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Food safety expert addresses expiration dates

Credit: KTNV Channel 13 Las Vegas
Published on October 31, 2019 - Duration: 02:21s

Food safety expert addresses expiration dates

A mother is raising alarms after she says a local supermarket had been stocking yogurt past their expiration date, and it took a while to have it addressed.

Jeremy Chen reports

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Food safety expert addresses expiration dates

A VALLEY MOTHER OUTRAGED.....AFTER BUYING EXPIRED YOGURT....AT A LOCAL SUPERMARKET!BUT....IT'S WHAT SHE FOUND.....WHEN SHE WENT BACK.....THAT REALLY SET HER OFF!13 ACTION NEWS REPORTER JEREMYCHEN EXPLAINS WHAT YOU SHOULDDO IF YOU FIND EXPIRED FOOD ONTHE STORE SHELVES.LIVE IN ALMOST EVERYTHING YOUEAT OR DRINK- OR HAS SOME SORTOF STAMPED DATE AND IT'STHIS DATETHAT CAN TELL YOU AWHOLE LOT ABOUT WHETHER THEFOOD IS GOOD OR NOT.PKG ELYSE FORSTER FREQUENTLYSHOPS AT THIS ALBERTSON'S- ONHUALAPAI AND DEER SPRINGS.SHE GOT AN UNPLEASANT SURPRISEWHEN SHE SAYS-SHE FOUND YOGURTPAST THEIR STAMPED DATES DURINGTHE PAST TWO WEEKS."I WENT THROUGH EVERY BRAND.SOME IT OF IT HAD EXPIRATIONDATES, SOME OF IT JUST HADDATES STAMPED ON IT, BUT I WENTTHROUGH EVERYTHING." IT'S THESEDATES THAT CONCERN FORSTER.FOOD SAFETY CONSULTANTMATTMCCLURE SAYS THERE IS NOFEDERAL STANDARD FOR STAMPEDDATES EXCEPT FOR BABY FORMULA.MATT MCCLURE, FOOD SAFETYCONSULTANT "ESSENTIALLY IT'S UPTO THE MANUFACTURER TODETERMINE THE BEST DATE BASEDON QUALITY SO THEY COMMUNICATETHAT TO THE RETAILER,DISTRIBUTORS AND CONSUMERS." HESAYS THE DATES CAN EITHER BEACTUAL EXPIRATION DATES"SELL BY" OR "USE BY" DATES.HE SAYS "SELL BY" OR "USE BY"DATES DO NOT ALWAYS MEAN THEFOOD IS BAD.WITH SOME OF THE YOGURTS HESAW.HE SAYS IT'S UNCLEAR WHAT THEDATE ACTUALLY MEANS- WHEN IT'SSIMPLY STAMPED.MCCLURE SAYS--- NO MATTER WHATS SAPPHOPPERS SHOULD MAKE THEIROWN JUDGEMENT BY TAKING THEFOOD OUT AS THE STAMPED DATEINCHES CLOSER."ARE THERE ANY SIGNS OFSPOILAGE?

ARE THERE CHANGES INTEXTURE OR CONSISTENCY?"MCCLURE DOES SAYTHERE AREGUIDELINES IN SOUTHERN NEVADA-TO KEEP STORES FROM SELLINGDAIRY PRODUCTS PAST THEIR "SELLBY" DATE- CARRYING PENALTIES IFTHEY AREN'T FOLLOWED."YOU'LL GET A CERTAIN NUMBER OFDEMERITS.YOU COULD BE CLOSED DOWN.IF IT'S SERIOUS ENOUGH IT COULDGET INTO A FAIR-TRADESITUATION, ESPECIALLY IF ITCROSSES STATE LINES." FORSTERSAYS SHE'LL MAKE SURE TO TAKE ASECOND LOOK- BEFORE BUYINGANYTHING."YOU HAVE TO CHECK THE DATESBECAUSE YOU CAN'T RELY ON OTHERPEOPLE TO DO IT, AND THAT'SEVERYWHERE WHERE YOU SHOPUNFORTUNATELY." LIVE OUT THEMOTHER SAYS THE STORE MANAGERDID REACH OUT TO HER TODAY-SAYING THEY REMOVED ALL DAIRYPRODUCTS PAST THEIR STAMPEDDATE.IT APPEARS THEY DID JUST THATWHEN I WENT INSIDE AND CHECKEDTHE DAIRY SECTION.JEREMY CHEN 13 ACTION NEWS.RIGHT NOW...THE LOCAL BASEBALL COMMUNITY ISCOMING TOGETHER.....TO REMEMBER BELOVED FORMER

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