Reports say that the Japanese Agriculture Ministry has asked the U.S. Embassy in
The problem reportedly surfaced when an importer found a pieced of 9.9 pound ground beef that was not identified by papers issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in a larger shipment.
Nippon Meat Packers Inc. has not reported any other irregularities, the ministry said. It was not immediately known whether the ground beef was packed by mistake.
Source: Associated Press