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mucho gordo Feb 16, 2013 10:18 AM

Always remove the top of a jar to make sure the inner seal is intact
We bought a jar of PB at Walmart and when we opened it a few days later, found that the seal had been broken and 2 finger tracks were left on the surface. We returned it yesterday with no problem.

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  1. sunshine842 RE: mucho gordo Feb 16, 2013 10:21 AM

    eww, eww, eww.

    1. goodhealthgourmet RE: mucho gordo Feb 16, 2013 11:01 AM

      That's so nasty. The brands of PB (and almond butter) I buy don't have an inner seal. They're glass jars with that shrink-wrapped plastic seal around the outside of the lid so it's easy to tell when it's been broken.

      I had to return a vitamin supplement to CVS last night because I didn't realize when I grabbed it off the shelf that it was missing the outer AND inner seals. No finger tracks, but who knows what some lunatic could have done to the contents.

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        betsydiver RE: mucho gordo Feb 16, 2013 11:18 AM

        did it ever occur to you that the next person (perhaps the one who actually purchases the item) who opens that jar that you've already opened will now have a compromised seal and has no idea that you just opened it to look or smell?

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          mucho gordo RE: betsydiver Feb 16, 2013 11:22 AM

          I think you've misunderstood my post. I learned to make sure the inner seal is intact before I buy it rather than wait until I get home to find that the jar has been tampered with.

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