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(Jamaica Observer) At least one local manufacture and distribution company, GraceKennedy, is now contemplating the manufacture of corned beef at its local meat facility.

GraceKennedy’s decision to explore the manufacture of corned beef locally comes as Jamaica lifts the two-week-long ban on the importation and sales of corned beef from Brazil, a move which undoubtedly placed a dent in the revenues of the local distributors.

Chief executive officer of GraceKennedy, Don Wehby, in a press release yesterday announced plans to have its innovation team look at the requirements to have the company produce corned beef at GraceFood Processors in Savanna-La-Mar, Westmoreland.

Currently GraceKennedy’s Westmoreland plant manufactures a wide range of products, including Grace Vienna sausages, Grace frankfurters and Grace Country Pride ham. However, Wehby noted that, “It would be great if we could deliver to our consumers ‘Grace Bully Beef’ manufactured in Savanna-La-Mar, Jamaica.”

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