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The New York Times reports that the South Korean government has suspended the acceptance of US beef imports into the country after banned “risk material” was found in shipments of imported meat.

The risk material – believed to be cattle bone and brain matter – is not supposed to be any shipments because it is believed it could carry bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), better known as mad cow disease. After having banned US beef in late 2003, South Korea finally opened its markets to US beef last year, but with stringent conditions that now appear to have been violated.
KC's View:
Sorry to say that this new case isn’t at all surprising.

And it just further reinforces my belief that the US is incredibly lax in the area of BSE testing, almost to the point of being negligent. The bad news is that we’re probably all going to find out how negligent the hard way.