We shop at Lowe's Food for our groceries. Everybody there is generally friendly, and we enjoy shopping there, but at one location, the meat always seems to go bad on the "sell-by" date. Case in point, I pulled out steaks this morning that were "Sell by: Sept. 11", and they were very brown and quite foul smelling. I'd think it was a fluke, except I've had it happen 3 times in 3 months, so I think this must be standard practice. It makes me a little paranoid to eat their meat, since the steaks obviously didn't hit "full rot" at 12:01 this morning.
I haven't had this problem with the other Lowe's Foods in the area, but we don't shop at them often enough to make a comparison of whether this happens all over, or just this one store.
So I guess I was wondering if that's just the way it's done in the chain, and I should adjust my buying accordingly, or if I should file a complaint with the store because it's definitely wrong.