What Possible Harmful Secrets Are Supermarkets Hiding?

Walk into a supermarket and you probably are impressed with how everything looks so fresh and clean. But what possible turn offs or angers can lurk behind this comely facade?

Fruit and vegetables are located right near the entrance so the first impression you get is one of health and freshness. Giving the customer the impression that everything is as fresh as possible is a major priority of supermarkets, as is making as much money as possible, which can lead to some shady practices markets engage in to extend shelf life

Checkout line often display impulse buying items – you can’t resist while waiting on a line.

Spraying water on fruits and vegetables actually makes them rot faster. Its done to make them weigh more so they cost you more, or to make them look better.

Shopping carts aren’t washed – wash your hands and any foods that touched the shopping cart – when you get home.

Circulars advertise bargains that get sold with the regular price. Check that receipt before leaving store.

Items geared towards adults have the most expensive ones at eye level, with the less expensive ones on the top and bottom shelves. Items geared toward children are at their eye level.

Food that  is imperfect, became buggy, or expired, can get sent back to the supplier for “reconditioning”.  It’s a lawful process allowed by the FDA and it’s probably effecting food that’s in your cupboard right now. The FDA does not require a label or notification or even a price reduction to shoppers.  No doubt many wouldn’t buy rice with a label stating, “Contained bugs last month!”

Expired foods originating in the supermarket can get relabeled with new expiration dates.

If it ever looks like there are two overlapping labels on a package of meat, don’t buy it. Probably repriced and not fresh.

Multiple handling of loose produce causes uncleanliness. Can it be washed off?

Supermarkets that fail inspections are not under any obligation to tell you about it or close.

A recent study found that up to a third of all fish currently on the market is mislabeled, with expensive fish like tuna being replaced by others that look similar. 

article source: http://www.kitchendaily.com/read/11-secrets-supermarkets-dont-want-you-know
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