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01 May 2008
View news from Japan SRM Discovered in US Shipment to Tokyo
JAPAN - Japan has announced the suspension of beef from a Californian beef plant after it was revealed that a recent shipment was contaminated with Specified Risk Material (SRM). ...
04 April 2008
View news from Japan Japan Lifts Ban on U.S. Beef Imports From Smithfield Plant
JAPAN - Japan on Thursday lifted a ban on beef imports from a U.S. meatpacker after reviewing the company's steps to improve safety measures, the Agriculture Ministry said. ...
03 April 2008
View news from Japan Japan Studies the Safety of Cloned Meat
JAPAN - Unsatisfied with the recent reports that conclude that meat from cloned animals is safe, Japan has decided to conducts its own experiments. ...
14 March 2008
View news from Japan Prediction: 75,000 Tonnes Shipped from US to Japan
JAPAN - A recent report from the United States Department of Agriculture has said that US beef exports to Japan are expected to increase more than 60% by the end of the year....
07 February 2008
View news from Japan Japan Farmers Ask for Understanding on Beef Hike
JAPAN - Japanese beef prices - already the world's highest - are about to go even higher, the country's farmers said Wednesday, warning livestock feed prices have shot up from the global rush for ethanol. ...
14 January 2008
View news from Japan "Unsafe" U.S. Beef May Have Been Sold in Japan
JAPAN - U.S. beef that does not meet Japanese safety regulations has been imported into the country and some may have been already sold to consumers, the Japanese government said on late on Saturday. ...
11 January 2008
View news from Japan China Wants Japan Beef Smuggling to End
JAPAN - The Chinese government has asked Japan to take appropriate steps to prevent travelers from smuggling Japanese beef into China, according to sources....
03 December 2007
View news from Japan Japan Imports Less Beef in October
Japan’s beef imports in October fell by seven per cent from the last year, to 36,080 tonnes, according to Meat and Livestock Australia's market analysts....
19 November 2007
View news from Japan Japan Wants Resolution of US Age Restrictions on Beef
JAPAN - Eight Japanese industry groups have submitted a joint request to the Japanese government, asking for an early resolution of the US/Japan beef import protocol negotiations, according to Meat and Livestock Australia....
29 October 2007
View news from Japan Meat Hope Put Rabbit In Ground beef, Test Shows
JAPAN - Former executives of bankrupt meatpacking company Meat Hope Co. mixed rabbit meat into ground meat mislabeled as 100 percent beef, according to DNA analysis by Hokkaido police. ...
18 October 2007
View news from Japan Japan Suspends Beef Imports From US Plant
JAPAN - Japan has suspended beef imports from a US meatpacking plant that violated a bilateral accord aimed at limiting the threat from mad cow disease, the government said Wednesday. ...
16 October 2007
View news from Japan BSE Measures Law Has Bark But No Bite
JAPAN - Meat from a cow temple, which is banned by law as a specified risk material, is suspected to have been taken out from a meat-processing center in Yokkaichi, Mie Prefecture, but the violators will get off scot-free because the law does not provide...
27 August 2007
View news from Japan U.S. Japan Have "Shared Awareness" Over Safety Of U.S. Beef
JAPAN - Japan and the U.S. have a "shared awareness" on the safety of U.S. beef after a two-day technical meeting, a Japanese official said Aug. 3, as Washington seeks relaxed import restrictions imposed over bovine spongiform encephalopathy concerns....
15 August 2007
View news from Japan Daiei To Start Limited U.S. Beef Sales
JAPAN - Daiei Inc. said it will begin stocking American beef again Saturday after stopping sales in February 2004 out of fear of mad cow disease. ...
09 August 2007
View news from Japan Japan To Export Beef To Canada
JAPAN - Japan will export beef to Canada next week for the first time ever. ...
07 August 2007
View news from Japan Japan Studying U.S. Data To Decide On Beef Rules
JAPAN - Japan is studying data provided by the United States on U.S. beef safety as it considers relaxing its rules on beef imports, Japanese Agriculture Ministry officials said on Monday. ...
23 July 2007
View news from Japan Japanese X-Ray System Tops Danish Meat Tests
JAPAN - A Japanese manufactured food x-ray system has been rated number one in performance tests by the Danish Meat Association. ...
18 July 2007
View news from Japan Japan's Beef Wholesale Prices Falling
JAPAN - Wholesale prices of beef have been declining recently in Japan as supplies increased sharply in June following the nation's partial relaxation of import conditions for American beef, industry analysts say. ...
29 June 2007
View news from Japan Japan Ends Talks Without Changes
JAPAN - Japan and the U.S. wrapped up two-day talks Thursday after exchanging views and data on American beef imports, but there was no agreement on Washington's calls for Tokyo to relax its import restrictions, officials said. ...
View news from Japan Major Japanese Supermarket Chain Puts US Beef Back On Its Shelves
JAPAN - Major Japanese supermarket chain Ito-Yokado Co. brought American beef back to its shelves Friday, about 3 1/2 years after sales were halted in the wake of the first U.S. case of mad cow disease, a parent company spokesman said. ...
27 June 2007
View news from Japan Japan, U.S. Hold Beef Import Talks
JAPAN - Japan and the U.S. began a two-day meeting on U.S. beef imports Wednesday to exchange views as the U.S. calls for an easing of Japan's tough import restrictions. ...
26 June 2007
View news from Japan Japan, U.S. Plan To Talk Of Easing Import Of Beef
TOKYO - Japan and the U.S. will hold a two-day technical meeting on U.S. beef imports, officials said Monday, amid expectations the talks may pave the way for easing Japan's strict import restrictions. ...
View news from Japan Ministry: Meat Hope's Misconduct More Extensive Than Previously Thought
JAPAN - Meat Hope Co. routinely committed 13 types of misconduct over 24 years, including mislabeling its products, falsifying use-by dates and mixing intestines into ground meat, the farm ministry said. ...
25 June 2007
View news from Japan Japan, U.S. to Hold Meetings Over Beef
JAPAN - Japan and the U.S. will hold a two-day technical meeting on U.S. beef imports, officials said Monday, amid expectations the talks may pave the way for easing Japan's strict import restrictions. ...
21 June 2007
View news from Japan What's The Beef? Well Actually It's Pork
SAPPORO — The president of a Hokkaido meat processing company said Wednesday that one of its plants shipped products made from minced beef and pork that was labeled only as ground beef....
12 June 2007
View news from Japan Report May Lead To Looser Beef Import Rule
JAPAN - A report due out this week likely represents an initial step toward the government relaxing its stringent conditions on beef imports from the United States. ...
06 June 2007
View news from Japan Akagi Reiterates Japan's Position On U.S. Beef Imports
JAPAN - New farm minister Norihiko Akagi told U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns on Tuesday that Japan is in no hurry to consider a U.S. call to ease its terms for beef imports from the United States, Japanese officials said. ...
05 June 2007
View news from Japan Japan Says No Immediate Plans To Relax Conditions On U.S. Beef
JAPAN - Japan has no immediate plans to relax its strict conditions on imports of U.S. beef, despite a decision by an international body saying some restrictions were not necessary, the government said May 23. ...
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