Discount Store Suspends U.S. Beef After Discovery Of Bone Chips

SOUTH KOREA - A Seoul discount store suspended sales of U.S. beef Sunday after a consumer complained that bone chips were found in the package he bought a day earlier, a store spokesman said.
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Samsung Tesco, owner of Homeplus discount chain, said it suspended U.S. beef sales at its Dongdaemun outlet in Seoul and planned to send the bone fragments to the National Veterinary Research & Quarantine Service for examination.

Samsung Tesco said other Homeplus outlets will continue to sell U.S. beef.

South Korea's leading discount stores, including Lotte Mart and E-mart, resumed U.S beef sales this month, about three months after the first shipment arrived in the country in late April.

In January 2006, South Korea agreed to allow imports of boneless U.S. beef from cattle under 30 months old, lifting a ban that was put in place in late 2003 because of an outbreak of mad cow disease at a U.S. ranch.

Source: Yonhap News
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