Japanese Request to Remove Tyson Plant Denied

US - A Japanese request to remove a Tyson Foods Inc. processing plant from a list of plants authorized to export beef to Japan has been denied by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
calendar icon 25 April 2007
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Japan stopped imports from the Lexington, Neb., plant in February after boxes of beef were found that had not been verified to be from cattle 20-months-old or younger, a Japan requirement. Despite the USDA¹s declined request, the plant remains under voluntary suspension.

A spokesman from Springdale-based Tyson Foods said it has started corrective measures to fix the problem and that Tyson will continue to supply Japan through six other beef processing plants.

Source: Arkansas Business Online
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