Expired food at Dominick's: Second in a series

(If you haven't already, please read Part One of this story, in which we found 425 expired food products at one Dominick's location.)

After finding 425 expired products on the shelves at the Carpentersville Dominick's location on February 10th, I wanted to see if we would find a similar situation at a different Dominick's store. On February 15th, I joined the same two blog readers who I had accompanied on our previous trip, this time at the Lake in the Hills Dominick's location (101 North Randall Road, Lake in the Hills, IL.)

For this trip, we decided to set a one-hour limit to walk some of the aisles and look for expired groceries and food on the shelves. We took a much quicker approach, moving through the store at a fair pace, not looking at every single thing -- this time focusing mainly on products with expired date codes visible from the front of the shelf. I really wanted to determine whether or not this problem was limited to one Dominick's location.

After one hour, we again filled three carts with expired groceries -- 336 expired products in all.

That works out to over FIVE expired products pulled from the shelf for every MINUTE we spent in the store.

And again, we stopped because we'd spent an hour there and filled three carts, not because we couldn't find more. We spotted plenty more, and by the same math, if we'd spent another hour, we'd have been up to 672.

(And, by the time you read this, there will likely be more expired baby food on the shelf in Lake in the Hills too. I did not count the numerous packages of Gerber pureed apple baby food that were expiring 2/16/11 in our list, but it's likely that they're still on the shelf today.)

Here are some of the things we found:

16 bottles of A-1 Steak Sauce that expired 6/21/2009-12/30/09:

14 jars of Kraft Old English Cheese spread that expired 5/22/10-8/15/10

37 boxes of Kraft Mac and Cheese that expired 8/23/2010-11/2/10

33 bottles of Safeway Barbecue Sauce that expired 3/18/2010-12/9/10
We were not able to get a close-up photo of the dates, as they were printed in shiny black text on a black label -- but still very expired.

15 bottles of Hidden Valley Ranch dressing that expired 1/10/10--1/1/2011

Expired baby food:
5 boxes of Earth's Best baby oatmeal, expired 1/15/11
11 packages of Gerber Smart Nourish Organic Pear-Raspberry baby food, expired 2/2/11
8 boxes of Earth's Best Teething Biscuits, expired 2/12/11

Watch a video with additional expired products found during this trip:

Here's the full list of 336 expired products we found on 2/15/11 at this Dominick's location.

Product Date expired Quantity
A1 Cracked Peppercorn Steak Sauce 6/21/2009-12/30/09 16
Rice a Roni 10/30/09-1/15/11 8
Easy Mac mac and cheese cups 12/17/09-12/17/10 14
Hidden Valley Ranch (regular) dressing 1/1/10 2
Rumford Baking Powder 1/1/10 1
Velveeta Mac and Cheese dinner 1/17/10 1
Safeway Walnuts 1/21/10 1
Safeway BBQ Sauce (2 varities) 3/18/2010-12/9/10 33
Kraft Old English cheese spread 5/22/10 5
Black Cherry Jello 7/22/10 6
Eating Right Peach Mango juice 8/13/10 2
Kraft Old English cheese spread 8/15/10 9
Kraft Mac and Cheese 8/23/2010-11/2/10 37
Hidden Valley Ranch Lite dressing 09/1/2010-1/1/2011 13
Safeway Chopped Nuts 10/10/10 1
Jello Cook and Serve Butterscotch 11/1/10 2
Jello No Bake Cheesecake 11/1/10 10
Safeway white rice 11/2/10 5
Safeway Fig Bars 11/3/10 4
Annie's Organic Pasta and Cheese 11/11/10 6
O Organics Pretzels 11/14/10 1
Safeway Sandwich Crème cookies 11/21/10 5
Near East Couscous and Rice Pilaf 11/26/10 7
Eating Right Peach Mango juice 12/8/10 1
Barilla Pasta Dinner for Two 12/17/10-1/18/11 15
Safeway Fig Bars 12/22/10 9
Safeway Thin Wheat Reduced Fat crackers 12/25/10 3
Safeway Sesame Wheat crackers 12/26/10 17
Safeway Ranch Boxed Dressing 12/27/10 11
Safeway Mayo 12/30/10 16
Bertolli Olive Oil 12/31/10 6
Safeway Caramel Rice Cakes 1/2/11 11
TownHouse FlipSides Garlic & Herb crackers 1/2/11 2
Earth's Best baby oatmeal 1/15/11 5
Blue Diamond Hazelnut Nut Thins 1/16/11 4
Trix cereal 1/16/11 2
Cheerios 1.1oz. Canister (baby aisle) 1/17/11 1
Safeway Lemon Crème cookies 1/24/11 2
Safeway Rice & Corn Cakes 1/24/11 6
Safeway Peanut Oil 1/26/11 7
A1 Cracked Peppercorn Steak Sauce 1/26/11 1
TownHouse FlipSides Garlic & Herb crackers 1/30/11 1
Safeway Pretzels 1/31/11-2/15/11 6
Gerber Smart Nourish organic pear-raspberry baby food cups 2/2/11 11
Annie's Whole Wheat Bunnies crackers 2/7/11 2
Earth's Best wheat baby teething biscuits 2/12/11 8
Lake in the Hills Dominick's - 2/15/11 336


