One time with a seed I took out of the refrigerator and other with a Lightbulb a took from a shelf. If I were to guess I would say it is related with the spoil date. Maybe what I was trying to pick was already spoiled but the game doesn't know how to update it
Place something that spoils in a shelf. Maybe wait several days for the thing to spoil. Return home and try to pick from the shelf said item.