A recall of Canadian poultry products suspected of Listeria contamination has been expanded. The initial recall was issued on March 25 for a Lilydale oven roasted chicken product, but on April 1, the recall was expanded to include one of the company’s oven roasted turkey products.

The company first voluntarily recalled its oven roasted carved chicken breast product in 400-gram packages, but later recalled its oven roasted carved turkey breast, also in 400-gram packages, after a food safety inspection was carried out by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

To date, nobody has become ill after consuming either of the recalled Lilydale products.


The affected turkey product carries a label stating the product is best before April 28, while the chicken product’s label says it is best before April 10.

CFIA said the poultry products were sold nationally and shouldn’t be consumed. The agency further states that consumers who may have bought the recalled products should either throw them away or return them to the store where they were purchased.

Headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, Lilydale is involved in the processing of chicken, turkey, sausage, bacon and deli meats. It is a subsidiary of Sofina Foods, a multi-protein company based in Markham, Ontario.