Joe the Pig asks Trader Joe's to stop selling antibiotic-filled pork. (Consumerist/MBQ)

Trader Joe’s Employees Misleading Customers About The Drugged-Up Meat On Stores’ Shelves

Trader Joe’s, like most grocery stores, sells quite a bit of meat from animals that have been treated with completely unnecessary antibiotics. But customers around the country say that some TJ staffers are outright lying about the store’s products being drug-free. [More]

Tell Trader Joe's you'd rather have your meat sans antibiotics.

Trader Joe’s Fans Ask Store To Stop Selling Drugged-Up Meat

Trader Joe’s has a lot of fans who evangelize on behalf of the food and service at the grocery store chain, but some of those same superfans are asking their favorite food fix to please stop selling meat full of antibiotics. [More]

Have you seen this chicken?

Trader Joe’s Recalls Butter Chicken With Basmati Rice Meals

Have you bought a frozen meal from Trader Joe’s recently? Check your freezer, because a batch of their butter chicken meals, which are imported from Canada, have been recalled for possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, a bacteria of nastiness.
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So tasty. So potentially contaminated.

Processing Plant Behind Great Peanut Butter Recall Of 2012 Won’t Reopen Just Yet

The Great Peanut Butter Recall of 2012 began with a few voluntary recall notices on the shelves of Trader Joe’s, and has now escalated to the Food and Drug Administration making an unprecedented move to shut down the plant where the offending nut products were processed. [More]

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The Good, The Bad & The Complicated Of Employee Discounts

Between the hours, the pay and the occasional scowling customer, working retail isn’t always the fun times it’s made out to be in film comedy. But at least there’s the employee discount, right? [More]

Joe the Pig asks Trader Joe's to stop selling antibiotic-filled pork. (Consumerist/MBQ)

“Meat Without Drugs” Campaign Brings Its Piggy Pal To Rally At Trader Joe’s In NYC

We’re not sure if the folks at Trader Joe’s had ever seen a giant pig named Joe beg the company to get him off drugs, but as of this morning in NYC, things have changed. Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy arm of our benevolent overlords at Consumer Reports, showed up with a team of other consumer and environmental advocacy groups to urge the grocery chain not to sell meat raised on antibiotics. [More]

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Great Peanut Butter Recall Of 2012 Began With Trader Joe’s, Now Includes 17 Brands

The Great Peanut Butter Recall of 2012 started relatively small, with Valencia peanut butter sold at Trader Joe’s. Thirty individuals in nineteen different states became ill from salmonellosis, and the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identified that product as the likely source of the infections. Sunland, the company that actually manufactures peanut butter sold under the Trader Joe’s label, took the precaution of recalling other products manufactured on the same product line during the same period. That includes products sold under Sunland’s own label, as well as 15 other store and niche brands. [More]

June Recall Roundup: Mac ‘N’ Cheese ‘N’ Metal Shards

June Recall Roundup: Mac ‘N’ Cheese ‘N’ Metal Shards

Pull up a stepstool, park your kid’s stroller, and let’s sit down with some Trader Joe’s chicken breasts and Walmart mac and cheese, with Sienna Bakery macademia nut cookies: it’s time for the Recall Roundup. Oh. All of those things have been recalled, really? [More]

Trader Joe's Offers Multiple Serving Suggestions, Causing Cookie Consumption Confusion

Trader Joe's Offers Multiple Serving Suggestions, Causing Cookie Consumption Confusion

Sometimes you just need someone to tell you exactly how many cookies is considered okay to eat at a time, but don’t ask Trader Joe’s the right serving amount of their Highbrow Chocolate Chip Cookies. They’re ready with not one, but two answers on that front. [More]

Woman Acquitted For Slapping Other Trader Joe's Customer Over Pad Thai

Woman Acquitted For Slapping Other Trader Joe's Customer Over Pad Thai

A “freelance opera singer” who slapped another female Upper West Side Trader Joe’s customer in a fight over who would get the last package of frozen vegan pad-Thai dinner was acquitted yesterday, reports the New York Post. [More]

Is That "Organic" Egg A Good Egg?

Is That "Organic" Egg A Good Egg?

Not all organic eggs are created equal. While different cartons of eggs might all have the same “Organic! Yay!” label slapped on them, standards for what that means can vary from farm to farm. One might meet minimum USDA or Federal standards while another has no real outdoor access for the chickens to speak of. To help you navigate the bedeviling array of options, The Cornucopia Institute has created an Organic Egg Scorecard to rate farms on a 5-egg system. Small farms with lots of pasture for the chickens to frolic in rate highly, while eggs put out by Trader Joe’s, Kirkland, and Price Chopper only get a one egg rating. [More]

Is Aldi Just Trader Joe's Without The Marketing Budget?

Is Aldi Just Trader Joe's Without The Marketing Budget?

The New York Times has an interesting look at Aldi, the German-owned discount chain that’s anything but a superstore — it features a small selection of private label products aimed at the consumer who doesn’t really care what supposedly “choosy Moms choose.” [More]

Trader Joe's Syrup Does Not Suffer From GPA Trouble

Trader Joe's Syrup Does Not Suffer From GPA Trouble

Eric found that his Trader Joe’s switched grades of organic maple syrup on him from one month to the next, first offering “US Grade A Extra Amber, and then moving on to “Grade B.” [More]

The Story Behind Trader Joe's 'Two-Buck Chuck' Wine

The Story Behind Trader Joe's 'Two-Buck Chuck' Wine

Ever wonder how Trader Joe’s stores can sell Charles Shaw wines — more commonly known as Two-Buck Chuck — for such low prices? CNN.com just posted this interview with Fred Franzia, the man behind the discount drinks. [More]

Trader Joe's, Walmart Sprouts Recalled For Salmonella

Trader Joe's, Walmart Sprouts Recalled For Salmonella

Sprouts sold at Trader Joe’s, Walmart, Kings Super Market, Numero Uno Stores, Cárdenas Markets, Gonzalez Northgate Markets, Wal-Mart stores, Jons Markets, and Canton Foods have been recalled after an outbreak of salmonella sickened more than 20 people in 10 states. [More]

Trader Joe's Tells Me It's Getting Rid Of Free Balloons

Trader Joe's Tells Me It's Getting Rid Of Free Balloons

Michael brings some news that will devastate my 3-year-old: Apparently they’re doing away with the free hot air balloons they hand little guests to placate them as their parents shop. [More]

Trader Joe's Recalls Chocolate Chip Chewy Coated Granola Bars

Trader Joe's Recalls Chocolate Chip Chewy Coated Granola Bars

Apparently not content to let Toyota and Honda hog all the recall headlines this week, the good folks at grocery store chain Trader Joe’s have announced a “my bad” of their own, recalling a few batches of their Trader Joe’s Chocolate Chip Chewy Coated Granola Bars — no, not for having a ridiculously long name — but because you might get sick from eating them. [More]

One Death Tied To 545,699 lb Ground Beef Recall

One Death Tied To 545,699 lb Ground Beef Recall

New Hampshire has announced a death connected to the recent recall of 545,699 lbs of ground beef for e. coli contamination. The beef was sold in the following retailers, among others: Trader Joes, Price Chopper, Lancaster and Wild Harvest, Shaw’s, a unit of Supervalu, BJ’s, Ford Brothers and Giant.