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Updated Food Recall Warning - Sliced Mortadella products sold at Lady York Foods recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

Recall date:
February 28, 2015
Reason for recall:
Microbiological - Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Lady York Foods
Extent of the distribution:
Reference number:

Recall details

Ottawa, February 28, 2015 - The food recall warning issued February 25, 2015 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the ongoing food borne illness outbreak investigation in Ontario.

Lady York Foods is recalling sliced Mortadella products from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The following products were sold from Lady York Foods, 2939 Dufferin St., North York, Ontario.

This recall applies to all Mortadella products sliced and sold from the deli counter at Lady York Foods from December 2, 2014 to February 24, 2015. Consumers who are unsure if they have purchased an affected product are advised to contact the retailer.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
None Sliced Mortadella Variable All PACKED ON dates from 2014.DEC.02 to 2015.FEB.24 Variable

What you should do

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.

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 findings of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), Toronto Public Health, Public Health Ontario and other public health and food safety partners as part of an ongoing food borne illness outbreak investigation in Ontario. The CFIA continues to conduct a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products.


There have been reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

More information

Lady York Foods: Deanna Carino, 416-781-8585,

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

Media enquiries

CFIA Media Relations

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