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Originally posted by Numbers33four
You are asking Obama and Harper to sign laws? Well that is your problem right there: asking NWO shill puppets for help.
Originally posted by AlreadyGone
Having worked in the grocery and retail business for over 25 years, let me tell you that the last thing that grocers and restuarants want to do is throw food away.
Food thrown away is money and profit thrown away. The reason they have to is laws...LAWS. Over regulation. Dictates from the County health Office. The FDA, Dept Agriculture...both state and federal...safety concerns and the big one...LIABILITY.
Did you know that dates on food packaging is voluntary...it is NOT mandated by law. It is done to assure maximum quality by the grocer and or resturant.
However, when a health inspector comes in and checks dates...dating is part of the inspection process... if not current or rotated...points are deducted...as they should be.
A good operation knows how much to have on hand and how much to produce because over production is shrinkage. And a department head will not be there long if there are consistant losses and shrinkage in profit. He/She looks at trends on order forms, sales, knows the cycles and upcoming events so that proper orders and production can be in place when needed or cut back as demand goes.
For instance, a good market manager knows that come the 4th of July.... he needs lots of steaks, hamburger, and hotdogs in his meat cases. Plus tie in items for impulse sales like charcoal, lighter fluid, spatula and grill sets...ketchup, mustard, mayo, cans of baked beans, tinfoil etc.
However, after the 4th... spreads on steak go down, any large cuts are reduced or then ground into hamburger and sold at a price to get it out the door with as little loss as possible. The area formerly held by steaks and premium cuts are filled with hotdogs which have a longer shelf life and have a lower minimal cost. We call it "bluffing up" an area... or filler. Likewise, in produce where premium spreads of party platters and veggie platters where...you'll find spreads on carrots and apples... last longer with minimal cost.
Any good operation hates waste...it is literally money and labor being thrown out the door.
So...as a consumer, how do we contribute to the problem?
When we walk into a bakery, do we scoff at the day old breads and discount area? Do we demand variety to excess when we only will buy that variety on occassion. The grocer doesn't know when you will show up... so everyday they have to provide the excess variety... and if someone doesn't buy the premium artesian breads..oh, well...throw them out. They do try to cut their losses...turn Italian and French breads into garlic breads or croutons... but that only saves so much. If they cut back on production with only a couple of loaves each...We, as consumers, cry they don't have enough variety or they look like they are going out of business.
Again, any good retailer does not want waste and it breaks their heart to throw their money away.
A poor operation will throw product away only for so long and then they will be out of business.
Originally posted by Unity_99
It doesnt need another law, it needs a change in current laws so companies do this to avoid law suits. In reality they should be able to donate to food banks and give away.
Originally posted by anywho
In reply to:
ETA: There is not a homeless shelter or food bank nearby otherwise, I think, my employers would have been happy to attempt to work something out with them that was equally beneficial. Making money is not greedy. Supporting your family and paying bills is not greedy. Expecting someone other than you to pay for yet another person to eat IS greedy.
edit on 21-6-2012 by Larrelye because: (no reason given)
It must be sooo cool to know EXACTLY what is what and to be able to tell everyone EXACTLY just what that is! Good for you!