December 16, 2020 – Update on Compliments and Levitts Deli Meat Products


OTTAWA – Levitts Foods (Canada) Inc. is recalling certain Compliments brand and Levitts brand deli meat products from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

Compliments and Leavitt Deli Meats Recall Update
Compliments and Leavitt Deli Meats Recall Update

The following products have been sold in Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, and Nova Scotia.

The product also may have been distributed in other provinces and territories.

The food recall warning issued on December 7, 2020 has been updated to include additional product information.

This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Recalled products







Montreal-Style Smoked Meat

175 g

0 68820 13357 5


EST 48


Corned Beef

150 g

8 82756 72084 1


EST 48


New York Style Pastrami

150 g

8 82756 73084 0


EST 48

What you should do

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

Check to see if you have the recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, the infection can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth. In severe cases of illness, people may die.


This recall was triggered by CFIA test results. 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 the recalled products from the marketplace.


There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products. However, there has been one reported illness that may be associated with the consumption of the products included in the Food Recall Warning of December 7, 2020.

SOURCE Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)

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