Costco issued a voluntary recall this weekend of Alpine Fresh Snap Pea that were sold recently in their Ontario locations in Canada. If you have purchased a bag of the Alpine Fresh Snap Peas from Costco in Ontario recently, you need to double check the bag to see if it is part of this recall. Costco is usually quite good about notifying members that have made purchases of items that have been recalled, but just in case, you should check.
The Alpine Fresh Snap Peas are being recalled due to possible Cyclospora contamination. If your bag of Alpine Fresh peas have a best before date ranging from October 15 – 29, 2015, you need to discard them or take them back to Costco for a refund. Here’s the important information from the bag:
- Alpine Fresh Snap Peas, 907 g (2 lbs). All Best Before dates from 15 October to 29 October, inclusively. UPC of 8 15887 01072 7.
This recall was the result of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) investigating a reported case of a food-borne illness. There have been illnesses associated with eating these snap peas, so if you have some just get rid of them, take them back to Costco, but definitely do not eat them.
Food contaminated with Cyclospora may not look or smell spoiled and washing fresh fruits or vegetables will not always eliminate it either. 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.
For more information you can contact Miami-based Alpine Fresh at 1.877.650.3481. You can also find all of the details and report any illness you have experienced due to eating the Alpine Fresh Snap Peas to the CFIA.