South Korea delays lifting ban on beef with feed additive

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SEOUL – Korea has delayed a move allow certain levels animal feed additive zilpaterol in beef August from mid-July as finalizes policy, a ministry said Wednesday.

Seoul had already postponed step ease its zero-tolerance policy zilpaterol-based , such as Merck & Co Inc’ Zilmax, from June after a request by .
The , who declined be named, said Korea would allow imports beef muscle 1 part per billion (ppb) zilpaterol, 5 ppb in beef liver and 10 ppb in beef kidney as previously by Reuters.

Korea suspended some .. beef imports for than two months last year after traces zilpaterol were found in two shipments. Many other Asian and European countries also ban the additive due to concerns about its side effects. (Reuters)[eap_ad_3]