Is your grocery budget tight? You may want to visit a traditional grocery store. It’s best to stay away from discount food items — especially meat. It’s hard to tell how long the food has been in the store, so you could be taking a gamble with your health. Shopping expert Trae Bodge told PIX 11 News that consumers should avoid purchasing dollar-store food at all costs. “Don’t get the food. Some dollar stores are selling produce now. Pass it by, because they’ve been bumping around in a truck for ages … we don’t know where [the food] is from, we don’t know what’s in them, we don’t know the brand, how it’s going to taste, or how fresh it is, so I would definitely avoid the food,” warned Bodge.