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Old 10-27-2018, 05:01 PM   #1
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The Ultimate Score in the Rotten Meat Department!

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I collect food for a soup kitchen. That would get a "hard look."
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Old 10-27-2018, 05:11 PM   #3
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It's got to be a mistake, but $.01 was what I paid. I asked the meat manager about it. He said, "Huh!" Petite sirloin.
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Old 10-27-2018, 05:28 PM   #4
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It's got to be a mistake, but $.01 was what I paid. I asked the meat manager about it. He said, "Huh!" Petite sirloin.
Check out the weight. It may have influenced the end price.
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Old 10-27-2018, 05:45 PM   #5
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Good eye!! My DH thinks all meat comes with a yellow sale sticker as that is all I bring home. We try not to pay full price for anything.
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Old 10-27-2018, 05:53 PM   #6
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Wow. A real deal.

I ate at a restaurant called "The Phoenix" in KCMO, they served us bad homemade mayo.

I spent three days in my bathroom with a bucket, and then went to the ER. They sent me to the gastrointestinal unit for another three days. It smelled badly in there! But they served IV morphine for three meals daily.

Hope you are still well!
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Old 10-27-2018, 05:54 PM   #7
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You got over charged!

Should have been only 0.6 cents.
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Maybe Safeway is just death on having to log inventory as discarded and the store manager needs to game the statistics to keep his job.


For the curious, do a google search on Food Lion , about 20 years ago , a news org. sent in a mole as an employee to investigate " washing and re-packaging / re dating meat packaging. Big lawsuit by the retailer against the news org.

At Food Lion, the s.o.p. with chicken going bad, wash in bleach and water, cut off any bad looking spots, rinse, and re package with beef blood to make it look fresher. You couldn't make up this stuff


Al, how was it ?
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I think the butcher guy just made an error in data entry. The meat is fine.
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I'm sure it is fine.... but still, check it carefully! Smell it, look at it, and then if all seems well be sure to cook it thoroughly, OK?

Yeah, I admit it; "iffy" meat is not my cup of tea. I ate a lot of it when I was young and poor, but now I'm better off and more in the "Blow that Dough" mode. I even pay full price for meat.
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I bought some marked down chicken and took it home to cook that night and it was bad. No more discount meat for me.
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Maybe Safeway is just death on having to log inventory as discarded and the store manager needs to game the statistics to keep his job.


For the curious, do a google search on Food Lion , about 20 years ago , a news org. sent in a mole as an employee to investigate " washing and re-packaging / re dating meat packaging. Big lawsuit by the retailer against the news org.

At Food Lion, the s.o.p. with chicken going bad, wash in bleach and water, cut off any bad looking spots, rinse, and re package with beef blood to make it look fresher. You couldn't make up this stuff


Al, how was it ?
Why I avoid the Asian grocery stores so prevalent here. There is one in East San Jose that was so bad when I went in there with the ladies caring for my father a couple of times a decade ago, I gagged near the meat counter. They were oblivious. After the second or third trip, I waited in the car while they shopped for their groceries. The odd thing is that the store had live fish in tanks they would kill for customers. Fresh fish, but everything else in the meat department was rancid.
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I bought some marked down chicken and took it home to cook that night and it was bad. No more discount meat for me.
Wow! I did not know a grocer would dare sell bad meat. I would think they want to err on the side of caution.
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I got about 80 pounds of pork chops like this at Aldi one time. Each package was a pound or two, and it was $1.49/lb, so almost all the packages totaled less than $3. And on each package was a $3 off sticker.

When I took them to the register the cashier didn't know how to ring them up. She kidn of laughed and said she didn't think she could pay me the $0.20 to $0.50 that she would owe me on each package. After thinking for a while she asked if it was okay to charge me $0.01 per package just so she could ring up some positive amount as that was what the register required. Sure thing!

That Aldi stopped offering similarly good meat deals shortly after my visit
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I bought some marked down chicken and took it home to cook that night and it was bad. No more discount meat for me.
Thanks!

There was a thread around here not long ago "What do you splurge on?" I couldn't come up with anything. But your example reminded me... There IS something I "splurge" on!

I Splurge, to avoid Purge!
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At Food Lion, the s.o.p. with chicken going bad, wash in bleach and water, cut off any bad looking spots, rinse, and re package with beef blood to make it look fresher. You couldn't make up this stuff

Food Lion arrived here a long time ago with all sorts of advertising about how great they were. With all the shenanigans they were pulling to avoid throwing stuff out that they should have, they crashed real fast. Quickest opening of a chain and closing I ever saw. They pulled out of the area real quick.
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I remember touring Mount Vernon and seeing George Washington's kitchen. The story went that they kept meat unrefrigerated for days and days, and cooked with sauces to camouflage "strong tastes." While I'd like to live longer than George did (he died at 67) that was a reasonably ripe old age at that time -- and diet was not what killed him (he was bled out by surgeons).

That said, I bought a package of Costco hot dogs a while back and wasn't able to finish them before they started getting moldy. I ate one with a couple white spots, but once the spots started turning green I gave up on them and dropped them in the dumpster.
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Food Lion arrived here a long time ago with all sorts of advertising about how great they were. With all the shenanigans they were pulling to avoid throwing stuff out that they should have, they crashed real fast. Quickest opening of a chain and closing I ever saw. They pulled out of the area real quick.

Are you around the Houston area? That is what happened here.... it was not just the bad press, but the very high prices...




BTW, our Kroger has manager specials at time... their meat used to be on sale for a reasonable price, but not any longer... some of their sale items are cheaper, but for regular price they are high so their discounted price is also high... heck, one time I could buy hamburger at HEB that was fresh cheaper than the mgr special at Kroger...
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