Post by Gary Post by email@example.com Post by Sheldon Martin Post by Sqwertz
The markets here put those yellow sale labels on when it's the sell-by
date... nothing wrong with it but they are not permited to sell meat
past its sell-by date.
Different supermarkets/chains have their own color coded labels.
Just because your market uses yellow for sell-by date doesn't mean
every market in this country does.
I did say the markets HERE... and the sell-by date is on the label
also. They use color to attract the eye,and they put the color coded
on sale meat packages in front of those at full price that haven't
reached their sell-by date, I suppose because some would rather pay
the higher price for slightly fresher meat. I asked the butcher about
it and was told to cook that meat that day or freeze it. There are
usually only 2-3 packages color coded each morning and are quickly
gone. I only see them when I get to the store early, at about 7 AM. I
leave the house searly on the days my wife teaches school as she
leaves at 7 AM. On the days she teaches and I plan to shop early I
tell her to leave the automatic garage door open when she leaves. The
different stores here seem to use the same yellow for "used meat", I
suppose in other areas the color code is different, but It's been
years since I've shopped elsewhere. I haven't been more than 50 miles
from my front door since moving here. The market I usually shop at is
in town, 5 miles away. The only times I go further is when I have a
doctor appointment at one of the large hospitals in Albany, 40-50
miles depending which one, but that's a rareity. I don't drive far
anymore, my doctor, dentist, and eye doctor are in town, 5 miles...
everything I need is in town or a phone call away...
these days one can buy everything on line. We have a full hardware
store and lumber yard in town as good as Home Depot or Lowe's... they
have three locations in nearby towns, one specializes in rentals like
large backhoes and bulldozers, another specializes in firearms and
ammo, the one in this town specializes in paint and lumber, all three
sell hardware/tools, etc. For most hardware and tools I'd rather shop
at Amazon, usually costs less and shipping right to my door is free.
Amazon sells major brands of paint too.
Post by Gary
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I'd bet a Porterhouse steak I could
walk into any market in New Yawk and buy marked down meat. They're
certainly not going to through it away.
I know you meant to type "throw" it away. ;) Yes, every supermarket is
different. Then again, I never see those labels on the meat at Publix.
Maybe I'm just not shopping on the right days but I have never seen
the euphemistic "used meat" markdown bins there, either.
The "used meat" is a RFC joke. It's not used but it's almost out of
date. You have to shop early in the day to find those as they are
If you do buy one, be sure to cook it the same day. Don't even wait
until the next day.