Earlier this week, we reported how the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration suspended Costco frozen berry mix imports from the US due to health concerns.
Now, more than 15,000 kilograms of frozen blueberries imported by Costco Taiwan have tested positive for hepatitis A.
On Monday (May 1), Costco Taiwan announced the Three Berry Blend packages were imported from Chile and have an expiration date of Sept. 19, 2023. It said that when it received notice that the mixed berries had failed border inspection, it immediately removed the product from warehouses and e-commerce and issued recall notices to members. The retailer has stopped importing frozen berries.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) at a press conference said that samples from a batch of 15,236 kg blueberries made by Kirkland Signature and imported by Costco Taiwan had also tested positive for hepatitis A and has barred Costco Taiwan from importing frozen berries until June 2.