U.S. Bans Japanese Beef Imports After Foot-And-Mouth Outbreak in Miyazaki
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.