Note the date when you are shopping for groceries
I was in a supermarket in Karama near my apartment when I went to purchase a bunch of items for dinner that evening.
As I was waiting near the cashier, I saw young lad who had a few items placed on the table. He could not wait till the cashier finished with me as he was in a hurry. Since I made my purchase with a card, it took some time to approve the transaction so I asked the cashier to serve this young lad. He was in such a hurry that he did not realise that half of the items he had purchased were expired, such as a bottle of apple juice and a pack of yoghurt.
I was quite disappointed to realise that not many people know how to even do simple grocery shopping.
I had given a hint to the cashier to run out, keeping the other customers waiting, and hunt for that young lad so he could hand over the bottle of juice and yoghurt and be provided with new ones. Fortunately, the lad returned.
I blame it on the supermarkets for keeping expired products. The municipalities should make surprise checks to find out whether supermarkets are violating the laws.
You eat something expired you end up getting sick. I saved the doctors and nurses precious time. We have heard many cases and read reports of people who had suffered from food poisoning. This is one cause. You need to watch what your shopping.
Mathew Litty, Dubai