Strawberries from Mexico test positive for hepatitis A

FDA to suspend Costco Taiwan frozen berry inspections until it provides complete report

Yesterday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that frozen strawberries sold by Costco Taiwan had tested positive for hepatitis A, and the FDA has halted frozen berry import inspections for the company until it submits a complete investigation report.

The FDA said in addition to Kirkland's mixed berries and blueberries, the brand's "Grade A Fancy Strawberries" imported from Mexico were found on Tuesday (May 16) to be contaminated with hepatitis A. The FDA emphasized that Costco Taiwan removed the strawberries from shelves on April 30, and they are no longer being sold on the Taiwan market.

As of Tuesday, a total of 49,168 kg of Kirkland Signature frozen berry products have been recalled by Costco, including 24,090 kg of "Three Berry Blend," 23,676 kg of "Whole Blueberries," and 1,403 kg of "Grade A Fancy Strawberries," according to the FDA.

The FDA said the frozen Mexican strawberries were sold in 2.72 kg packages and have an expiration date of Aug. 5, 2024.


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