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Old 08-02-2007, 01:05 PM   #11
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Im starting to sound like a broken record(I live so far from a store,blah,blah,blah)but that is why I check expiration dates especially meats and dairy I will look behind the shelves to get the freshest and longest expiration dates
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Old 08-02-2007, 01:06 PM   #12
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Twinkies don't have a shelf life. They have a half-life!
ROFLOL, I love it
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Old 08-02-2007, 01:10 PM   #13
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I got laid up in Hospital on near Life support for eating a can of sardines 6 YEARS (not months) out of date.

it`s not funny when it comes to certain types of food!

needless to say the shop has since been shut down less than a year later.
What was it bot or sal?Did you sue the crap out of the store?Most Americans would or course alot of Americans will try to sue over nothing as well.
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Old 08-02-2007, 01:24 PM   #14
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Fish poisoning, I was a bit too Out-of-it to clock what was being said etc...
I figured my time was up, and I was just going to ride it out and maybe see some New stuff :)
too ill to care really.

no I didn`t sue anyone, I figured it was my own fault for not looking, and I was just happy to be still suckin` air :)

I figure someone must have complained though, as the place got shut down pretty quick.
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Old 08-02-2007, 01:27 PM   #15
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That is a thing that baffles me now... things that did not have an expiration date now do... what is next underarm deoderant? (Don't tell me it has an expiration date!).

I am not good about checking expiration dates until I brought home so really nasty stuff. Now I am more aware of it. But my other problem is that I always manage to bring home items that are damaged or have a hole in them and I am certain that I checked the package out before loading it in the cart! Maybe it is the fact that I usually go buy groceries after eating out and all I can think about is a NAP!!!
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Old 08-02-2007, 01:42 PM   #16
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Although the thought of buying expired items is YUK. I also marvel at items (certain brand of snack cakes) that have a shelf life longer than some folks life expectancy. What is in them? I know, perservatives which will someday put the embalmers out of business (we will be so well perserved)
I have to say, the preservatives are not there to preserve *us* - they're there to preserve the *food*. That is, they are anti-microbials - they kill the microbes that would otherwise kill us, or make us very sick. I have never understood the problem so many people seem to have with "chemicals" and "preservatives" in food. People have been preserving food chemically for thousands of years, starting with drying and salting meat and fish.

Just because there are big, long, scary-sounding chemical names on food packages doesn't automatically make them bad for us. I would bet that a majority of food shoppers don't know what sodium chloride is, yet they sprinkle it on their food every day.

Here's a good source of info on this: http://www.ca.uky.edu/fcs/FACTSHTS/FN-SSB.144.PDF
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Old 08-02-2007, 02:05 PM   #17
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Since we had a pharmacy, I have a thing about rotating merchandise. It's something we did and oten at least every other week. So, now when I shop, I pull my milk from the back, it does drive the help nuts but who cares, it's my neck and their job to keep it up to date.Same with any dairy purchase, I check that date. baby foods when i was getting it for the little guys, often the jars were dusty at the old store I shopped at, so new store everything spotless.The one thing I really don't like but know it has to be is the smell of the bread isle. That bread all smells just the same, not yeast, or fresh bread, but preservatives..YUK and GAG..I make DH go buy it and it stays well wrapped in the refrigerator outside...The kids love it, i've learned to make a pbj pretty darn quick while holding my breath
But yes, always try to check those dates.
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