moldy before opening

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By Samantha Hennessy
Sunday, 15. January 2017 - 17:27
Today is Jan. 15, 2017. I just opened a package of the artisan multi grain bread that I just purchased yesterday, and it had several spots of mold on it. The best by date is not until Feb. 25, 2017. This has happened to me four times in the last 6 months. This is the least expensive gluten free bread option in town, and it is the most delicious kind I've ever had, I just want you guys to be aware of this product issue. Thank you, take care.
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By Kisha Consumer Service
8 months 4 weeks ago
We are sorry to hear that the Schar product you purchased contained mold.

We pride ourselves on the high quality of our products and service so we appreciate you bringing this to our attention so we can get this resolved.

Since we do not use any preservatives in our products, once the package is open, we recommend you store in an air-tight container or bag and refrigerate to maintain the quality of the bread or rolls for 2-3 days.

If you feel that you will not eat the product within that time frame, we encourage you to freeze the product. Freezing will not affect the quality and will prolong the shelf life for up to 3 months.

If mold formed premature of the expiration date and the package was still sealed, the package may have been compromised in shipping from our warehouse to the distributor or from the distributor to the grocery store.

We will alert our Quality Assurance Department of this issue so the necessary measures can be taken as we further look into what might have caused a quality deviation in this instance.

In the meantime, can you please forward an image of the molded product along with the expiration date and batch code (located on the inner pouch the bread is contained in) to info@schar.com and I will personally send you a coupon to replace your purchase for your inconvenience.