Stores Moldy Foods

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@Marcyaz (35954)
United States
September 17, 2015 9:43am CST
Have you ever gone to the store to buy some items and come home thinking I bought those grapes and will have some but then when you open them they are moldy looking. This happened to me yesterday. This is the only grocery store in town. Now this happened at HiVee and they are expensive it seems to me they could have someone check their fruits and get rid of the rotten ones instead of selling them in the little baskets like that where you can't see the rotten ones until you open the top of the box. This is not the first time that this has happened either and is one reason I would rather go an hour and a half away to the Fairway Market and buy my foods there.
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@celticeagle (115553)
• Boise, Idaho
17 Sep 15
I would take them immediately back to the store. The produce department needs to be more attentive. I find that fruit like bananas ripen very quickly. Grapes need to be washed and cared for. I think I would hope this is just a fluke. If it happened again I would think seriously of going to another store.
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@indexer (1086)
• Leicester, England
17 Sep 15
I agree - all goods sold should be fit for purpose, and the purpose of grapes is to be able to eat them within a reasonable period of time. In the UK the Sale of Goods Act should make this sort of situation illegal.
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@Marcyaz (35954)
• United States
17 Sep 15
celticeagle, this has happened before and you would think they would consider how it makes people feel to get home and see the fruit is not good. This is no other close store in this area as it is a very small town and only has this one grocery store.
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@Marcyaz (35954)
• United States
17 Sep 15
@indexer I wish it was illegal here and when you take them back to the store they act like it is no big deal just an everyday occurence.
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@LadyDuck (131242)
• Switzerland
17 Sep 15
This is one reason why I prefer not to buy fruits or vegetables that are already wrapped or arranged in baskets. This happened to me in the past.
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@Marcyaz (35954)
• United States
17 Sep 15
It is much better here in the summer as we can buy fresh fruits from the farmers market an know they are freshly picked. That will be coming to a close soon though as it is becomming to cold now.
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@LadyDuck (131242)
• Switzerland
18 Sep 15
@Marcyaz We also have farmers markets in summer, there are a few also in winter, but they sell honey and cheese, not fresh vegetables and fruits.
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@Marcyaz (35954)
• United States
18 Sep 15
@LadyDuck I haven't heard of any winter farmers markets around here.
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@kevin1877uk (36621)
17 Sep 15
That happened this morning, not with grapes but bread, I took it back and they exchanged it for me.
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@Marcyaz (35954)
• United States
17 Sep 15
Sorry that happened to you to Kevin, it is aggavating when that happens.
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@kevin1877uk (36621)
17 Sep 15
@Marcyaz Yeah I was surprised by it, I guess it happens.
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@inertia4 (27001)
• United States
17 Sep 15
I hear you. We have a good amount of supermarkets where I live as well as many fruit and vegetable places to shop. But the one super market right near us has horrible fruits and vegetables. So I know what you mean.
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@Marcyaz (35954)
• United States
17 Sep 15
Sorry to hear you are having the same problem at the store near you also.
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@inertia4 (27001)
• United States
18 Sep 15
@Marcyaz They have horrible meat and vegetables. I don't know why. It is a ShopRite. You would figure a chain that big would get the good stuff. But they don't.
@Rollo1 (16669)
• Boston, Massachusetts
17 Sep 15
That's the kind of occurrence that would make me take the food back. It's one thing for it go bad quickly, but it should not be bad when you buy it.
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@Marcyaz (35954)
• United States
17 Sep 15
AnjaP I agree when you buy some fruit at a store they should make sure it is good and not rotten .
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• United States
17 Sep 15
Everything is so expensive that to come home and discover something is moldy is frustrating.
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@Marcyaz (35954)
• United States
17 Sep 15
It is frustrating and then you have to go back to the store and spend your gas on something that should have been checked in the first place. They should be made to pay for that trip back to the store also or change from their receive their fruits from.
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@Raelove (16786)
• Saco, Maine
17 Sep 15
Yes, that's happened to me. My big gripe, however, is with milk. Even though I buy it with the longest freshness date, it still goes sour on me prematurely at times. So now, I spend a little extra and buy the small pints that I know I will consume in a day or so rather than a quart or half-gallon. We have a discount Oriental market here in this area where we really have to be careful about checking the produce. Their produce is in storage awhile before they display it, which accounts for the very low prices. But you get what you pay for, which is often pretty strawberries on top and moldy ones on the bottom!
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@Marcyaz (35954)
• United States
17 Sep 15
She and they should check their produce and milk before selling it. I have seen that also strawberries good on top and moldy ones on the bottom.
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@lady1993 (16213)
• Philippines
18 Sep 15
that is quite a waste of money, that is why i rarely buy fruits in the grocery don't they have a suggestion box or something?
