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Stores that sell already expired goods, is this even legal?

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Stores that sell already expired goods, is this even legal?

emerilcantcook | Aug 4, 2008 08:31 AM

Now, I am not going to name names (because it will guarantee the removal of this post), but if you have been following some recent discussions you might probably guess where I am talking about.

There is a store I go frequently because of their selection, but they have started pissing me off a lot. One reason is that this store also seem to frequently sell expired goods. I am not talking about one or two weeks, a recently bought Valrhona bar had expired on Dec 2007 (no wonder it was on sale, so stupid that I didn't check the dates). I had seen jams that expired around 2006. Now most of these goods actually stay "fresh" long after their expiration, and I am not timid about it. But isn't it illegal to keep expired items on shelves? More importantly, next time if I am burnt, can I return them, even though their old school receipt has no itemization?

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