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    • alexb123
    • By alexb123 18th Apr 17, 5:42 PM
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    Expire date on Vitimins.
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    • 18th Apr 17, 5:42 PM
    Expire date on Vitimins. 18th Apr 17 at 5:42 PM
    Hi All,

    Ordered some vitamins online and they have arrived with an expire date on July 2017. There are 90 tablets, so I cannot take the course without them going out of date. What is the law on this?

    Thanks
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    • wealdroam
    • By wealdroam 18th Apr 17, 5:46 PM
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    • 18th Apr 17, 5:46 PM
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    • 18th Apr 17, 5:46 PM
    Hi All,

    Ordered some vitamins online and they have arrived with an expire date on July 2017. There are 90 tablets, so I cannot take the course without them going out of date. What is the law on this?

    Thanks
    Originally posted by alexb123
    Is it one tablet per day?
    If so, they will last until Monday, 17 July 2017 - seems ok to me.

    Who did you buy from? A UK company?
    Last edited by wealdroam; 18-04-2017 at 5:48 PM.
    • alexb123
    • By alexb123 18th Apr 17, 5:59 PM
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    • 18th Apr 17, 5:59 PM
    They are from Canada and yes 1 a day. I didn't intent to start them yet.
    • IAmWales
    • By IAmWales 18th Apr 17, 6:11 PM
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    • 18th Apr 17, 6:11 PM
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    • 18th Apr 17, 6:11 PM
    They are from Canada and yes 1 a day. I didn't intent to start them yet.
    Originally posted by alexb123
    Did you tell them that before ordering? If you want to return them you're going to have to check the Canadian law on the subject.

    The vitamins are not going to harm you if they're a little out of date.
    • firefox1956
    • By firefox1956 18th Apr 17, 7:42 PM
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    • 18th Apr 17, 7:42 PM
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    • 18th Apr 17, 7:42 PM
    Buying Canadian vitamins online ??
    Sounds like trouble if you ask me,
    • marliepanda
    • By marliepanda 18th Apr 17, 8:56 PM
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    • 18th Apr 17, 8:56 PM
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    • 18th Apr 17, 8:56 PM
    Hi All,

    Ordered some vitamins online and they have arrived with an expire date on July 2017. There are 90 tablets, so I cannot take the course without them going out of date. What is the law on this?

    Thanks
    Originally posted by alexb123
    You can take the course.

    You not wanting to start them yet is irrelevant.
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    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 18th Apr 17, 9:10 PM
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    • 18th Apr 17, 9:10 PM
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    • 18th Apr 17, 9:10 PM
    What is the website ?

    How can you be sure the vitamins are vitamins and not some lethal mix.
    Can people stop loaning money/being a guarator to family/friends, it rarely ends well and you lose out as your money is gone or you get shafted with being a guarantor.
    • sphrp2
    • By sphrp2 19th Apr 17, 9:18 AM
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    • 19th Apr 17, 9:18 AM
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    • 19th Apr 17, 9:18 AM
    They are most likely categorised as a food stuff not a medicine which is also the case for many vitamin products in UK. If so, they fall under food laws so the expiry date situation is different (I'm not an expert in food laws).
    As someone previously pointed out, out of date vitamins won't harm you. Worst case, there is less vitamin than the label says. Eat an extra piece of fruit - it will more than make up for the loss!
    • paddyrg
    • By paddyrg 19th Apr 17, 10:37 AM
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    • 19th Apr 17, 10:37 AM
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    • 19th Apr 17, 10:37 AM
    Eat an extra piece of fruit - it will more than make up for the loss!
    Originally posted by sphrp2
    Indeed unless a real doctor has found there's a specific imbalance (and then prescribed a specific tablet) then a balanced diet will cover all vitamin needs
    • mattyprice4004
    • By mattyprice4004 19th Apr 17, 11:02 AM
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    They are from Canada and yes 1 a day. I didn't intent to start them yet.
    Originally posted by alexb123
    So if I go to the Co Op and buy a loaf of bread but don't intend to eat it until next month and it goes off, is that my fault or theirs?

    You have more than 90 days until they go out of date, you not wanting to start them yet is irrelevant.
    • ringo_24601
    • By ringo_24601 19th Apr 17, 11:09 AM
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    Indeed unless a real doctor has found there's a specific imbalance (and then prescribed a specific tablet) then a balanced diet will cover all vitamin needs
    Originally posted by paddyrg
    Unless it is vitamin D - and it is well worth taking that as a supplement.

    I doubt vitamins with 'expire' in a puff of smoke on their expiration date.
    • Blackbeard of Perranporth
    • By Blackbeard of Perranporth 19th Apr 17, 12:42 PM
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    They are from Canada and yes 1 a day. I didn't intent to start them yet.
    Originally posted by alexb123
    Then you will either have to get the lawyers in over there or risk pain and suffering if you use them after the expiry date.
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    • Blackbeard of Perranporth
    • By Blackbeard of Perranporth 19th Apr 17, 12:43 PM
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    Indeed unless a real doctor has found there's a specific imbalance (and then prescribed a specific tablet) then a balanced diet will cover all vitamin needs
    Originally posted by paddyrg
    Actually my Cardiologist recommended taking vitamin supplements daily. Not for any benefit, but to boost the immunity system.
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    • Sicard
    • By Sicard 20th Apr 17, 8:32 AM
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    They're classified as a food suppliment.

    But this is a windup. A: it's scool holidays. B: you can get them cheaply at a supermarket or even Holland and Barrett do offers.
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    • Hermione Granger
    • By Hermione Granger 20th Apr 17, 12:42 PM
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    But this is a windup. A: it's scool holidays. B: you can get them cheaply at a supermarket or even Holland and Barrett do offers.
    Originally posted by Sicard
    Considering that the OP has been an MSE member for close to 10 years and has made 75 posts in that time, it's very unlikely that they are currently on "scool" holidays.

    Some vitamins and supplements can be purchased cheaply from supermarkets and specialist outlets in the UK but others can be fairly expensive compared to North America.
    Maybe the OP wanted a particular brand that simply isn't available in this country but whatever their reason for wishing to purchase from Canada, their opening post doesn't come across as a wind up by a bored school kid.
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