Diminishing Quality of Food & Products

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  1. Standingstones

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    I had a similar situation concerning potato salad. The nearby grocery store doesn’t cook the potatoes long enough. The cut up potatoes are hard as a rock most times. I told the deli manager about the problem. She gave me that look that said, “what do you expect me to do about it?”

    If it weren’t a hassle, I would take the container back and make her taste them. My wife said she will make a batch the next time and see how it goes.
     
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  2. nivek

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    A couple years ago or so I bought this pepper brand and the container held 5 ounces of pepper...A couple days ago I bought another container of the same pepper, seemingly in the same type container however the size held was only 4 ounces this time...I don't know the price I paid years ago to compare prices but definitely a diminished size and I can only assume that I paid the same price as before or perhaps more...

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  3. Standingstones

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    Remember when ice cream containers were 64 ounces? Think again these days. 48 ounces is your standard container. When you say a half gallon of ice cream that is how companies have shaded things.
     
  4. wwkirk

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    But they can only shrink it so much, right? :crazy:
     
  5. AD1184

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    I was a bit bothered by this story about British meat:

    UK meat industry hopeful for extension of 10-day shelf-life rule after safety risk study

    The current Food Standards Agency guidance calls for refrigerated beef to have a shelf life of no more than 10 days. The FSA has seemingly given their assent however to an extension to 21 days after an industry-backed study purports to have shown that it is safe.

    I have had some beef reeking pretty badly a day or two before the current use-by date.

    Maybe they could go to twelve days first, as a precaution, and see how that goes, rather than doubling it right away?
     
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  6. nivek

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    I opened a package of cooked and sliced ham recently, in only 4 days it turned and did not smell good, I had to throw away what was left...It had a date of September 22nd on it and kept wrapped in foil and refrigerated...

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  7. nivek

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    I'm growing watermelon this year my garden and I've already eaten one, the first one that I picked out of the garden and it had so much flavor and sweetness to it, it was absolutely delicious...There are 13 more of them growing in my garden but not ready yet, so with a craving for watermelon still I went ahead and bought one from the store and I'm currently eating a slice of it right now... It is nothing like the watermelon I grew in my garden, this store bought watermelon that was grown in Delaware has hardly any flavor to it and is barely sweet at all, oh it's very juicy but basically taste like I'm eating a watered down melon...

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  8. AD1184

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    It's much the same with store-bought, as opposed to proper, tomatoes and other fruits. Industrial fruit growers and sellers of industrially grown fruit might choose adjectives like 'juicy' or 'plump' to describe these fruits when what they mean is that they have been cultivated and grown to give an added water content which is usually at the expense of flavour. If you increase the water weight, you can still call that added weight part of the fruit and charge for it. They attempted to do that in this country with chicken also, by injecting water into the meat, so that they could charge more for this extra 'chicken' that you were getting.
     
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  9. nivek

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    Instead of producing quality foods that allow us to live a healthier life, the food industry are now principally reducing their standards in order to produce more foods than we will ever need and so much tossed away and wasted...Of course there are food outlets and sources that provide high quality foods, but those come with much higher selling prices and labeled in such a way to erroneously display themes something special when those higher quality foods should be the standard...

    The Problem of Food Waste

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  10. Captain Tinkle

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    Watched this video the other day on food standards in the USA and why British Eggs are banned in the USA and vice versa.

    Very interesting!:

     
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  11. nivek

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    Apparently now the US government is deregulating the safety inspections of eggs, leaving more of the responsibility to the businesses...

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    New Government Ruling Is Reducing Safety Regulations of This One Food

    Last month, we reported about deregulations in the meat industry, which directly impacted the quality and health of chickens that food companies use in meat production. Now, due to a similar rollback of safety measures in the egg industry, the staple food product may end up being less safe for human consumption.


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