Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The grocer has voluntarily recalled 240 cartons of a frozen chicken and rice meal due to possible listeria contamination.
Trader Joe's has voluntarily recalled a batch of one of its frozen chicken and rice meals from store shelves in 14 states, including Massachusetts, due to possible listeria contamination. The neighborhood grocer announced over the weekend it was alerted by its supplier that some Trader Joe's Butter Chicken with Basmati Rice meals may be affected. The products in question are: SKU 99032 with a production date of "305 12" and come in 12.5-ounce packages. "In accordance with our stringent health and safety standards, and out of the utmost caution and care for our customers, all code dates of this product have been removed from sale and destroyed. To date, we have received no reports of illness related to this product," said Trader Joe's in a …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The Sunland Inc. plant that distributes products to Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Sprouts, Target, Safeway and others is linked to salmonella contamination that made at least 41 people ill in 20 states.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Monday that it has blocked food distribution from the Sunland Inc. peanut butter plant in New Mexico whose products were subject to a wide recall in recent months because of salmonella contamination. The various types of Sunland peanut butter products—sold under several brands by major food retailers, including Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Sprouts, Target and Safeway—had been part of a voluntary recall that began in September and later was expanded to include other nut butters as well as processed nuts and peanuts. This is a mandatory order. The company's nut products have been "linked to an outbreak of salmonella Bredeney that has sickened 41 people in 20 states," the FDA said, including a …
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Here's a look at the most viewed stories on MetroWest Patches during the past week. Click on the links to see what your friends and neighbors have been reading.
It's been a busy time in MetroWest. Here are the stories that topped the news charts this week.
Friday, October 5, 2012
The boy's family is suing Trader Joe's; they purchased the contaminated product in Shrewsbury.
The voluntary recall of salmonella-tainted peanut and almond butter has expanded beyond Trader Joe’s stores to include more than 70 products sold nationwide. Thirty people across 19 states have reported salmonella food poisoning that was later linked to the contaminated nut butters, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One of those cases was in Grafton, reported WBZ-TV. Jackson Henson, 4, of South Grafton, became ill with salmonella after eating tainted peanut butter, and his family has filed a lawsuit against Trader Joe's in Shrewsbury, WBZ reported. Stores that carry products named in the recall include Target, Whole Foods, Wal-mart and GNC. The almond and peanut butters were manufactured between May 1 and Sept. …
Monday, September 10, 2012
Trader Joe's at Patriot Place in Foxborough opened its doors to hundreds of customers Friday morning. Watch the video below for a look inside the neighborhood grocery store.
With a long line of customers waiting outside Trader Joe's doors in Foxborough Friday morning, Chris Maguire, the grocery store chain's Regional Vice President, excited the crowd the following message: "This is your Trader Joe's Foxborough," Maguire said. And it truly is. The decor incorporated throughout the 16,000 square foot grocery store touches on local landmarks like Town Hall and community pride like the New England Patriots and Gillette Stadium. Hundreds of customers enjoyed the store's opening Friday morning - loading up carriages with some of their favorite foods trademarked by the neighborhood grocery store. Dave Ford, Captain (store manager) of Trader Joe's at 350 Patriot Place in Foxborough thanked the crowd for coming out to …
Friday, September 7, 2012
Beginning Friday morning, Trader Joe's is open for business 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week at 350 Patriot Pl., Foxborough. Check out these scense from Friday's grand opening.
Editor's note: Video highlights from Friday's grand opening and interviews with Trader Joe's management will be published on Foxborough Patch Friday afternoon. The line was long, the cheers were loud and the celebration was on at 350 Patriot Place Friday morning as Trader Joe's opened for business in Foxborough. Hundreds of customers filled the neighborhood grocery store shortly after 8 a.m. following the ceremonial cutting of the Lei. On hand to celebrate the highly anticipated opening were members of The Kraft Group, including president Jonathan Kraft, members of the New England Patriots cheerleaders, "Pat Patriot,” the team’s mascot and Trader Joe's Regional Vice President Chris Maguire among others. Also participating in Trader Joe’s …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Trader Joe's Grand Opening celebrations - to be held at 8 a.m. on Sept. 7 - will include a ceremonial Lei cutting with Trader Joe’s Crew Members, appearances by “Pat Patriot” and Patriots cheerleaders and live music, free raffles for prizes and more.
When the ceremonial Lei is cut at 8 a.m. next Friday, Trader Joe's will officially be open for business at its Patriot Place location in Foxborough. The neighborhood grocery store's arrival to town has been well documented and wildly anticipated by Foxborough residents and its surrounding communities alike. To help welcome Trader Joe's to the community, "Pat Patriot" and the 2012-13 Patriots cheerleaders will join Trader Joe’s Captain (store manager) David Ford, Regional VP Chris Maguire and the crew for a lei cutting ceremony to welcome new customers – Trader Joe’s style. The festivities will continue throughout the day with live music, free raffles for prizes, food demos and more. Trader Joe's at Patriot Place is approximately 16,000 …