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Old 15.06.2014, 18:40
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Re: Coop sold me expired food

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The majority of people are blaming the OP, It is past its date, it should not be on the shelf.
Yes, and there is a legislature for this, I'd assume.
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Re: Coop sold me expired food

Of course there is. So an employee did not spot this yogurt when checking dates...we all make mistakes. Usually if it is a couple of days to end date, the will reduce the price to 50%- we often buy those- great value... and of course yogurt is fine a few days past the date, so we don't worry.

But really, I am not really sure EF is the place to complain about this. Take it back with the receipt and they will exchange.
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Old 15.06.2014, 20:13
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Re: Coop sold me expired food

In the good 'ol days before prissy EU legislation about dating anything that might come into contact with a mouth - when I worked as a student for a UK major - products just used to have a packing code (IIRC), which meant nothing to the customer, and the store had a recommended shelf life after this code.

Relying solely on good staff stock rotation practices, the amount of equivalent out of date products sold to Joe Public was more than anyone could imagine, and yet no one ever died.
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Re: Coop sold me expired food

dear OP
Do what I do and have a good root through when getting perishable goods. For example take the milk from the back will usually get you +2 days on the milk at the front - if they're rotating stick properly.

That would avoid the need for threads like this
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Old 15.06.2014, 20:41
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Re: Coop sold me expired food

You've got three choices, OP.

1. Eat the damn actimel crap, thinking all those adverts about it helping "good bacteria" really will make a difference.

2. Take it back - it has a date on it, you have a receipt with a date on it, and Coop staff are probably able to tell which number is the lowest when shown two numbers.

3. Totally miss treesarehalal's irony, take it as an insult, expand loads of energy on an internet forum, get ill, take antibiotics and then wish you had some actimel.
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Old 15.06.2014, 20:45
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1. Eat the damn actimel crap, thinking all those adverts about it helping "good bacteria" really will make a difference.
Ironically it probably has a few billion more bacteria in it, now it's gone a bit manky.

Win-win.
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Re: Coop sold me expired food

When driving back to the UK a couple of years ago, I passed a little bottle of actimel into the back for my then 7 yr old son to drink. He took a sip of it and unknown to me, put it in the back seat pocket "for later". It was the height of summer. The car was parked up on the front deck of the ferry crossing to the UK and when we got back in, it was an absolute oven - over 40 degrees. We continued to bake on our sedate way along the M25/M40/M6 and reached our destination where the car was parked outside in the full sun (and the weather was sublime - close to 30 degrees) for 3 days. On day 4, we used the car again. i heard my son drinking something in the back and asked what it was. "The actimel you gave me Mummy". Cue middle class mother hysteria as I tried to pull over on the M6 and wrestle the actimel bottle (now empty) from the 7 year old.

The result from drinking 5 day old opened kept in temperatures pushing 40 degrees inside the parked car actimel?

Nothing.

I think your 5 day old refridgerated not even opened product will be fine. But if I were you, I'd be peeved that I had n't got at least 75% off the full price when I'd bought it.
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Old 15.06.2014, 22:22
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Shut up and eat your damn yoghurt. And if you don't like the flavour eat it anyway. If you want customer service, fair pricing and unexpired goods you're in the wrong country so suck it up or emigrate.
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Which bit do you object to? "Shut up"? If so then I take it all back, please don't emigrate. Stay home instead - it's a tough old world out there.
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As a forum veteran? Or arboreal halalist?



When you find the deregister button, you let me know. Mmmkay?
You guys are real funny aren't you? What complete and utter 'dickish' replies.
Are you chuckling away behind your keyboards now or SMSing each other laughing about your replies.

No wonder this forum has a bad name, absolute pathetic.

For the record, I think the OP was silly to buy out of date food in the first place and does not really have a complaint but the replies are pathetic.


This place could be a great place if it wasn't for the 'clique'.
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Welcome back Connor McLeod!

We haven't had enough self-righteousness on the forum recently. Glad to see you putting that right.

