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the humus was spoiled

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The other day I purchased a pint of homemade humus from a middle eastern deli. And yesterday, when i opened it for dinner, I discovered it had already gone bad. Had that "fizzy" kind of taste of something wrong. Fortunately, I did not get sick.

But I was wondering -- should I just call and complain to the owner? Or go back in with the container in hand? Ask for a refund? I didn't keep the receipt but it's obvious from the style that it's their product. I can't prove that it was put away in the fridge as soon as I got home from the store.

What does everyone think about what's appropriate in this situation?

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  1. I would go back immediately, or as soon as able, and return the hummus, expecting a replacement or possibly refund.

    1. I would probably call them and say you are bringing it back because it was fizzy.

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      1. re: smartie

        I would and have taken things back to the store when something is spoiled withing a couple of days of purchase.

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        1. Hoomoos spoils really quickly, if not made with all the preservatives found in the store bought stuff. If this truly was homemade, as you said in your post, I wouldn't trust it past a couple of days. But then, after living in the Middle East I have high hoomoos standards...

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