Congresswoman wants stores to stop selling expired baby formula

Rep. Grace MengGrace MengHillicon Valley: Ocasio-Cortez clashes with former Dem senator over gig worker bill | Software engineer indicted over Capital One breach | Lawmakers push Amazon to remove unsafe products Lawmakers call on Amazon to safeguard against unsafe products Lawmakers urge DNC to name Asian American debate moderator MORE (D-N.Y.) is pushing legislation that would stop stores from selling expired baby formula.

ADVERTISEMENT

Meng told The Hill she is talking with both Democratic and Republican lawmakers on her bill to keep outdated formula off the shelves. The freshman Democrat has called her legislation "a no-brainer" and is stunned that it's necessary.

"Everyone I tell ... they are shocked this is legal," Meng said. 

Infant formula manufacturers are mandated to display expiration dates on their products, but there is no requirement to remove the expired products from store shelves. 

Stores that fail to comply could be fined up to $200,000.