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Turmoil over beef spreads to luxury brands via The Japan Times online

MORIOKA, Iwate Pref. — Turmoil caused by the recent detection of cesium contamination of beef shipped from Fukushima Prefecture, home to the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, is spreading to hurt producers of high-quality beef in other parts of the country.

With cattle shipments and bidding suspended or canceled due to public fears over the contaminated beef, livestock farms and related firms worry they may be forced out of business.

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