Before we went inside, we noted that there are no signs or notices posted anywhere at the Lake in the Hills Dominick's location that prohibit photography or videography in the store. I believe, to the best of my ability, that I have documented what we found as truthfully and factually as possible.

In the photos, my cart has three cartons of O Organics milk, two cartons of Minute Maid orange juice, a box of Foster Farms Great Bites chicken sandwiches and a bag of apples. These were the groceries I actually did purchase during the trip. The milk, oranges, and apples were fresh. As for the Foster Farms, once I got it home...


Well, my day's gotten busy. I've heard from numerous media outlets (television, radio, print) in Chicago over this story. CBS 2's Dorothy Tucker aired a piece on the 5:00pm and 10:00pm news tonight about it, after I met with her for an interview today:

I did hear via one media outlet too that, when Dominick's was contacted for their reaction to this story, the representative allegedly stated that "Jill only did this to get back at us for stopping accepting expired coupons." I was baffled that this was their reaction -- nothing could be further from the truth. My readers already know I have always held my ethics in high regard -- when Dominick's said no more expireds, I stopped blogging deals involving them that week. I have always been diligent in keeping current with all of our area stores' policies, and anytime a store changes the rules, I comply. I never knowingly want to teach or instruct someone to use coupons in a way that's not in accordance with a store's coupon policy.

That said, I can't quite wrap my head around that reaction. We have proof that expired food has been sitting on the shelves, expired, for over three years or more in some cases. Clearly, food on the shelves from 2007 and 2008 is a much larger problem than them deciding not to accept expired coupons anymore, and a problem that existed long before expired coupon acceptance stopped..! That's got to be one of the worst attempts at spinning something in another direction that I've ever read.

And, if expired products on the shelves are not a problem for a store, consider this. I've already heard from another reader who was in the Carpentersville Dominick's after our trip, which now, "incredibly," has lots of staff going through every single shelf looking for expired product and pulling cartloads of it from the shelves.

If it wasn't a problem having it on the shelves prior to this week, why the big rush to get it out of the store? Why now?

(Because a shopper found over 750 expired items in two shopping trips, at two different stores, five days apart?)

Another thing I've been asked today is whether or not I checked other area stores for similar expired products. I spent an hour at the Algonquin Meijer last week, and last night, I spent an hour and a half at the Huntley Jewel-Osco. I did not find a single expired product on the shelves during either of those visits. While any store may have rotation/expired issues from time to time, no shopper should be encountering hundreds of expired products during a single shopping trip.

I sincerely hope that ultimately, this does result in a safer, healthier, unexpired shopping environment for everyone at all Dominick's locations. And I also hope that Dominick's will really begin listening to their customers' concerns, no matter what those concerns are, when they bring them to the attention of their stores.

Lastly, if there is anyone reading this who truly questions my motivation in trying to shed some light on the issue of expired food at Dominick's, I'll leave you with this post that one of my readers wrote less than an hour ago:

I am glad that Jill did this.
Submitted by Melvin on Thu, 02/17/2011 - 19:23.

