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Old 09-29-2007, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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I admit, I am biased....I don't like Food Lion. It's okay for a beer run, canned goods on deep sale and I have seen that they tend to be be better in areas that there is no other option (faster turn around for stock maybe?)...anyway....Food Lion is not even my third choice for shopping...heck, it's not even my fourth. Here is another reason why...

Food Lion Recalls Store-Brand Milk

Food Lion Recalls Store-Brand Milk :: WRAL.com
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Old 09-29-2007, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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I only shop for food at natural foods stores. Not that something like this couldnt happen, but the chances arent as great.

Food Lion's suplliers prolly didnt but anough artificial preservatives or growth hormose in it.
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Old 09-29-2007, 10:49 PM
 
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Food Lion in NYC was so repulsive and filthy that I can hardly bear to walk in one here ...
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Old 09-29-2007, 11:06 PM
 
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The Food Dog hasn't always been this bad. I'm not sure whether their quality declined or consumer tastes changed. Could be a little of both.
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Old 09-29-2007, 11:28 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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The food lion is filthy and not a good value at all. I thought it might be cheaper than the other grocery stores but it's not. And their milk always has a funky taste to it that I couldn't get used to. I now mostly shop at Harris Teeter or Lowes.
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Old 09-30-2007, 10:56 AM
 
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When we lived in NoVA, about 10-12 years ago, Food Lion was the subject of a recycled meat scam. They'd pull out of date meet from the shelves repackage it with a new date and put it back on the shelves.

I never saw such a disgusting store in my life. The only places I shopped at in VA were Safeway, Giant and FreshFields.

No Food Lion in MA, thank goodness!
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Old 09-30-2007, 11:07 AM
 
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Yeah, most of the Food Lion stores in Tennessee, North Carolina and Georgia I had been to, were filthy. So is Ingles. Must be a thing for North Carolina where both companies are headquartered.
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Old 09-30-2007, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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Yeah, most of the Food Lion stores in Tennessee, North Carolina and Georgia I had been to, were filthy. So is Ingles. Must be a thing for North Carolina where both companies are headquartered.
No, it's not an NC thing...as Harris Teeter is also headquartered here and they are some of the cleanest stores I've ever seen.

There are chains up North that are the pits as well.
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Old 09-30-2007, 02:12 PM
 
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I think the scandal with Food Lion's meat took place about 16 or 17 years ago ... back in 1990 or 1991 maybe? I can only gues at the year, but I know I hadn't graduated from high school yet because my French teacher continued to shop at Food Lion after the scandal. She figured that, after the bad story broke out, that nobody's meat department would be under higher scrutiny - or would be safer - than Food Lion. She isn't dead yet, so maybe she's on to something. [Edit: According to Wikipedia, the story aired on ABC's Primetime Live in November of 1992. Food Lion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ]

I will go to Food Lion to buy packaged items that can be bought anywhere - soda, jars or pasta sauce, etc - when they are on sale. Sometimes you can get a 2 liter bottle of name brand soda for as low as 70 cents there. Why pay more elsewhere? The product is exactly the same and if the packaging is sound, it won't be any worse coming from Food Lion than from Harris Teeter.

I understand, though, that some Food Lions out there are in pretty bad shape. The one I frequented in Hillsborough seems very clean and well tended to, but it's really the only option if you live in Hillsborough. I'm sure the fact that more people frequent that store keeps it from building up a backlog of old merchandise.

That being said, I only get my milk (and many other items) from Maple View Farms.

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Old 09-30-2007, 05:03 PM
 
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I just bought coffee at Food Lion - one of the only things I'll buy there - and the cashiers had tip jars at the register!!! I'm like, are you KIDDING ME???

I'm so over this whole tip jar at the cash register thing, but especially at that place, and the cashiers are not even friendly.
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