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Woman’s Cheap Chicken Haul Raises Concerns For Her Health

Woman’s Cheap Chicken Haul Raises Concerns For Her Health


Who doesn’t love a bargain! But when one woman shared her incredible cheap chicken haul recently many were quick to point out her health may be compromised. Do you agree?

Coles customer Karen, shared a photo of her chicken buys on popular Facebook page Markdown Addicts Australia where she revealed how she picked up nine meat buys that had been drastically reduced to just $11.41. Amongst the buys were packs of chicken drumstick fillets and wings, all priced between 66 cents and 86 cents.

Supermarkets often markdown food close to their expiry date, offering customers a chance to purchase food for less. Karen’s shopping haul attracted a huge response on Facebook, with many congratulating her saying what a great get it was. “The mother load!” wrote one on the Markdown Addicts Australia Facebook page.

Others commented with:

“Shut the front door!”

“Wow, what a score!”

“This is the best bargain ever!”

And while the majority of comments were positive there were a large number of concerned Facebook users who were worried about Karen’s health. Some were saying that markdown meats and especially reduced chicken could potentially cause illness.

“I’m not really a fan of chicken on the day of use by,” said one. “I would have grabbed and steamed for the dogs though.”

”I’m so iffy,” said another.

“Salmonella poisoning written all over this for sure.”

While one commented, “I’m always afraid of buying drastically reduced chicken. I feel like there is a scale, the cheaper the price, the more likely it is to poison you.”

“I feel the same way. I’m so iffy about chicken ever since I had food poisoning whilst pregnant. However, this is an awesome find!”

“Be careful last time I bought chicken this price made me question if I’ll ever eat chicken again.”

While others had some great hints for meat storage.

“Great bargain, but remember to pierce a hole and sniff it to ensure no foul chicks before you freeze them. Then mend the hole or just rearrange into frozen tubs,” said one

“Chicken can go bad easier than other meat. Just a thought.”

“Good savings for you. Freeze it. It changes the structure of the meat. It’s all good once it’s been frozen.”

A Coles spokesperson pointed out that it was up to each customer to take note of use by and best before dates.

“We know our customers love good value so when a product is near its Best Before date we often mark it down so it can be enjoyed for a cheaper price, instead of being wasted,” the spokesperson said.

“Food safety is paramount, and we encourage customers to be mindful of Use By and Best Before dates, which determine the shelf life of food products, how long food can be kept before the quality deteriorates or when the item is unsafe to eat.”

Images: Facebook

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Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal is a writer and blogger who loves nothing more than watching back to back episodes of crime shows. Should she ever find herself needing to cover up a crime, she'll know exactly what to do! Her dream is to one day live in Palm Springs where she can do her writing poolside while drinking endless gin and tonics. Mum to the cutest twin boys in the world, she loves nothing more than the sound of their laughter (usually heard when they're conspiring against her). Entertainment writer and pop culture junkie, she will be bringing you all the celebrity gossip and news that your brain can handle. You can follow her blog at and on Instagram at Chrystalovevintage

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