Thursday, July 16, 2009
A Letter To The Editor About Food Lion
I wanted to throw something out to the community to see if anyone else is experiencing the same problems I have been experiencing with Food Lion meat. I would have to say I have thrown away Food Lion brand chicken 5 times in the last several months. I never save receipts from grocery stores, and usually only buy it when it is on sale. I figure it's too much hassle to go back into town with 3 little ones to return a $5.00 pack of chicken, so I just throw it away.
Anyway...a couple weeks ago I purchased baby back ribs and another pack of chicken. When I went to open them...peeeeuuuuuu! It stunk! I know when meat is bad. This was too much money to flush down the toilet so I went back. The didn't seem to want to accept that their meat was bad. The kept asking, "Are you sure you didn't' leave it out?" "Is your refrigerator not working properly?" They did let me pick out another pack of ribs and another pack of chicken. I made the ribs and they were delicious, but when I went to open the chicken....BAD AGAIN!
It has only been their brand that I have had a problem with that I recall. They told me their brand is Perdue. I don't know...but that's what they said. They said they have not had any other problems with people having bad meat either. It's hard for me to believe that I am the only one.
I even sent my son in the store to send back bad chicken wings the week before and one of the managers smelled it and said it was fine! OMG it would have made you sick. I would like to have seen him cook it up and eat them.
So..just wanted to know if anyone else has had any problems. I love Food Lion and will continue to shop there, but I won't be buying "their" chicken.
THIS JUST IN FROM PERDUE: "Perdue does not produce Food Lion’s private label fresh chicken products."