Expired baby cereal!

Last week I went to Kroger and bought my 6-month-old's baby cereal, formula, and baby food. And he loves it all...
This evening my mom was looking at the box of (Gerber) baby cereal and said, "Have you looked at the expiration date on this?"
Like most mommys, my blood seemed to freeze and my eyes widened. I snatched the box from her and read:

17 MAR 08

That's almost a year! Tomorrow I am going to Kroger to demand an exchange, but I don't want the same thing to happen to anyone else. I LOVE KROGER, but this is ridiculous. I can get over something expired for ME, but I'm a little heated that this is my son's food. Should I just call the manager and tell them to not *stock stupidly*??

I will look at EVERY ITEM's expiration date that I buy now, and I hope everyone else does too!
Symptoms??? Riley has spit this new cereal up 3 times, but I can't assume it's because it's bad because maybe it's just because he's eating so much. I'll have to talk to his pediatrician at his next appt. (It's this week)

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Submitted by Spyglass on Mon, 02/02/2009 - 1:42pm.

Sounds like a simple mistake, and I'm sure Kroger will gladly swap it out for you.

Submitted by Bonkers on Mon, 02/02/2009 - 2:53pm.

I an getting a little tired of such mistakes. Not Kroger necessarily, but all customer service and shop organization!

About every other thing one goes to do now one finds something wrong with the service or information!

I could make a list of maybe 20 in the last two-three weeks. I'm not hard to get along with either.

I'll just tell you one that happened last week:

I needed an item sold normally by two large stores in Peachtree City.
In the first store the clerk went to a shelf and said that is where they were but none were there, so they had none! I kept shopping for a while and what did I run across but what I was looking for to begin with. This clerk was permanently located in the section of the store!
Wanting to see a comparison at the other store, I went there and asked a clerk stationed there for the same item ( I had looked both places earlier) he looked and said no they didn't stock the item.(after calling his boss who said he didn't know).
I continued to shop and again I found the item by careful search!

In both cases the items should have been listed on their computer inventory but I have to assume they didn't know how to operate the computer.

I told both people that I found the item and where it was, and they both said: Oh, I guess someone moved it!

Of course neither clerk knew a thing about the product---couldn't answer one question about it! Both walked off--I assume embarrassed.

Some of the other happenings were even stranger than those two--but you don't need bored further.
Should I just grin and bear it or try to fight such incompetence?

The fact that you feel compelled to check every date is crazy! That is the store's responsibility. Especially on Peanut butter!

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Submitted by Main Stream on Mon, 02/02/2009 - 8:59am.

Plus, stop buying anything with high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), which is likely in the fruit juices that you may be feeding your babies. HFCS is in most everything consumer's buy now, thanks to the corn growers and their lobbyists.

Trader Joe's and Whole Foods limits their supply of products with HFCS. Try finding products without HFCS down here in F'tte County.... and our city leaders wonder why some of us go outside the county to shop for goods, taking our sales tax dollars "out-of-county."

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