The Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries has confirmed the lifting of meat products from Brazil.
CNC3 carried the report on Friday. The Ministry issued the following statement today:
"The Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries today announced the lifting of the temporary restriction on both the import and retail sale of meat products from Brazil including corned beef, chicken patties and chicken nuggets.
GraceKennedy Ltd yesterday said it would immediately comply with the temporary ban imposed by the Agriculture Ministry and withdraw its corned beef from T&T shelves.
In the press release, head of corporate communications for the Jamaican firm, Klao Belle-Lewis, said they would withdraw corned beef originating from Brazil from sale “as a precautionary measure until further notice and will be working with its distributors in T&T to do so.”