Quoted TextOne thing that irritates me is companies that print their ingredient lists in ways that are difficult to read.
I may need to be bringing a magnifying glass and a flashlight to the health food (or grocery) store to figure out what ingredients a product contain.
Ummm very!!! But yes we should be taking things back - that is the only way we can hope these companies will change their practices!!Quoted from SpringPeople are wasting their time trying to intimidate me if I have to take something back that is not good for one reason or another. I even took a big bunch of broccoli back the other week because I was tired of the stuff spoiling as soon as I got it home! I'm not buying organic that is in worse shape than the stuff that is half the price. How sick can we get eating mold!
I agree - she should never have been rude to you - Is she the owner or simply the manager? If the latter, then you can get her company's contact details & go over her head?!Quoted from PrincessMiaThis very thing bugs me lately too. We have a fairly new health food store near us. I have been buying Brown Rice Pasta, it was written in large letters on the front. One batch was very pale, that brought me to looking at the fine print on the back. It is a mix of white and brown. Guess the last batch was mostly white. I wrote and complained to them but did not receive a response yet. Another topic, I also bought very expensive brown basmati and got it home to find it was just about to expire any day. I brought it back. She was very rude with me. With my sensitive system and if I am going to pay a high price for something, I want it to be fresh. She gave in and gave my money back. Another time I noticed she had all the natural bread right in the window on display in the sun. It was hot to touch it. I told her it was not good for the bread. Much of her products are in direct sunlight. Supplements should not be in heat and direct sunlight.I got to looking closer and found much of her products were expired. She obviously does not know how to run a business. When things are too close to expiry she should have specials. Never see specials there. I have been a self appointed food and product police for some time now. I let companies know and I speak up for the people. Most companies are good about it. If we don't speak up, nothing will change.
Quoted from PossumI agree - she should never have been rude to you - Is she the owner or simply the manager? If the latter, then you can get her company's contact details & go over her head?!
Was the bread in plastic that was in the window? If so that is even worse?! As well as chemicals from the plastic being transferred to the product, wouldn't the bread also be getting stale by being overheated & drying out?
The HFS I used to work at, would never have specials on soon to expire stock - their concern was that it would bring people in that only bargain shopped - but surely better some extra customers that way than throwing the stuff away??!!