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Retailers: No to expired goods

RACHELLE AGARD, [email protected]

Retailers: No to expired goods

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DESPITE ONE SUPERMARKET last week giving away food items which had past their “best by” date, other retailers say it is not something they will follow.

However, they said they would usually offer at reduced prices products close to the expiry date.

Last Friday, general manager at So-Lo Trading Inc. on Black Rock Main Road, St Michael, Simon Jackson, gave away to customers canned and vacuum-sealed goods which had passed their “best by” date. They were snapped up in a hurry, he said.

“With the NSRL [National Social Responsibility Levy] and all the things putting prices up, it is hard for people,” Jackson had said at the time.

Massy supermarket is well known for its “Red Dot” sales, where it offers products close to expiration date at a reduced price.

A source close to management told the DAILY NATION that Massy would normally offer products, such as dairy, canned and perishables items, at lower prices, as long as they were caught before the expiration date. However, all goods past expiry were sent back to the suppliers, they said. (RA)

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