Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Japan/the U.S/beef

However, Yamada said it would be hard for the United States to prevent similar incidents completely, since U.S. companies made repeated shipments of banned cattle parts to Hong Kong this year.

Hong Kong this month suspended beef imports from a Cargill processing plant in Kansas after finding bones that the United States had agreed would be removed to reduce the risk of mad cow disease.

Last month Hong Kong had suspended beef imports from another U.S. processing plant


If Washington does not tighten feed rules, Yamada said, Japan could still allow beef imports from U.S. companies that can supply beef from cattle tested negative for mad cow disease, such as Creekstone Farms Premium Beef LLC.Tue Apr 25, 2006


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