Beef Tongue the Talk of FoodExNew News Page
By Misty Martin on September 1, 2017 @ 1:04pm
FoodEx is Japan’s most prestigious show, where U.S. exporters meet with hundreds of buyers and representatives of Japan’s retail and foodservice industries. The beef checkoff handed out samples of U.S. beef tongue – a delicacy for Japanese consumers. Japan imported more than 19,000 metric tons of U.S. beef tongue in 2016, up 15 percent year-over-year, valued at $286 million – up 43 percent. The checkoff strategy is to introduce Japanese trade and retail buyers to U.S. suppliers of processed beef items.