Trader Joe’s, we’re not feeling the love
By Consumers Union on Wednesday, February 13th, 2013
Trader Joe’s: we’ve got a message for you this Valentine’s Day. Your customers tell us they love you for a lot of reasons. Your salsa. Your trek mix. Your kid-sized shopping carts. One cat even says he loves your reusable shopping bags.
But love and hate make up any relationship – and they hate that you’re still selling meat raised on antibiotics.
For the love of public health, Joe, it’s time to kick your antibiotic-raised meat to the curb. Hundreds of thousands of consumers have asked you to make this change, to be leaders in the fight to save our antibiotics for when we need them.
Because the stats are in, and they’re not pretty. The meat industry is buying record-breaking amounts of antibiotics for use in livestock, while antibiotic-resistant superbugs proliferate. As one of the largest grocery store chains in the US, you can help turn the tide on this practice and demand no-antibiotics meat from your suppliers.
Your customers are showing you everything they love about you this Valentine’s Day. It’s time to return the love, TJ’s. Your meat on drugs is breaking our hearts.