Kmart agreed to pay the state of New Jersey $302,500 and donate $25,000 worth of infant formula after state authorities found the retail giant selling expired infant formula and non-prescription medications at 19 of its stores here, including some in Bergen and Passaic counties.
In addition, Kmart will pay for continued unannounced state inspections and take steps to better inspect its merchandise, under a consent agreement with the state.
Inspectors with the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs reported finding 257 packages of infant formula and/or non-prescription medications that were from 9-29 months past their expiration dates on the shelves.
The investigators purchased bought 68 of the expired items at stores in Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Essex, Gloucester, Mercer, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, and Somerset counties, state Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa said. READ MORE....