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Japan, U.S. in Talks to Review Beef Cattle Test Methods

17 December 2004

JAPAN - Japanese and U.S. agriculture officials are in talks in Tokyo to review ways to confirm the age of beef cattle apart from tests for mad cow disease before a partial resumption of beef trade. The talks follow Japanese missions to the U.S. and Canada from Nov. 29 and Dec. 3. Results of the meetings, closed to the public and the media, will be released on Dec. 20, Tatsumi Okura, a food safety official at the Agriculture Ministry in Tokyo, said. Source: Bloomberg



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