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Nickos 06-29-2011 12:17 AM

local store has BB Ribs frozen "TO BE SOLD BY"... 3 weeks ago
these are Hormel double pack baby back ribs
the sell by date is Jun 1

i believe they've have been frozen for at least a month.

how do i beat up the butcher and buy these for dirt cheap? AND do I even want these?

RevZiLLa 06-29-2011 12:19 AM

He should remove them from display and refuse to sell them. The liability is too risky for the store

aquablue22 06-29-2011 06:37 AM

They normally sell "Sell or Freeze by.......", but I agree with Revzilla, when in doubt throw it out!

CarolinaQue 06-29-2011 07:11 AM

I wouldn't waste my money!!!

1FUNVET 06-29-2011 10:07 AM

I bet a health inspector would have fun :heh:

Cast Iron Chef 06-29-2011 10:17 AM

I'd offer him .25 on the dollar. I'm no health inspector but I am cheap.

1FUNVET 06-29-2011 10:19 AM


Originally Posted by Cast Iron Cheif (Post 1690757)
I'd offer him .25 on the dollar. I'm no health inspector but I am cheap.

I'm not cheap, but i can be bought :bow:

BBQ Bandit 06-29-2011 10:55 AM

Only if I got paid to take it to the dump.

Soybomb 06-29-2011 11:23 AM

The only hormel ribs I've ever seen around here are brined so I'd pass just based off that.

Pitmaster T 06-29-2011 02:43 PM

Ever seen store wrapped and reseasoned ribs in the case that were "ready to go" all you had to do was take em howm and smoke em or grill em? Ever seen ribs made at the deli counter next to the fried chickens?

Well... what you pointed out was where that comes from. Could be totally safe (because it was frozen) but not always and the person that said a HI would have a ball is right if they caught this out of the freezer.

Stores that have issue like these famously take them out of their original packaging and re pack them. They also cook them up that day. Remember Food Lion a few decades ago got caught on camera taking out of date chickens, running through a light bleach solution and spicing them up (so you can't smell they were bad) or making "hot and spicy fried chicken?"

The_Kapn 06-29-2011 02:59 PM


Originally Posted by 1FUNVET (Post 1690738)
I bet a health inspector would have fun :heh:

That's a fact.
Right down the street, a store had out of date meat on display for sale.
Someone spoke with the meat dept manager and was told to "fark off".
That person called the HD. Pissed him off.
Store was given a small fine and a clear warning.
A month later, they were at it again. Same dude called the HD again without messing with the meat dept manager.
HD closed the meat dept and hit them with a huge fine and a list of requirements to get back in business.
#1 was to replace the meat dept manager.
Took a couple of weeks, but they got back in business and have done it right since then.

Serious business down here.


BONESDILLIGAF 06-29-2011 03:02 PM

don't do it. there will be sales of meat that is not expired. hell I just bought 4 full tenderloins of beef for $3.99 per lb... yes that is not a typo. I also bought baby backs for $3.99 per lb from my local shop rite. sometimes they over order.... this weeks sale is live lobster at $4.99 per lb, I have two 8 lb lobsters on order for Saturday (last day of sale). I never buy anything that might be ok, especially with food, you want to take the least amount of chances... expired meat is never a good idea.

jimmyinsd 06-29-2011 03:28 PM

more than likely the meat is fine, point it out and see if the guy will dicker. what was his starting price?

i have made hormel brined ribs and although they dont turn out like unbrined ribs, they taste the most wicked smoked ham you ever had.

i personally wouldnt be afraid if the price was right. PMT is right, i am sure you have unknowingly eaten much scarier meat.

Timmy 06-29-2011 09:50 PM

If I could buy it dirt cheap I'd do it. What the heck. I've gotten stuff from my own freezer that was further out of date than that. As far as the HI, who wants to get him involved. In this deal we know we are taking a chance...thats why we want to buy it cheap. Now if I was cooking a way.

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