Long-term commitment shown by the U.S. meat industry is very much appreciated in Japan.
Philip Seng, U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) president and CEO, has just returned from a visit to the Tohoku region of northeastern Japan, the area hardest hit by the devastating earthquake and tsunami in early March. Seng helped serve meals featuring U.S. pork to displaced families attempting to recover from the disaster.
Meal distribution, however, is only one aspect of a Japan relief and recovery effort organized by USMEF and its partners in the U.S. beef and pork industries. National and state beef and pork organizations, processors, exporters and numerous individuals have contributed about $600,000 toward this effort to date.
Seng lived in Japan for many years as USMEF’s director of Asian operations. His recent trip to the Tohoku region and upcoming activities related to the relief and recovery effort are being noticed by the Japanese.
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