I noticed the date too, but I also have something to say. It saddens me how many times I read in pet forums "well the pet store employee told me this so it has to be right".
My answer is inevitably that pet store employees are rarely experts in anything, but many people are adamant that since the person who gave them the information works in a pet store (selling sick diseased mill animals no doubt, another topic) they must know all.
People actually ask pet store employees veterinary advice, and these unknowledgeable irresponsible employees will spout off whatever, and it's the animals who suffer.
So all WE can do is continue to educate on these forums, urge people to do more research on reputable websites, urge people to take their pets to the vet, and hope we get through. Even if we help open the eyes of only one, it's better than none.
And yes, by all means, if you see an oppourtunity to educate someone while shopping in a pet store or pet food aisle, do it! (but in a nice way, not an in your face know it all way, of course!
PS I sometimes print cat nutrition info and casually leave it lying on the cat food shelves in the grocery store You know, next to the meow mix or kitten chow or <shudder> Dads. <weg>