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@Marcyaz (35954)
• United States
18 Sep 15
They don't even like you coming in and saying anything is wrong.
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@lady1993 (16213)
• Philippines
19 Sep 15
@Marcyaz they're just lucky they are nearer than most stores. If it was me i'd definitely point it out though
@Marcyaz (35954)
• United States
19 Sep 15
@lady1993 I have pointed it out but it doesn't seem to do much good.
@Rosekitty (19485)
• San Marcos, Texas
17 Sep 15
I must be the fruit police..hahah..i go through all my fruit..pick off the bad ones..point them out to the stockers and feel like i did my service for the store..hahah..shows they don't care..they just stock and don't look..well once a week i'm there..and if they start running away..hahah..i will get their manager..
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@Marcyaz (35954)
• United States
17 Sep 15
When I tell the lady about the rotten fruit she says oh that happens to me to like it's no big deal and I say well I don't like it and someone should be checking this fruit and throwing out the bad ones. Yep we are the fruit Police.
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@Rosekitty (19485)
• San Marcos, Texas
17 Sep 15
@Marcyaz what a bunch of crock..they are just lazy and we need to do their job..next time i'd going to lay out a special spot for all the moldy ones and put a help wanted sign on it..hahah
• United States
17 Sep 15
Knowing these things happen I guess it's best to really look at the fruit or what ever it may be before we buy it. Although it shouldn't have to be that way.
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@tessastv (275)
• Inverness, Scotland
3 Oct 15
That's awful. Waste of money and no good fruits. Hope you'll never come across such things again. Not pleasant at all.
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@Marcyaz (35954)
• United States
3 Oct 15
It is really upsetting when you have to take fruits back to the store and they don't seem to think anything of having bad fruit there.
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@mythociate (14426)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
18 Sep 15
It could be that they just got 'bruised' being carried from the store back to your place. That happens sometimes to apples & bananas I bring home. (Yes, I do like to eat ( I like to eat I like to eat ) ap-ples and ba-na-nas ) Although bananas are kinda odd. I have one a night, so I put four in the crisper in my fridge at the beginning of a four-night stay up in the mountains (Red River, New Mexico). When I got to the last banana (fourth night), the skin was all dark-brown/black. But the banana inside was totally normal.
@Marcyaz (35954)
• United States
19 Sep 15
They were moldy not bruised and they were grapes, I do know bruised from modly.
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• Grand Haven, Michigan
18 Sep 15
I've never had that happen with grapes. But this one time there was a dude that "hid" as a woman and asked me if I wanted to..........oops, I've already said too much. Let's move on and never discuss this again.....
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@Marcyaz (35954)
• United States
18 Sep 15
you are so bad. lol wanted to what buy some moldy grapes.
• United States
18 Sep 15
we have a 7-11 i stopped going to because of that.bought some wrapped burritoes that looked fine on the outside,but when you flipped them over,they were covered in mold. that and the fact the clerk mined butt gold while making coffee. noooo thank you.
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@Marcyaz (35954)
• United States
18 Sep 15
No, thank you is correct. I think it is not the stores but the people who are there waiting on customers and not doing there job.
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@GreatMartin (4322)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
18 Sep 15
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Strange because I keep grapes from 5-7 days--never mold--once in awhile 2-3 may be over-ripe but never mold!
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@Marcyaz (35954)
• United States
18 Sep 15
Then you are lucky about 3 that were in the box were moldy so who knows how long they were sitting at the store.
@Butchcass4 (6034)
• United States
17 Sep 15
I have also come home with moldy grapes in the batch. Very frustrating especially with what you pay for them now a days. Lord help us in this economy.
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• United States
17 Sep 15
Yes it does happen to me and that happens over here at that Safeway, is why I do not like to buy produce there and if I do check it very well. I do not know why they cant keep fresh stuff. Sorry that happened to you Marcy..yes they are so high priced as well.
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@Marcyaz (35954)
• United States
17 Sep 15
I never bought anything at Safeway when I lived near one because they were so high priced but I would occasionally buy some type of canned food when they were having a sale if it was a good sale. Seems these stores can not keep good fruits for long.
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@callarse1 (4794)
• United States
18 Sep 15
It happens all the time. My dad and I just went to the store--they had a product moldy on the shelf and they had some products that were past the sell by date. You just have to be very careful looking for dates. Also, if you can open the fruit up --most are in a resealable bag--I would highly recommend it.
@simone10 (22232)
• Louisville, Kentucky
18 Sep 15
I have had this happen before and I usually take the produce back to the store for a refund. You can hardly get any good produce anymore and what you can get is way overpriced.
@mom210 (6168)
• Atlanta, Georgia
18 Sep 15
This seems to happen a lot at places like Sams and Aldi's I guess they ting since they are giving you a good price it is okay if you cannot use some of them. I am sorry it happened, it is very frustrating and a waste of money.