Do you pay attention ..the Expiry date of each item you buy at the supermarket?

Supermarket! - At the supermarket!
@cloud31 (5810)
May 18, 2010 5:41am CST
When going to the supermarket do you take time to check the the expiry date of the item you wish to buy? Myself used to check expiration date especially perishable goods.I never forget to check when its gonna be expired because sometimes it can't keep for few days and it need to be consume otherwise it turn waste after all. Sometimes I can't even hardly see and ask the staff to check it for me. How reasonable to get it check? Well maybe I'm just being safe,lol. How about you my fellow myLotters are you keen of checking the expiry date of those item you are buying,? I would love to hear from you! Happy myLotting!
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@pabreen (237)
• Philippines
19 May 10
Hi cloud, Me too! I'm very particular with the expiration date of the goods I buy at supermarket especially food. After looking into the nutritional facts I would check on the expiration date especially if I see that the goods are on sale. This would give me a second thought to buy the product or not. Well, doing this is just being smart and as a wise buyer.
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@Lxandra79 (1536)
• United States
19 May 10
When I go shopping thats the first thing I check, I dont want something lasting me for 1 week and then rotting, no time to eat it. To me it has to last for about 2-3 weeks.
@as2006 (5041)
• Israel
19 May 10
Always.I always watch expiration dates on what ever I buy.
@LadyDD (518)
• Romania
19 May 10
Not only that I check the expiry date of all the items I buy at the supermarket but I also read what it contains. I care a lot about my health and I don't want to eat any unhealthy product. Perishable goods can be dangerous for health. And you are right, labels are sometimes written in so small letters that they can hardly be read. But I have a magnifier with me to be able to read the expiry date and other details!
• Philippines
19 May 10
Yez of course. But not with newly bought ones. I only care about them when those stuffs are old and also those stored goods at the cabinet. I think its really important to check expiry dates. You don't wanna be eating expired goods that are bad to the health
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@caliya (1173)
• Philippines
19 May 10
Honestly I am not very keen on expiry dates except for yogurt. I always make sure that the yogurt is still good to eat as it has a shorter shelf-life compared to other stuffs that I usually buy in the supermarket.
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@Jack0113 (79)
• China
19 May 10
whenever and whatever i want to buy from supermarket, i'd like to do the checking of the expiry date of goods. supermarket is a big place full of nearly all kinds of stuff in our lives. so it's normal that there may be some expired goods in the market. so we should check the foods' expiry date each time to avoid the goods problem.
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@bystander (2299)
• Philippines
18 May 10
of course, that's obvious enough. you don't want to be eating expired canned foods, even those packed with other materials... although, there's some allowance to expiry dates, it pays to be cautious, you know. better safe than sorry, as they say.
@cloud31 (5810)
19 May 10
You know friend, I'm also paying attention in your user name, I cannot find a way to call you particularly out of your user name.. back to the topic, of course I know you are very much careful of all things and situation, a perfectionist above all my friends here in myLot.And I admire for that.. Thanks for that nice and vivid response,Have a nice day ahead!
@bystander (2299)
• Philippines
19 May 10
thank you, my friend. you are most engaging...
@cloud31 (5810)
21 May 10
Not all my friend!
@annavi23 (6539)
• Philippines
18 May 10
yeah,you're always being safe... of course we always check expiry dates to prevent waste of money and waste of products itself. sometimes i always buy products with the expiry dates one week for breads like that. or at least one month to other products. what products do you usually buy always? my family is really a fan of breads,yes cause every morning if we don't have prepared food we just eat breads and we always eat that during snacks in the afternoon.
@cloud31 (5810)
18 May 10
That's right, I'm always being safe especially if I know it can harm me, ,well as per as your questions related of what I use to purchase in the supermarket? I always have a few liters of milk .And some like yogurt and many perishable items, bread as well. I'm happy to know you are aware of those expiration date marks on each item.. Thanks for sharing your lovely thought.Have a nice day ahead of you!
@Tina30219 (72035)
• Onaway, Michigan
19 May 10
I always watch expiration dates on what ever I buy.
• China
20 May 10
it is hard to say,i think it depend on yourself!
@celticeagle (125376)
• Boise, Idaho
18 May 10
I do on some things especially if it is expensive. The rest I do to some degree but not always. If it is the stores history to try to sell old stuff then I do check. If not, I don't. If I am new to a store I will check for a while until I get the idea of how they function. Then I don't anymore.
@cloud31 (5810)
22 May 10
Hello ms celticeagle, Yeah you are right we don't want to waste our money especially when its really cost us a lot.And also we are aware of it because some stores are not concern managing the store so well, as long as they can make business they don't tend to manage their reputation better too. I'm glad you are aware of this too.Thank you and Take care!
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@celticeagle (125376)
• Boise, Idaho
22 May 10
Oh, I've been around awhile.
• Philippines
18 May 10
Yeah I do especially when the item is to be eaten. I'm very much particular with those because it's health that we're risking in here.
