Following conclusion that there is no biological difference in the meat and milk of cloned and non-cloned cattle, Japan is ready to study the safety of cloned animals for food.

It is yet not clear how long it would take for the Food Safety Commission to reach a conclusion but Japan's food safety watchdog which will be looking into the issue.

The safety of cloned cattle and pigs will be studied but the problem is that there are no prior cases this study could be compared with.
Since Japanese consumers are notoriously sensitive to food safety, there are big chances that many will oppose to introducing meat or milk from cloned animals into the human food supply.
Japan has been breeding cloned cattle since 1998 but all were for research purposes.

The United States, on the other hand, has already made a final risk assessment. Their FDA ruled in January that food from cloned cattle, hogs and goats and their offspring is as safe as other food and that way opened the door to bringing the meat and milk from cloned animals into the food supply chain.

However, U.S. industry reported that it could take four or five years before clone-derived food would become widely available to consumers.