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Taiwan to Increase US Beef Inspections
Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:56 PM CDT

(Dow Jones) -- Taiwan is increasing inspections of beef imported from the U.S. after health officials there found a shipment containing traces of an unapproved growth additive, according to a U.S. trade group.

A 300-kilogram shipment was found to contain zilpaterol hydrochloride -- a feed additive known by the brand name Zilmax and barred by some Asian and European countries -- when beef tenderloin products were tested by officials in Taiwan's Taoyuan County, according to the U.S. Meat Export Federation.

The discovery marks the second such case in Asia in the past three weeks and comes after Merck & Co., ...

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