Processing Magazine

Tyson Foods to resume beef exports to South Korea

April 30, 2007

Reuters reports that Tyson Foods Inc., the world''s largest chicken, beef and pork processor, has said it would soon resume beef exports to South Korea, whose market has been closed to U.S. beef for over three years. The news came the same day that South Korea accepted a shipment of 6.4 tons of U.S. beef, a first since December 2003, and another shipment was in the works. That beef was from Creekstone Farms, a Kansas-based company. Reuters reports that the move was welcomed by U.S. beef interests, but industry officials and politicians said Seoul must accept more U.S. beef, and do so regularly, before they will support a lucrative bilateral trade deal that has yet to be approved by Congress.