Saturday, February 23, 2013
Plus the Top 5 reviewed restaurants, 7-Eleven robbery and a couple scammed out of their wedding bands.
More than 700 guns — including an AR-15 high-capacity assault weapon similar to the one used in the Newtown, Conn., school shooting — were turned in this weekend in Montclair during a countywide gun buyback program. A Montclair resident who was honored as the Essex County Teacher of the Year in 2012 pleaded guilty Tuesday to endangering the welfare of a child, according to the Essex County Prosecutor's Office. Recommendations for how best to utilize Montclair’s land and housing resources, known as the unified land-use element of the township’s Master Plan, was unveiled Tuesday at a 4th Ward community meeting where about 60 residents turned out. Montclair district's practice of student tracking -- pairing students of similar educational …
Friday, February 22, 2013
If you found that foods at Trader Joe's grocery stores were made by brand-name companies, would you reconsider shopping there?
Friday, February 22
Trader Joe's grocery stores are known for their small-town approach, "two-buck chuck" wine, and selling everyday items at discounted prices under its own label. But why are Trader Joe's labels so much cheaper than similar products sold at ShopRite, Kings, Foodtown and the like? While the prices are different, a recent article published by Huffington Post found that many foods sold at Trader Joe's stores have brand-name pedigrees. "Big brands are willing to operate under Trader Joe's cloak of secrecy, under which the 'vendor shall not publicize its business relationship with TJ's in any manner,'" according to the Huffington Post report. Many people are loyal to Trader Joe's, but does this change your perception of the company? And is it …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The plant supplies peanut butter products to stores like Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Safeway and others.
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, Safeway and Whole Foods – had been part of a voluntary recall that began in September and later was expanded. The FDA action announced Monday is a mandatory order. The company's peanut butter products have been "linked to an outbreak of Salmonella Bredeney that has sickened 41 people in 20 states," the FDA said. The voluntary recall began after salmonella was detected …
Friday, October 12, 2012
Products linked to salmonella outbreak; includes Starbucks, Target, Trader Joe's, Whole Foods.
Local stores responded to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's expanded voluntary recall of nut butter products by removing all products possibly contaminated with salmonella from store shelves. The Sunland Inc. recall has more than doubled to over 240 products over the last week, in response to a "fast-moving outbreak" of salmonella in 19 states. Recently adding Starbucks to the mix of locally affected businesses, Flying Food Group issued a voluntary recall of the Starbucks brand Protein Bistro Box with 'Enjoy By' dates of Aug. 10 to Oct. 6. South Orange Starbucks has a sign on its counter informing customers that it has removed all the bistro boxes from the coffee shop. The boxes contained a Justin's Nut Butter Honey Peanut Butter …
Well, sort of. Clifton store set to open in November.
Friday, October 12, 2012
Montclair fans of Trader Joe's have long been hoping for a store in town, but Clifton is a start. According to the Trader Joe's website, a new store will open at 259 Allwood Road in Clifton on Friday, Nov. 16. The store will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week and will not sell alcohol. The Clifton location is about 4 miles away from Montclair (depending on where you live). This new store will be a shorter ride for you Trader Joe's-ophiles than visiting the stores in Millburn (13.5 miles), Wayne (13 miles), Floham Park (15 miles), or Westfield (19 miles). The first Trader Joe's opened in Pasadena, Calif. in 1967. The Patch asks: Do you prefer Trader Joe's or Whole Food? Vote now in our Patch poll!