Is it ok for stores to sell food that’s expired? I caught a Local SuperMarket in the Act! (St Lucia)
I went grocery shopping today at a Local Supermarket.I noticed some items on special, and if you didn’t know: i love sales! i love discounts!.The first thing i do when shopping is look up the expiry date, (well except when i buy rum, lol) Picking up the items, i was shocked!!!! the items were expired!!. Why are those items still on shelf???? Is it hard for local Supermarkets to give us bargains on Good Food? Anyways.. The Question is:
Is it ok for stores to sell food that’s expired?
I did some research!
It depends. It is illegal for stores to sell food past its “Use By” date. However, stores are allowed to sell food after it has passed the “Best Until” “Best Before” “Sell By” or “Display Until” dates stamped on the sides of packages. As the name suggests, it just might not be its best, in terms of flavor, consistency, or texture. Still, why get the old stuff when you can get the fresh for the same price? Always check the expiration dates on food packages to make sure you’re getting the best value for your dollar.