Libby Spires of Nashville, Tennessee, who bought a turkey from Apple Market grocery store at Lebanon Pike this week was surprised to find the product had expired in November 2007.
When Libby Spires got the turkey out the freezer to begin preparing dinner, she double-checked the packet.
The woman told local news station News2: “I was shocked because it said November 23, 2007. I said, <<Oh my gosh, I can’t eat this turkey!>>”
Libby Spires returned the expired turkey to Apple Market on Tuesday afternoon and was given a complete refund.
She then bought another turkey for Thanksgiving dinner from another store – but made sure to check it was fresh.
General Manager of Apple Market, Ken Osborne, told News 2: “This is an honest mistake. We donate unused food to needy families and area churches. I don’t know how this was mixed up. It never should have happened.”
Ken Osborne urged customers to double check their produce and said he would be reinforcing the importance of this to his staff.
Libby Spires said she will still continue to shop at apple Market.
“I understand. It’s okay. I will shop there, but I will always look at the dates though,” Libby Spires added.