U.S. Wheat Ban Lifted in South Korea
South Korea has lifted the ban on imports of U.S. wheat after the local food safety regulator found no unapproved genetically-modified grain in recent shipments. The Korea Food and Drug Administration says expanded inspections of 45 samples of wheat and flour imported from Oregon and another 160 samples from other states showed all were free of the unapproved genetically-modified wheat strain discovered at a farm in Oregon. The Korea Flour Mills Industrial Association said local bidding for U.S. white wheat can resume this week (week of July 8). But the Korea Food and Drug Administration will continue to check U.S. wheat and flour imports for unapproved genetically-modified wheat strains. Japan's ban remains in effect.
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