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Scotch beef back on the menu

Scotch beef is going back on the menu for people in the US for the first time in almost 20 years. A decision from the United States Department of Agriculture will reopen its market to EU beef and other bovine products.

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Minister welcomes Scotch beef announcement

Scotch beef will be exported to America again for the first time in 20 years.

The meat was banned amid concerns about BSE, known as mad cow disease, entering the food chain.

The US department of agriculture has now lifted the restrictions - a move which has been welcomed by farmers in Southern Scotland.

The Rural Affairs Minister, Richard Lochhead MSP, spoke to ITV Border about the news.

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