Soured cream

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Wendy

Soured cream

Hello All

Before Christmas I bought a carton of soured cream as it had a long expiry date, 20/01/13. I decided to use it yesterday but when I opened it there was two blobs of green mould on it. I took the cowards way out and threw it away but could I have scraped the top bit off and used it? As it was soured cream I couldn't smell it was sour or not.

Wendy

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Essex Girl

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Oooh no, Wendy, I definitely would have binned it too.

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sandra

Soured cream

Definite bin.
I don't bother with "use before" as a rule but dairy I am rather more fussy.
Never buy soured cream though, just bung a bit of lemon juice in the cream I have.

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Thistledo

Soured cream

Better to have taken it back to wherever you bought from it and got your money back.

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JAMES

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"Better to have taken it back to wherever you bought from it and got your money back."

Oh who'd actually bother!!!

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Welshcookie

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Lots of people would take it back, and rightly too.

The retailer my not know the batch was faulty, their fridge is faulty, the supplier is faulty.

People don't complain enough. How is a retailer to know he is losing customers if customers don't speak up?

Corked wine - take it back. Faulty appliance - take it back. Mould in food - take it back.

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JAMES

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The product had a best before date of the 20th on it, and Wendy opened it on the 25th...........

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Welshcookie

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Thistledo

Soured cream

I would Jamie, on a point of principle! The British don't complain nearly enough.

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JAMES

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"I would James, on a point of principle! The British don't complain nearly enough."


It was FIVE days out of date!

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Welshcookie

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Best before dates are meaningless. They are an indication of when a product will be at its best and they are an aid to the supermarket for stock rotation. The product would not have developed the mould at one minute past the best before date.

Wendy is in Italy and I am not totally familiar with the treatment such a product might have had.

Use by is the date by which a product should be consumed.

Look on packs of potatoes in the supermarket; they sometimes have ridiculously short 'best by' dates, which is why so many perfectly edible potatoes are thrown away.

Yesterday I bought two nice Savoy cabbages in Tesco. Best before next Friday. Yes, I will use them before then but they will not become inedible if I don't. Just past their best.

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JAMES

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Yes, I am well aware of all of that, thanks very much, however you do not have a leg to stand on taking something back that is out of date because it has mould on it!

I seriously cannot believe anyone would even bother over 89p anyway............

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sandra

Soured cream

I am one "grumpy old woman" par excellence. I complain big time.
Even in my worst moments would never expect to be refunded for a dairy product 5 days out of date.
Cannot imagine why anyone considers this acceptable - it's not !

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Welshcookie

Soured cream

I would not expect to be refunded, but I would tell the retailer. The mould organism must have been there when the cream was put in the carton, if it was sealed.

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Wendy

Soured cream

Thank you all for your responses, I'm glad I threw it away. I will answer the question of return. Firstly, I had no receipt. Secondly, even if I had the receipt you only have a week to return goods here. It would have cost me a lot more to return it than to throw it out. I have returned things here and always been met with courtesy but not always getting satisfaction.

The carton was sealed so whether the seal was compromised or there was a tiny hole in it or even how it is stored in the back of the supermarket, I don't know.

I only bought it as it was the first time I'd seen it here as I normally put lemon juice into what goes for cream here to sour it I'll probably go back to that method!

Wendy

 
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