@cloud31 (5810)
19 May 10
My kite, I agree with you, keep it up! Thanks for sharing!Good day!
• Philippines
22 May 10
Hehe. Thank you also cloud. I wish you could give me shade when I'm walking under the sun.
• Philippines
19 May 10
Hi, yes I am very particular with the expiration date. We need too. For health purposes of course. One has to be vigilant because expired items cause you too many health troubles, one of these is food poisoning. As a mother, I'm very meticulous because I don't want my family and myself to suffer a health ailments in the near future.
• Philippines
19 May 10
Some of my grammar are incorrect like we need too, should suppose to be "we need to.
@med889 (5951)
18 May 10
I always do pay attention to all the stuffs I buy at the supermarket because I had had many unwanted situations in the past where I found out that a product is expired and the man does not want to take it back though I told him that he should not be selling expired stuffs. It's always good to check.
@cloud31 (5810)
22 May 10
Hello med, That's is sad knowing that the shop owner doesn't want to take it back or even replaced it.They should be very sure of all their products must be carefully check so it won't ruin their reputation. Anyway now I'm glad you've been very aware of it. Thanks and Happy myLotting!
@smiley83 (1534)
• Malaysia
18 May 10
yeah I have to check every single thing before buying & sometimes I would even check the country made of the item!
@cloud31 (5810)
22 May 10
Hello smiley, That's nice to know your aware of it too, well, country of origin of the products that's one of what I'm checking sometimes too. Thanks and Happy myLotting!
@RachelleNH (1407)
• United States
18 May 10
I probably should but if I did that-I'd be in the store forever and I try to get out as fast as I can! I bought some evaporated milk once for baking and got home, went to use it and it smelled spoiled-well guess what? It was! I didn't check..but that's the store associate's jobs to do that so the consumer doesn't-I know this as I used to work for Walmart some years ago.
@cloud31 (5810)
22 May 10
Hello Rachelle, Oh my so you have that experienced too, yes your right its the shop assistant job make sure whether their products is already expired.I think its better to complain about this then they will have to be aware next time.. Thank you for sharing and Have a nice day always!
@naka75 (796)
• Singapore
18 May 10
Biscuit - Biscuit with cream center
Yes I am pretty concerned about the expiry dates on the packaging of the food. In fact I used to study food science and we're trained to read the ingredients and look out for the expiry dates. So it becomes a 'bad' habit for me when I visit the supermarts or convenient stores. It is not only food, but also daily use products like face wash and shampoo, because some of the chemicals can self-degrade after storing for too long. So far I have not encountered anything on the shelf that is beyond the expiry dates. However there is a local store selling Japanese beverages and snacks that offers some of the products close to the expiry dates (about one week before expiry date) at 50% discount. I bought some biscuits and found the quality to be acceptable, they are still fragrant and crispy, perhaps because they are individually wrapped in aluminium foil. I believe I can trust Japanese food products because of their strict quality control but I don't think I would buy food products close to expiry dates from other countries of manufacture.
@cloud31 (5810)
21 May 10
Hello naka75, That's nice to hear about your concerned with all these stuff, I have that habit as well I can stay for even a couples of hours just to take a serious look over different goods and what made of.There are food closed to expiry dates and that still acceptable unless its really due.I'm glad reading your concept about things and their expiration.I admire you for being aware of anything. Thank you for sharing and Happy myLotting!
@34momma (13891)
• United States
18 May 10
it's so funny to see this post because just the other day i came across this very issues. I was in the market looking for stew tomatoes for my chilli. Every single can that i picked up had expired. or worst, didn't even have a date on it. When i told the guy who worked there, he said oh.. these are good, something the date comes off if they sit there to long!!!!! I could not believe he just said that too me!!!!. I said well that can must have been sitting there for years if the damn date came off. I will never shop here again!!!! Gross and worst, dangerous!!
@cloud31 (5810)
21 May 10
Hello 34momma, That's so embarrassing isn't it? How could a shop keeper can advice a consumer like that? Its kind of disappointments keeping yourself patronizing their store.It said to know that there are people like what you have encountered.Anyway, that's also a good way to know how deal with their customers. Thank you for sharing your experienced and that's a lesson for us, too.Thanks and Happy myLotting!
• Philippines
18 May 10
Hello IJ, Yes it's the most important thing for me to consider when buying goods cause I don't want to waste money for buying a bad product and also for the health safety of me and my family. Happy myLoting...
@cloud31 (5810)
21 May 10
Hello there, That is what we always suppose to do to avoid wasting and making things worthless. Thanks and Good day!
@raviudal (260)
• India
18 May 10
yeah i will surely check the expiry date of every product that i buy .. after all we are paying for that product ..and if that product doesn't work than
@cloud31 (5810)
21 May 10
Hello raviudal, Exactly and I'm glad you have this kind of practice.Thanks and Good day!
@arabian (41)
• Indonesia
18 May 10
I never noticed it,,,
@cloud31 (5810)
19 May 10
That's a good answer too, now maybe you can start check them out! Thanks and Good day!