Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

October 17, 2015 19:46 ET

Food Recall Warning: Alpine Fresh Brand Snap Peas Recalled due to Cyclospora

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 17, 2015) - Costco Wholesale Canada Inc. is voluntarily recalling Alpine Fresh brand Snap Peas from the marketplace due to possible Cyclospora contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

The following product has been sold from Costco locations across Ontario.

Recalled product

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
Alpine Fresh Snap Peas 907 g (2 lb) 8 15887 01072 7 All Best Before dates from 15-OC-01 to 15-OC-29 inclusively

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with Cyclospora may not look or smell spoiled. Washing fresh produce will not always eliminate Cyclospora. People infected with Cyclospora can experience a wide range of symptoms, including watery diarrhea, stomach cramps, and nausea. Some people do not get sick at all, while others suffer from a severe upset stomach. Few people get seriously ill.

Background

This recall was triggered by findings by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) during its investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled products from the marketplace.

Illnesses

There have been reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

More information

Product photos available at: http://bit.ly/1NhVx3F

Contact Information

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    CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600