More deli meat products recalled over possible Listeria contamination

Dec 27 2020, 10:40 am

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has issued an updated food recall warning after additional deli meat products were found to have possible contamination.

Levitts Foods Inc. is recalling certain Assala, Compliments, The Deli-Shop, and Levitts brand deli meat products because they may be contaminated by Listeria monocytogenes.

The company first issued a recall on November 22, and previously expanded it on December 7 and 15.

Consumers are advised not to ingest the products included in the recall. If you have any of the items in your home, throw them away or return them to the store where they were purchased.

The recalled products include 175-gram packages of Compliments Smoked Beef Eye of the Round Pastrami, Corned Beef, Montreal-Style Smoked Meat, Roast Beef, and Smoked Beef Pastrami. The 300-gram packs of Compliments Roast Beef are also being recalled.

The 150-gram packages of Levitts Montreal Style Smoked Meat, Corned Beef, New York Style Pastrami, and Seasoned Roast Beef are being recalled, as are “variable” sizes of the brand’s Old Fashioned Montreal Smoked Meat.

Also included in the recall are 150-gram packages of Assala Montreal Style Smoked Meat, as well as 175-gram packages and 2 x 175-gram packages of The Deli-Shop Sliced Pastrami.

The products all have best-before dates up to and including January 22, 2021.

According to the CFIA, food that is contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still cause illness.

If ingested, the bacteria can cause vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache, and neck stiffness. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

The CFIA said there have not been any reported illnesses associated with the products in the most recent recall. However, there has been one reported illness that may be associated with consuming the products included in the December 7 recall.

Photos of the recalled products have been shared by the CFIA:

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Canadian Food Inspection Agency

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Canadian Food Inspection Agency

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