A Sydney man has made a “disgusting” find on a Woolworths shelf.
The man shared a photo of a Continental cup of soup on Facebook on Tuesday.
“Fresh food?” he wrote.
“How about months out of date? How can you try to charge me for this? Disgusting.”
The best-before date on the bottom of the cup reads “20 May 2020”.
Woolworths said in its response it was “concerned” by the soup.
“Our store teams continually check our shelves to rotate the stock and make sure only the best products are on display,” it wrote.
“Unfortunately, it seems like these were missed in our regular checks. Thanks for bringing this to our attention and we'd like to look into this further.”
Woolworths has been contacted for further comment.
According to Food Standards Australia New Zealand, “foods that have a best before date can legally be sold after that date provided the food is fit for human consumption”.
However, foods past the use-by date cannot be legally sold.
CSIRO applied food microbiology team leader Sandra Olivier told Yahoo News Australia last year it’s “pretty black and white” when it comes to consuming food past the use-by date.
“Don’t use a product past its use-by date,” she said.
This was after a mum suggested drinking milk past its use-by date to save money.
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