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19 October 2009
View news from Korea, South Korean Beef Hits Its Priciest Ever
SOUTH KOREA - Demand for hanwoo (Korean beef) has failed to fall after the end of the Chuseok holiday season....
09 October 2009
View news from Korea, South Restaurant Defies the Odds by Selling US Steaks
SOUTH KOREA - A little over one year ago, South Koreans were lining up by the thousands to protest – against their own government and against US beef. ...
24 July 2009
View news from Korea, South Canada Unhappy with Korean Beef Ban
SOUTH KOREA - South Korean trade measures are affecting the importation of bovine meat and meat products from Canada....
21 July 2009
View news from Korea, South Korea Positive About Beef Rating
SOUTH KOREA - Korea will seek controlled-risk status regarding mad cow disease, according to the Agriculture Ministry yesterday. ...
26 June 2009
View news from Korea, South New Zealand Beef Steady in Korean Market
SOUTH KOREA - New Zealand beef is continuing to retain its share of the imported beef market in Korea in spite of the re-entry of beef from the USA in 2007, according to Meat & Wool New Zealand Chairman, Mike Petersen....
31 March 2009
View news from Korea, South Republic of Korea Free of Diseases
US - The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is proposing to amend regulations to add the Republic of Korea to the list of regions that are considered free of rinderpest and foot-and-mouth disease (FMD)....
20 March 2009
View news from Korea, South 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. ...
09 February 2009
View news from Korea, South Seoul Stands up to Downer Cattle Slaughter
SEOUL, KOREA - The South Korean government said Monday it will tighten butchering rules for downer cattle to alleviate public concerns about tainted meat entering the food chain....
20 January 2009
View news from Korea, South US Beef Back to Best in South Korea
KOREA, SOUTH - Last year, anti-government protests in Korea erupted after President Lee Myung Bak lifted a ban on imports of American beef. Demonstrators believed U.S. beef imports were tainted with mad cow disease. ...
17 December 2008
View news from Korea, South Korea to Introduce Beef Tracking System
SOUTH KOREA - The South Korean government is to introduce a cattle and beef tracking system from Monday in a bid to boost consumer confidence in beef....
11 December 2008
View news from Korea, South Korean Women’s Magazines Feature U.S. Beef
SOUTH KOREA - Two prominent South Korean women’s magazines have featured U.S. beef in their December issues, signaling a possible change in the public attitude toward U.S. beef in this key export market. ...
28 November 2008
View news from Korea, South 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....
26 November 2008
View news from Korea, South S.Korean Retailers to Accept US Beef
KOREA, SOUTH - Major South Korean retailers said on Tuesday that they would resume sales of U.S. beef which were suspended five years ago due to fears about mad cow disease. ...
19 November 2008
View news from Korea, South 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. ...
View news from Korea, South S. Korea Becomes Largest US Beef Market
KOREA, SOUTH - South Korea became the largest export market for U.S. beef in September as local buyers moved to stockpile the meat in anticipation of greater demand down the road, a report showed Wednesday....
25 September 2008
View news from Korea, South U.S. Beef Soaring in South Korea
SOUTH KOREA - Just a few months ago, the streets of downtown Seoul were occupied by demonstrators protesting against the import U.S. beef. According to a number of polls, an absolute majority of people said they would not eat U.S. beef because they feel...
01 September 2008
View news from Korea, South Antibiotics for Feeding Animals to Be Banned
SOUTH KOREA - Popular antibiotics will no longer be fed to poultry, livestock and fish from next year accoprding to official reports....
20 August 2008
View news from Korea, South SKorea Parliament Ends US Beef Deadlock
SOUTH KOREA - Rival South Korean political parties on Tuesday ended a legislative deadlock allowing the formation of an assembly when they agreed to revise a law on regulating contentious beef imports. ...
15 August 2008
View news from Korea, South Korea Gobbling Up US Beef
SOUTH KOREA - USDA reports beef sales to South Korea have increased rapidly in recent weeks. ...
08 August 2008
View news from Korea, South US Beef Ribs Ready for Korean Consumption
SOUTH KOREA - The 1.5 tonnes of US bone-in beef imported in Korea on 29 July have cleared quarantine inspections and will be available to consumers through retail outlets within a week. It has been four years and seven months since consumers in Korea...
06 August 2008
View news from Korea, South Free Trade and Beef on Summit Agenda
SOUTH KOREA - The status of the US beef trade with South Korea was expected to be one of the issues discussed between US President George. W Bush and the South Korean President Lee Myung-bak during their summit meeting in Seoul today (Wednesday). ...
30 July 2008
View news from Korea, South Prosecutors say MBC's U.S. Beef Report Was Distorted
SOUTH KOREA - Prosecutors said Tuesday that a hard-hitting MBC report on U.S. beef distorted facts to exaggerate the risks of mad cow disease, increasing pressure on the major broadcaster to turn in unedited footage of the report. ...
29 July 2008
View news from Korea, South US Bone-In Beef Imports Commence
SOUTH KOREA - U.S. bone-in beef imports have entered the nation in line with new import rules after a prolonged hiatus. ...
View news from Korea, South SK Cattle Battle with Feed Prices and US
SOUTH KOREA - Korean cattle farmers are in agony in North Kyongsang Province over the soaring cost of feed and declining cattle prices following the resumption of US beef imports. ...
10 July 2008
View news from Korea, South July 10: Official Opening of SK Beef Market
SOUTH KOREA - The South Korean beef market will officially open to U.S. exports from cattle 30 months of age or less at 5 a.m. (EDT) today, it was reported today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. ...
08 July 2008
View news from Korea, South Hyundai Gear Up for Another Beef Strike
SOUTH KOREA - The labor union of South Korea's largest automaker, Hyundai Motor Co., said Monday it will stage a second partial strike in less than a week to protest the resumption of U.S. beef imports and other pro-business government policies. ...
30 June 2008
View news from Korea, South More Protests Greet the Return of US Beef in South Korea
SOUTH KOREA - More violent protests from Korean farmers and consumers have greeted the return of US beef to supermarket shelves in Seoul....
27 June 2008
View news from Korea, South Protests in South Korea as Inspections Begin
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea will begin inspections of U.S. beef imports, a day after it lifted a ban on the products, prompting street demonstrations by protesters who say the meat isn't safe to eat. ...
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