April 25th, 2012
06:10 AM ET

U.S. beef sales curbed in South Korea after 'mad cow disease' case

At least one major South Korean retailer has suspended the sale of U.S. beef after authorities confirmed a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, sometimes referred to as "mad cow disease," in a dairy cow in central California.

"Currently, the sale of U.S. beef is temporarily suspended to ease our customers from anxiety," the retailer, LotteMart said.

For its part, South Korean government said it will step up checks on U.S. beef imports - but not halt it for now.

South Korea is the second-largest importer of beef from the United States.

In 2010, it imported 125,000 tons of U.S. beef, a 97% increase from the year before, the United States Department of Agriculture said.

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