Updated: March 21, 2017
Corned Beef Recall
March 20th, 2017
Foster’s Food Fair-IGA would like to announce that a voluntary recall has been issued on all corned beef imported from Brazil. The recall comes after Brazilian authorities reported that several major Brazilian meat processors sold rotten beef and poultry, and paid hefty bribes to auditors in exchange for fraudulent sanitary licenses.
At this time, no other information has been provided from our vendors. All corned beef produced in Brazil has been removed from our shelves until further notice.
In the interim, the Bureau of Standards Jamaica will conduct chemical test profiles to ascertain the contents of corned beef on the market and the Veterinary Services Division of the Ministry will conduct microbiological and residue tests to ascertain whether contaminants are present in the products on the local market.
Foster’s Food Fair-IGA and Priced Right is affected by this recall, and all product has been removed from the shelves.
The current, Foster’s “Eat Corned Beef!” campaign, in conjunction with Grace Foods, has been put on hold due to this recall.
We encourage all customers who have purchased this product from any of our Foster’s Food Fair-IGA and Priced Right locations to return the product for a full refund. Consumers are also being cautioned not to consume corned beef until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out by email ([email protected]) or by phone (345-945-3663).
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