South Korea to resume U.S. beef imports

by Editor fleischwirtschaft.com
Monday, August 27, 2007

South Korea will resume imports of U.S. beef next week after suspending them earlier this month.

The news had been announced by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Friday last week.

J. Patrick Boyle, President and CEO, American Meat Institute, applauded the decision and emphasised that producing safe beef for American consumers and for export to South Korea and other countries is a top priority for the U.S. meat industry.

Furthermore, he mentioned the multiple BSE mitigation measures in place which ensure that there is no food safety issue involved with American beef.

Boyle also noted that AMI is pleased to see that South Korea will proceed with the import risk assessment process and urged the governments to continue discussions to fully restore beef access pursuant to international safety standards.

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