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Japan relaxes US beef import limits from Feb. 1

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TOKYO (AP) — Japan is relaxing restrictions on U.S. beef imports that had been in place due to fears of mad-cow disease. The Foreign Ministry announced Monday that Japan and the United States have agreed that imports of beef from cows up to 30 months old will be allowed, up from the current 20-month age limit, effective Feb. 1. The change matches international standards and applies to...