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Health risk causes temporary ban on Corned Beef, cans pulled from shelves

Turks and Caicos, March 22, 2017 – Providenciales – Turks and Caicos has put a temporary halt on all Brazilian meat products and all Brazilian corned beef meat products are to be removed from store shelves; this from the Director of Agriculture who minutes ago confirmed that this posture of TCIG is for our own good.

It does mean no more of that popular island meal, Fire Engine for a time, but Wilhelmina Kissoonsingh explained that it is about safeguarding the health of residents and visitors.  The Director added that her team is working with Environmental Health to ensure supermarket shelves are cleared of the potentionally dangerous goods.

The decision by TCIG, led by Agriculture comes, Ms Kissonsighn said:  “amidst the reports coming out of Brazil of alleged corruption of government meat inspectors allowing card board, expired meat and carcinogenic products to be exported.”







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