Just a little over a week after the Public Health Agency of Canada declared the Cyclospora outbreak that affected some 100 people this summer over, Costco Wholesale Canada Inc. announced Saturday that it is voluntarily recalling Alpine Fresh brand Snap Peas from the marketplace due to possible Cyclospora contamination.
The following product has been sold from Costco locations across Ontario: Alpine Fresh brand Snap Peas in 907g (2lb) size, Best before dates range from Oct. 15 to Oct. 29.
The 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.
The CFIA advises the public to 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.