Title: Japanese beef exports to US postponed
Source: NHK WORLD English
Date: Aug. 17, 2012
Japan has been forced to put off resuming beef exports to the United States at the last minute, due to US concerns about effects of last year’s nuclear accident.
Shipments were due to resume on Saturday starting with cattle processed that day.
Japanese beef exports to the United States had been suspended for over two years after an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in the southwestern prefecture of Miyazaki.
But Japanese officials say the US side requested a halt on Thursday, saying it wanted to check how Japan is inspecting beef and managing feed to prevent radioactive contamination.