Expiration Dates, History, & Ancient Meanings: Part 1

I had fully intended to blog about how helpful my KeHE account rep was yesterday when I realized I had some expired (and soon-to-be-expired) yogurt that I had just received and stocked in our Food For Thought employee break room earlier this week.

Four flavors (peach, strawberry, blueberry, and pineapple) of Chobani Greek Yogurt arrived on Monday (11/25/2013) and I shelved them hastily so I could get back to my design projects. Yesterday (11/27) during lunch time our two owners walked through the kitchen then past my office. One of them said to me, “Looks like you have a yogurt disaster in here?”

I realized when it arrived that it was a lot of yogurt to consume before 12/09, which was the first and only expiration date I took not of when I stocked the fridge. But apparently three of the other four flavors were dated 12/06, 11/25, and 11/25. But my KeHE rep replaced the entire order with more appropriately dated yogurt and credited my account. So nice to have industry partners who live and breathe the mantra “take care of your customers and the rest will follow.”

Then when I started researching Chobani, I found some extremely interesting implications in terms of etymology, culture, and history. I’ll follow up this blog with another post that elaborates on what I found.


About burtaycock

Father of 2 great boys, interaction designer, doodler, student of life.
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