Korea eases up on beef inspections
June 25, 2012 3:00 PM
South Korea has discontinued the intensive inspection program for beef imported from the United States, which it imposed following the BSE case announced in late April. In response to the announcement, South Korea continued importing U.S. beef, but boosted its inspections for specific risk materials from 3 percent to 50 percent of imported products.
According to reports from Korean news services, the country’s Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries authorized inspectors to scale their sampling back to the pre-BSE level of 3 percent beginning june 23.