How are you being cheated in the supermarket? Fighting expiration date
The simplest and most common operation is the replacement of stickers with dates of issue and validity. One is torn off, the second is stamped with a “pistol”. If the meticulous manufacturer stuck the sticker “tightly”, the new one is simply put on top. Recently, in “his” grocery store I saw on sale salted cucumbers of Polish packaging. The packaging is of sufficient quality, vacuum, in a double film. All data about the product in Polish, including recommendations on the date of use, are covered with polyethylene and are not available for correction with auspicious shopkeepers. No problem. Directly on top of the outer packaging in the store, they stuck their label with a “translation” and a completely different shelf life. In the same store was a witness to an interesting dialogue. The saleswoman handed the buyer a package of chicken eggs. When asked why there is no factory stamping of the release date for them, the servant of the counter, without batting an eye, began to assert that the eggs were not stamped. A young buyer timidly objected that she had seen something before, it was … “But when was that? Once upon a time, no one stamps eggs! ”And on the face – not a shadow of embarrassment. When selling cakes, the shelf life can be eliminated by cutting the finished product. The rules prohibit cutting cakes into pieces for reasons of hygiene. But after all, not everyone needs a kilo of sweets. Here are the “good” sellers “to meet” the wishes of buyers, simultaneously leaving the goods without packaging, on which the release date and all other characteristics are punched. It is easy to deal with the shelf life of goods packed by the store itself. Go check who, when and where produced cookies or sweets. On the store label – all in openwork. And stale goods – change the label easier than ever. Another feature of the local packaging is underweight. When was the last time you checked the weight of the goods on control scales? They are difficult to find in grocery stores today, if at all, they have remained elsewhere. Separate conversation deserve sausages. Long gone are the days when her Majesty’s sausage, many kilometers long queues were waiting for more on the way to the grocery store. Today everything is wrong, the sausage lies on the windows and spoils, no one needs. The working day of the seller in the sausage department begins with the guidance of external gloss. The deposited “loaves”, “sticks” and pieces are thoroughly wiped with a cloth dipped in vegetable oil to remove traces of salt that has come out, or even mold. If the oil does not help, then sometimes you have to wash the sausage in water. Pay attention to pre-sale preparation just before weighing. The seller cuts the “tails” and strings. And at the same time the factory label is sent to the trash. And why is it needed, because the sausage “just got.” Beautiful vacuum-wrapped slices are pleasing to the eye of those who like express snacks. But think about why the deli to waste time and money on cutting and packing sausage? For the convenience of customers? The very naivety. Only stale products are honored with high honor, which was otherwise not sold. And after cutting and packing sausage, like a phoenix, again, “fresh”.