Top Stories for Dec. 16
S. Korea halts beef from U.S. slaughterhouse
The National Veterinary Research and Quarantine Service reportedly said that a slaughterhouse for Swift Beef Co., Est 969, faced sanctions after spoiled beef was found in three shipments sent since November. A total of 2,466 tons of beef has reportedly been imported from the packinghouse since July.
According to quarantine rules between
"Some of the shipments were suspected to have gone bad because the temperature was not properly maintained in the import process," an official of the ministry told local media.
Source: Yonhap News Agency
China culls birds for avian flu
The Agriculture Ministry of Jiangsu Province reportedly said it had received reports this week about infection in Dongtai city and nearby Hai'an county.
Reports said that all poultry and poultry products in the two areas have been isolated and restricted from trade, and the area near the chicken farms in question has been sterilized.
About 80,000 chickens were reportedly slaughtered in