USDA proposes to ease mad cow ban on Japan beef

US - The U.S. Agriculture Department on Tuesday proposed allowing imports of Japan's Kobe beef, easing a nearly four-year ban imposed because of mad cow disease concerns. An activist farm group criticized the proposed rule, saying the USDA was sacrificing U.S. food safety to appease the Japanese government.

Source: Reuters
calendar icon 17 August 2005
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