This Condom Warning Label Arouses Confusion

A reader bought this box of condoms from her local Safeway, and she says this sticker was underneath the outer packaging. People be freaky, but is there anyone who would want a raw chicken condom that you have to keep frozen until use? (Meh, probably.)

I just bought a box of Become One condoms from the Tereval Street Safeway in San Francisco. I chose that brand b/c they were on sale, and came in a nifty discrete [sic] metal case, also they were a multipleasure pack. Anyway. As you’ll see in the attached photos, stuck on the back of the box is a very strange and inappropriate warning for a box of condoms.

It doesn’t appear to be stuck there by a customer, as it’s very deliberately stuck on and doesn’t appear to have been recycled from another item. Also, it was underneath the rest of the packaging, which was very firmly taped and wrapped around the case – I had to destroy the packaging to get it off. So what line operator at the condom factory got his or her signals crossed, and why didn’t they wonder why they were putting meat handling instructions on a box of condoms?

If you can’t read the text, I’ll copy it below in full:



This product was prepared from inspected and passed meat and/or poultry. Some food products may contain bacteria that could cause illness if the product is mishandled or cooked improperly For your protection, follow these safe handing instructions.

Keep refrigerated or frozen. Thaw in refrigerator or microwave.

Keep raw meat and poultry separate from other foods. Wash working surfaces (including cutting boards), utensils, and hands after touching raw meat or poultry.

Cook thoroughly.

Keep hot foods hot. Refrigerate leftovers immediately or discard.