Japan's Age Limit for Beef May Rise
Richard Smith DTN Tokyo Correspondent
Sat Jan 19, 2013 04:03 PM CST

Tokyo (DTN) -- Japan's age limit on U.S. and Canadian beef may rise from 20 to 30 months as soon as the end of next month.

The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare's Pharmaceutical Affairs and Food Sanitation Council will start studying recommendations regarding raising the age limit January 28. If the council acknowledges the recommendations, it will within two weeks start procedures to raise the age limit, the agricultural daily Nihon Nogyo Shimbun reported.

The age limit will then go up to 30 months between late February and early April. Meat from French and Dutch cattle, also banned because ...

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