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    • SamsReturn
    • By SamsReturn 4th Dec 17, 10:06 AM
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    Co-op sells food after 'best before' dates
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    • 4th Dec 17, 10:06 AM
    Co-op sells food after 'best before' dates 4th Dec 17 at 10:06 AM
    Unfortunately it's only in East Anglia but in an attempt to reduce waste, they're selling things for 10p.

    East of England Co-op will become the first major retailer to sell food beyond its "best before" dates.
    The chain's 125 stores in East Anglia will sell dried foods and tinned products for just 10p in a bid to cut food waste.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-42217026
    I thought a lot of supermarkets already gave things away, to the likes of food-banks. But once supermarket starts this, perhaps others will follow.............. Bring on the yellow stickers
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    • pogofish
    • By pogofish 4th Dec 17, 10:31 AM
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    For things like tinned/dried foods, any sell-by date is pretty much irrelevant as they will keep far longer, so good for them!
    • yorkie18
    • By yorkie18 4th Dec 17, 11:39 AM
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    To be fair, the Co Op near me has been selling out of date food for a while - just at full price ��
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    • LandyAndy
    • By LandyAndy 4th Dec 17, 11:55 AM
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    • 4th Dec 17, 11:55 AM
    For things like tinned/dried foods, any sell-by date is pretty much irrelevant as they will keep far longer, so good for them!
    Originally posted by pogofish

    That's why they don't have them.


    They have Best Before dates.
    • SamsReturn
    • By SamsReturn 4th Dec 17, 11:57 AM
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    For things like tinned/dried foods, any sell-by date is pretty much irrelevant as they will keep far longer, so good for them!
    Originally posted by pogofish
    The most confusing date, which i can't understand is, on bottled water.
    You see on the label, ....... collected from natural springs, where it's tricked through rocks for thousands of years .......... Drink by next Tuesday.
    • avogadro
    • By avogadro 4th Dec 17, 1:42 PM
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    • 4th Dec 17, 1:42 PM
    To be fair, the Co Op near me has been selling out of date food for a while - just at full price ��
    Originally posted by yorkie18
    There was a CoOp near where I used to live that did that. I registered a comment about it at the time, was given some free vouchers for my trouble, but the problem remained. We suspect it was down to poor management of that particular branch.
    • andygb
    • By andygb 4th Dec 17, 3:02 PM
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    To be fair, the Co Op near me has been selling out of date food for a while - just at full price ��
    Originally posted by yorkie18

    That is illegal.
    Apparently not, but when I asked if I could have some stuff the Co-op near me were going to throw away, they said it was illegal for them to do it.
    Last edited by andygb; 04-12-2017 at 3:05 PM.
    • NineDeuce
    • By NineDeuce 4th Dec 17, 3:33 PM
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    Eating out of date food makes you ill.....
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 4th Dec 17, 3:37 PM
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    The most confusing date, which i can't understand is, on bottled water.
    You see on the label, ....... collected from natural springs, where it's tricked through rocks for thousands of years .......... Drink by next Tuesday.
    Originally posted by SamsReturn
    All water has some bacteria in it.

    Left standing for a length of time, those bacteria can multiply, and some might be harmful in high numbers.

    Plus, I believe, but am not 100% sure, that the plastic bottles can leach chemicals into the water over time, which is why you're not supposed to reuse the bottles.

    But I absolutely loathe seeing bottled water for sale in Britain, so don't get me started on that!
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    • Tarry
    • By Tarry 4th Dec 17, 6:01 PM
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    My local Morrisons is quite bad at having chilled food (most chilled is use by, although Muller corners are best before oddly enough) past it's use by date.
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    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 4th Dec 17, 9:02 PM
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    The Pounstretcher near me has been doing this for quite a while but usually only at half price.
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    • Ash Mc
    • By Ash Mc 4th Dec 17, 11:48 PM
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    But I absolutely loathe seeing bottled water for sale in Britain, so don't get me started on that!
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Me too - Morrisons do a range of fruit infused water in their 'meal deal' which I'll buy if I'm thirsty solely because they've gone to the effort of flavouring it with fresh fruit and it tastes nice. Other than that, I'm happy with tap water.
    • jack_pott
    • By jack_pott 5th Dec 17, 1:26 AM
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    People are throwing food away because they buy more than they can eat, and the solution to this is to reduce the price so that they can buy even more...........

    I think it will just go to the dump via a wheelie bin instead of a supermarket skip.
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    • Stuffed Turkey
    • By Stuffed Turkey 5th Dec 17, 12:25 PM
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    The Co Op here became a Sainsburys Local. (It's more expensive than normal Sainsburys as well!)
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    • Silvertabby
    • By Silvertabby 5th Dec 17, 1:06 PM
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    My late mum never took any notice of 'use by' dates - she reckoned they were a con to make you throw good food away and buy more.

    She'd only throw food away if it got up and walked out of the kitchen by itself - because 'you'd have been glad of that during the war'.

    Can't remember getting food poisoning, though.
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 5th Dec 17, 1:10 PM
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    My late mum never took any notice of 'use by' dates - she reckoned they were a con to make you throw good food away and buy more.

    She'd only throw food away if it got up and walked out of the kitchen by itself - because 'you'd have been glad of that during the war'.

    Can't remember getting food poisoning, though.
    Originally posted by Silvertabby
    To be honest, with the possible exception of fish and shellfish, I just use some common sense, together with the look test, the sniff test, and finally the taste test. If it passes those three tests, then I'll eat it.
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    • Silvertabby
    • By Silvertabby 5th Dec 17, 1:16 PM
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    To be honest, with the possible exception of fish and shellfish, I just use some common sense, together with the look test, the sniff test, and finally the taste test. If it passes those three tests, then I'll eat it. Posted by Pyxis
    The only fish we could afford when we were growing up would have been fish and chips and the odd tin of salmon for special occasions.

    If meat seemed a bit 'off', mum would just boil it for longer. If she'd done the same with (not so) fresh fish then I don't think we'd have been so lucky!

    Add: As for prawns, our last cat simply adored them - I would put a couple in her dish and she would gobble them down as though they were her last meal on earth. One time, however, she just sniffed at them, turned and gave me a dirty look, and stomped off in a huff. The prawns seemed fine to me, but I bowed to her greater expertise and binned the lot.

    The next day, with a fresh bag of prawns, she was back to wolfing them down.
    Last edited by Silvertabby; 05-12-2017 at 2:30 PM.
    • Sad. Sack
    • By Sad. Sack 5th Dec 17, 5:13 PM
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    I used to collect their stamps.
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    • Jingle_Belle
    • By Jingle_Belle 5th Dec 17, 5:17 PM
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    I used to collect their stamps.
    Originally posted by Sad. Sack
    That was along time ago
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    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 5th Dec 17, 7:56 PM
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    All water has some bacteria in it.

    Left standing for a length of time, those bacteria can multiply, and some might be harmful in high numbers.

    Plus, I believe, but am not 100% sure, that the plastic bottles can leach chemicals into the water over time, which is why you're not supposed to reuse the bottles.

    But I absolutely loathe seeing bottled water for sale in Britain, so don't get me started on that!
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Oops, I've been reusing the bottles for years......

    I only buy it when I need a new bottle
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