is part of the Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

  • American Agriculturist
  • Beef Producer
  • Corn and Soybean Digest
  • Dakota Farmer
  • Delta Farm Press
  • Farm Futures
  • Farm Industry news
  • Indiana Prairie Farmer
  • Kansas Farmer
  • Michigan Farmer
  • Missouri Ruralist
  • Nebraska Farmer
  • Ohio Farmer
  • Prairie Farmer
  • Southeast Farm Press
  • Southwest Farm Press
  • The Farmer
  • Wallaces Farmer
  • Western Farm Press
  • Western Farmer Stockman
  • Wisconsin Agriculturist

Judge Rules in Favor of Private BSE Testing

USDA can appeal the decision until June 1.

The federal government must allow meatpackers to test their animals for bovine spongiform encephalopathy, a federal judge ruled Thursday.
 
Kansas meatpacker Creekstone Farms Premium Beef wants to test all its cattle for the disease, a move that larger companies feared. If Creekstone is allowed to advertise its meat as tested and safe, it could essentially force the larger companies to test, too.
 
The U.S. Agriculture Department currently regulates the test and administers it to about 1% of slaughtered cows for the disease. The department threatened Creekstone with prosecution if it tested all its animals.
 
U.S. District Judge James Robertson ruled the government lacks the authority to regulate the test. Robertson put his order on hold until the government can appeal. If the government doesn't appeal by June 1, he said the ruling would take effect.

Source: Associated Press

Hide comments

Comments

  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Publish