Sure, eating expired food isn’t going to kill you, but eating food that’s been on the shelves since the George H.W. Bush administration isn’t a delectable culinary experience either. A liquor store near Sacramento, Calif. was caught selling food that wasn’t, strictly speaking, expired, but wasn’t exactly fresh either.
The M & B Creekside Liquors store in a Citrus Heights strip mall had several obviously aged items for sale when CBS13 visited the store Wednesday. A package of wafers expired last year, and while a box of Cream of Wheat did not have an expiration date, it did list a promotional offer that expired in 1993.
“A couple of people I know have gotten sick,” said Chrysta Noyes. “I love to support mom and pop shops but not when all their food is expired.
The kicker: what the store wasn’t doing was not illegal. Just disgusting.