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Shreveport mother upset over expired baby food left on grocery store shelves

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A Shreveport mother is speaking out about what she says should be a concern for parents with young children and babies.

Angel Rachal's son A.J. wasn't supposed to live past 3 months.

Now seven years old, Rachal is fiercely protective of his health.

"You know, he motivates me throughout my day. He keeps me going because I know I have to be there for him."

Rachal visited the Hearne Avenue County Market store on September 1st to buy A.J. some Pediasure because it's often hard for him to eat solid food.

And after feeding him several of the nutritional drinks later that evening, Rachal says A.J. began whining and eventually vomiting.

"The bottom of it, the expiration date, was from June. June 1st, 2013," Rachal says.

And it wasn't just one six-pack.

Rachal says she reported the problem to the store, and was refunded, but then found an entire shelf of out-dated product.

"[I pulled] at least over 20 six-packs of vanilla Pediasure off the shelf," she recalls.

KTBS 3 visited the store and didn't find any Pediasure that was out-of-date.

However, we did find ten packs of Gerber baby food that were expired, with dates stamped from May, June, July, and August, 2013.

Even so, health experts say the likelihood of a child falling ill from eating expired baby food is actually very slim.

"The vitamin content will decrease so that infant will not get the same nutritional value of the vitamin content that they would if the formula was not out-dated," explains Dr. Joseph Bocchini, Pediatrican at LSU Health Shreveport.

Still, Rachal doesn't want other parents to make the same mistake.

"Be careful. Be careful, protect your kids, by all means. Even if you're picking up something as simple as a piece of candy, just be careful.

That County Market store director, Gary Creel, says their policy is for stockers to rotate older items to the front on a daily basis.

He says he tells his employees that if you wouldn't take it home to feed your family, don't leave it on the shelf.

He adds that he does his best to provide a quality product to his customers.

Creel says with 19,000 items in the store, he's not going to say that some items don't get missed, but that the store works diligently to make sure that happens as little as possible.

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