Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 25th day of February, 2015.

Well on top of the partially melted snow and ice we now have a fresh blanket of the white stuff.

Traction!  Sure hope so.

DISCOVERY:

I just wanted to share how important it is to read the expiry date or best before date on food items that you purchase at the grocery store.

Last night I went to make a “taco salad” and found on the Tofurkey package of “seasoned meatless ground” it had expired in March of 2014.

I almost fell over ….. one year ago and it was still on the shelves.

How did that happen?

My daughter and I decided that we really wanted the taco salad so we made a trip back to our neighbourhood grocery store ….

When I went to the “vegan” section of “meat” I found other packages of the same brand/type all with the same expiry date and no one had noticed.

WOW.

So I picked up a different one (one we usually buy but it had been sold out previously) and what do you think was the first thing that I did?

Checked the expiry date of course.

Now I am always going to make sure that I check.

The girls at customer service were taken aback by my discovery…..

They should be.

Several people would have touched these packages ….

Now we are all human and I understand oversights do happen.

This is a wake-up call to the store to be more aware of the dates.

So I told them about the remaining packages on the shelf so that they can dispose of them.

The question remains:

Did the manufacturer send expired product?

Did the store have this on the shelf without removing as it did not sell?

Did the store have some in the back?

Anyway ….. just make sure that you check.

I am sure that by eating something that had expired one year ago would have made us very sick.

So happy that I checked before we ate it.

Now if it had been our usual brand I likely would not have … I had never used it before so I was reading the package as I started to open it.

Well here we go … another day and the old adage .. another $1.00 ….

Have a great day everyone.

Special Hello to: everyone …. check those packages.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Maria Matthews
    Feb 25, 2015 @ 13:44:29

    I know the best before dates are a guideline but I agree I wouldn’t eat one that was almost a year out of date, now a week or two…maybe.

    Reply

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