USVI News looks into expired food citations issued

ST. THOMAS, USVI (CBS USVI) — The Virgin Islands government is coming after 30 grocery stores in the territory for selling expired foods. That’s according to the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs, who have citing major supermarkets and small convenience stores for selling products after their expiration date.

USVI News Correspondent Kellie Meyer stopped by four different grocery stores here in St. Thomas to find out their thoughts on the DLCA citation report. Some hadn’t heard about it, others had, but pointed me in the direction of the store ownership to speak with.

But people are still coming in and out, buying their groceries, as normal. Those citations were issued for the 2016-2017 years.

According to this story first reported in the St. Thomas Source, the DLCA is making the list of 30 stores public because they say the businesses continue to do this. Some of the top offenders they say are the Pine Peace Mini Mart on St. John with 485 expired goods and Food Center Supermarket in St. Thomas with 250 goods expired. On St. Croix, Kmart West had 304 items.

To make reports, call DLCA on St. Thomas at 714-3522, or call DLCA on St. Croix at 713-3522.

St. Thomas/St. John
tores cited by DLCA for expired goods:
Arch Convenient Center
Choice Supermarket
Food Center Supermarket
Dolphin Gourmet Market
Eddy’s Convenient Market
Fruit Bowl
Garden Street Grocery
Giant Market
Gourmet Gallery Crown Bay
Gourmet Gallery Havensight
Happy View Market
Midnight Zone Convenience Store
Mushens Supermarket
Nani 2001
Nidal’s Mini Mart
Pine Peace Mini Mart
Plaza Extra
Presto Diamond Rock
Price Mart
Rayen’s Market
Starfish Market
The Jona Marketing St. John
World Fresh Supermarket

DLCA price tag and other violations:
Louie’s Market
Choice Supermarket
Collette Angol
Destin To Win
Dolphin Gourmet Market
Mushen’s Supermarket
Nidal’s Mini Mart
Price Mart
Sam’s Food
World Fresh Supermarket

St. Croix
Stores cited by DLCA for expired goods:

Stop & Shop
Food Town
Amigo’s Service Station
Golden Rock Budget Mini Mart
KMart West
KMart East

DLCA price tag and other violations:
Food Town