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DPP Calls for Campaign Against US Beef Imports

26 June 2009

TAIWAN - The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) caucus will mobilise a massive campaign against the Department of Health (DOH) if the government agrees to a full opening to US beef products, the DPP caucus said yesterday.

DPP Legislator Wang Sing-nan lambasted the government ahead of a possible announcement lifting the ban on US meat from cattle more than 30 months old and beef with bones, saying such an action would jeopardize public health in Taiwan.

Under DPP rule, the government agreed to US beef imports but on the strict condition that the meat be from cattle younger than 30 months of age, and beef with bones was barred when a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease was discovered in 2005.

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Source: TaipeiTimes


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