Taiwan to Inspect U.S. Beef Plants

Taiwan to Inspect U.S. Beef Plants

Inspections will take place in August or September.

At the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting in Japan, Taiwan Health Minister Yaung Chih-liang said his country will send inspectors to the United States to inspect meat packers that export beef to Taiwan. Yaung said the officials will inspect up to 10 slaughterhouses or packing facilities in August or September to ensure that U.S. beef exports are adequately labeled in compliance with Taiwanese regulations.

According to Yang the examination procedures and customs clearance will become faster after labeling problems are addressed. In April, Taiwan took another incremental step toward full reopening its market to U.S. beef by allowing imports of selected categories of U.S. beef offal.

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