U.S. beef remains shut out of Japan

U.S. beef remains shut out of Japan

By PAUL WISEMAN
USA Today

TOKYO — A mistake at a Brooklyn meatpacking company and public hysteria in Japan about mad cow disease are raising tensions between the United States and Japan, reviving memories of the bitter trade disputes of the 1980s.

Japan reimposed a ban on all U.S. beef on Jan. 20 after Brooklyn meatpacker Atlantic Veal & Lamb shipped to Tokyo boxes of veal containing a spinal column, considered a “specified risk material” for mad cow disease.

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