A couple of days ago, a Japanese government food safety advisory panel approved recommendations on easing restrictions on imports of U.S. beef.
Okay... so the easing of restrictions has a few strings attached, as it's not a done deal yet.
This is a recommendation from a panel....
These recommendations are now open to a 30-day public comment period, with the results then passed on to Japan's Health Ministry.
The panel recommendations are:
- that even if Japan raises the age of culled cattle from 20 months to 30 months, there is no danger to human health;
- And... just because the article was US-centric when I found it, the panel has also noted that the age of cattle can be raised for beef from: Canada, Netherlands and France... who also had cattle age restrictions they had to adhere to.