Ban On Beef From Colorado-Based Processing Plant

Hong Kong (AP) - Hong Kong has suspended imports from a U–S beef
processing company after discovering its products contained banned
parts. The government says imports from Colorado–based Swift Beef
Company contained bones, which are prohibited under regulations
aimed at protecting against mad cow disease. Sean McHugh, spokesman for the Greeley–based company, did not immediately return a call today seeking comment. Hong Kong partially lifted a two–year ban on imports of U–S beef in December. It was imposed after mad cow disease was detected in a cow in Washington state. Only boneless beef from cattle less than 30 months old is allowed into the territory. The beef must not contain the animal's brain, spinal cord or other parts with a high risk of mad cow disease a spokeswoman for the U–S Consul General in Hong Kong says it was an isolated case and there is no risk of mad cow disease.
(Copyright 2006 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)


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