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Galactic British milk shortages!
Tremendous, I now have to buy products someone has removed the tamper and quality seal off at some point in time risking its poisoning chance upwards for 10% off the price, what a time to be alive.
Well here is a place that’s going to sell a lot less milk than they’re used to.
ever take a slug of bad milk?
you’ll sniff all dairy from that day forward.
**Morrisons scraps ‘use by’ date on milk in favour of sniff test**
*BBC.co.uk — 09-01-2022*
UK-based retailer Morrisons has announced that it will omit “use by” labels on any milk sold under its own brand name, opting instead to **encourage customers to employ the “sniff test” before consumption**.
Ian Goode, senior milk-buyer at Morrisons, stated that the choice represented a “bold move,” and he may be correct: **Milk is the third-most-wasted food-and-drink product in Great Britain** – after potatoes and bread – with around 490 million pints going unused every year.
“The dates on the milk will stay the same,” the supermarket said. “**It is what we are asking customers to do which is changing.**”
This seemingly contradictory statement refers to the fact that “best by” labeling will remain in place, but that would-be consumers will be encouraged to “deeply inhale” each time they intend to use milk sold by Morrisons. “We recommend three long, drawn-out breaths through the nose,” said CEO David Potts. “Each such breath should be followed by a short exhale through the mouth, ideally offered with the voiceless syllable ‘ah.'”
When asked for clarification, Potts referred to other decisions made by the chain. “Well, I mean, nobody noticed when we took the apostrophe out of ‘Morrison’s,'” he said, “so why should they care about the removal of other necessary details?” He then made a loud burbling noise and accused the BBC of having stolen his socks.
“All I know,” Potts continued, “is that people rarely read beyond headlines, so they’ll believe any old thing that presents itself as being a quotation. Even people who actually read articles will only skim comments before responding to them, saying things like ‘This wasn’t in the article!’ or whatever else.”
**Morrisons said its research showed that milk does not need to be labeled as a perishable food.**
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) said that it was acceptable to have ‘use by’ or ‘best before’ on milk, depending on the processing and type. However, there must be clear labeling, and the dates printed on all food and drink must be based on “robust evidence about the product concerned.”
**The FSA also pointed out that when dealing with food generally, sniffing is not an appropriate safety test.**
My local grocer’s milk goes bad before the best by date. Pretty sure it sits for a couple hours after coming off the trucks before being loaded into the refrigerated storage.
How are you supposed to know how fresh it is when you buy it though? Open it in the shop and have a sniff?
they are just going to put ‘best before’ in front of the date instead of ‘use by’….
Hopefully it leads to less food waste