Two months expired food item bought from Tesco.
A few days ago, I bought two packs of capri-sun drink from Tesco store. I discovered it was TWO MONTHS expired when I got home and took a gulp. I became nauseous after this but otherwise fine. I went back to the store to complain. I got a refund on my money and a promise the store manager would ring to apologise. Of course nobody from Tesco did have the courtesy to call. I am just so livid about this incident. Can't I sue them for this? I know I wasnt "injured" because of this but still I say it's not fair to be sold a food item that was two months expired!
You can sue them, but that does not mean you’ll win any compensation. Packs of Capri-sun display ‘best before’ dates rather than ‘use-by’ dates. This fact is crucial since shops are allowed to sell food/drink products after their ‘best before’ date (except eggs) and they will probably still be safe to eat. Of course, if you buy such products after their best before date, bear in mind that they might not be as good to eat as they were before. They might have started to lose their flavour or texture. In your case, the store seems to have accepted this and refunded your money.
To learn more about UK labelling rules, and the difference between best before dates and use-by dates, visit the excellent Food Standards Agency website.
You can sue them just in order to guide and inform other people as they don't buy the products of that company or check out the expiry date before buying. this will be lesson for the people but you will not get any compensation for that
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