Kittitians face Corned Beef Ban – Libby’s & Grace tins have Dewormer mixed in Product
Following initial investigations, the Department of Consumer Affairs and the Bureau of Standards found that the 7oz tin of Grace Corned Beef imported by O D Brisbane & Sons (Trading) Ltd and the 12oz tin of Libby’s Corned Beef imported by Ram’s (Trading) Ltd originated from the mentioned Brazilian Firm SIF 337 and may be contaminated with Ivermectin which is a de-worming agent in live animals.
Consumers and shopkeepers are advised to check their purchases to determine if the mentioned corned beef was already purchased. In concurrence with this, SKN’s Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Consumer Affairs is advising Kittitians all beef products from Brazilian Firm SIF 337 are prohibited from entry into St. Kitts and Nevis immediately. This is in accordance with Part VI, Section 28 of SKN’s National Bureau of Standards Act No.7 of 1999.