Inspection VSA issues public recall of Libby’s Corned Beef; Consumers requested to immediately stop

Consumers requested to immediately stop using the product

Sector Public Health, Social Development & Labour (VSA) Inspection VSA, has issued a public recall of Libby’s Corned Beef 12 oz cans and 35 oz boxes of Seasoned Cooked Beef. Consumers are asked to immediately discontinue using the aforementioned products which may be contaminated with the animal drug Ivermectin which is used to de-worm live animals. 

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The 12 oz cans of Libby’s corned beef have been distributed to retail locations with production codes 100222U, 100219U or 100224U.

The cans and packages are marked with "Brasil 337 S.I.F." on the top or side, as well as "Product of Brazil" or "Packed under Brazilian Government Inspection." Consumer should look out for the aforementioned markings.

Inspectors are busy visiting the various retail outlets to make sure that the product has been removed from store shelves after the recall was issued. Retailers who still have the product can return them directly to the wholesaler.

Consumers who have the product should return them to the grocery store where they purchased the product along with the receipt for reimbursement.

The wholesaler has been instructed to contact grocery stores on the neighbouring islands of Saba, Sint Eustatius and Anguilla that purchase food products via the wholesaler in Sint Maarten about the recall.

Persons who have in the meantime consumed the product should contact their family physician if they experience the following symptoms: itching, rashes, dizziness, sometimes fever and headaches, muscle pains and weakness at times, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, nausea, and sometimes constipation.

Other serious side effects are worsening asthma, lowering of blood pressure, seizures and damage to liver and skin.

For further information you can call Inspection VSA at 542-2059.