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22 December 2008
View news from Japan Grass-fed Beef Promotion in Japan
JAPAN - Meat and Wool New Zealand has mounted a major New Zealand grass-fed beef promotion during December in the island chain of Okinawa, the southern-most prefecture in Japan....
15 December 2008
View news from Japan JBS Plant Banned from Exporting to Japan
JAPAN - The beef plant of JBS-Swift at Green Bay, has been banned from exporting meat to Japan....
11 November 2008
View news from Japan Real Value of Japan's One Trillion Yen BSE Tests
JAPAN - Questions about the effectiveness of Japan’s policy of testing 100 per cent of cattle for BSE were raised in a seminar hosted by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF)....
30 October 2008
View news from Japan Japan Suspends Imports from Cargill
JAPAN - According to Agriculture Ministry official, the meatpacking plant has shipped a package of minced beef that is banned under current bilateral agreements....
03 September 2008
View news from Japan Marketing US Pork and Beef in Japan
JAPAN - Two members of the Nebraska Soybean Board’s (NSB) officer team have just completed a five-day trade mission through Japan....
08 August 2008
View news from Japan Japan Continues BSE Testing For all Cattle
JAPAN - Japan’s local authorities are continuing to voluntarily test for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) for all domestic cattle under 21 months of age, citing consumers’ lingering concerns on safety – this move comes despite the government...
14 July 2008
View news from Japan Local Japanese Agencies Continue BSE Testing Alone
JAPAN - All 77 of the nation's meat inspection stations plan to continue testing domestically slaughtered cattle aged 20 months or younger for mad cow disease after central government subsidies for the testing end in August, it was learned Friday. ...
13 May 2008
View news from Japan Wagyu: A Lesson in Marketing from Japan
JAPAN - Ever since the Japanese wagyu meat hit foreign shores its value has sky-rocketed. Wagyu, famous for the lavish upbringing of cattle, is now regarded as one of the highest quality meats in the world, a lesson that many producers are trying...
01 May 2008
View news from Japan SRM Discovered in US Shipment to Tokyo
JAPAN - Japan has announced the suspension of beef from a Californian beef plant after it was revealed that a recent shipment was contaminated with Specified Risk Material (SRM). ...
03 April 2008
View news from Japan Japan Studies the Safety of Cloned Meat
JAPAN - Unsatisfied with the recent reports that conclude that meat from cloned animals is safe, Japan has decided to conducts its own experiments. ...
14 March 2008
View news from Japan Prediction: 75,000 Tonnes Shipped from US to Japan
JAPAN - A recent report from the United States Department of Agriculture has said that US beef exports to Japan are expected to increase more than 60% by the end of the year....
12 March 2008
View news from Japan Japan's Low Methane Emission Cattle
JAPAN - Japanese scientists claim to have developed a new solution to prevent cows from releasing environmentally damaging methane into the atmosphere....
31 January 2008
View news from Japan Japanese Gate Price Standstill Expected
JAPAN - Japan is expected to continue with the current method of calculating its beef import safeguard into Japan fiscal year (JFY) 2008, according to the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service....
14 January 2008
View news from Japan "Unsafe" U.S. Beef May Have Been Sold in Japan
JAPAN - U.S. beef that does not meet Japanese safety regulations has been imported into the country and some may have been already sold to consumers, the Japanese government said on late on Saturday. ...
11 January 2008
View news from Japan China Wants Japan Beef Smuggling to End
JAPAN - The Chinese government has asked Japan to take appropriate steps to prevent travelers from smuggling Japanese beef into China, according to sources....
09 January 2008
View news from Japan Japan Set to Keep Safeguard Level
JAPAN - Japan's Ministry of Finance (MOF) has recommended an extension to the current safeguard trigger levels for imported beef to cover the Japanese 2008 Financial Year (JFY) (April 2008 to March 2009)....
16 November 2007
View news from Japan Japanese Cattle Farmers Are Highly Subsidized
JAPAN - Farmers may be surprised to hear of Japanese farmers enjoying help on capital and subsidy from government to put up and run their own cattle farms. ...
08 November 2007
View news from Japan Kirin Holdings To Acquire Dairy For 294 Billion yen
TOKYO - Japanese brewer Kirin Holdings Co Ltd said Thursday it will acquire 100 percent of Australian dairy company National Foods Ltd from Philippine parent company San Miguel Corp for 294 billion yen....
29 October 2007
View news from Japan Meat Hope Put Rabbit In Ground beef, Test Shows
JAPAN - Former executives of bankrupt meatpacking company Meat Hope Co. mixed rabbit meat into ground meat mislabeled as 100 percent beef, according to DNA analysis by Hokkaido police. ...
18 October 2007
View news from Japan Japan Suspends Beef Imports From US Plant
JAPAN - Japan has suspended beef imports from a US meatpacking plant that violated a bilateral accord aimed at limiting the threat from mad cow disease, the government said Wednesday. ...
16 October 2007
View news from Japan BSE Measures Law Has Bark But No Bite
JAPAN - Meat from a cow temple, which is banned by law as a specified risk material, is suspected to have been taken out from a meat-processing center in Yokkaichi, Mie Prefecture, but the violators will get off scot-free because the law does not provide...
27 August 2007
View news from Japan U.S. Japan Have "Shared Awareness" Over Safety Of U.S. Beef
JAPAN - Japan and the U.S. have a "shared awareness" on the safety of U.S. beef after a two-day technical meeting, a Japanese official said Aug. 3, as Washington seeks relaxed import restrictions imposed over bovine spongiform encephalopathy concerns....
09 August 2007
View news from Japan Japan To Export Beef To Canada
JAPAN - Japan will export beef to Canada next week for the first time ever. ...
07 August 2007
View news from Japan Japan Studying U.S. Data To Decide On Beef Rules
JAPAN - Japan is studying data provided by the United States on U.S. beef safety as it considers relaxing its rules on beef imports, Japanese Agriculture Ministry officials said on Monday. ...
26 June 2007
View news from Japan Ministry: Meat Hope's Misconduct More Extensive Than Previously Thought
JAPAN - Meat Hope Co. routinely committed 13 types of misconduct over 24 years, including mislabeling its products, falsifying use-by dates and mixing intestines into ground meat, the farm ministry said. ...
21 June 2007
View news from Japan What's The Beef? Well Actually It's Pork
SAPPORO — The president of a Hokkaido meat processing company said Wednesday that one of its plants shipped products made from minced beef and pork that was labeled only as ground beef....
12 June 2007
View news from Japan Report May Lead To Looser Beef Import Rule
JAPAN - A report due out this week likely represents an initial step toward the government relaxing its stringent conditions on beef imports from the United States. ...
06 June 2007
View news from Japan Akagi Reiterates Japan's Position On U.S. Beef Imports
JAPAN - New farm minister Norihiko Akagi told U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns on Tuesday that Japan is in no hurry to consider a U.S. call to ease its terms for beef imports from the United States, Japanese officials said. ...
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