Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tough S. Korean Controls on Importing Canadian Beef

(RTT News)

South Korea's Agriculture Minister Yoo Jeong-bok said Sunday his country would impose stringent controls over beef imports from Canada even if it lifted ban on importing the item from that North American country. He told the Joong Ang daily that Seoul could not ignore the fact that Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), or mad-cow disease, broke out in that country (Canada) first, and his ministry was considering imposing tougher rules on importing Canadian beef than American beef.

He said discussions were on to formulate actions in case BSE broke out again, adding that his Ministry was reviewing several options, including expanding the scope of banned beef parts.
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