Among those speaking out in favor of the expiration bill was a father from Woodland, California, who says his one year old son became extremely ill after eating outdated baby food. He later went back to the store and said he found eight other jars of expired baby food products.
"This was a frightening experience for us and one which could have 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," said Dale Proctor.
Consumer advocates say most people already believe such a law exists and that undercover investigations have shown time after time that major retailers are selling expired products regularly.