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Results: Is it time for another inane poll yet?

No

0% • 0 votes

Not just at the moment thanks

9.38% • 3 votes

Definitely not

6.25% • 2 votes

Can't we just disable polls please?

84.38% • 27 votes

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    • msallen
    • By msallen 5th Dec 17, 8:20 AM
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    msallen
    Is it time for another inane poll yet?
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    • 5th Dec 17, 8:20 AM
    Is it time for another inane poll yet? 5th Dec 17 at 8:20 AM
    Is it time for another inane poll yet?
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    • Anthorn
    • By Anthorn 5th Dec 17, 10:15 PM
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    Anthorn
    Actually I think you'll find they are selling certain food past its 'best before' date, not its 'sell by ' date, which is completely different. Not to realise this is missing the fundamental point that 'best before' is meaningless for many foods. It merely encourages waste of perfectly good food. But this is all off-topic....
    Originally posted by Zanderman
    Actually not much difference between the two and we can also add use-by to the list. The Co-op is actually tapping into government proposals to scrap those EU requirements to make it all easier to understand because, they say, too much fresh food is being wasted.

    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/2009/jun/16/food-waste-best-before-dates

    However the Co-op seeks to sell these outdated products while other supermarkets give them away for free to the community. That's what makes the Co-op reprehensible.

    Not off-topic at all. This thread is about polls and MSE posted a poll based on the Co-ops reprehensible actions.

    The other effect of the Co-op's actions is that it makes the selling of out of date food respectable with the implication that out of date food is safe. So how soon will we be sold ham complete with maggots and mouldy bread without any right to complain and get a refund simply because we were told it was out of date!
    Last edited by Anthorn; 05-12-2017 at 10:26 PM. Reason: Last paragraph added
    • Eco Miser
    • By Eco Miser 6th Dec 17, 1:48 AM
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    Eco Miser
    Money saving perhaps but morally right? No. Personally, I would prefer food which is past its sell-by date to be given away for free to food banks. Selling food past it's sell-by date for 10p to anyone and everyone has to be wrong since it could be bought by those who can afford to pay more. The MSE inane poll supports that! But hey, whoever said that MSE is socially responsible? Shame on Eastern Co-op and everyone who supports them!
    Originally posted by Anthorn
    It can also be bought by those who can't afford full price, but don't qualify for food banks. Food banks limit how many times an individual can be helped ( I think it's three times at my local one).
    Eco Miser
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    • Eco Miser
    • By Eco Miser 6th Dec 17, 1:57 AM
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    Eco Miser
    Actually I think you'll find they are selling certain food past its 'best before' date, not its 'sell by ' date, which is completely different. Not to realise this is missing the fundamental point that 'best before' is meaningless for many foods. It merely encourages waste of perfectly good food. But this is all off-topic....
    Originally posted by Zanderman
    I may have mis-remembered, but 'sell by' is equally meaningless.

    'Best before' is an indication of when the quality of long life products starts dropping noticeably.
    'Sell By' is an indicator for the shop's stock control.
    'Use by' is the only one of serious relevance to the consumer, and indicates when short life foods may start to go off.
    Eco Miser
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    • veryintrigued
    • By veryintrigued 7th Dec 17, 8:49 AM
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    veryintrigued
    An inane poll that's developed into a food fight.

    That's about right.
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