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Pork Exports to Japan to Resume

News2009-07-10
Pork Exports to Japan to Resume

The Agriculture Ministry says two South Korean pork processors will resume exporting meat to Japan for the first time in nine years.

Pork shipments to Japan were halted in 2000 on the heels of South Korean outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease and swine fever.

The Japanese government issued import licenses to the South Korean processors on Thursday.

The resumption will only apply to the exports of pork products processed using heats higher than 70 degrees Celsius for more than 30 minutes.

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