Japan to allow more imports of U.S. beef

Japan is set to loosen restrictions imposed on the import of U.S. beef after a case of mad cow disease was discovered in the U.S. in 2006.

Beginning Feb. 1, Japan will allow the import of beef and beef products derived from cattle younger than 30 months old, according to Food Safety News.

Currently, beef […]

Report: Japan to lessen restrictions on U.S. beef

Japan is slated to reduce import restrictions on U.S. beef next year, according to Bloomberg Businessweek.

Once Japan’s health ministry receives approval from Japan’s Food Safety Commission, the ministry will increase the age limit on U.S. beef from 20 months to 30 months and younger, according to the article.

The limits originally were imposed to […]

Japan to ban sale of raw beef liver in restaurants

Come July 1, it will be illegal to serve raw beef liver in restaurants in Japan.

The move comes after recent tests that show E. coli O157:H7 – the strain of E. coli responsible for most infections of the pathogen – was found not only on the exterior of raw liver, but also the interior, […]