DO NOT BUY PERISHABLE ITEMS FROM TRADER JOE'S!
I have learned the hard way, but have finally come to the conclusion that I cannot purchase perishable items from Trader Joe's. A few months ago I purchased some frozen chicken. I was going to make some Top Chef-ish type meal. Upon thawing I discovered that it was spoiled, $7 down the drain. A month later I purchased some turkey deli meat. The next morning I went to make one of my famous sandwiches, turkey was spoiled, $4 down the drain. Last night I purchased some milk with an expiration date of 7/12/2008. Well, it must have been a misprint, because when I went to make my protein shake, smelled the milk, spoiled, $3 down the drain.
Trader Joe's is okay if you stay away from perishable items. Don't bother testing it out yourself.