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My local grocery store is selling outdated food items. Is that allowed?

Yes, provided the food items are in sound condition and are not adulterated. Dates on packages of food (including meat) are not enforceable under the law. The manufacturers put them on the package as a guide for consumers and retailers for quality purposes. The health department cannot enforce these dates as expiration dates related to food safety which require products to be removed from sale.

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