Jamaica Lifts Ban On Importing Corned Beef From Brazil

Jamaica Lifts Ban On Importing Corned Beef From Brazil

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KINGSTON, Jamaica, Apr 04 2017 – The Jamaica Government Tuesday lifted a ban it had imposed on the importation of corned beef from Brazil because of the ongoing investigations into the sale of rotten beef and poultry from the South American country.

Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Karl Samuda, announced the lifting of the ban at a news conference following the visit of a Jamaican team, including officials from the private sector, that had travelled to Brazil from March 29 to April 02 to investigated the matter.

At the time of the ban, Jamaica had said there was no way for the consumer to tell which brands were actually linked to companies named in the scandal.

Brazil supplies nearly 100 percent of the corned beef on the local market and the Ministry of Agriculture said there were found no anomalies in the tests conducted since the ban on March 20.

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