Keep your eyes sharp, Chicago grocery shoppers: A local blogger discovered cartloads of goods past the expiration date at a few Dominick’s in her area.
After Jill Cataldo heard from a reader that they had purchased and eaten meatballs that expired in 2007, she decided to go check out the problem for herself. In a series of blog posts she details her findings, including three cartloads of expired food — about 425 items — at just the first store she and her cohorts visited. Some items dated back to the days of yore, practically — 2008. Yum!
CBS Chicago did a little of their own digging after reading Cataldo’s blogs, and they also scored large quantities of expired food like dressing, pickles, cookie mix, baby food and boxed side dishes. While it’s not illegal in Illinois to have expired products on the shelves, it’s pretty gross.
“We are displeased with the out-of-date products found at our stores,” Dominick’s said in a written statement. “A high level and highest priority team has been assembled to immediately address these issues.”
Expired food at Dominick’s: First in a series [Jill Cataldo]