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Dear EFers
Late last evening I picked up Actimel from Coop.
This morning when I pulled it out to drink, I saw it had an expiry date of June 10.
Is there an official consumers complaint website in CH where I can log this complaint ?
Personally I have to say I'd be a lot more annoyed about buying a product that makes false 'health giving' claims.
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Personally I have to say I'd be a lot more annoyed about buying a product that makes false 'health giving' claims.
Haven't they had to change (remove) the 'claims' on the product labelling?
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Dear EFers
Late last evening I picked up Actimel from Coop.
This morning when I pulled it out to drink, I saw it had an expiry date of June 10.
Is there an official consumers complaint website in CH where I can log this complaint ?


Take it back and ask for a refund?! Goodness, there are starving people in Africa and a whole thread is created about having purchased expired yoghurt?
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Take it back and ask for a refund?! Goodness, there are starving people in Africa and a whole thread is created about having purchased expired yoghurt?

Why are you surprised? Haven't you noticed yet how spoiled and utterly selfish the so called civilizised society is? This forum just mirrors this.
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Personally I have to say I'd be a lot more annoyed about buying a product that makes false 'health giving' claims.
it's not "false" per se...it's just normal live yoghurt. Especially good if you've been ill or on antibiotics recently. However as with everything, if you're already well nourished, it's no longer healthy.
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Take it back and ask for a refund?! Goodness, there are starving people in Africa and a whole thread is created about having purchased expired yoghurt?
yeah...1st World problem thread.
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When driving back to the UK a couple of years ago, I passed a little bottle of actimel into the back for my then 7 yr old son to drink. He took a sip of it and unknown to me, put it in the back seat pocket "for later". It was the height of summer. The car was parked up on the front deck of the ferry crossing to the UK and when we got back in, it was an absolute oven - over 40 degrees. We continued to bake on our sedate way along the M25/M40/M6 and reached our destination where the car was parked outside in the full sun (and the weather was sublime - close to 30 degrees) for 3 days. On day 4, we used the car again. i heard my son drinking something in the back and asked what it was. "The actimel you gave me Mummy". Cue middle class mother hysteria as I tried to pull over on the M6 and wrestle the actimel bottle (now empty) from the 7 year old.

The result from drinking 5 day old opened kept in temperatures pushing 40 degrees inside the parked car actimel?

Nothing.

I think your 5 day old refridgerated not even opened product will be fine. But if I were you, I'd be peeved that I had n't got at least 75% off the full price when I'd bought it.
Not sure whether to be amused or horrified by this post.
What on earth do they put in the Actimel that means it can withstand those conditions without going off.

Having worked for a long time in a lab carrying out experiments in order to determine use by dates I know that there are huge safety margins built into them so I would have eaten the yoghurts anyway.
That doesn't change the fact that the COOP shouldn't have had them for sake on the shelves so the OP should take them back and point out the problem so that hopefully they control their stock better in future. That being said I've regularly seen out if date stuff on the shelves of the large COOP here so I always pay close attention and look for the products with the longest dates (which has Ace1 has already said are usually to be found at the back of the shelf).
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What on earth do they put in the Actimel that means it can withstand those conditions without going off.
I wonder what temperature, and for how long, actimel needs to be heated to to pasteurise it. Probably high 40s?
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I wonder what temperature, and for how long, actimel needs to be heated to to pasteurise it. Probably high 40s?
The milk would be heated to around 63 Celsius for 30 minutes for normal pasteurisation ( higher for the high temp pasteurisation method) before fermentation.
The so called 'healthy' live yogurts are not pasteurised after fermentation as this would destroy a lot of the 'good bacteria'.

You would normally expect any milk based product to 'go off' after 5 days of 40 plus temperatures.
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This thread is beginning to remind me of this...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXMapqiDsqs&feature=kp

Milky-milky...
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it's not "false" per se...it's just normal live yoghurt. Especially good if you've been ill or on antibiotics recently. However as with everything, if you're already well nourished, it's no longer healthy.
Have you ever actually checked the price/litre for watered down sugar with some extra "good" bacteria thrown in to justify the marketing and packaging? If you think you need extra quantities of all those bacillus with exotic names better to buy a good quality acidophilus in powder/capsule form, without all the added sugar. Better yet, eat plain yoghurt.
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