Posted: Thursday, November 24, 2016. 4:09 p.m. CST.
By BBN Staff: 53,000 pounds of ham was rejected from entering Ecuador on October 27, 2016 and is now sitting at the Benque Viejo Del Carmen Free Zone.
According to reports, the ham originated from the United States and was trying to enter Belize in time for Thanksgiving. However, it appears that the ham importers may now have to wait until the Christmas holidays to cash in.
At this time BAHA is conducting an investigation to check if the USDA stamped meat is still good.
Samples were taken from the ham and results are expected back tomorrow.
We will continue to monitor this story.
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