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Old 02-21-2009, 02:19 PM   #1
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Bad mayonnaise???

I called the supermarket and they did not know.
The manufacturer does not answer calls on Saturdays.

I bought new mayonnaise that is 6-18months from expiry and noticed a whole bunch of orange smaller than pinhead dots in it. In total I could see 20+ looking from outside the jar. I the jar is brand new.

Is this normal?
What are these orange dots?



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Old 02-21-2009, 04:08 PM   #2
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Whatever they are, it is not normal. If you still have your receipt return it to the store for a refund or new jar. If its a major brand you could wait and talk to them directly and get an answer and maybe get some coupons for some free jars.

Support bacteria. It's the only culture some people have.
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Old 02-21-2009, 04:11 PM   #3
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Just because the date is still coming up, doesn't mean it isn't bad. I've bought a lot of mayo in my time and it's never had orange dots in it. It was probably stored incorrectly at some point along the way.
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Old 02-21-2009, 04:13 PM   #4
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Thank you.

I will have to remind the store to remove the items from the shelf.

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Old 02-21-2009, 05:30 PM   #5
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It could be bacteria colonies - some bacteria are orange, I don't have my bac-t books so I can't look them up and it's been too long to remember which strains they are.
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