NEW YORK — Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo said his office intends to take legal action against drug chains Rite Aid and CVS after a state investigation revealed their stores sold expired products including milk, eggs, medicines and baby formula. Investigators uncovered 142 CVS and 112 Rite Aid stores — reflecting 60% and 43% of the chains’ respective New York state locations — sold expired products. Cuomo said he has sent the companies a five-day notice letter of the state’s intent to bring charges against them. “We value the trust our customers have placed in us to sell them products that are safe and effective and the findings of New York’s attorney general are unacceptable to us,” a spokesman for CVS, Woonsocket, R.I., said in a statement. A spokeswoman for Rite-Aid, Camp Hill, Pa., said the chain has instructed all stores mentioned in the report to remove any expired products in accordance with its policies, and that it would retrain employees at all of its New York stores as the result of the investigation.
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