Best before dates: How supermarkets tamper with your food (CBC Marketplace)


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  • Debi Sayer
    Debi Sayer  1 hours back

    Now I know why sometimes when I buy ground meat and open it to use that same day and it smells bad already before its best before date. I'm sure that meat tampering goes on in that local grocery store. I'll be much more careful of my purchases going forward.

    • Cynthia Holbert
      Cynthia Holbert  3 hours back

      That lymph node on his neck is visibly enlarged. He should have that checked.

      • KA17
        KA17  5 hours back

        I never buy bakery goods. To begin with they don't taste good because of the low quality ingredients and preservatives they use, I don't trust the sell by date either, and then there's the hygiene factor. I don't see people wearing gloves and I can't trust that hand washing is a part of their routine. That's also the reason I rarely go out to eat unless I have to. Most kitchens are staffed by low wage immigrants whose culture is extremely different than ours.Trust me, I've worked in too many of them and know they don't care about hand washing or any kind of sanitation. Then there's the food court in malls. I once saw a man elbow deep in a vat of noodles in a Chinese food stand. So gross.

        • Silver Chopsticks
          Silver Chopsticks  6 hours back

          Yesterday I was shopping for dog snacks which I usually dehydrate myself. It turns out that the pet store was selling products whereby the "Made In China" label was covered with the price sticker. Selective deceit. I always check ALL labels and if I cannot find out where the dog product was originated from, I won't buy it. I found one package that said in big print, "Distributed by *** Ca. USA" but in small print said, "Product origin China." That is really just a covert lie.

          • Silver Chopsticks
            Silver Chopsticks  6 hours back

            Ugh, and to think I was buying the little kids in my family portioned slices of pie because an entire pie was too much for the family to eat. This information is wonderfully useful. Thank you.

            • Nathan Knauss
              Nathan Knauss  12 hours back

              Just sue, when you get sick, sue, when you feel threatened, sue.

              Obviously it's a complete joke.

              • Nathan Knauss
                Nathan Knauss  12 hours back

                Why y'all gotta go to Poll Daddy?

                • mikecorbeil
                  mikecorbeil  13 hours back

                  See, I'm poor, member of third-world Canada, and I've eaten foods beyond their BBF dates plenty of times but know well enough how to cook them to terminate bacteria. When you're poor, then you simply are poor. Justin Trudeau reportedly acted to alleviate poverty, but I haven't a damn clue what that poverty is, for it's not in my area, for there's been no alleviation here for Cdns. Maybe for recent immigrants and migrants, but I see none of this for local Cdns. I really don't see it, but have learned of the opposite happening, with or due to both the federal and provincial govts. So I, and plenty of others, make due with what we get and just need to sufficiently cook foods, Better off just going on and hunting for wild partridge and harvesting wild edible plant foods. Plus, grocery stores charge exhobitant prices, so .... JT supposedly alleviated poverty i n Ca. That's a bad joke. I'm not against immigrants and migrants, but damn well dislike it when the politics of this country tells us LIES. Sad to say, but many of the immigrants and migrants don't care about us. Sad! i wouldn't want to do that to ANYONE.

                  • BrokenZebra
                    BrokenZebra  20 hours back

                    3.03 haha hide the face but not the voice how bad

                    • Angelic Alien333
                      Angelic Alien333  2 days back

                      All these corporate cocksuckers WILL BURN!!!

                      • Lala Addas
                        Lala Addas  2 days back


                        • Vincent Paretti
                          Vincent Paretti  2 days back

                          I buy it and make it myself. Cook all my own food.

                          I buy organic, however, it's more than likely not these days of lies and corruption.

                          2 things;

                          1 Don't eat sugar.

                          2 Do you really think food prep workers wash their hands?

                          Yeah, that's why I make everything myself.

                          • chipmunktubetop
                            chipmunktubetop  2 days back

                            Punch that baldy in the face.

                            • RoRo G
                              RoRo G  2 days back

                              That SR. Vice President knew he lied that the labels were fudge, authorized to change from higher ups, he could care less abt the customers. It's abt the MONEY! SAD.

                              • Trieu Pham
                                Trieu Pham  3 days back

                                Just mark them down. Ill buy it all

                                • MaryAnn Sarkady
                                  MaryAnn Sarkady  3 days back


                                  • s a d / 1 0
                                    s a d / 1 0  3 days back

                                    Has to be a Canadian thing...

                                    • PJ
                                      PJ  3 days back

                                      This has been going on for decades. Take in the back and put a new date on it!

                                      • Jade Lrz
                                        Jade Lrz  4 days back

                                        Well, after watching this video, I feel lucky because I rarely buy sth like that or eat outside. Nowadays, even food in restaurants is dangerous to eat. Money is the only thing many pp care

                                        • Fernando TX
                                          Fernando TX  4 days back

                                          The reporter is hot

                                          • Ellen Casey
                                            Ellen Casey  4 days back

                                            Discuating but heard of this.AWFUL

                                            • musicsoundsification
                                              musicsoundsification  4 days back

                                              In Holland you have 2 dates. One you can pas and one not and if you do its a health risk

                                              • Isaac&crystal lucero
                                                Isaac&crystal lucero  4 days back


                                                • Cory Antonishyn
                                                  Cory Antonishyn  5 days back

                                                  I have worked for 32 years in the Grocery industry. Safeway/Sobeys. I have NOT seen this. The MOVEMENT of material is the $$$ and provides BUYING POWER. It is odd, but it is not in the interests of the grocery industry to cause "lingering" of single products. It is economy of scale, for both PRICE and BUYING POWER. Yes fruit off of a tree will mold after a month, but over all this is a bit of fear mongering?

