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Jamaica lifts ban on corned beef

The Jamaican government has lifted the ban on imported corned beef from Brazil.

The announcement was made on Monday by the Minister of Industry, Karl Samuda, during a press conference at he headquarters of the Ministry of Agriculture at Hope Road in Kingston.

Samuda made the announcenment at a press conference that is underway at the Ministry of Agriculture on Hope Road in St Andrew.

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“All tests conducted locally by the Bureau of Standards have found that the corned beed were within acceptable limits,” Samuda said.

“Visits were also made to Brazil and checks at two factories responsible for the manufacturing of the product in the country and operations were found to be above board,” he added.

Last month Jamaica and a number of other Caribbean countries banned the sale of the product after officials in Brazil informed governments in the region that some corned beef manufacturers in the South American country were using rotten meat to produce the commodity and that consuming it posed a serious health risk.

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