Grocery stores across Canada may not be telling consumers all of the information that they need to know, like that they are rewriting the expiration dates on our food.
In a CBC: Marketplace investigation, a former grocery store employee is showing the corners that are being cut at grocery stores to sell food that has gone past its expiration date. From meat to produce, cakes to cookies, grocery stores are finding ways to ‘re-dress’ good so that it appears to be fresh.
According to Loblaws, they have stated, “As a company, we are fully committed to upholding the highest standards in terms of product quality and safety. We have strict protocols in place to ensure their application across all our stores and departments.”
Loblaws goes onto say that they have a zero tolerance policy regarding actions that jeopardize the safety and quality of their products, but employees are painting a different picture on the grocery chain.
What do you think the ripple effects of this investigation will mean for grocery stores in Canada?
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