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What happens to expired food at the grocery store?

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angeldevoid71 
Asked at 2010.01.02 07:53:07
Do they throw it out? Donate it? I know sometimes they sell "day old" bakery items at a sale price, but what about canned food, frozen items, ice cream, etc?
answer Irish Red  Answered at 2010.01.02 07:53:07
Depending on what it is. Dairy and fresh items (such as meats etc) have to be tossed out. Canned items depending on the actual expire date can be thrown out or donated if there are still a few days left on the expiration. Same goes with frozen. Grocery stores have to watch in the donations of expired food as someone can claim to get sick from it and sue the store. This happened to Macys when day old bread was dontated to a shelter. A man sued because he said the day old bread made him sick and he almost choked on it. After that all bread was thrown out.
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