Thursday, June 12, 2008

US Beef is Safe

Agriculture secretary says U.S. beef is safe

SAN ANTONIO — Amid massive protests in South Korea over the planned resumption of U.S. beef imports, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer said Tuesday that the meat is safe.

"Every single carcass that's processed is inspected by a USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture) inspector," Schafer said. "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." Read More

It has been pretty amazing to see how violent some of the protests have been in South Korea over the soon to be resumed importation of US beef. Secretary Schafer said it all when he stated that we provide the safest food supply in the world. Our livelihood depends on us doing so and each and every one of us in food production has an obligation to do nothing less.

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