Local mills to import American wheat after suspension

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Local mills to import American wheat after suspension

Korea Flour Mills Industrial Association said yesterday it will resume the purchase of American wheat, which has been stopped since May 31 due to unapproved genetically modified wheat found on a farm in Oregon.

The decision by the milling industry came as the Ministry of Food and Drugs Safety said it has not found genetically modified wheat in tests of 160 samples of U.S. wheat and flour released on Tuesday.

The milling industry has been importing milling wheat after receiving confirmation that genetically modified wheat is not produced or sold for commercial purposes from the wheat exporters.

The mills association said it plans to import all the wheat after conducting a thorough safety inspection to ensure public health and food safety.

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