Attribute Statement to AMI President J. Patrick Boyle
safe beef for export to Korea and other nations
is a top priority for the U.S. beef industry.
We are disappointed that failures allowed the
shipment of beef that should not have been
exported to Korea.
However, it is
important to point out that this situation did
not result from any plant errors. We urge the
Koreans to re-list those plants for export to
Korea. In fact, the products exported were
produced in compliance with federal rules and
inspected by federal inspectors, but they were
never intended for export. Rather, the
products were shipped by brokers and were
eligible for export to most nations, but not
Korea. They also were approved as wholesome
for sale within the United States.
meat industry believes we have earned Korea’s
trust. We hope that this isolated incident and
the actions already taken by USDA to prevent it
from happening again should be satisfactory to
the Korean government.
We look forward
to resolving this matter quickly and to
engaging in free and open beef trade with
Statement Of the American Meat Institute On Korea's Suspension of Beef Trade With the United StatesMonday, June 4, 2007
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