May 4, 2006


Taiwan bans beef from Tyson



Taiwan's Department of Health announced it has banned beef imports from Tyson Fresh Meats after shredded ribs were found in a shipment from its slaughterhouse last Thursday (Apr 27).


The incident came only months after Taiwan conditionally reopened its market to US beef.


Taiwan only allows imports of boneless beef from animals less than 30 months of age with all brains, spinal cords and other risk materials removed.


Taiwan's Consumers' Foundation urged the government to reinstate a complete ban on US beef. The organisation said the incident is a testament to the risks of US beef and that Taiwan should take immediate action to protect consumers.

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