New find of problematic imports from Chile

Costco Taiwan blueberries also tainted with hepatitis A

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.


Publication date:

Receive the daily newsletter in your email for free | Click here

Other news in this sector:

Sign up for our daily Newsletter and stay up to date with all the latest news!

Subscribe I am already a subscriber

You are using software which is blocking our advertisements (adblocker).

As we provide the news for free, we are relying on revenues from our banners. So please disable your adblocker and reload the page to continue using this site.

Click here for a guide on disabling your adblocker.