Democratic Assemblyman Richard Pan didn't just bring cans of expired baby food to his news conference. He brought a baby.
Kai Proctor: "Ahhhhhhh…"
That's 11-month-old Kai Proctor from Woodland, northwest of Sacramento. A few months ago, his dad Dale bought and fed him a can of green peas and brown rice that expired more than half a year earlier. Dale says Kai became violently ill.
Dale Proctor: "This was a
frightening experience for us, and one which could have (been)
prevented if the store had reason to act more responsibly. No
parent should have to worry like we did - and no baby should have
to suffer like Kai."
There actually isn't a law that requires stores to make sure that doesn't happen. And grocer and retail groups believe one isn't necessary. They say existing enforcement efforts already work - and stores allow refunds or exchanges for expired products.