Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Getting a Shipment, Checking it Twice

The Japanese Ministry of Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries will be definitely making a list if it turns out anyone's been naughty with their beef shipments. The first shipment of beef since that box of spines was found back in January is being shipped over to the Japanese arm of Costco (they have Costco's in Japan?). As always, Bloomberg has the scoop
The first shipment since the ban was ended on July 28 arrived yesterday at Narita International Airport, east of Tokyo, the farm ministry's statement said.

Japanese inspectors checked U.S. meatpackers and approved 34 as exporters to Japan after the U.S. pressed Japan to re-open its market.

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