In the midst of food shortages and price hikes, local Gladstone residents are complaining that the Gladstone Price Chopper stores are failing to remove expired products off their shelves. It could be due to worker shortages. Or possibly a shady and cynical attempt to make money off otherwise bad food. With prices so high, and food stuffs in such high demand, milk a couple days over the expiration date might not seem so bad.
Gladstone resident Mike Reinsch had this to say. "Beware when shopping at Price Chopper on Vivion Road, they sell an awful lot of expired products. When I shop there, I always check the expiration date on everything I plan to buy and the last several weeks I have noticed an increase in the number of expired products on their shelves, Yesterday, it was yogurt, packaged deli meats in the meat dept., salad dressings, etc. If the use by date has passed on the product, I don't buy it and they shouldn't be trying to sell it to you. So be very selective when you show there."
But is this really just a first world problem? Not all residents mind the slightly dated food, among them Cynthia C. She had this to say "Hey, folks, most food pantries have nothing but expired goods. Lots of older folks use the pantries and so far I haven’t seen or heard of any getting ill or, god forbid, die from expired meat or canned goods. Get used to it, our supply chain is about to hit a bubble, the trucks around surrounding the outer state Hwys in D.C. in protest against the newest fed mandate on them. Geez folks open your eyes, stock up and be ready for anything that may come our way. R U that spoiled, you’ll never survive in a real world crappola problem. People need to be thinking of the Ukrainians right now."