happen again.

Details for this post was taken from the CBC site for education purposes only

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Thanks Han for sharing this informative and very important link with Coupon Christine Fans 🙂


8 thoughts on “HIDDEN INVESTIGATION: Expired Infant Formula found in Stores in Canada ~ Share with other Parents

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  2. Tuckersmith

    Hmm…comments in post regarding “best before”, and when safe to eat are not quite correct. See CFIA website for clear correct information 🙂

    “Best before” dates do not guarantee product safety. However, they do give you information about the freshness and potential shelf-life of the unopened foods you are buying.”


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