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U.S. Bans Japan Beef Imports After Foot-And-Mouth Outbreak

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May 21 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. banned beef from Japan after an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in the southern prefecture of Miyazaki.

Imports of boneless beef were banned in an import alert issued on April 21, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in an e-mailed statement today. Japan shipped about $6 million worth of beef to the U.S. in 2009, Dow Jones reported today.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Fergus Maguire at fmaguire@bloomberg.net

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