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Corned beef ban remains, Jamaica's technical team expected to visit Brazil next week

Published:Thursday | March 23, 2017 | 3:27 PM

The Permanent Secretary in the Agriculture Ministry, Donovan Stanberry, says Jamaica will not review lifting the corned beef ban before it completes its own investigation.

Stanberry told The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre that a technical team with representatives from local distributors is expected to travel to Brazil next week as part of the probe.

 

Permanent Secretary in the Agriculture Ministry, Donovan Stanberry

He’s urging consumers and retailers to adhere to the ban.

Earlier today the Brazilian Embassy in Jamaica said none of the 21 meat processing companies currently being investigated by that South American country, for their role in an ongoing rotten beef scandal, have export arrangements with Jamaica.

As a result, the embassy said the Brazilian government was urging Jamaica to review the "unilateral ban" on the product, which has been in place since Monday.

READ: GraceKennedy says its Brazilian corned beef suppliers are not under probe

Yesterday, GraceKennedy said its own investigation had found that its corned beef supplier in Brazil was not under probe.

 

GraceKennedy CEO Don Wehby