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Cherry tomatoes on the floor

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Cherry tomatoes on the floor

janniecooks | Jan 23, 2013 08:49 AM

At my local market the other day, a mishap caused the produce stock person to spill a clamshell box of cherry tomatoes all over the floor. I watched as he picked them all up, put them back into the clamshell box and then put the box on the produce shelf for sale.

Most people wash their produce before eating, but even so I don't think it was appropriate to return the tomatoes that were on the floor to the retail shelf. I said to him, "you can't sell that" and without a word he removed the box from the shelf to his cart. Nevertheless I have no doubt once I was out of sight that clamshell box of tomatoes made its way back to the shelf.

Would you have said anything?

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