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Opposition presents bills seeking strict BSE rules

Friday, October 14, 2005 at 07:18 JST
TOKYO — The Democratic Party of Japan, the Japanese Communist Party and the Social Democratic Party on Thursday submitted to the Diet two bills aimed at imposing checks for mad cow disease on imported beef comparable to those for domestic beef.

The three opposition parties presented the bills to the House of Representatives as part of efforts to secure the safety of foreign beef amid moves by the Japanese government to resume U.S. beef imports by the end of the year.

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