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USMEF reports progress for U.S. beef in Saudi Arabia

IARN — The U.S. Meat Export Federation says U.S. exporters have seen a significant development for U.S. beef access in Saudi Arabia.

USMEF senior director of export services and access Travis Arp says the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) recently approved a regulation increasing the shelf life for chilled beef sold in Saudi Arabia by 50 days, with the new standard being 120 days from the date of slaughter. He says the former 70-day shelf-life limit had been a source of frustration for several years.

For more on this story, including comments from Travis Arp, visit the Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network.

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