SAN ANTONIO – U.S. Agriculture Secretary Ed Shafer said Tuesday that U.S. beef is safe as massive protests continued in South Korea over a deal to allow more beef to be exported to the Asian nation.
"Every single carcass that's processed is inspected by a (U.S. Department of Agriculture) inspector," Schafer told reporters, including the Associated Press. "That beef is stamped A-OK and we want to certainly assure our consumers here in the United States, as well as our consumers outside of the U.S. in foreign countries, that we provide a good, clean, safe, abundant food supply here."
On Tuesday, about 80,000 protesters demonstrated in
The protests have been occurring since