Expired Korean products in the Philippines?

[singlepic=813,250,250,left]I watched last Saturday’s (October 4) edition of the ABS-CBN show XXX, hosted by Pinky Webb and Julius Babao. The topic was about the double dead chicken sold only at dawn in Divisoria. They also featured “tricks” done by some unscrupulous vendors with the products they sell. What really caught my attention is when they showed a portion of an episode they had in July wherein a factory worker was caught “updating” expiration dates of some products. I couldn’t be wrong but the products that they showed were from Korea. The man was shown using acetone to erase the original expiration date on the labels and “updating” it with a date stamp.
The last time I was in the Philippines (January 2008), I was surprised to see so many Korean products being sold at major supermarkets (SM Supermarket and Robinson’s Hypermart in particular). What surprised me more is seeing some Pinoys actually buying them! I hope they didn’t spend money on expired goods though.


  1. yikes….scary ha, i was able to watch an episode of bul-man zero, they featured bakeshops(yes, even the famous bakeshops) in korea that sell expired cakes, they just cut off the expiration date and put a sticker that says you have to store the cake at a certain temperature…..be sure to check for the expiration dates on cakes you buy in the future…take care
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  2. a korean grocery store we frequent here in baguio literally sells expired korean goods… i just forgot to tell my mom about it. she came home one time with a real expensive korean tea. i checked its expiration date and it’s been for a couple of months already. my mom was really devastated. i just told her to consume it immediately coz such products still have 2-3 months extensions. expiration dates are meant for sellers to withdraw their products from their shelves on or before said date. but many fail to observe this, especially crude (foreign) merchandisers….
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  3. One of my Friend Asked me to Read Your Post on this site. Your Post is Well Written. Thanks . I love to Read Posts on “News from Korea”.

  4. ate wait may friend ka ba n babalik pa sa phil?
    kasi may papabili sana ko.. mejo d naman ganun karami.. πŸ˜€ jan lang mahahnap korea lol ^^
    hayz gsto ko din jan~

    1. wala eh… bandang pasko pa sila umuuwi tsaka for sure may dala rin sila pasalubong
      ako eh matagal-tagal pa ako makakauwi

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