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Selling Out Of Date Food - Legal

janz70janz70

hi all, I know the supermarkets sell food upto their "use by" date in the bargain bins but my local Mills store often has foods stuffs for sale past their use by date though greatly reduced - Is this legal

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    greg_68
    Foods Standards Agency

    Is it legal to sell products past their 'best before' date?
    Shops are allowed to sell food after its 'best before' date has passed. 'best before' dates are concerned with quality rather than safety, so it doesn't mean that the food is dangerous if the 'best before' date has passed. However, if you buy food after the date, remember that it might no longer be at its best.

    'Use by' dates are different to 'best before' dates and it is against the law to sell any food that has passed its 'use by' date. Using it after this date could put your health at risk.

    In all cases, whether or not the 'best before' date has expired, the law says that food sold must not put people's health at risk and must not be falsely or misleadingly described or presented.
    baffledsalmon
    This is the second thread in 24 hours you've made about mouldy/best before food. Maybe you should stop buying reduced things and learn your lesson?
    ame2607
    best before - they can sell after date.

    use by - sell before or on date of expiration.

    although choc, biscuits etc are edible after use.

    the shops are liable if you buy out of date.
    Alfonse
    you should stick to tinned foods IMO
    dataload
    i'm guessing the scones you bought cost like 20p since they were in the reduced bin, why so much rage over such a little amount of money? is your life so empty, you were REALLY REALLY REALLY looking forward to eating a scone at the end of the day?
    Alfonse
    dataload
    i'm guessing the scones you bought cost like 20p since they were in the reduced bin, why so much rage over such a little amount of money? is your life so empty, you were REALLY REALLY REALLY looking forward to eating a scone at the end of the day?


    more to the point scones are like so easy to make and better than shop bought............
    dataload
    Alfonse
    dataload
    i'm guessing the scones you bought cost like 20p since they were in the reduced bin, why so much rage over such a little amount of money? is your life so empty, you were REALLY REALLY REALLY looking forward to eating a scone at the end of the day?


    more to the point scones are like so easy to make and better than shop bought............

    yeah and cheese scones sound crap anyway
    BurntEffigy
    No, you're wrong, Cheese Scones are great...... Cherry scones are crap

    (mouldy Cheese scones excluded)
    dimebars
    Quick. Sue them!! Clown
    moob
    What greg posted

    /thread
    sul
    your gonna turn out like your avatar pic if you keep eating all this dodgey stuff!
    janz70
    baffledsalmon
    This is the second thread in 24 hours you've made about mouldy/best before food. Maybe you should stop buying reduced things and learn your lesson?


    The tesco scone debate has nothing to do with this post - different shop , different question
    I was just wondering about the sale of an item past their best before / use by date not food thats gone off before it date



    Edited By: janz70 on May 12, 2011 20:25: .
    moob
    janz70
    baffledsalmon
    This is the second thread in 24 hours you've made about mouldy/best before food. Maybe you should stop buying reduced things and learn your lesson?


    The tesco scone debate has nothing to do with this post - different shop , different question
    I was just wondering about the sale of an item past their best before / use by date not food thats gone off before it date




    Your answer is in post #1
    Benjimoron
    I don't get this, if something is passed its best before then surely at some point it has a health risk due to eating it? Everything goes mouldy at some point right? (apart from honey?)

    I see there's that website which sells stuff passed its best before because there's no use by date.
    janz70
    @ moob - I know (thanks Greg) I was trying to explain that this isnt really related to the mouldy cheesy scone

    I too was like Benjimoron thinking that this was just wrong

    still question answered

    thanks to those that gave constructive answers


    Edited By: janz70 on May 13, 2011 00:54: .

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