March 20, 2013
JAKARTA--Haji Hidayat makes his living selling one of Indonesia's most popular dishes: a tasty meatball soup known as bakso. Earlier this week after 22 years he decided to take ...
January 29, 2013
TOKYO/ OMAHA, Nebraska--Japan is relaxing restrictions on U.S. beef imports that had been in place due to fears of mad-cow disease.
December 09, 2012
It is a Tuesday night in late September, and an upmarket restaurant in São Paolo is packed with diners. The atmosphere is buzzing.
December 09, 2012
Meat: It's something that people around the world take for granted--but maybe not for much longer.
October 23, 2012
Japan is set to enter the final phase of easing restrictions on beef imports from the United States and other Western nations following a report from the Food Safety Commission ...
September 28, 2012
Fujitsu Ltd. has launched a software and cloud data package aimed at cattle farmers, to increase their productivity with fewer employees, the company said Sept. 28.
June 13, 2012
Once a popular mainstay of "yakiniku" barbecue restaurants, raw beef liver will be taken off menus starting July 1, prompted by last year's outbreak of deadly food poisoning...
May 28, 2012
OSAKA--Police arrested the former manager of a meat shop in Osaka's Konohana Ward on May 28 on suspicion of falsely labeling Fukushima Prefecture beef as coming from Kagoshima...
April 21, 2012
A U.S. government official has suggested that preliminary discussions be held on three trade issues before Japan formally participates in negotiations on the Trans-Pacific...
December 16, 2011
The health ministry on Dec. 15 released a draft to ease restrictions on beef imports from a number of countries that started years ago over fears of mad cow disease.
November 01, 2011
The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare is moving toward easing restrictions on U.S. beef imports, which have been in place for about a decade over fears of mad cow disease.
October 25, 2011
An advisory panel of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare will start reviewing Japan's system to prevent beef contaminated with mad cow disease from entering the human...
August 19, 2011
The government lifted its ban on shipments of beef cattle from Miyagi Prefecture Aug. 19 after approving measures to detect radioactive contamination from the crippled...
August 10, 2011
Hit hard by the nuclear crisis, a large-scale operator of "wagyu" cattle farms has filed for bankruptcy protection, a development that could further hurt Japan's beef industry...
August 02, 2011
Iwate and Tochigi became the third and fourth prefectures ordered to stop all shipments of beef after radioactive cesium exceeding safety standards was detected in their meat.
August 02, 2011
Supermarket chain Ito-Yokado Co. will demand suppliers check all beef for radioactivity and only accept products whose levels are within government safety standards.
July 28, 2011
The government instructed Miyagi Governor Yoshihiro Murai on July 28 to suspend all shipments of beef cattle from the prefecture after radiation contamination was detected in...
July 27, 2011
MINAMI-SOMA, Fukushima Prefecture--Unable to ship their beef, ranchers in Fukushima Prefecture are increasingly worried that their beef cattle, fattened to the limit, will not...
July 20, 2011
Beef from 648 cows suspected of being contaminated with radioactive cesium had been shipped to at least 43 prefectures around Japan as of July 19, according to an Asahi Shimbun ...
July 18, 2011
Radioactive cesium nearly five times the government safety standard of 500 becquerels per kilogram was detected in beef from one of 15 cattle shipped by a farmer in Koriyama,...