For the first time in two years, diners in Japan are again eating U.S. beef. Specifically, customers at the Zenshoku Korean barbecue chain in western Japan were the first Japanese customers to find U.S. beef on the menu, reports Meatingplace.com.
This week, 30 restaurants in the region started serving U.S. beef. Another 26 units in the Tokyo area were scheduled to add it later in the week.
About 43.4 tons of U.S. beef cleared Japanese customs last weekend. An additional amount of tongue and diaphragm was also allowed on the market.