Welcome to Japantown, the Best Place to Buy “Expired” Food at a Discount in San Francisco – Now, Is That Legal?

Answer: Sure, it’s legal, more or less, why not?

See?

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As seen at Daiso, our relatively new 100-yen store. (Blade Runner, you were way off about The Future, BTW.)

So, mangia, mangia!

In other words, It’s All Good.

Ah memories:

As some people say, “I’m pretty sure it’s illegal to sell expired food.”

But, generally, it’s not.

As here, on Post Street at Ichi Ban Kan, where stuff that’s past its “Best If Used By Date” gets a fat discount and a special section and a pink label:

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Nothing illegal here, srsly.

Enjoy!

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2 Responses to “Welcome to Japantown, the Best Place to Buy “Expired” Food at a Discount in San Francisco – Now, Is That Legal?”

  1. SlideSF says:

    I know plenty of stores *not* in Japantown that sell expired food with no notice or discount. That, if not illegal, is at least a little bit shady. Caveat emptor of course, as the expiration date is marked on the product; but I’d rather have the store indicate what they are doing and give me a discount or getting rid of their expired stock, should I choose to purchase it.

  2. sfcitizen says:

    Well, in J-Town, there are always signs, AFAICS.

    And, as well, hefty discounts.

    I haven’t seen these kinds of signs in other areas.

    Changing the date, or covering it up, well, that would get the seller in big big trouble, I’m sure…

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