Food safety is a very serious concern anywhere in the world. You would not eat stale food from your own fridge. Would you? Most people would throw away old food. Stale food carry food borne illnesses. However, our homes are not the only place where we can get sick from food that contains harmful bacteria, parasites, viruses and chemicals. It can happen outside the home, in restaurants and indeed in supermarkets. How do you know you are buying stale food from your supermarket? Supermarkets large and small are doing this as we speak. This is what they do.
How Supermarkets Sell You Old Food
As A Consumer Be Aware of Your Food Safety
So, as a consumer, it is in your best interest to be aware that food can be contaminated from the store. I am a bit curious as to why the Consumer Update on preventing food borne illnesses from the store does not include what was said in the video above.
Their list are as follows:
- Check for cleanliness
- Keep certain foods separated
- Inspect cans and jars
- Inspect frozen food packaging
- Select frozen food and perishables last
- Choose fresh eggs carefully
- Be mindful of time and temperatures.
The FDA can do so much, but business ethics and marketing goals are the responsibility of the owners and workers of these businesses. Each day, as you learn more about their tricks in the trade, keep them in mind while you are shopping. Your health is of utmost importance in a world of food obstacles and traps. Be very wary of what goes into your own mouth.
I live in a small island and I must say that the tricks mentioned in the video above are not foreign to me. I would like to encourage comments by readers on post like these. Share your ideas and opinions and your experience shopping for food.