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Food Recall Warning - Alpine Fresh brand Snap Peas recalled due to Cyclospora

Recall date:
October 17, 2015
Reason for recall:
Microbiological - Other
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Costco Wholesale Canada Inc.
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Recall details

Ottawa, October 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 products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC Reason for Recall
Alpine Fresh Snap Peas 907 g (2 lb) All Best Before dates from
15-OC-01 to 15-OC-29 inclusively
8 15887 01072 7 Microbiological - Other - Cyclospora

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.


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.


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

More information

Alpine Fresh Inc.: 1-877-650-3481

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

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