25 Looking for Some Rotten Stuff

Looking for Some Rotten Stuff

Posted on October 8, 2010 by team

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Young citizens of Moscow are against sale of rotten or expired products! And they decided to act! A group of young activists tried to put things right in one of the markets and close down the stalls selling rotten stuff…

The market didn’t suspect anything …

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It didn’t take much time to buy some expired products… However security didn’t let the activists organize picketing. “Why are you doing this? It’s Russia! Nothing’s gonna change!”

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Nearly all this meat is expired, sometimes sellers remove labels and sometimes do nothing – everyone knows what he or she buys…

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When activists were back with authorities the stalls were already closed…

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The director of the butcher shop is weighing products himself and putting nearly all expired meat in plastic bags. He understood that the guys wouldn’t leave anyway. All in all 73 kg of meat was confiscated.

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Fish market

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A fridge doesn’t work …

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When you come home with purchased fish and defrost it, it usually turns out that it is much lighter than you have paid for…

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Nearly all sellers of fish managed to escape…

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Except one, where soon appeared a line of people …

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“Be vigilant! Here they sell expired products”


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25 Responses to “Looking for Some Rotten Stuff”

  1. perristalsis says:

    Not first, I’m just sayin…

  2. Kelly says:

    Oooo…look out, she’s giving the thumbs.

  3. yy says:


    • eger_666 says:

      Stal 4asto videt’ takie nadpisi nad perehodami. Dolgo smeyalsya))) Sps za sovet)) Sorri za translit, forum govno.

  4. Gena says:

    Vot suki… narod tryavyat!!! Nu s drugoi storoni… narod chto.. chitat’ razuchilsya?

  5. NNNN says:

    Potatoes, carrots, cabbages… look fresh, OK… only weren’t clean from soil. But it is very dangerous for consumers if they really buy meat that is expired.

  6. DouglasUrantia says:

    we have the same problem here in the USA. There’s way too much production, the shelves are too full and the food just sits there unsold for months and months.

    • perristalsis says:

      Until when it reaches its expiration date then it is pulled and sold to third world countries.

      • Doomer says:

        This is not true
        I’ve seen some expired products on shelves in reputable US stores (Dominic’s for example)
        One day I went to buy Oberweis but coudn’t find milk which wasn’t expired

  7. eger_666 says:

    You’re right, sorry.

  8. Boritz says:

    Why all the fuss? Most all processed packaged foods , even meats, remain wholesome well beyond expiry date. Is bargain when expired products can be obtained cheaply! I routinely purchase when available!

  9. lex says:

    If you don’t like the expired products – don’t buy it. No one is forcing you to buy this. It’s free market. You don’t like it – you buy from somebody else. End of story.

    • OLUT says:

      That doesn’t work. A lot of the expired products, it says the sellers removed the dates. The people don’t know the food is expired. With meat and especially fish, you could get very sick if you eat bad products.

  10. SovMarxist1924 says:

    Capitalism at work. Profit over health, safety.

  11. eger_666 says:

    Our goverment should close all these markets…

  12. George Johnson says:

    In the US, they mostly sell them to “dollar store” people. They sell the expired stuff if it isn’t too late, or gone visibly bad.

    Like those “cakes and sweets”, just because it’s past the date on the package, doesn’t mean it’s “bad”. I can see not paying full price for it though.

  13. ara says:

    my chemist cousin said that expired chocolate or packed dry product can still be eaten months after the expired date,u know they just stated the date earlier to prevent any premature rot hmm,convincing?
    it still scare the hell out of me though. my friend who work at 7 eleven always brings home expired products,she still alive and well healthy. who knows what will become in the long run.

    • Chris says:

      I definitely would stay away from expired meat but pretty much everything else, whatever.

      We buy close to expired or expired diary products, never had a problem, nor with cereal, candy or dry stuff. If it’s visibly bad then obviously it’s not a good buy.

  14. Wraith says:

    There is a difference between “Used By” and “Best Before”. “Used By” has to be consumed before that date. “Best Before” means that the product is guaranteed good to that date and will still be acceptable (storage and handling permitting) afterwards. I’ve had tomato sauce and margarine kept in the fridge for years after the “Best Before” date and they were still perfectly edible.

    But buying meat or fish from a stall that had broken fridges is asking for trouble. This rarely happens in the west because health department authorities would close the shops and press charges. In Australia, this kind of health issue is taken very seriously. Stalls and shops have been fined 10s and 100s of thousands of dollars for health code violations, and the shops closed until the problems are fixed.

  15. zazaza says:

    The thing is that there is a market for these goods. No one against buying expired products would shop there! The old pensioners know what the food is like, and they buy it because of the lower price points. The problem doesn’t lie in the selling of expired goods – it obviously has it’s place in society – the problem lies in the high prices at classier stores.

    Economics tells us that operating at full GDP means every good is eventually sold. Capitalism!

  16. Angry Voter says:

    Walmart has been caught repeatedly selling expired food and things from China not fit for human consumption.

    There was the baby formula made out of plastic chemicals. There was the aspirin with metal shavings in it. There was the canned meat packed in used machinery grease.

    And speaking of their meat – it’s always bright cherry red – because they treat it with Carbon Monoxide (CO) so it’ll stay bright red even as it rots.

  17. Arsenic says:

    Recently they found out that meat traders mix rotten meat that turned green allready with fresher meat,and that was sold to Europe countries and also Great Brittain and USA .
    They store meat for years in African freeze houses untill price for meat goes up, then they sell it back to the country of origin again as “fresh”meat.

  18. Arsenic says:

    So your american steaks could spend a 2-3 years vacation in africa,before it reaches your plate.

    yummy huh?

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