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The government will incinerate 12,626 tons of beef slaughtered before the Oct. 18 introduction of blanket inspections of beef for mad cow disease, the farm minister said Friday.

Tsutomu Takebe said the move was based on the need to alleviate public concern over the safety of beef and beef byproducts.

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