Trader Joe’s says consumers have demanded that they no longer carry single-ingredient food items from China and so that’s exactly what they’re going to do:
“Our customers have voiced concerns about products from this region and we have listened,” Trader Joe’s spokeswoman Alison Mochizuki said in a statement.
“All single ingredient food items sourced from mainland China are scheduled to be out of our stores by April 1,” she said.
“We will continue to source products from other regions until our customers feel as confident as we do about the quality and safety of Chinese products.”
How do you feel about this decision? Are they caving to xenophobia? Or is this just the “invisible hand of the market” that everyone is always talking about?