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    • Johnjones7656
    • By Johnjones7656 26th Sep 19, 11:34 AM
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    Use by date still on shelf?
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    • 26th Sep 19, 11:34 AM
    Use by date still on shelf? 26th Sep 19 at 11:34 AM
    Hi there
    I was in a large supermarket and they had a product on the shelf where the use by date was yesterday. I took a picture and emailed them. Theyíve just emailed me back saying sorry and the manager has now been made aware. Isnít this a criminal offence to sell food past the use by date? Could I take this further? Iím not sure what I was expecting but they donít seem to be that bothered!
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    • bengalknights
    • By bengalknights 26th Sep 19, 11:43 AM
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    • 26th Sep 19, 11:43 AM
    Will probably result in a visit from hygiene as its illegal to sell past use by date.
    • couriervanman
    • By couriervanman 26th Sep 19, 11:44 AM
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    • 26th Sep 19, 11:44 AM
    what was the item
    • Johnjones7656
    • By Johnjones7656 26th Sep 19, 12:27 PM
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    • 26th Sep 19, 12:27 PM
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    • 26th Sep 19, 12:27 PM
    It was bread!
    • unforeseen
    • By unforeseen 26th Sep 19, 12:32 PM
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    • 26th Sep 19, 12:32 PM
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    • 26th Sep 19, 12:32 PM
    So you took a picture and emailed it to the manager?

    Did you think it might have been a better idea to actually talk to the staff at the time?

    How much were you looking forward r to contact get your r distress?
    • Johnjones7656
    • By Johnjones7656 26th Sep 19, 12:37 PM
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    • 26th Sep 19, 12:37 PM
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    • 26th Sep 19, 12:37 PM
    I did look around for someone to talk to but there wasn’t really anyone that I thought would be interested!
    • stripeyfox
    • By stripeyfox 26th Sep 19, 12:47 PM
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    • 26th Sep 19, 12:47 PM
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    • 26th Sep 19, 12:47 PM
    You told them. They've apologised and rectified the situation.

    What more do you want/expect?
    • JAG
    • By JAG 26th Sep 19, 7:13 PM
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    • 26th Sep 19, 7:13 PM
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    • 26th Sep 19, 7:13 PM
    Bread usually has a Best Before date rather than Use By date, and it is not illegal to sell items past the Best Before date.
    • z1a
    • By z1a 26th Sep 19, 7:42 PM
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    • 26th Sep 19, 7:42 PM
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    • 26th Sep 19, 7:42 PM
    "I took a picture and emailed them" Really?
    • couriervanman
    • By couriervanman 26th Sep 19, 7:46 PM
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    It was bread!
    Originally posted by Johnjones7656
    Best before not sell by
    • Stompa
    • By Stompa 26th Sep 19, 8:01 PM
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    I did look around for someone to talk to but there wasnít really anyone that I thought would be interested!
    Originally posted by Johnjones7656
    On the odd occasion where I've mentioned something like that to the staff in Aldi, they move very fast to get it off the shelf.

    I once found something in an Iceland chiller that was 6 months out of date, the manager literally ran to sort it out!
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    • Whalie
    • By Whalie 26th Sep 19, 9:13 PM
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    If I see an item out of date then I look to find a store worker and inform them and leave it at that. Things happen. Unless there is a shelf full of out of date goods I don’t see a problem.
    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 26th Sep 19, 9:47 PM
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    I did look around for someone to talk to but there wasnít really anyone that I thought would be interested!
    Originally posted by Johnjones7656
    So no 1 on another department ?
    • Money maker
    • By Money maker 26th Sep 19, 9:49 PM
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    Must have been Mr T's then. None of the staff are paid enough or trained well enough to be interested.
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    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 26th Sep 19, 9:56 PM
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    Hi there
    I was in a large supermarket and they had a product on the shelf where the use by date was yesterday. I took a picture and emailed them. They’ve just emailed me back saying sorry and the manager has now been made aware. Isn’t this a criminal offence to sell food past the use by date? Could I take this further? I’m not sure what I was expecting but they don’t seem to be that bothered!
    Originally posted by Johnjones7656
    Im getting some deja vu with the thread about the out of date milk on the shelf.
    Last edited by DCFC79; 27-09-2019 at 8:14 AM.
    • touch*my*food*feel*myfork
    • By touch*my*food*feel*myfork 26th Sep 19, 10:05 PM
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    also having left it on the shelf someone may have purchased it and now has it at home and not noticed the date

    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 27th Sep 19, 7:15 AM
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    You told them. They've apologised and rectified the situation.

    What more do you want/expect?
    Originally posted by stripeyfox
    The poster is this thread wanted someone sacked:
    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=6049596
    • 20aday
    • By 20aday 27th Sep 19, 8:52 AM
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    It does happen from time to time. My personal favourite? When people are looking for the better date, even if all of the stock has the same Best Before date, and they chuck them somewhere obscure because they think we have internal crystal balls
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    • Ergates
    • By Ergates 27th Sep 19, 1:55 PM
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    Hi there
    I was in a large supermarket and they had a product on the shelf where the use by date was yesterday. I took a picture and emailed them. Theyíve just emailed me back saying sorry and the manager has now been made aware. Isnít this a criminal offence to sell food past the use by date? Could I take this further? Iím not sure what I was expecting but they donít seem to be that bothered!
    Originally posted by Johnjones7656
    Bread doesn't get a use by date, it gets a best before date. Eating bread past it's best before date won't hurt you, it might just be a bit stale.

    Selling food past it's best before date isn't illegal.

    Even *if* it *had* been a use-by date, having food on the shelf past it's use by date isn't the same as selling it.

    What more do you suggest they could have done, other than removing the item?
    • tastyhog
    • By tastyhog 27th Sep 19, 10:05 PM
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    Hi there
    I was in a large supermarket and they had a product on the shelf where the use by date was yesterday. I took a picture and emailed them. Theyíve just emailed me back saying sorry and the manager has now been made aware. Isnít this a criminal offence to sell food past the use by date? Could I take this further? Iím not sure what I was expecting but they donít seem to be that bothered!
    Originally posted by Johnjones7656
    Take it further? It was some stale bread, FFS, I keep bread for a week or more past its date.
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