Yogurt is a staple in my diet. That means I spend a lot of time running out to the grocery store to stock up on more yogurt. I find nothing more aggravating than buying new, delicious yogurt with a sell by date that was over two weeks ago.
I frequently have this problem in Tulsa grocery stores. I have resorted to actively checking all expiration dates before making purchases. Do stores just not care enough to check their shelves? I am constantly perplexed that store workers are not given the task of pulling expired goods off the shelves.
I know many foods are still safe to eat after the sell by date, but grocery stores should still have to remove those from the shelf. The name says it all really. “Sell by date”; the day the food should be sold by, otherwise move that product off the shelf. I worry about the amount of food wasted by grocery stores. These establishments need to think about their waste earlier to find ways to push products to consumers before they go bad while sitting on their shelf.