Written by Lindsey Burnworth
Last updated on June 12, 2013 @ 12:25AM
Created on June 12, 2013 @ 5:32PM
In the past 24 hours, some pictures have been circulating social media that are supposedly from a local grocery store that have caused quite a stir in Barbour County.
The pictures apparently show meat that had two different "sell by" dates on them, but the owner of the store said it was all a misunderstanding.
In the pictures, the original label's sell by date was June 10th. The second label's sell by date was June 13th, and some customers thought they were trying to resale out dated products.
However, the store's owner said that it could actually all be a part of a special deal. When a product comes up to it's sell by date, they run it on a "manager's special" for one day only.
After that, the product is taken off the shelves before the sell by date is over.
The problem is their labeling system automatically puts a new sell by date on the item. They also re-label their products if there's a sale, so it can show the reduced price.
The owner said he's going to fully investigate what happened to cause this confusion, but he believes this was all a mistake.
"It's our company's policy that we follow all recommended shelf life dates and stuff from the manufacturers, and at no time, do I feel that we did or would we sell outdated meat," said Craig Phillips, store manager.
The store also offers a money back guarantee. If anyone wasn't happy with their groceries, Phillips said they can go into the store for a full refund.
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Jun 11, 2013 at 11:10 PM
Shop and Save in Philippi does NOT have a money back guarantee. On may 20, I purchased a pack of chicken dated for may 24. On may 21, it was so rotten, it had my entire refrigerator stinking. When I returned the rotten meat to the store, they told me their policy had changed and they no longer would provide refunds for bad meat.