After the US FDA raising concerns over use of imported South Korean seafood, suspecting its contamination with norovirus, its Taiwanese health authorities that are warning that sea food might be tainted.
Rather, latest reports suggest that the Department of Health (DOH) has already initiated testing of the imported seafood from South Korea, after they suspected that recent cases of food poisoning were due to eating raw oysters imported from South Korea.
Tsai Shu-chen, a section chief of DOH's Food and Drug Administration, asserted that it has been since June 9 that they have started testing the sea food batch by batch of oyster and shellfish.
However, she said, "So far only one batch of 100 kilograms of shellfish from South Korea is awaiting customs clearance and is being inspected. Local health authorities have temporarily sealed imported 114,210 oysters in 7,204 boxes".
Previous reports suggest that several cases of people feeling sick, having stomachaches and exhibiting symptoms of diarrhea, after they had meals from Taipei restaurants in The Eatogether chain, since late in month of May.
Nevertheless, even in the beginning of this month, several such cases were administered in Taichung, after people claimed that they consumed food sold by Eatogether restaurants, located in the central Taiwanese city.