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Food expiration dates are sometimes arbitrary and not science-based


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10 hours ago, cdh said:

Milk especially... some milk last a week past date and is fine.  Some milk goes funky 4 or 5 days before the date.  Just have to be attentive to your dairy... Smell tests and coffee curdling test beat a date stamp any day. 

 

And there's nothing like seeing cases of milk stacked in the aisle of one's local grocery store, warming up while waiting to be stocked on the shelves.  

 

We generally have no control over how the product is handled, once it leaves the place where it is packaged into what we buy.

 

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6 hours ago, weinoo said:

 

And there's nothing like seeing cases of milk stacked in the aisle of one's local grocery store, warming up while waiting to be stocked on the shelves.  

 

We generally have no control over how the product is handled, once it leaves the place where it is packaged into what we buy.

 

 

The local Shoprite stocks the milk shelves from a refrigerated room situated behind the shelves.  The shelves are actually part of the refrigerated room.

 

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10 minutes ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

 

The local Shoprite stocks the milk shelves from a refrigerated room situated behind the shelves.  The shelves are actually part of the refrigerated room.

 

My local Ralphs/Kroger does that. They are good.

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12 minutes ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

 

The local Shoprite stocks the milk shelves from a refrigerated room situated behind the shelves.  The shelves are actually part of the refrigerated room.

 

I can't think of a local store that does it any other way....oh wait...maybe Sprouts? But everyone else has the set-up you describe for dairy.

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1 hour ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

 

The local Shoprite stocks the milk shelves from a refrigerated room situated behind the shelves.  The shelves are actually part of the refrigerated room

 

49 minutes ago, blue_dolphin said:

I can't think of a local store that does it any other way....oh wait...maybe Sprouts? But everyone else has the set-up you describe for dairy.

 

You've never shopped in a supermarket on the lower east side of Manhattan, I'm guessing?

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