Safety of US Beef

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Date: Monday, December 24, 2012

It is vitally important in Taiwan to reassure consumers and buyers about the safety of U.S. beef. In September, the checkoff promoted U.S. beef safety at a dinner reception attended by journalists, TV personalities, industrialists, artists and politicians.



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The Beef Checkoff Program was established as part of the 1985 Farm Bill. The checkoff assesses $1 per head on the sale of live domestic and imported cattle, in addition to a comparable assessment on imported beef and beef products. States retain up to 50 cents on the dollar and forward the other 50 cents per head to the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board, which administers the national checkoff program, subject to USDA approval.
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