April 5, 2017
Corned Beef Ban Lifted
April 5th, 2017
Foster’s Food Fair-IGA would like to announce the Cayman Islands Department of Environmental Health (DEH) is advising all importers and distributors of corned beef products that the food alert issued concerning the recall of corned beef products from Brazil has been lifted.
The ban on corned beef was imposed two weeks ago, following reports from Brazilian authorities that several major meat processors in that country were “selling rotten beef and poultry”.
The Cayman Islands Department of Environmental Health, in co-operation with the Department of Public Health and Department of Agriculture has investigated this matter and have agreed the temporary importation ban be lifted. The temporary ban has also been lifted in Jamaica following the completion of investigations carried out by Jamaica’s Ministry of Agriculture. The majority of the corned beef supplied to Jamaica and Cayman comes from the South American country.
Foster’s Food Fair-IGA and Priced Right were affected by this recall; however, we are happy to announce that, with the ban lifted, we can continue to serve our customers once again. Corned beef should be back on our shelves within a day or two.
We apologize for any inconvenience this ban has caused.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out by email ([email protected]) or by phone (345-945-3663).