General Discussion

A bit past expired

Share:

Live your best food life.

Sign up to discover your next favorite restaurant, recipe, or cookbook in the largest community of knowledgeable food enthusiasts.
Sign Up For Free
General Discussion 16

A bit past expired

aryqalyn | Mar 11, 2009 08:05 AM

I was in a bit of a rush in the grocery yesterday. In addition to my usual grocery items, I was looking for a bit of meat that could be cooked quickly to eat alongside some leftover lentil soup. I was thrilled to find some pre-cooked chicken sausage (in a brand usually out of my price range) on "manager's special". It said "use or freeze by 3/9/09" so I put it in the cart thinking it was perfect since it expired that day and I was using it that day anyway. It wasn't until I go home that I realized that yesterday was 3/10 - one day beyond expiration. It looked and smelled fine, so I ate one anyway with no ill effect and froze the rest.

My questions are:
1) Should the grocery store still be selling these, or is it an oversight?
2) If not, should I call them and let them know so they can remove them from the shelf.

I'm not looking for a refund or anything, just wondering if I ought to give them an FYI in case there is an under-trained employee or a potential liability for them.

Want to stay up to date with this post?

Recommended From Chowhound