A customer of the Key Food store at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Clinton Street, Marie Viljoen, has accused the store’s personnel of selling her a chicken on May 12 on which the label showing the original sell-by date of May 5 was covered by another showing May 16.
YourNabe.com: Talk about fowl play! A Brooklyn Heights Key Food was under state scrutiny last week after a woman alleged that store workers placed a new “sell by” label on her chicken — 11 days after the date on the original label had passed. …
“I got it home [on May 12], cut off the wrapping and smelled something wrong immediately,” Viljoen told The Brooklyn Paper. “The ‘sell by’ date on the label said May 16. … But the dopes left the original ‘sell by’ sticker underneath it: May 5. Eleven days earlier.”
According to the article, this Key Food store has had problems in the past, with inspectors from the State Department of Agriculture and Markets citing it for “critical deficiencies” in April. However, Department inspectors who visited the store after Viljoen’s complaint found nothing wrong.