NY supermarkets fined for expired foods

February 10, 2009 3:17:35 PM PST
A suburban New York county has fined 21 supermarkets for selling food past the expiration dates. Westchester County levied fines totaling more than $59,000.

The stores included Whole Foods Market in White Plains, which was fined $12,250 for 156 outdated items.

Whole Foods said in a statement that out-of-date foods were "simply unacceptable," and it was investigating.

Morton Williams in Hartsdale was fined $7,775. The Manhattan-based company said one employee was fired and two others have been disciplined and retrained.

Said vice president and co-owner Avi Kaner: "There's absolutely no excuse to have any outdated merchandise in the store."

The county inspected 46 supermarkets between November and last week.

For more information, visit Westchestergov.com/news_outdatedFoodinv.htm.


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