STORAGE DEPOTS SEALED:Yuyang International was found to be selling tiger shrimps purchased in 2005 and atka mackerel bought in 2007, a health official said
Date: May 19, 2016
By: Lee I-chia / Staff reporter
A seafood wholesaler in New Taipei City was raided on Tuesday for allegedly selling expired
frozen seafood and an investigation into its products continued yesterday.
Yuyang International (漁洋國際) was found to be storing large amounts of frozen seafood that had expired or were without expiration dates.
The New Taipei City Department of Health said 23,417kg of suspicious products had been confiscated and sealed up at the company’s three storage depots, but the probe was ongoing.
“So far, we have not uncovered all the previously expired products, because we are still examining the three storage depots. We hope to finish the investigation by today,” New Taipei City Department of Health Deputy Commissioner Hsu Chao-chen (許朝程) said.
Hsu said most frozen seafood has a storage life of about two years, but they found 12 types of product purchased before 2011, including tiger shrimps purchased in 2005 and atka mackerel purchased in 2007. [FULL STORY]