I have regularly assumed that every section of a grocery store, including the store room in the back, was weather conditions controlled with respected air conditioner. Granted I suppose that some smaller businesses may have their own protocols that may differ in this regard, however at least with big chain grocery stores, I just regularly assumed that air conditioner in store rooms was a standard. I found out otherwise yesterday when I brought home a few boxes of cereal that odored a little “off” right when I opened the tops up 1 by 1 consecutively after noticing it on the first. I knew I could suppose it, the blend of that with the odor of the cereal was throwing myself and others off. Then I remembered what it was: mildew. I looked closer inside the boxes plus could see pale white plus yellow mold spots on multiple parts of the insides of the boxes. I was actually shocked at what I found plus Immediately took it back to the store. They were apologetic however something seemed odd about the employee’s reaction to the boxes of cereal, as if this wasn’t the first time he had seen this sort of thing. I probed him a little bit plus asked how it can happened in a dry plus cool store room with no sources of moisture inside the boxes besides ambient air. It turns out that their store room is not dry plus cool plus instead is the opposite, sizzling plus muggy. Apparently they had a recent leak from their overhead Heating plus A/C method plus some products were affected, they were just still trying to determine what got shelved before the problem was detected. They offered myself and others our refund plus apologized however it left myself and others with more questions, in particular–how respected is this? Is it safe to leave dry food plus groceries stored in 75% humidity enjoy that?