South Korea Detects Dioxin in U.S. Beef Consignment

by Savitha C Muppala on  December 27, 2006 at 7:18 PM Diet & Nutrition News   - G J E 4
South Korea Detects Dioxin in U.S. Beef Consignment
South Korea has detected traces of dioxin in a U.S. beef consignment to Seoul, according to reports from

The U.S. officials and the American beef industry are still unconvinced about the discovery of abnormally high levels of dioxin, at 6.26 picograms, which is higher than Korea's 5-picogram level.

USDA spokesman Keith Williams said "Let's put it this way: If we found 6.26 picograms of dioxin [in our samples], public health officials would be all over it."

Now, USDA will elicit details regarding the testing procedure and the description of the dioxin that got detected. This finding is close on the heels of another such discovery made earlier in the month, where the Korean government detected bone chips in three consignments of beef from the U.S., and all the tainted shipments were rejected.

The USDA officials have pointed a finger at Korea, that this is merely an excuse to discard beef exported from U.S

Source: Medindia

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions

You May Also Like

View All