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Second Shipment of U.S. Beef Rejected

02 December 2006

SOUTH KOREA - Korea has found bone fragments in a second shipment of U.S. beef and decided to return or destroy it, only a week after it made the same decision over the ill-fated first lot of beef that arrived here when the import ban was lifted.

The National Veterinary Research & Quarantine Service (NVRQS) on Friday said it discovered three bone fragments while inspecting 3.2 tons of beef imported from the U.S. on Nov. 23.

“We believe the bone fragments did not come from parts with a high risk of spreading BSE like the spinal cord, but we did not pass it according to an agreement with the U.S.” that allows only import of boneless meat.

The Ministry of Agriculture will cancel the export license to Korea of the plant in Nebraska that processed the beef in question.

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Source: FarmWeek


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