The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has announced that Costco Wholesale Canada Inc. is voluntarily recalling Alpine Fresh brand Snap Peas from the market because of possible contamination with the protozoan parasite Cyclospora.
The recall includes 2-pound packs of Alpine Fresh Snap Peas with ‘best before’ dates from 15-OC-01 to 15-OC-29 inclusive. The product was sold through Costco stores in Ontario.
The recall was initiated by findings by the CFIA during its investigation of an outbreak of foodborne illness. Reported cases of illness have been linked to consumption of the recalled snap peas. Consumers have been warned not to eat the product, but to dispose of it or return it to the store where it was purchased.
More information about this recall can be found here.