If you’ve been wondering about something in your community, Ask The Times is your place to get answers. The following question was submitted by a reader and answered through the efforts of our news staff.
In grocery stores, the fresh vegetables that are packaged in company bags, such as Dole or others, do they have to have an expiration date on them?
“The short answer is no, all fresh veggies are not required to have an expiration date. However, some might,” Jessica Badour, recall outreach specialist for the Georgia Department of Agriculture, wrote in an email. “For example, raw seed sprouts, cut melons, cut leafy greens and cut tomatoes require some type of time/temperature control for food safety — meaning they’d most likely have an expiration date of some type in a grocery store.”
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