Trader Joe's to pull Chinese goods off the shelf


Trader Joe

's, purveyors of international foods and inexpensive wines (yeah, Two Buck Chuck!) is dropping import of single-item Chinese foods in reaction to growing customer concern about pesticides, antibiotics, and pollutive growing practices. These foods include garlic, frozen spinach and other unspecified products. The company plans to complete the purge by April 1st. Trader Joe's is privately owned, by the same people that own and operate Aldi's.

The first question that comes to my mind is, who in their right mind would buy any single-food item at TJ's between now and April 1st? If the goods are hazardous enough to warrant removal, why keep them on the shelves for the next two months? Until April Fool's Day, I think I'll do my shopping elsewhere, thank you.