Supermarket found with expired food cleans up their act - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Supermarket found with expired food cleans up their act

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The Associated Supermarket was caught selling moldy food to customers. (WFSB) The Associated Supermarket was caught selling moldy food to customers. (WFSB)
BRISTOL, CT (WFSB) -

A Bristol supermarket is cleaning up their act, or rather their shelves, after they were caught selling rotten food.

Last week, Eyewitness News found that the Associated Supermarket in Bristol was selling old food to customers.

Since then, the store has undergone a large overhaul. 

Channel 3's Matthew Campbell spoke with the owner, Genesis Alfonso.

She said the shelves have been restocked and produce has been labeled.

"All this produce, we made sure we inspected everything. We took out everything that might have looked old," said Alfonso.

When Eyewitness News visited the market Tuesday, there were moldy strawberries, expired yogurts and old sausages covered up by false sell-by dates.

The owners were embarrassed by the criticism they received from customers.

"It was a little offensive. We work so hard to see people take us down like that. We try our best best to be good enough for the community. We really care about our customers," said Alfonso.

The owners said they get the produce from Hunts Point Market in New York three times a week.

They claimed the problems with expired food were new and that the man who handled produce for the store has been fired.

"That usually doesn't happen, but it did happen on his watch. We tried to make sure he did his job but he wasn't really understanding the concept, so we had to let him go," said Alfonso.

Local and state officials are now looking into the problem as well.

To see more photos of the food in question, visit our slideshow.

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