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[Letters] Make beef rating system very simple and clear

The Korea JoongAng Daily’s June 12 editorial, “Grading beef from A to E,” was very interesting. I can’t forget my first experience buying high-quality Korean beef. The beef grading system was so complicated that I spent too much time pondering what to buy. I still don’t understand why the Korea Institute for Animal Products Quality Evaluation (KAPE) puts the “A++” and “A+” ratings above an “A.”

The government’s new solution, to be implemented this month, is still confusing.

The main purpose of grading beef is to support consumers’ right to clearly know the quality of beef, not to give producers benefits. The KAPE must make the rating system simple and clear because classifying beef from A to E is the perfect way to rate it.


Sue H. Kim, a Seoul resident

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