Former Trader Joe's President Opens Expired Food Store To End Waste
How many times have you stood between your refrigerator door and the crammed shelves of food wondering what you should toss and keep? Everything has those "sell-by" dates, which leave us in a mental debate as to what this actually means for the state of the food. More often than not, you're looking at the turkey breast two days AFTER the sell-by date, and are left to question whether or not you can eat it without remaining in the bathroom for the next five hours.
Seeing as how no sane person in this part of the galaxy wants to engage in diarrhea for that long, we usually throw it out. This action repeated in kitchens all over the country, apparently racks up $165 billion of food waste per YEAR.
PER. YEAR. Do you know what that much money per year can do? Me either, but I'm sure it can do something better than be thrown away. That's probably the line of thinking that Ex-President, Doug Rauch, took when he decided to open a grocery store in May that's completely stocked with "expired" items.
Honestly, it doesn't sound half bad. The shelf life of these things will probably last 1-2 days tops, but that's pretty much how long you get with food that has no preservatives.
Take a look at the full story on Fox News and decide for yourself!