Japan to end shipment ban in July?

by Editor fleischwirtschaft.com
Friday, July 02, 2010

As reports from Bloomberg indicate, Japan may lift its ban on domestic beef and pork shipments in July.

The ban has been in place since an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in May. Shipments from the affected region Miyazaki could resume as early as July 16, if no further outbreak is occurs, a Japanese government official said. Resuming the stalled meat flow could boost meat supply in Japan, which might diminish demand for imported pork and beef. Miyazaki is the nation’s second-largest pig producer and third-largest for beef cattle.
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