Visit Julia S. *, reader at Nau.ch, the Diner branch on Laurelplatz in Bern last Tuesday.
A look at the grocery store’s yogurt shelf raises suspicion: It’s serving cranberry yogurt that expired on June 23.
“I had to look twice,” she told Nau.ch. “I was surprised that yogurt was still available for sale almost a month after its expiration date—without any label. Mainly because it’s a dairy product.”
Other yogurts with an expiration date of July 20 have been given discount labels.
How does this happen? When ordering, Diener says: Products that are about to expire are usually offered for sale at a discount. This also aims to combat food waste, for example. After that, they will be removed from the shelves.
The retailer explains: “This is an isolated case where a date control error occurred, and we regret that.”
Affected products will be immediately withdrawn from sale. There was no customer feedback in this specific case.
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