Some four-thousand tons of U.S. beef will likely hit the Korean market soon. More than 10-thousand tons has passed Korea's quarantine inspections. According to a quarantine official, consumers can expect a sharp rise in the volume of U.S. beef products.
This week inspectors are taking a look at sanitary and quarantine conditions at 22 U.S. slaughterhouses and processing facilities that want to export meat to Korea. If the firms are granted export approval that will increase the number of U.S. exporters that have permission to ship to South Korea up to 52.