Albertson's Grocery Store and Driscoll's Produce Complaint - Beware Albertson's Produce/Driscoll's Berries
I shop for fresh produce at Albertson's grocery stores in Las Vegas (store is on Warm Springs and South Rainbow). Overall, its a good place and the employees are very helpful and friendly.
However, last week I purchased Driscoll's yellow raspberries from their produce dept. When I got home, I found a DEAD BUG bug in the package. Also, on previous visits to the supermarket, I have noticed mold OBVIOUSLY growing in the red raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, and blackberries--even in the packages stocked on the TOP of the shelves, in plain view.
I returned ALL of my produce with the receipt. I did get a refund, but I also mentioned the problem to their produce manager. Instead of apologizing, reassuring me that they would take steps to improve, etc., he was defensive, condescending, and tried to imply I was being unreasonable for even complaining. I will NEVER buy produce from this store again. It's a shame they employ someone so careless about his dept. and his responsibility to maintaining public health.
As for Driscoll, contrary to their corporate hype about food safety, like other big agri-businesses, I don't think they really give a rat's ass about the safety of their products. And God knows the FDA and Agriculture Dept. doesn't bother inspecting stores or farms these days.