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Canada Resumes Beef Exports to South Korea

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

(North American Meat Institute)

South Korea announced it will resume accepting beef and veal exports from Canada, after temporarily banning exports when a Canadian beef cow became infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in February 2015. South Korea had suspended trade until the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) completed the investigation and technical report on the BSE case. CFIA said in November that contaminated feed was the most likely cause of BSE and assured that no part of the infected cow entered human food or animal feed systems. South Korea is the sixth largest export market for Canadian beef and veal, and is projected to import more than 400,000 tons of beef and veal products in 2016.

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