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Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Korea Positive About Beef Rating
SOUTH KOREA - Korea will seek controlled-risk status regarding mad cow disease, according to the Agriculture Ministry yesterday. ...
Friday, March 20, 2009
Korea Seeks Improved Disease Rating
SOUTH KOREA - Korea now qualifies as a controlled risk country for mad cow disease under the regulations of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), the Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said Tuesday. ...
Friday, November 28, 2008
Korean Supermarkets Resume US Beef Sales
KOREA, SOUTH - Major South Korean discount retailers E-Mart, Home Plus and Lotte Mart resumed selling imported US beef on Thursday this week....
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Seoul Searches for Answers to Canadian BSE case
SOUTH KOREA - Seoul said it will deploy inspectors to Canada to investigate what caused the country's most recent case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, according to South Korean media reports. ...
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
US Bows to South Korean BSE Fears
SOUTH KOREA - The South Korean president has said that Washington accepted his proposal to halt imports in the case of any BSE outbreak occurring within the United States....
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
US Calms Korean Mad Cow Panic
KOREA - The undersecretary for food safety at the US reasserted the safety of American beef at a recent conference to Korean correspondents. ...
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
S. Korea's Quarantine Service Finds Ribs In US Beef Shipment
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea's quarantine service said Wednesday it has found two boxes of U.S. beef ribs, which cannot be brought into the country under current import rules, in a shipment of American beef. ...
Monday, April 23, 2007
U.S. Beef Back In South Korea After Rejected Shipments
SOUTH KOREA - A shipment of U.S. beef landed in South Korea on Monday, the first since Seoul rejected tons of the product due to the discovery of tiny bone chips, triggering trade tensions with Washington. ...
Friday, April 20, 2007
U.S. Beef Could Be Available To S. Korean Consumers In May: Gov't Source
SOUTH KOREA - U.S. beef may be available to South Korean consumers in May for the first time since it was banned more than three years ago, a government source said Friday. ...
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
S. Korea Submits Assessment On OIE's U.S. Mad Cow Risk Report
KOREA - South Korea has submitted its views on the mad cow risk assessment report that will be formally released by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) in late May, the government said Tuesday....
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
S. Korea VS America: How Safe Is A Controlled Risk?
SEOUL - South Korea stressed Tuesday that there is a need to conduct a thorough examination of mad cow disease risks in U.S. beef before the full resumption of its imports. ...
Thursday, December 07, 2006
‘US Conspiracy Theory Has No Beef in It’
SOUTH KOREA - Korean government officials were caught off guard on Thursday by a conspiracy theory vented by a senior U.S. government official that some bone fragments were planted in shipments of U.S. beef sent here....
Saturday, December 02, 2006
Second Shipment of U.S. Beef Rejected
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. ...
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Korea Softens Standard for US Beef
KOREA - South Korea is considering allowing in U.S. beef with bones, a move that will result in its easier access to Korean markets. According to officials at the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry on Monday, it would not be a concession because the...
Thursday, September 21, 2006
S. Korea Keeps Option To Destroy US Beef Shipments
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea is maintaining its option to destroy or send back shipments of U.S. boneless beef and temporarily suspend exports from a U.S. production facility if a shipment is found to contain small bone fragments or other problems, a U.S....
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Korea Will Lift Ban on US Beef Soon
KOREA - U.S. meat processing facilities have addressed South Korean concerns, raising the possibility that South Korea may lift its ban on American beef, a senior government official said Wednesday. Source: The Korean Times...
Monday, August 14, 2006
S Korea to consider lifting beef ban after inspectors visit US
KOREA - South Korea will send a team of experts to scrutinize US meat processing facilities before deciding whether or not to lift a three-year ban on US beef imports, officials said. 'They will stay in the US from next week through early next month...
Friday, July 07, 2006
Canada cows complicate US, Seoul beef trade
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea has told the Bush administration it will not resume beef trade until U.S. slaughterhouses segregate Canadian beef products, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday. South Korea closed its borders to U.S. beef in...
Tuesday, January 24, 2006
S.Korea delays Canada meet after new mad cow case
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea said on Tuesday it had decided to delay a working group meeting with Canada to discuss resuming Canadian beef imports, after Canada confirmed a new case of mad cow disease. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said on...
Tuesday, January 17, 2006
South Korea-U.S. Agreement To End Beef Ban Seen As Important First Step
SEOUL - South Korea announced today it will accept U.S. beef, ending a two-year ban. “The government of South Korea, through its Animal Health Committee and Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has completed its own vigorous review of...
Monday, December 19, 2005
South Korea to start talks with US on beef imports
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea will start talks with the United States soon on resuming U.S. beef imports, which have been banned for two years due to mad cow concerns, Seoul's agriculture ministry said on Monday. South Korea, once the world's third-largest...
Thursday, December 15, 2005
Four in 100 Say US Beef Safe to Eat
KOREA - Only one out of every 25 Korean consumers believe that beef from the United States is safe to eat. In its recent survey of 600 urban consumers, the Korea Rural Economic Institute (KREI) has found that only 24, or 4 percent, of the respondents...
Thursday, June 30, 2005
Seoul on Alert Over Second BSE Case in US
SOUTH KOREA - With its year-long efforts to persuade critics of its beef safety at risk of going down the drain, the U.S. government looks desperate to reduce setbacks in the Asian beef market after a second confirmed case of mad cow disease. As recent...
Seoul on Alert Over Second BSE Case in US
SOUTH KOREA - With its year-long efforts to persuade critics of its beef safety at risk of going down the drain, the U.S. government looks desperate to reduce setbacks in the Asian beef market after a second confirmed case of mad cow disease. As recent...
Monday, April 04, 2005
Science Versus Mad Cows
KOREA - Leon Edwards left Korea frustrated, but somewhat optimistic. He knows he has science on his side but, in the struggle with the powers-that-be, he also knows that politics usually make for a more compelling force. Mr. Edwards is the Deputy Minister...
Monday, March 07, 2005
Seoul Cautious on Lifting Import Ban on US Beef
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea will resume importing beef from the United States and Canada only after proving they are free of mad cow disease, government officials said Sunday. "We are facing increasing pressure to resume import of beef from North American...
Friday, November 19, 2004
First U.S. mad-cow scare left bad taste in east Asia
SEOUL - At Grand Supermarket's bustling meat counter, attendant Choi Young-lee surveyed the short ribs and flank steak on display and remarked how the meat has changed: "The display case used to be full of U.S. beef. But after the mad-cow scare, they...
Tuesday, October 12, 2004
South Korea still fears Canadian beef: official
SEOUL - South Korea is unlikely to resume beef imports from Canada any time soon, despite stricter rules imposed by the exporter because buyers are still not convinced that supplies are safe, a South Korean official said yesterday. Source: TheGlobeandMail...
 
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