When shopping for fresh produce in Norway I recommend being extra cautious with what you pick up. My husband and I went shopping the other day to Rema1000 and I was disgusted by what I saw. Rotten fruit filled with mold, bird shit on packages, dead flies in the fruit. I understand that sometimes it may be hard to miss some things. For example, I once bought a very nice looking lettuce, only to find out that a caterpillar had made its little burrow inside. Things like that don't bother me, because I checked the lettuce and didn't see anything wrong with it until I started peeling off the leaves, but when rotten fruit is sitting out in the open like that....then it's an issue.
A few months ago, a tv program called "TV2 hjelper deg" did a report on this. They went around to several stores throughout Norway and picked out which ones did a better job of selecting and selling good fresh produce and which ones didn't. It was shocking to see how many stores don't bother to check the quality of their products. After the report aired, all the stores did a god job to have fresh produce and to make sure nothing was bruised or rotten or moldy. This extra care only lasted a few weeks and then it was back to having to pick for the least worst items.
It isn't only the fresh produce that is neglected, it's dried goods as well, such as vacuumed packed breads, tortillas.... and meats. We have found meat packets to have been accidentally opened, possibly during delivery, that sit on the shelves dripping blood and the whole shelf is red and stinks. As for the bread, I had to once find the baker in the store and lead her a shelf filled with 10+ baguette bags FILLED with mold that had been expired for 2 weeks.
The following pictures are from Rema1000 in Kleppestø. This was just from one visit.