I don’t post these very often, but I feel like this is important information to pass on to readers. If you have purchased this product, please bring the unused portion back to the store for a full refund. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product – the contamination was caught during testing. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency didn’t list dates the product as sold, but it does list the best before dates of the affected products as 10.22.17, 12.03.17 & 03.16.18. EDIT: One blog reader who received a phone call from Costco has indicated this recall affects products sold between October 30, 2015 and April 22, 2016.
Costco does keep track of each member’s purchases and does attempt to contact members who may have purchased the recalled product through an automated phone system. This is a good time to go to the membership desk to make sure they have the correct contact information for you (especially if you have moved or changed phone numbers since you have originally purchased your membership).
Did you know that Costco lists all product recalls on its website Costco.ca (under Product Notices on the bottom menu) and in-store? In the stores I have visited, the product recall list is on a bulletin board usually near the exit of the store by employees checking receipts.
For more information please refer to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency Notice: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/about-the-cfia/newsroom/food-recall-warnings/complete-listing/2016-04-23e/eng/1461458494788/1461458498163
The following is from the CFIA website:
Ottawa, April 23, 2016 – Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. is recalling Organic by Nature brand frozen Organic Sweet Peas from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.
The following product has been sold by Costco warehouse locations in British Colombia, Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
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.