I am glad that Jill did this. I recently had a bad experience with Dominick's. I got sick from Sargento cheese that had expired over 2 months prior. I returned the cheese and they gave me a new package (do you know how difficult it is to load a 5,3 and 1 year old into the car with all their winter gear on to return an item). The next day I went to open a package of muffins and yet again these had expired more than a month before. I called customer service and filed a complaint. The woman assured me that the problem would be addressed and that employees are supposed to be checking the shelves to keep products fresh and up to date. No one wants to close down Dominick's. I really like alot of the employees at the Crystal Lake Dominicks. All we want to see is that we, as consumers, are listened to and that Dominick's will be proactive in solving this problem. I am sorry, but it is very difficult for me to check every item to make sure it has not expired. I tried for 3 months at 3 different Dominick's to buy Wholly Queso and every time I had to tell the Deli counter that they were all expired. This is a problem. The best way to run a store is to listen and address the needs of your customers.

UPDATE: Dominick's has released the following statement:

February 17, 2011

Dominick’s customers rightly expect they will find only high-quality, fresh products at all of our stores. Our organization is committed to meeting those expectations. While expiration dates on food products are largely based on quality, not food safety, that does not diminish the fact that we are displeased with the out-of-date products found at our stores. This is not indicative of how we do business. A high-level and highest-priority team has been assembled to immediately address these issues.

(I did not receive this from Dominick's directly, but two Chicago media outlets forwarded it to me, which I appreciate.)

Read Part Three of this story.

Dominicks Lake in the Hills

I am so glad I found you Jill. I was at this Dominicks on Feb. 13th in order to buy some Lucerne Buttermilk. The majority of the cartons had sell by dates of Feb 7th. I wasn't actually shocked because it is not the first time I have caught this at this location. I found ice cream that had a sell by dates 7 months previous. This is inexcusable. I sent emails to both Dominicks and Lucerne about this incident. Dominicks responded with their usual PC response email and have not heard from Lucerne. Keep up the good fight Jill. I'm with ya!!!


Right on, Jill!

I am so impressed with your tenacity, Jill. Food safety is a super-important issue, and Dominick's needs to be ever vigilant from this point on in order for customer to trust them to stock the freshest food.
I like my Dominick's, and am sad they've stopped taking expired coupons, but I want them to stay in business. They offer an alternative to Jewel, interesting, different products, and ultimately add competition to the market so we can get the best deals. Come on, Dominick's, get your act together!

Blown away

I used to work for Dominick's when I was in high school and some in college. I come from a long line of Dominick's employees...being that my original store manager knew and had worked with my grandfather in the very first stores Dominick's ever opened.

Shortly after Safeway bought out Dominick's things started to go down hill with the management and how people were treated. Safeway even did a buy out of Dominick's employees a couple years after I had left the company. I left a comment on the FB page responding to the president's post, and it was deleted.

All I commented on there was those responsible for making sure that the expired food is pulled from shelves should be replaced by people who will do their jobs correctly, being managers and employees.

There are too many people out there who are out of work that would happily take a job doing things the right way.

Domionicks RUDE comment

Clearly, Dominicks does NOT know Jill. I have only been with your blog for a year and value your ethics. Really, Dominicks...That is a low blow. It was not like Jill went into the store looking for products that were going to expire the next day or just expired the day before. Clearly, as anyone can see for themselves by just visiting those locations, many not all of the products, have been on the shelves for over two years. That is two or more years of ignorance and poor management at store, middle and corporate levels.

Like I said before...only the squeaky wheel gets the grease.

The CONSUMERS speak! and rightly so.

Woohoo for internet!

Haz-Mat teams?

I wonder if the "high-level and highest-priority teams" that Dominick's has deployed to their area stores to "immediately address these issues" are in fact Haz-Mat teams? And if these teams are made up of their current corporate and management employees I think we are truly talking about a lost cause. I hope it isn't the drone they have "answering," monitoring and deleting their Facebook posts! Unless they are actually going to delete the expired foods in their stores, that is!


That's funny I JUST gave them another nudge on FB LOL

Those crickets over there must be the size of mountain lions they are chirping so loudly :)

Thanks for posting video.

I wasn't able to watch last night but thanks for posting the video. Hopefully they will address the issue and any other stores that this is a problem with will wake up as well. I hope they can get on the ball and give some of the close to expiration to the Food Pantries!!! :-) Anyway, I hope that we all can focus on a positive outcome. I really like Dominicks and the staff at my area stores, but seems corporate has some work to do to make them all consistent. Consistently good! Peace.

And you can bet. . .

. . . that there will soon be signs keeping picture/video out of their stores.

