With Halloween quickly approaching, we thought it might be appropriate to highlight the “horror stories” that can come from having expired products in your stores. We will not focus on anyone that is still in business, but there are examples out there of news crews going into grocery stores and publicizing the expired products that they find. No one wants to be identified as a store that sells expired products, but what can that look like if it happens?
Keeping store shelves free of expired food can be a much more difficult task than it appears on the surface. If you have ever picked up an item on the shelf that is a few months past the expiration date, you might find yourself wondering how that is possible. However, when you take a step back and look at the whole store, it isn’t that surprising.