Brendon Carr at the Korea Law Blog reports that, although a third of fish tested in large supermarkets in Seoul in January had a drug-resistant staph infection, the Korean Food and Drug Administration was only "considering administrative measures including a possible recall..." He notes that a stricter standard applies to beef from the U.S. (Super Staph Infection Free with One-Third of Fish at Large Korean Supermarkets!, February 17, 2008):
For those of you keeping score: Known deadly, drug-resistant bacterium found on one-third of fish for sale to the public? We’re considering measures. The slightest possibility of US beef’s contamination with thumbnail-size chips of bone matter (and the occasional big ol’ spine!), suspected of maybe, possibly causing—or not, nobody knows for sure!—a disease which nobody in America is known to have caught? Instant embargo.
Attention, Democrats in Congress: Korea’s “food-safety concerns” about US beef are, to put it mildly,