JAPAN: Farm minister promises no untested beef in food chain
Japanese farm minister Tsutomu Takebe reassured consumers earlier today [Tuesday] that a ban on the distribution of 13,000 tons of beef from cattle culled before nationwide testing for BSE began, on 18 October, will remain in place. Takebe told a news conference that the government "will never authorize distribution of this beef" and that it would be disposed of.
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