Norwich Rite Aid named in expired products investigation

NORWICH – The New York State Attorney General announced Thursday he will be taking legal action against more than 112 Rite Aid stores and 142 CVS stores across the state that were allegedly selling expired goods.

Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said undercover investigators were able to purchase expired goods, including milk, eggs, medicines and baby formula at several stores across New York State, including the Norwich Rite Aid Pharmacy, located at 82 North Broad Street in Norwich. Cuomo’s office began investigating pharmacies after receiving complaints from consumers, but received no reports of illness, spokesman Lee Park said in an Associated Press story.

According to the statement, released yesterday, investigators were able to purchase expired Ensure and Similac at the Norwich branch of the store. Investigators allege the Ensure, a nutritional shake product, expired on August 1, 2007. The Similac, a brand of baby formula, was said to have expired on Jan. 1, 2008. The inspection took place on March 31, 2008.

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