There are solutions to any problem...

That's easy enough to work around for a situation like this. Load up the carts, and buy all the stuff. Don't bother using coupons. Do all the photography out in the parking lot. Then go back in and return all the stuff for a refund, since it's all expired.

If you're really paranoid, especially if they are out to get you because they stopped taking expired coupons, drive off the premises before taking the pictures.

BTW, I wonder how many people take cell phone pictures of stuff they are interested in buying with their cell phones to aid in their shopping. I know I've taken pictures of products, price tags with specs, etc at some stores. Never occurred to me to check their photo policies.

New cell phones also have apps that scan bar codes, record the items, and even comparison shop for the item on the internet.

Then there are devices like this that look like your car alarm but take HD video:


Shifting the blame. . .

Rather than focus on the issue - expired foods - let's attack the messenger - way to go, Dominick's! It seems that the widespread inability of so many to refuse to accept personal responsibility has worked it's way into Dominick's management! Even IF this was about their change in coupon policy - which it so clearly is NOT - has Dominick's even attempted to explain WHY there are items that are THREE YEARS OLD on the shelf? And, as for the comment about expiration dates being more about quality than food safety, even my local food pantry won't accept food that is expired.

I think it is ridicoulos for

I think it is ridicoulos for them to say that this has anything to do with expired coupons. I don't think anyone is really upset about them not taking expireds, but rather about the WAY they did it, just stopping midweek without any notice.

When it comes to exp. food at my local Dom., yes, I have also found exp items. I think the oldest was a jar of jam about a year past exp date.

Make a Schedule

It's not difficult - when I worked at Jewel we had a schedule of "code checks." I personally would check the shelves for expired products. Every two weeks it was another aisle, and of course when you work dairy you had to check all products as you worked them. I was always aware of what items were slow movers so I could check dates. I've definitely noticed this problem at Dom's (my brother and I would text each other photos of BAD food when either of us was shopping there) and am glad it came to light. And as other commenters have said - your motivation is health & safety, not a vendetta due to not accepting expired coupons.

And even if it was....we are all better off!

Great job Jill

Way to go Jill!!! Shame on Dom for even saying you were trying to get back at them for not accepting expired coupons. When I read the first part of the article I was horrified. I work in the healthcare industry and the thought of that expired food being sold made me angry. Hasn't Dom heard of listeria, botulism, e-coli or salmonella? These are all food borne diseases, and they may not harm a healthy individual but these microorganisms can kill an infant, the elderly, and the immunocompromised individual. There is a reason they put expiration dates on the food, Dominick's so that people don't get sick, and blaming Jill for your sloppiness is just unfair. I hope that things change for the better and not just with Doms bur in every store. I also think that the expiration dates should be in larger print so that we can see that it is expired right off the bat. Think of your grandparents trying to read the small print or the leagally blind person. Thank you Jill for all that you do, and no that you have an entire hospital of people behind you, because we see the worse that can happen and hopefully this will change things for the better.

Right on, Montag!

The diseases that come to my mind are, in addition to the bacterial ones you mentioned, are the fungal ones- the ones in moldy food, like Mucormycosis (caused by Rhizopus oryzae, which grows in dead organic matter), which can be deadly in diabetics or immunocompromised people. It occurs when these people simply inhale the spores on old/moldy foods. This is not just an issue of food "quality" but also a matter of food safety.


I remember reading an article several years ago about a young boy dying from eating pancakes made from a mix that was several years old (from his house I believe, not purchased that way). The mix had some sort of mold growing in it, and it was only an issue because it was so very old. Althought processed foods might be relatively safe after any date placed on a their package, there are still risks.

actually the issue

was not because it was old - it was because it was moldy and he was allergic to mold. He died of an allergic reaction. If the mix was only old but not moldy then it would only taste bad. and for someone not allergic to mold would not have a problem other than taste. Just don't want the wrong info out there....

Good work

Think about how easy it would be if they pulled this stuff when a customer reported it. It's too typical that they only scramble when they're concerned the publicity from a blog or news crew will reflect badly on the company. How about having that concern for a regular shopper who isn't going to blog but has pointed out a problem to a store employee?

Out of date/expired products are a problem not just at Dom's but many places. The difference is the way it's handled. I've found expired frozen foods and orange juice on past visits to Jewel. The difference when I reported it to an employee in that department is they got right on it and apologized. One was even embarrassed since they'd just pulled expired juice from the shelf as part of their regular duties so customers didn't run into this.

