Japanese rules affect US pork industry

US - New Japanese food import standards may require more U.S. testing and could force some U.S. pork producers to change what they feed their hogs.
calendar icon 30 May 2006
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With Japan banning U.S. beef amid fears about mad cow disease, the pork industry is cautious. The National Pork Board says one animal in violation of the Japanese regulations, which go into effect Monday, could imperil the lucrative Japanese market.

In March, U.S. pork exports to all countries were almost 23 percent above last year‘s level, which the Department of Agriculture partially attributes to foreign restrictions on U.S. beef.

Source: Local News Leader

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