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mestic sources of supply severely affected, but relationships
with one of its major suppliers of chicken and eggs had
been cut in their entirety. Had a more selective approach to
the U.S. been adopted, it may have been possible for its U.S.
suppliers to send product from unaffected areas.
More selective, stable future?
In April, it was forecast that the country would have to
import 145,000 tons of broiler meat - a 13 percent increase
from last year, to make up for shortages and, at that time, it
could not be sourced from one of its major trading partners.
This year, discussions were started between Korean and
U.S. officials to reopen the market for U.S. product; however, a disease outbreak in the U.S. state of Tennessee resulted
in South Korea's blanket ban continuing.
Where eggs are concerned, in an attempt to respond to
local demand, South Korea adopted a temporary measure
allowing eggs and egg products to enter the country duty
free. It has also partially subsidized air freight to increase
Food Safety Starts
on the Farm.
Why avian influenza needs
perspective, not panic
supply. Supplies have been sought from a variety of countries, but this has not always been easy.
South Korea has now lifted its ban on U.S. poultry
and poultry products including fresh eggs. United States
Department of Agriculture (USDA) officials are continuing
to work with their counterparts in South Korea to limit any
future import restrictions to only affected areas, rather than
being applied to the whole country. If this is successful, it
may be beneficial to both parties. ■
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