I know this is not a major food supply issue like the Japanese are currently facing with the radioactivity found in their food supply chain. I mention it as a reminder to us all to check those expiration dates – you certainly can’t trust your local big business grocery chain to do it.

We bake a lot of bread in this household. The other day, I added yeast to our shopping list – we use that Fleischmann’s Active Dry yeast that comes in packs of three.

On Saturday, March 19, 2011, my wife comes back from the grocery store (Albertsons in Crowley, Texas) with a package of the yeast they had on the shelf. The expiration date is “Jun 09 2008”.

If the date was Jun 2011, or even Jan 2011, I could understand this still being on the shelf, but Jun 2008? WTF?

Our shopping habits may be about to change, there’s a Krogers across the street.

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