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08 November 2007
View news from Japan Kirin Holdings To Acquire Dairy For 294 Billion yen
TOKYO - Japanese brewer Kirin Holdings Co Ltd said Thursday it will acquire 100 percent of Australian dairy company National Foods Ltd from Philippine parent company San Miguel Corp for 294 billion yen....
29 October 2007
View news from Japan Meat Hope Put Rabbit In Ground beef, Test Shows
JAPAN - Former executives of bankrupt meatpacking company Meat Hope Co. mixed rabbit meat into ground meat mislabeled as 100 percent beef, according to DNA analysis by Hokkaido police. ...
18 October 2007
View news from Japan Japan Suspends Beef Imports From US Plant
JAPAN - Japan has suspended beef imports from a US meatpacking plant that violated a bilateral accord aimed at limiting the threat from mad cow disease, the government said Wednesday. ...
16 October 2007
View news from Japan BSE Measures Law Has Bark But No Bite
JAPAN - Meat from a cow temple, which is banned by law as a specified risk material, is suspected to have been taken out from a meat-processing center in Yokkaichi, Mie Prefecture, but the violators will get off scot-free because the law does not provide...
27 August 2007
View news from Japan U.S. Japan Have "Shared Awareness" Over Safety Of U.S. Beef
JAPAN - Japan and the U.S. have a "shared awareness" on the safety of U.S. beef after a two-day technical meeting, a Japanese official said Aug. 3, as Washington seeks relaxed import restrictions imposed over bovine spongiform encephalopathy concerns....
09 August 2007
View news from Japan Japan To Export Beef To Canada
JAPAN - Japan will export beef to Canada next week for the first time ever. ...
07 August 2007
View news from Japan Japan Studying U.S. Data To Decide On Beef Rules
JAPAN - Japan is studying data provided by the United States on U.S. beef safety as it considers relaxing its rules on beef imports, Japanese Agriculture Ministry officials said on Monday. ...
26 June 2007
View news from Japan Ministry: Meat Hope's Misconduct More Extensive Than Previously Thought
JAPAN - Meat Hope Co. routinely committed 13 types of misconduct over 24 years, including mislabeling its products, falsifying use-by dates and mixing intestines into ground meat, the farm ministry said. ...
21 June 2007
View news from Japan What's The Beef? Well Actually It's Pork
SAPPORO — The president of a Hokkaido meat processing company said Wednesday that one of its plants shipped products made from minced beef and pork that was labeled only as ground beef....
12 June 2007
View news from Japan Report May Lead To Looser Beef Import Rule
JAPAN - A report due out this week likely represents an initial step toward the government relaxing its stringent conditions on beef imports from the United States. ...
06 June 2007
View news from Japan Akagi Reiterates Japan's Position On U.S. Beef Imports
JAPAN - New farm minister Norihiko Akagi told U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns on Tuesday that Japan is in no hurry to consider a U.S. call to ease its terms for beef imports from the United States, Japanese officials said. ...
05 June 2007
View news from Japan Japan Says No Immediate Plans To Relax Conditions On U.S. Beef
JAPAN - Japan has no immediate plans to relax its strict conditions on imports of U.S. beef, despite a decision by an international body saying some restrictions were not necessary, the government said May 23. ...
23 May 2007
View news from Japan Japan Has No Plan to Change Beef Import Rules, Official Says
JAPAN - Japan has no immediate plan to alter conditions on beef imported from the U.S. and Canada, even though a world veterinary body lowered its risk assessment of the meat, a senior Japanese official said. ...
17 May 2007
View news from Japan Japan: Public Should Have Say
JAPAN - In its recent interim report on the two domestically raised cows that were diagnosed with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in 2003, the health ministry's research team said it could not confirm the infectiousness of the two cows--23 months...
11 May 2007
View news from Japan Japan Tells U.S. Trade Report 'Inaccurate,'
TOKYO - Japan said Thursday that current restrictions on U.S. beef imports should be strictly adhered to rather than relaxed, striking back at a U.S. report on trade barriers that it termed "inaccurate." ...
09 May 2007
View news from Japan BSE Infection From Young Cattle To Mice Not Confirmed
JAPAN - Experiments on mice showed that mad cow disease in two cattle aged 21 and 23 months old was not contagious, a finding that could change attitudes about food safety. ...
03 May 2007
View news from Japan Beef H.K.-Bound, With 30-Month Age Cap
JAPAN - JA Zen-Noh Meat Foods Co. and Itoham Foods Inc. said Wednesday they will be the first firms to ship Japanese beef to Hong Kong since an agreement was signed in April to resume Japanese beef exports after a five-year ban over mad cow disease...
27 April 2007
View news from Japan Japan Suspects Mad Cow Disease In Bovine
TOKYO — Preliminary tests on a 6-year-old cow in western Japan indicate it may be infected with mad cow disease, a health official said Tuesday. ...
18 April 2007
View news from Japan Meat, Milk From Cloned Cattle Safe
JAPAN - Meat and milk from cloned bulls and cows meets industry standards and beef and milk from cloned cattle are safe for human consumption, researchers have said....
06 April 2007
View news from Japan Japan halts beef imports from Cargill Kansas plant
JAPAN - Japan suspended imports from a Cargill Inc. meatpacking plant in Kansas on Friday after it found a cargo of beef tongue that was not listed in the official U.S. document that came with the shipment, Japanese authorities said....
02 April 2007
View news from Japan Japan Says Science Will Determine Fate Of U.S. Beef
JAPAN - Japan Vice Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Yoshio Kobayashi said Thursday that accurate scientific data, not pressure from Washington, should be the determining factor in whether his country decides to remove current restrictions...
29 March 2007
View news from Japan After 3-Year Hiatus, American Beef Returns To First Major Japanese Supermarket
JAPAN - U.S. Ambassador Thomas Schieffer ate free samples of American beef Thursday at the first major Japanese supermarket to sell the meat after the lifting of a three-year ban over worries about possible health hazards. ...
23 March 2007
View news from Japan Japan wants US beef plant taken off approved list
JAPAN - Japan has asked the U.S. Agriculture Department to remove a Tyson Foods Inc. (TSN.N: Quote, Profile, Research) facility in Nebraska from a list of suppliers eligible to ship beef to Japan after it failed to supply proper documents. ...
13 March 2007
View news from Japan Safety terms for U.S. beef imports to stay: ministry
JAPAN - Japan won't relax its safety requirements for American beef despite an announcement in Washington that an international animal health organization will classify the United States as a country that can export beef regardless of cattle age, a senior...
01 March 2007
View news from Japan Japanese beef imports up 12% in January
TOKYO - Japan increased imports of beef by 12% in January 2007, in comparison with the same month in 2006. Australia was the major contributor to this volume lift, by adding 14% on the previous year's level....
22 February 2007
View news from Japan Japanese cattle slaughter falls slightly
JAPAN - Japanese cattle slaughter during 2006 was estimated at 1.216 million head, 1% down from the previous year (figures sourced from the Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries). ...
16 February 2007
View news from Japan Japan suspends imports from one Tyson beef plant
JAPAN - Japan will suspend imports from one U.S. beef facility after it exported a cargo that did not include documents providing the age of the cattle, a Japanese Agriculture Ministry official said on Friday....
02 February 2007
View news from Japan Japanese 'bilk' the cow for beer
JAPAN - A brewery in Japan launched production of unusual beer from cow's milk on a tip from a local dairy farmer who was looking for ways to put his milk surpluses to good use. ...
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