Another part of the problem is when dates aren't used and like the meatballs you are stuck calling corporate with a code off the package after you're sick.

What baffles me...

What baffles me is that the employees don't pull the stuff off the shelves when it gets close to expiration date. When I used to work for Aldi, I had to check the expiration date on everything that was on the shelves and they worked with a very strict first in, first out system. I was never allowed to put the new stuff on top, but I had to take the old stuff out, put the new stuff in and then the old stuff back on top. And with mayo, that gets heavy! *lol* Everything that was shelf stable had to have a MINIMUM of 2 weeks until expiration. Once it hit that magic number, our manager would pull it and sell it as clearance.

I think

some of this stuff might be under vendor control. Like soda and snack products I've noticed the reps from those companies and not the grocery store employees seem to handle stocking.

This is not just a Dominicks issue!

Call it what you will,I can't agree with you more about the vendor control, this is my job security I'm a rep for a vendor and I have 13 Dominick's stores in Lake and Mchenry counties. It most cases I don't handle stocking the shelves, I do handle the sales/merchandising and rotating of the products. I'm not protected by the union like the Dominick's employees, so what do they care? What IRKS me the most is that I pull out of code products on a daily basis from Dominick's and give it to the receiving guy in the back room, I even put a black check mark on the UPC code. Dominicks get their credit on the out dated products and then they're notorious for putting the items back on the shelf to sell. At times I've even seen my product back on the shelf with the UPC code crossed out. Really Dominick's? Sounds like a double money maker to me no? Also, the Dominick's warehouse sends short coded or out of code product to the stores that are featured in the sale add. This is called a force out and a I call it clean out of the warehouse.

I pull carts and carts of out of code product from Target, Walmart, Walgreens, Cvs, Macy's, Meijer, Jewel, and the independently owned stores. I know for certain their backrooms are full of expired food, why would the employees care? Again, most if not all are protected by the union.

NOT the Union's fault;


Believe me, the union doesn't want expired product displayed for sale. Employees MUST do as they are told by their EMPLOYER who signs their paycheck; not the union. Just because an employee is a member of a union doesn't mean that they don't care about the job that they do or that they are somehow "protected" from termination. They aren't. It is the CORPORATE CULTURE that allows things like this to happen. If anyone has read this blog or Dominick's FB page for any length of time it is clear that this has been brought to their attention time and time and time again with always the same result...none. Please don't blame the union or union employees for what is a systemic problem within the company's culture. That is just wrong. It is the store managers that do nothing or the individual department managers...dairy, meat, frozen foods, produce, deli, etc...that you should be blaming along with the upper-management of Dominick's; not the lowly stockers, baggers and cashiers who toil for minimum wage or something barely above it much of the time.

FYI: Meijer, Target, Walmart, Walgreens, Macys and most independent grocery stores are NOT UNION SHOPS.

Jewel Food Stores, Osco Drug, Dominick's, Kroger, WiseWay, Strack and Van Til, Ultra Foods, CVS Pharmacy, Shop 'N Save, Schnucks, and Dierbergs in Illinois ARE UNION SHOPS.

IT'S DOMINICK'S FAULT ~ not the Union's or the union employees! To say or believe otherwise is just wrong.


I don't understand why anyone would seek to cast blame on anyone but corporate.

When a chain of stores is notoriously RIDDLED with expired products, ignores the issue and all the related complaints how is it the fault of the "lower level" store employees or the "union employees"?

When a consumer buys an expired product, how is it their fault for not checking each and every single product they put in their cart. (Which is a mind numbingly pathetic defense...when you have products such as the Fizz or the Soy Milk and EVERY SINGLE ONE IS EXPIRED!). Is there not at least some expectation that if you go into a store which labels itself as "The Fresh Store" that you could safely pick up a few things which are in fact FRESH?


We pay Dominick's for goods and services. What we get is neither good nor service! Why is that OK and how is that the consumers fault? There is not a law in IL against selling products that are expired except for baby food - that is true. There is however a section of the Uniform Commercial Code about the "merchantability" of products being sold.

