A growing list of countries have banned US imports of beef amid concerns over Mad Cow Disease. Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Mexico, Japan, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan have temporarily banned US beef imports, officials said Wednesday. The Department of Agriculture says a sick cow in a Washington State may have suffered from the illness. Final tests will determine that in a few days. Here in the U-S, officials recalled 10,000 pounds of beef. But Arkansas officials say american beef is safe to eat. "The fact is people can alwaysd eat American beef and know that it`s going to be the safest beef, not only in the US, but the world, " says Phil Wyrick, Executive Director with Arkansas Livestock & Poultry. The US sold $3.5 billion in exported beef this year alone. Analysts say the american beef industry is worth about $20 billion.