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23 April 2010
View news from Japan FMD Halts Beef Exports From Japan
JAPAN - Japan suspended exports of beef, pork and related bi-products following a discovery of the foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) on cattle farms in Miyazaki prefecture. ...
08 April 2010
View news from Japan US-Japanese Beef Talks Continue
JAPAN - The US and Japan are to continue talks in a bid to resolve issues over access for US beef onto the Japanese market....
25 February 2010
View news from Japan Firm Sales Of Imported Beef At Japanese Supermarkets
JAPAN - Japanese retail food sales declined by two per cent in 2009 year-on-year (the Japan Chain Stores Association), largely due to constrained spending by budget-conscious consumers, but also because of retailer price competition. Imported beef did...
14 January 2010
View news from Japan Japan’s Beef Consumption Down In November
JAPAN - Beef consumption in Japan during November 2009 eased 10 per cent year-on-year, to 66,993 tonnes (boneless equivalent), according to supply and demand data released by Japan’s Agriculture and Livestock Industries Corporation....
10 December 2009
View news from Japan Upturn In Japan Beef Consumption
JAPAN - Japan consumed 80,838 tonnes (boneless equivalent) of beef in October, up 17 per cent from last year. The strong increase was largely the result of increased imports (up 33 per cent on 2008)....
02 December 2009
View news from Japan Canada And Mexico Eye On Japanese Beef Market
JAPAN - They are still small players in the imported beef market in Japan, but Canadian and Mexican beef export associations have ramped up their promotional efforts to make their presence known to Japanese end-users....
18 November 2009
View news from Japan Minister Ritz Promotes Canadian Beef in Japan
OSAKA, JAPAN - Canadian farmers produce the safest high-quality food in the world and Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz led a mission to Japan to create new export opportunities by meeting with newly elected officials and kickstarting the Brand Canada Initiative...
16 November 2009
View news from Japan Japan’s Beef Consumption Recovers in September
JAPAN - Japan consumed 63,845 tonnes (boneless equivalent) of beef during September, up three per cent from last year, according to supply and demand data released by Agriculture and Livestock Industries Corporation of Japan. ...
12 October 2009
View news from Japan Japan Finds Banned Cattle Parts in US Beef
JAPAN - Japan has suspended beef shipments from an American meatpacker yesterday over its failure to remove cattle parts banned under a bilateral agreement, as officials raised concerns about US safeguards against mad cow disease....
30 September 2009
View news from Japan Japan's Beef Imports Decline In August
JAPAN - Japan’s beef imports during August dropped by 15 per cent from a year ago to 38,864 tonnes swt, largely due to a significant decline in frozen beef imports from Australia....
29 September 2009
View news from Japan US Beef Making Inroads In Japan
JAPAN - While access for US beef remains limited in Japan, consumers in the former No. 1 export market are more ready than anytime in recent years to chow down on American steaks and beef bowls, according to surveys conducted by USMEF....
09 September 2009
View news from Japan Imported Beef Expands Japan’s Beef Consumption
JAPAN - Japan consumed 75,320 tonnes (boneless equivalent) of beef in July, up 14 per cent from last year, powered by a strong recovery in imported beef volumes....
04 August 2009
View news from Japan Carcass Weight: The Secret of Chromosome Six
JAPAN - An area of chromosome 6 that affects cattle carcass weight has been identified using two different Japanese species. ...
23 July 2009
View news from Japan Japan Suspends Imports from US Beef Plant
US - The government said Wednesday it has suspended beef imports from a U.S. plant after two packages of chilled beef were found to contain spinal columns, a risk material for mad cow disease....
29 June 2009
View news from Japan Iowa, Nebraska Producers Team Up for Trade Mission
JAPAN - A delegation of six producers representing the Iowa Beef Industry Council, the Iowa Corn Promotion Board, the Nebraska Beef Council and the Nebraska Corn Board has arrived in Tokyo for a trade mission organised by the US Meat Export Federation...
28 May 2009
View news from Japan OIE Eases Japan's Status
JAPAN — The world animal health body OIE said on Tuesday it had eased Japan's status on bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) or mad cow disease to “controlled risk,” a move that should boost meat trade with the Asian country. ...
24 April 2009
View news from Japan Practical Application of DDGS in Feed Under Study
JAPAN - Distiller's dried grains with solubles (DDGS), a co-product of US ethanol production, is a valuable feed ingredient the US Grains Council has been working to promote in Japan and around the world....
13 March 2009
View news from Japan Japan Cites Safety of Cloned Meat
JAPAN - Beef and pork products from somatic cell-cloned cows, pigs and their offspring are as safe as those from conventionally bred ones, the Japanese government's food risk assessment body said in a draft report released yesterday....
08 January 2009
View news from Japan Paving the Way for Cloned Meat to Japanese Market
JAPAN - A Food Safety Commission working group likely will acknowledge the safety of meat from cloned cattle and swine in a report to the commission's higher panel, potentially paving the way for cloned meat to enter the market. ...
24 December 2008
View news from Japan Japan to Extend Safeguard Triggers
JAPAN - Japan’s Tariff and Foreign Exchange Council has recommended extending the current beef safeguard calculation for another year....
22 December 2008
View news from Japan Grass-fed Beef Promotion in Japan
JAPAN - Meat and Wool New Zealand has mounted a major New Zealand grass-fed beef promotion during December in the island chain of Okinawa, the southern-most prefecture in Japan....
15 December 2008
View news from Japan JBS Plant Banned from Exporting to Japan
JAPAN - The beef plant of JBS-Swift at Green Bay, has been banned from exporting meat to Japan....
11 November 2008
View news from Japan Real Value of Japan's One Trillion Yen BSE Tests
JAPAN - Questions about the effectiveness of Japan’s policy of testing 100 per cent of cattle for BSE were raised in a seminar hosted by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF)....
30 October 2008
View news from Japan Japan Suspends Imports from Cargill
JAPAN - According to Agriculture Ministry official, the meatpacking plant has shipped a package of minced beef that is banned under current bilateral agreements....
03 September 2008
View news from Japan Marketing US Pork and Beef in Japan
JAPAN - Two members of the Nebraska Soybean Board’s (NSB) officer team have just completed a five-day trade mission through Japan....
08 August 2008
View news from Japan Japan Continues BSE Testing For all Cattle
JAPAN - Japan’s local authorities are continuing to voluntarily test for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) for all domestic cattle under 21 months of age, citing consumers’ lingering concerns on safety – this move comes despite the government...
14 July 2008
View news from Japan Local Japanese Agencies Continue BSE Testing Alone
JAPAN - All 77 of the nation's meat inspection stations plan to continue testing domestically slaughtered cattle aged 20 months or younger for mad cow disease after central government subsidies for the testing end in August, it was learned Friday. ...
13 May 2008
View news from Japan Wagyu: A Lesson in Marketing from Japan
JAPAN - Ever since the Japanese wagyu meat hit foreign shores its value has sky-rocketed. Wagyu, famous for the lavish upbringing of cattle, is now regarded as one of the highest quality meats in the world, a lesson that many producers are trying...
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