The full description of what that means is here: http://www.law.cornell.edu/ucc/2/2-314.html, but in part it requires that the goods being sold "are fit for the ordinary purposes for which such goods are used" and "conform to the promise or affirmations of fact made on the container or label if any."

You would be hard pressed to convince anyone that meat which expired FOUR YEARS AGO is "fit for the ordinary purpose" of eating it.

I do not blame the store level employees, and I certainly don't blame the "union" employees in particular. They didn't all get together and just decide to stop getting rid of expired products across the chain. This is clearly a case of "crud" running downhill. The CORPORATE level executives need to step up and take responsibility for this mess.


aww; where's the "Like" button when you need it?? LOL ;)

IT'S DOMINICK'S FAULT ~ not the Union's or the union employees! To say or believe otherwise is just wrong. And to do so is unconscionable!

Yep...my experience too.

I noticed this when an older man told me he couldn't believe there was expired mayo on the shelves. I know that all stores (even Walmart) have an inventory control system to check this. This is really a food and safety issue that should not be overlooked. You found this at your store, I found the same at my store. This is systemic...and not just isolated to one Dominicks store.

inventory control system

I've worked in the industry for 20 years. I don't know of a store level inventory control system used to check for expired product. I'd appreciate any info. thanks.

I'd been thinking about this

I'd been thinking about this myself. You'd need the date code embedded in the product bar code in order to really implement something like this.

Product would be scanned in by the case when it arrived, and scanned out at the register. Not only would the computer system know the stock on hand (many stores have had this information available for a long time), but you know the age of the product still on the shelf. The computer could then flag when there is near date code product on the shelf, to be closed out at a discount before it expired, or expired product to be pulled.

Also not that while food products are definitely the most likely to have expiration dates, there are others as well: drugs, batteries, glues, caulk, spray foam, and many other chemical products found in hardware and home stores have date codes on them.

A long time ago

I used to shop at Walmart supercenter and didn't notice expired product but the shelf the milk was on was horrible looking. It started as spilled milk and because it wasn't cleaned up promptly grew into something ugly. I reported to an employee. Went back several times over the week for regular shopping and noticed they still hadn't bothered to clean the shelf. At that point I was really ticked and called over a manager and made sure I didn't leave until they took care of it.

That might be what's needed on a trip to Dom's. Report the stuff and followup.

Thwarted by my nemesis, Jill, once again

My latest money making scheme had been blown out of the water again by that Coupon Raven . . .

I used to always go into Doms and seek out the products with the oldest expiration dates and opt to buy the unexpired product. I'd then walk right back in and take the product off the shelf to the customer service desk and complain, showing my receipt, that I had just bought this and it is outdated (while the good stuff was really in my car). I would show them how a lot of the that product was outdated and they had no choice but to believe me and promptly return my money.

What a MONEYMAKER!!!!!!

Actually . . . before anyone believes this . . . it is a joke . . . as that is stealing . . . however . . . if you laid out cash for an expired product only to find out it expired last year . . . wouldn't you feel like they just stole your money???????

oh, you can think of a better

scenario in your relentless quest for money makers.....eat (or pretend to) eat some out of date food. Become (or pretend to become) sick and sue them for millions. Get on TV and be 'famous' too - just like the people who sue all the fast food places...! If you are really adventurous cut off a body part and put it in a box of expired pancake mix!

Great thought!!!!!

I'll make a documentary like the guy who ate nothing but McDonalds for a month.

I'll eat nothing but expired food for a month (primarily shopping at Doms) and record it all to see what happens to me. Hopefully, it will be an immensely colorful (with regurgitation) film along with frequent shots of my needing immediate usage of restroom facilities).

I could even win an Oscar for Best Documentary. In my acceptance speech, I'll thank KAY9 for her wonderful idea.

great chuckle

for the day!

I appreciate your point. Have

I appreciate your point.
Have you tried out for any stand up comedy or applied for a newspaper commentary? I think you would do quite well in either fields.

His 'byline'

would be Dr. Bombay

Wake up Dominicks

Hello is anyone at Dominicks listening?This has been going on for years.I stopped shopping at Dominicks in Bartlett years ago because I was constantly finding expired items on the shelf.I was so worried I would accidently come home and feed my family food that was unsafe to eat.I just recently shopped at the store.But I do this with extreme caution.And I am always checking the dates.I do check the dates at every store I shop at.But I have never had a problem anywhere other than dominicks.