World’s richest man is shipping expired baby formula and spoiled foods, risking Amazon consumers' health - Front Page Live

World’s richest man is shipping expired baby formula and spoiled foods, risking Amazon consumers’ health

  • 10/21/2019 3:28 pm ET Dara Brewton

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, is allowing expired foods—including baby formula—to be shipped out to customers that order groceries from the Amazon Marketplace, CNBC reported.

Many shoppers use the convenience of Amazon to have groceries shipped straight to their doors. It is a practice that has increased in popularity in the two years since the online giant purchased the Whole Foods grocery chain. However, the complaints of receiving expired or even rotten food items — a risk to consumer health — have been steadily increasing as well.

Ironically, Bezos, the world’s richest man, is at the very same time cutting health benefits for part-time workers at Whole Foods, as Front Page Live previously reported. The move will leave 1,900 people without health insurance.

CNBC reported Sunday that consumers have been shipped spoiled or outdated baby formula, coffee creamer, granola bars, and beef jerky.  Food sellers are contributing to more than half of the total amounts of merchandise sold on the Amazon Marketplace. However, there appears to be little or no accountability for the food merchants.

World’s richest man is shipping expired foods and baby formula to consumers

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In fact, it is possible to find some of the Starbuck’s Teavana products available for sale on the site, even though the items have been discontinued for two years.

According to Amazon seller guidelines, food must adhere to shelf-life guidelines. However, it would appear that the company isn’t doing a very good job of enforcing their standards.

The world’s richest man is worth $114 billion. He can do better.

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