Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Safeway Select: A Tale of Mold

Mmm... Safeway brand fig newtons...

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So my friend went to the local Safeway on 11/5/07 to buy some snacks...

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It was a good deal. They were only $2.50.

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She gets home. Eats one. Then looks at them more carefully. You too should look at them carefully.

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She takes a closer a look at the expiration date, and scared the cat.

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Yes, it does actually say 12/27/06. Safeway actually kept an item on the shelves almost ONE YEAR after the "best by" date, which is actually the date that it should be eaten, not sold. Those Fig Newtons most likely had been on the shelves since July 2006.

Anybody want to go to Safeway?