Saint Lucia implements corned beef ban

Saint Lucia has implemented a ban on corned beef from Brazil days after the former President of the National Consumers Association (NCA), Kingsley St Hill, called for it.

Former Commerce Minister, Emma Hippolyte had also called in a recent interview with the Times, for local authorities to take ‘appropriate action’ in regard to the Brazil meat scandal.

Local officials  yesterday advised members of the public not to consume Brazilian corned beef until further notice.

They announced:

  1. A temporary suspension on the importation of corned beef from Brazil into Saint Lucia, to be imposed with immediate effect
  2. Detention of all corned beef originating from Brazil until further notice
  3. Increased surveillance of establishments that trade in corned beef or related products locally
  4. Continued networking with regional and sub-regional partner agencies in developing a common position in response to this matter


“We can’t afford to take chances with this bad meat,”  former NCA President, Kingsley St Hill told the Times.


Jamaica on Monday became the first Caribbean country to announce a ban on Brazilian corned beef following reports that several major Brazilian meat processors have been selling rotten beef and poultry.

Jamaican authorities advised people not to consume Brazilian corned beef until further notice and announced plans to remove the product from supermarket shelves.

In Trinidad, the Ministry of Agriculture  issued instructions for a recall of the potentially tainted products and put a hold on the issuing of any new import permits for Brazilian meat.

In addition, they announced a recall of corned beef, chicken nuggets and patties imported from Brazil.

Barbados and Dominica have also joined in the ban on meat and meat products from Brazil, where meat processors are alleged to have paid hefty bribes to auditors in exchange for fraudulent sanitary licences.



  1. Anonymous
    March 23, 2017 at 9:55 am

    It was about time that we stop eating human flesh

    1. Anonymous
      March 23, 2017 at 10:30 am

      Just because you have a right to an opinion doesn’t mean you should exercise ignorance

      1. DJT
        March 23, 2017 at 11:02 am

        C’est pas ignorance! Its just an exaggerated truth. I thought people stopped eating that ish decades ago. Now that is ignorance on my part-not knowing!

    2. Anonymous
      March 23, 2017 at 11:02 am

      So you knew it was human flesh and you ere still eating it.

  2. Wow
    March 23, 2017 at 10:57 am

    No wonder cancer is so rampant some of them ole stuff we consume in our bodies they rotten us ..well we will have to start stop being lazy .so there goverment must start to coming and put factory

  3. Anonymous
    March 23, 2017 at 11:07 am

    I hope it’s not temporary, I hope it’s permanent. Because those people do not like us. Brazilians are the more racist people in the world. They imported and had more slaves than America. So who knows what lengths they will go to slowly kill us. The Caucasian ones are still very racist speaking from experience and dealings with them. Please research Brazil then and Brazil now there isn’t much difference. See how Blacks Brazilians are treated and where they live. It sickens me to know that the Caribbean islands have been importing cornbeef from Brazil. Have they lost their minds. If Brazil can make corned beef, the Caribbean islands should be able to make their own corned beef and do it right. Now there are recipes for everything online and there are many cornbread recipes. Fresh is the best, cornbeef does not have to be in a can. Many cultures makes It themselves. It is time for us Caribbean people to throw the cans away and grow our own foods and raise our own animals. Let keep more money and good health at home.

  4. Anonymous
    March 23, 2017 at 11:20 am

    Hosea 4:6King James Version (KJV)

    6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

    Let us pray for our Caribbean people instead of fighting and making harsh comments and attacking others. We can never keep the devil out of St. Lucia with this Behavior. We need to understand that God said even our words will welcome Satan. he’s already too much in the Caribbean, in st. Lucia, let us rebuke him in Jesus name with prayers and thanksgiving to God. And in so doing we will gain knowledge wisdom, power and strength.

  5. Anonymous
    March 23, 2017 at 11:49 am

    The Caribbean is the world’s poor products dumping ground!
    herbicides banned in Canada, but but exported and sold here unregulated.
    See “Roundup”

  6. Anonymous
    March 23, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    We St Lucian are backwards in our thinking Taiwan spent over 20 million in a meat processing plant in beausejour DHS is currently demolishing it for a race horse track we as a nation will always be beggars and dependant on politicians as we cant feed ourself the people who thought Chastanet would put money in their pockets are crying out more the police cannot even protect the citizen but SSU WATCHING OVER LANDS IN VIEUX FORT FOR CHASTANET DU BOULAY AND DSH

    1. Anonymous
      April 1, 2017 at 3:28 pm

      What has the meat processing plant done for vieux fort, where are the meats being being produced there exported to? And wasn’t that the place the workers were complaining that the building is infested with moles?

    2. Ruth
      April 3, 2017 at 8:46 pm

      Very sad indeed.

    March 24, 2017 at 2:34 pm


  8. Ruth
    April 3, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    I no longer it corn beef. I stopped eating that many years ago. I just found a can in my pantry because my loving half still likes to eat it…Here is what I do not understand as humans with great understanding of the food import business…I hope. This can says best before July 22/2021….for geeeeeez sakes. Why are we interested in eating canned meat in April 3, 2017 that we are told is good in a can for 4 years….that is some craaaaaaazy. No matter which country the can product is from….that can not be good for your insides….Save your money and buy 2 small fresh fish….this banning of cornbeef has to be an eye awakening blessing.