There have been issues of “grazing” at the stores lately. Company policy states that consumption of product that is not paid for is considered stealing and could be means for immediate termination. Samples are for customers only unless the employee is given specific permission by the Department Manager, PIC, or Store Manager to sample certain product at a specific time. Also, during the holidays, there may be more in-store food demos going on. You may not partake in the sampling of demos while you are on the clock. If you are shopping and off the clock, you are welcome to sample.