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Old 02-12-2019, 03:36 PM   #11
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So Costco is saying that freezing and thawing meat doesn't have any effect on the meat? I recently read "Birdseye" by Mark Kurlanksy, and in addition to being an enjoyable read, I learned a lot about frozen foods. While in Labrador Birdseye learned that the rate at which foods are frozen has a significant impact on quality. The native population learned that food quickly frozen in the dead of winter up there is of better quality. Our home freezers aren't up to snuff.
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Old 02-12-2019, 04:16 PM   #12
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It could be just a liability safeguard with Costco.
I suspect you are right.
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Old 02-12-2019, 04:38 PM   #13
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I figure they want you to eat it at it's optimum quality..they feel it is best before that date..I think it is also to safeguard against returns due to quality deterioration caused by poor storage..like, being in the trunk of a car for hours before being put in the fridge, or peoples refrigerators not working well, etc..it may not spoil it right away but it will accelerate the quality deterioration..
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Old 02-12-2019, 05:25 PM   #14
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Costco sounds like they're being super cautious. The message is, "If your meat sucks, don't blame us!"
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Old 02-12-2019, 06:13 PM   #15
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Atta boy girl!! First let me say thank you for doing a great job Kgirl.

You conducted a perfect interview.


I think Roch is on the mark with these comments..


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I figure they want you to eat it at it's optimum quality..they feel it is best before that date..I think it is also to safeguard against returns due to quality deterioration caused by poor storage..like, being in the trunk of a car for hours before being put in the fridge, or peoples refrigerators not working well, etc..it may not spoil it right away but it will accelerate the quality deterioration..
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Old 02-12-2019, 06:26 PM   #16
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They turn over quickly so they can afford a short time frame... if you know what I mean.
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