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Food Recall Warning - Monticello brand Mortadella recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

Recall date:
February 27, 2015
Reason for recall:
Microbiological - Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
996660 Ontario Ltd.
Alberta, Ontario, Possibly National, Quebec
Extent of the distribution:
Reference number:

Recall details

Ottawa, February 27, 2015 - 996660 Ontario Ltd. is recalling Monticello brand Mortadella, product of Italy, from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume and retailers, restaurants and institutions should not to sell or use the recalled product described below.

Starting on November 13, 2014, this product was sold clerk-served from deli counters with or without a label or coding, and some product packages may not bear the same brand or product name as described above, or a brand at all. Consumers who are unsure if they have purchased the affected product are advised to contact their retailer.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Monticello La Mortadella del Cuore – Mortadella Variable LOT: 044293
BEST BEFORE: 03/19/2015

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


There have been no confirmed illnesses associated with the consumption of this product. The recalled product is undergoing analysis to determine if is linked to any illnesses.

More information

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