Alpharetta GA 30009, USA - Alpharetta
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Grocery store in Alpharetta selling Indian groceries- Spices Hut (4150 Old Milton Pkwy SE Spices Hut, Alpharetta, GA 30005; Phone: 877-423-7488; 770-410-9477; www.spiceshut.com) is openly selling food items that have crossed the manufacturer specified expiry date!! I have faced it for the 4th time- for the 1st 2 times, I dismissed it as an error by the store management and made it a point to notify the store. I did not buy the items.
Couple of months later and as as latest as last week, I purchased a pack of cookies which, on reaching home, I noticed, was made in Jan 14, 2011 with manufacturer specified expiry date of 12 months- which means Jan 14 2012. I promptly returned it to the store. I went ahead and checked all the items purchased from the store, I had in my stock at home. I was surprised to find another packed food item which "expired" in Aug 2011!!!
Agahst, i went again to the store asking an explaination for the repeats. The attendant very coolly told me that they receive such packs from distributors; that it was normal as all most all other grocery stores selling Indian food products, especially those imported from India- do receive and stock "expired" food- and also stock them. She never put an apology, wasnt apologetic in her words and did not feel embarassed- this meant to me that stocking expired food items has been a regular practice- not news to them.
When I asked if they had raised this with the local health department, she (the attendant) drew a blank. She asked me to contact the owner at email (email@example.com). I did so, there was no email response from teh owner but he called and left me a voice mail apologizing and accepting the issue. However, as of last week, situation was the same. I bought a pack just for the purpose of evidence.
Im really concerned on seeing how easy it is for the stores selling such stuff, to play with the health and lives of the people at large. I have seen other stores- Walmart's, Kroger's etc and even pet stores- have such stringent quality control and either dont sell expired food stuff or if the stuff is near its expiry date, they make it a point to put this in bold text on the select products, so the buyers are aware and make a concious decision. I keep thinking if there a separate law for those selling Indian food!
Is there something your team can help explore further please?
Webb Rd & Deerfield Pkway Milton, GA - Milton
Night sensor too short! On Webb Rd, it turns yellow just entering intersection. 1 car barely makes it through. PLEASE add ~15sec, esp w/more cars out NOW due to holiday season and kids home from college. Plus, it is darker earlier...maybe it never reset for Daylight Savings Time (unless this is a major source of revenue for Milton?)