Compliments brand Smoked Beef Pastrami recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes | Recall Monitor

Compliments brand Smoked Beef Pastrami recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes
Nov 22nd, 2020 @ 12:00 AM

Basic Details

Category: Microbiological - Listeria
Alert sub-type: Food Recall Warning
Department: Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Hazard classification: Class 1
Alert type: Recall
Extent of the product distribution: Retail
Distribution: Alberta, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Possibly National
Recalling firm: Levitts Foods (Canada) Inc.

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Compliments – Thinly Sliced Smoked Beef Pastrami – 175 grams (front)Compliments – Thinly Sliced Smoked Beef Pastrami – 175 grams (back)Compliments – Thinly Sliced Smoked Beef Pastrami – 175 grams (lot code)

The issue

Ottawa, November 22, 2020 - Levitts Foods (Canada) Inc. is recalling Compliments brand Smoked Beef Pastrami from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

Recalled product

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
Compliments Smoked Beef Pastrami 175 g 0 68820 13360 5 BEST BEFORE 2020/DE/25
EST 48

Who is affected

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

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 product 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 Canadian Food Inspection Agency (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 product from the marketplace.

For more information

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

Media enquiries

Company information
Levitts Foods (Canada) Inc.: Simon Larochelle, 514-367-1654

Public enquiries
Toll-free: 1-800-442-2342 (Canada and U.S.)
Telephone: 1-613-773-2342 (local or international)
Email: [email protected]
Media relations
Telephone: 613-773-6600
Email: [email protected]

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