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From: TSS ()
Subject: S. Korean inspectors find bone fragments in U.S. beef
Date: November 23, 2006 at 7:24 pm PST

2006/11/24 09:23 KST

S. Korean inspectors find bone fragments in U.S. beef

SEOUL, Nov. 24 (Yonhap) -- South Korean inspectors have found bone fragments in a U.S. beef shipment, a government official said Friday, raising concerns about the safety of beef imported from the country.

After a near three-year ban due to the discovery of mad cow disease in the U.S., South Korea resumed the import of American beef coming from cows under 30 months old in early September. The first shipment of 9.3 tons arrived on Oct. 30

http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/Engnews/20061124/450100000020061124092417E2.html

Associated Press
S. Korea Stops Some U.S. Beef Shipments
Associated Press 11.23.06, 9:23 PM E


South Korea said Friday it would suspend beef imports from a U.S. slaughterhouse after a bone was found in a shipment, a violation of a mad cow disease agreement.

The agriculture ministry said in a statement that the shipment originated from a Kansas slaughterhouse but didn't identify the facility.

South Korea, which banned U.S. beef for almost three years over mad cow disease fears, recently said it would allow in shipments under strict regulations, including only allowing boneless cuts of beef.

Yonhap news agency reported that the bone was found in a shipment of beef that arrived Oct. 30.

South Korea shut its doors to U.S. beef imports in December 2003 after the first reported American case of mad cow disease. The country was the third-largest foreign market for U.S. beef before the ban.

South Korea reached full agreement with the U.S. in September to reopen its market to American beef.


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