Costco is the latest retailer to start testing new detergents in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
The supermarket chain said it has tested Tide for the first time since the first cases of the virus surfaced last week, and that it will also test the products for other chemicals.
The company also said that it plans to test products that are labeled “green” for algae and that have an added layer of green to prevent it from becoming a food source.
Costco said that customers should not be concerned that the products are dangerous because they have not been tested.
“The new Tide products have not tested positive for any contaminants.
Our goal is to make sure they are safe and we will continue to monitor the products closely,” a spokeswoman said.
The FDA has also ordered that products labeled “non-toxic” and “noncontaminated” be tested for contaminants, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has also said the Tide detergent has not tested negative.
The new Tide product has already been approved for use by Costco customers, but the company is not releasing details on when it will be available in the store.