Expired Health Care Products -- New Regulation
It shall be a deceptive trade practice for a merchant to offer for sale or to sell over-the-counter health care products to consumers for use by consumers or their pets which bear an expiration date and which have passed the expiration date on the package designated by the manufacturer.
Health Care products shall include, but not be limited to, all medications to be taken internally or topically, skin care products, vitamins, dietary and nutritional supplements and other products marketed to benefit the health and well-being of consumers or their pets.
In addition to the penalties for deceptive trade practice violations, the Commissioner may order merchants found to have repeatedly offered for sale or sold expired items as designated herein shall post for three months on all entrance doors of the store in letters of at least 20 point type stating:
Each item found to violate this Regulation shall be deemed a separate violation.