Fri Jul 5, 2013 06:49 AM CDT

SEOUL (Dow Jones) -- South Korea on Friday lifted a ban on U.S. wheat imports after the local food-safety regulator found no unapproved genetically modified grain in recent U.S. shipments to the country.

The Korea Flour Mills Industrial Association said in a statement it decided to resume purchasing U.S. wheat after a suspension imposed on May 31 following the discovery of unapproved genetically modified white wheat strain at a farm in Oregon.

"The ban is lifted as of today," said Park Jeong-seop, general manager of the local millers' association. "Local bidding for U.S. white wheat can resume next week."

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