A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Expiration Dates Are For The Weak

I went grocery shopping and the produce guy was stocking the salad bar.
Cool, fresh out of the box.

Then I saw this.  I had to ask.
He said they have to throw out bags that are past their “sell by” date.  They are not allowed to give them away, liability reasons  (imagine that in this day and age) 
and he added “We cannot even give them away to farmers for their livestock.”  
This just bothered me all day long.

I have eaten a lot of food items that were past their “best by” date.  Never had a problem.
Granted salads can get a bit slimey but a day or two past they are still just fine.
Such a waste when so many are going hungry everyday.

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