Blueberry plants sold by Costco in St. John’s recalled
ST. JOHN’S — The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has recalled blueberry plants sold by Costco in St. John’s due to potential presence of a plant pest.
Consumers who bought blueberry plants throughout June and July of 2018 from Costco in St. John’s, should return the plants to Costco in their original pot, placed in a double bag. If plants have already been transplanted, the entire plant must be removed, including the root system and the soil that was in the original pot, and placed in a double bag. According to the release, the plants were shipped without proper certification from Quebec, which is regulated for the presence of blueberry maggot. Blueberry maggot does not occur in Newfoundland and Labrador and may pose a risk to blueberry production if it were to be introduced into the province. For information regarding alternate disposal and dropoff locations, please call 709772-4424 between 8 am and 4 p.m.