Sunday, February 04, 2007

Gross food market rant, and spending the day organizing the charms for the swap, checking people's items, making sure they are sturdy, not broken.

Took a break and went to a local supermarket to get some stuff... While I was in the store, and this is a reputable chain, I found a jar of olives that had stuff floating in it. upon closer inspection, it was bacterial growth and the seal had been broken. What if a person with poor eye sight bought this?

I brought it to the customer service desk to have them damage it out- the girl just took it and made no comment.
Then we continued on with our shopping (the little gang I was with and me),,, And the next gross out was at the deli counter.
The bunch of us who were shopping were looming in front of the glass case where they keep the prepared foods and everything looked a bit old. So I had asked the guy working behind the counter how long the shelf life was for the salads etc. He said there is no set time limit. "When it looks old."
We were so shocked!

I told the guy that the food can be spoiled even if it smells fine, or if it has no funny taste.
I was standing there dumbfounded at the fact that he was/is willing to be a guinea pig.
We even started talking about the fact that people may be getting sick, food poisoning etc.

I do not order sliced meats often, and eat them even less.

Long story short... the item that I ordered, roasted turkey breast... was something that is usually marked with an expiration date right?

So on the way home we opened it up and passed it around for a snack.
It burned the mouth like a tangy bit of pineapple!
I made the child that I gave it to spit it out immediately. The kid had a cold and couldn't taste it.

What happens to the little children, who's parents serve this to them for Monday's lunch????
But what I tasted today IS A CRIME!
We drove back to the market, and got our money back.
I cannot believe this.
I live in a "rich" city and the food they sell us is ROTTEN!

This was the last good supermarket around.

I am so annoyed!

Hoping the little one who had the meat does not get a fever or worse, and I hope nothing happens to the rest of us who tasted the meat too. End of market rant-

*On to the charms!*
We have over *2000* charms being swapped in this round!
The first set of parcels are being shipped tomorrow morning.
It was SO much fun to meet many of the artists who participated with this event.

Our next one is in May.

Consider joining!

1 comment:

Anne said...

Hi Amber: You really should consider reporting the market to the health department. Ick! ~Anne