Japan Continues to Accept U.S. Beef After BSE Cow Reported
Tokyo-- A top Japanese official said Wednesday that Japan will continue to import U.S. beef, as the cow infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy was older than 30 months. South Korea also continues to accept U.S. beef imports, although two retailers have reportedly removed the product from store shelves.The Agriculture Department continues to investigate the BSE case and is working to locate any offspring of the infected cow. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack commented in more detail about trade and the BSE issue during Wednesday’s AgriTalk radio program.