                                                  • Brian Dane
                                                    Brian Dane  5 days back

                                                    that would never happen here in the US ;)

                                                    • Josh Robertson
                                                      Josh Robertson  5 days back

                                                      What about the food from the food banks all experts government give to people

                                                      • Edward Trickett
                                                        Edward Trickett  5 days back

                                                        Disgusting that this is happening

                                                        • LJ Adkins
                                                          LJ Adkins  5 days back

                                                          Some restaurants reuse served foods.

                                                          Unless you grow foods or make it yourself, you don't know what you're eating.

                                                          • Co Occo
                                                            Co Occo  6 days back

                                                            THIS IS REAL C R I M E !

                                                            • Co Occo
                                                              Co Occo  6 days back

                                                              this is “ EAT AT YOUR OWN RISK ” Foods N Products

                                                              • Pekka Ylönen
                                                                Pekka Ylönen  6 days back

                                                                How about fish market? When the Best Before timer start?

                                                                • N .I
                                                                  N .I  6 days back

                                                                  I feel Marketplace has been boring lately (2019) I miss the old hosts!
                                                                  Also I work at Metro & this happens all the time! FYI

                                                                  • N .I
                                                                    N .I  7 minutes back

                                                                    SovereignofSilence Sadly, yes the do.

                                                                  • SovereignofSilence
                                                                    SovereignofSilence  5 hours back

                                                                    Oh man...Does Metro re-date the cake slices? I buy baked goods and cookies all the time there. Would be good to know what to avoid. :)

                                                                • lt34102
                                                                  lt34102  6 days back

                                                                  I guess Canada doesn't have Whistleblower laws.

                                                                  • kimobi
                                                                    kimobi  6 days back

                                                                    i’ll just learn how to bake my own cakes... thanks 🤭

                                                                    • Yota Doug's Tool Collecting Channel

                                                                      The sandwich bar at the grocery stores seem to have some gross ingredients

                                                                      • sallie6
                                                                        sallie6  7 days back

                                                                        I'm feeling violently ill....this is CRIMINAL!

                                                                        • John D. Rockefeller
                                                                          John D. Rockefeller  1 weeks back

                                                                          I hate this world

                                                                          • LucilleB
                                                                            LucilleB  1 weeks back

                                                                            Yuck! I'll think twice about purchasing a bakery product at the store in the future.

                                                                            • Tui Mallhead
                                                                              Tui Mallhead  1 weeks back

                                                                              raw meat that is factory shrink wrapped will easily last at least 6 months in a freezer that is below zero. Remember if you get sick from any item dated the supermarket is liable unless there is a recall then the handler or manufacturer is held responsible. food poisoning pays very well and supermarkets pay fast. out of sight out of mind.

                                                                              • xXLetaXx
                                                                                xXLetaXx  1 weeks back

                                                                                I am watching this video three years after publication. Is there an article, or plans to film a follow-up to this? I have had a few issues with consuming rotten egg sandwiches from a well known fast food restaurant, and I have bought food from grocery stores that have expired/gone mouldy within 24 hours of my purchase. I am concerned about the quality of foods being sold. I am sure I am not alone.

                                                                                • Wei-Di Vee
                                                                                  Wei-Di Vee  1 weeks back

                                                                                  GREED GREED GREED - ALL ABOUT DAMN MONEY... 😠When are people going to learn that: when there are no longer any vegetation left on this earth, YOU CANNOT EAT MONEY... Ive always maintained... NEVER EVER BUY MARINATED MEAT... i never have and never will... if its marinated, they are disguising the fact that it has started spoiling .... SOUTH AFRICA... i would lock him in a tiny concrete room...leave nothing but the cake in there with him.... sign on the door: best Release before :....... 😂😂😂 SHUT THE FRONT DOOR 😂😂😂

                                                                                  • gary gjl
                                                                                    gary gjl  1 weeks back

                                                                                    butcher staff take chicken breasts that have been sitting in the bunkers for a week and then cut them up into chicken strips at outrageous prices. cmon people these stores are getting away with it

                                                                                    • gary gjl
                                                                                      gary gjl  1 weeks back

                                                                                      oh cmon people the meat in the bunkers are turning grey and they still sell it

                                                                                      • John Moore
                                                                                        John Moore  1 weeks back

                                                                                        OH CANADA!!!!!

                                                                                        • Aryelish
                                                                                          Aryelish  1 weeks back

                                                                                          The world is rotten :/

                                                                                          • Bob Knoxious
                                                                                            Bob Knoxious  1 weeks back

                                                                                            Wow is that guy still employee?
                                                                                            How rude
                                                                                            Should have made him eat that moldy torte and then chat with you

                                                                                            • Atheer Omar
                                                                                              Atheer Omar  1 weeks back

                                                                                              1:19 This was just not appropriate for a scientist!

                                                                                              • grinkster
                                                                                                grinkster  1 weeks back

                                                                                                With meat never expect that at LOBLAWS! I might be wrong but my Step mom would never have allowed that but also she would sell meat like a pro! Where she never had to do this but with the regulations I highly doubt that the company would allow this! Also Galen Weston Jr. Personally hired my Step mom to work at his personal store! Because he wanted the best meat cutter in his store. His personal chef complimented my Step Mom multiply times for her amazing cuts of meat! That was five years ago so the company lost its one of the best meat cutters! So who knows what's going on and Galen can't manage ever frigging Loblaws store in Canada! Basically I trust Loblaws and all their sub grocery stores. But that doesnt mean I don't follow all the tips in this video. Best tip don't be lazy and reach for the back or bottom you will notice the best before dates are different!