Japan Considers Relaxing US Beef Curb

JAPAN - Japan is reviewing the safety of American beef in an effort to break down trade barriers.
calendar icon 22 October 2010
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Currently Japan only accepts US beef from cattle aged 20 months or younger because older cattle are thought to be at higher risk from BSE.

If Japan’s Food Safety Commission concludes that beef from older calf is safe, it could help restore US beef exports to pre-ban level, according to Asian Agribusiness.

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