July 21st, 2016 Kennewick, WA
False advertising: 1.) Packages leaked between Legacy and my home. How can the ensure they will last 25 years when they didn't make it two weeks? They can't! The variations in Vacuum sealing within the same food products was either Vacuum- tight (as it should be), or it was very very loose and there was plenty of air. Legacy Foods says there is some leftover nitrogen that causes this. I call BS!
2.) Variations in Servings per bag went from 16 servings to 19.Their video explains "Emergency food storage manufacturers shrink their serving sizes to pitiful amounts, in order to increase their profit margins". And " It's common in the food industry". Then makes the claim "Legacy Food Storage doesn't cut serving sizes". YES THEY DO ! Here's the direct quote from a reply in an e-mail I received from Legacy: "Our previous manufacture stated the serving size to be 28 grams making it 16 servings for 1 pound bag". "Now our manufacture states the serving size is to be 24 grams making it 19 servings for a 1 pound bag". They guarantee the food to last for 25 years. 1.) But many state they expire way before then. 2.) Many of my meat packages and other foods were without any Date of Manufacture, Lot Code, or the RHB # (The packaging machine that sealed the food.) so there is absolutely NO WAY to trace when or where it came from. 3.) They changed the method of dating the food from a basic Mo/Day/Year, to what the representative at Legacy said : "is not a normal date like we are used to seeing which is a "Julian Date" which would show the year first then the actual day of the year". 4.) A recent order of Freeze Dried Meats that I ordered on May 15th had a stamp that said: "Date of Manufacture:October 06, 2016". Leagcy's response was to have me: " please send us those and we will replace them with new packages with the correct dates". NO WAY !! I'm contacting an attorney and starting legal proceedings to begin investigating this company and the foods that have been dumped on their customers with the same issues. Legacy stated: "Many of the issues in your email, are in fact known errors that we have discovered. Although, it is usually through our customers with a very keen eye that we learn about these". And: "Once we discover an error, typically a sticker with correct information is placed on the remaining packages and changes are made to the black plate for future printing. Should a package change design, this process starts all over again". I've never received any notification about products that may have any issues that I should be aware of or that Legacy had found problems and a correction "Sticker" needed to be placed on the package. The Attorney General and the Public needs to be notified about these serious problems that likely will affect their long-term, survival food products that have been purchased at least within the past three years (when I first ordered food from Legacy and discovered the problems went back to, AFTER I started checking the date stamps because I saw the FUTURE "Date of Manufacture" Stamps.