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South Korean Beef Market To Officially Open July 10

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

(American Meat Institute)

The South Korean beef market will officially open to U.S. exports from cattle 30 months of age or less at 5 a.m. (EDT) tomorrow, it was reported today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 

"We are extremely pleased to again have the opportunity to serve the Korean market after an extended absence," said AMI President J. Patrick Boyle. "The facts clearly demonstrate U.S. beef safety. We are gratified that now consumers in Korea will again have access to our products."

Companies that are eligible to export to South Korea may begin slaughter after 5 a.m. on July 10.  The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) will post a list of eligible companies and the QSA requirements later today. The Food Safety Inspection Service posted the Korean export requirements on export library website. To view these requirements, click here: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Regulations_&_Policies/Republic_of_Korea_Requirements/index.asp

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