D.C. Circ. Says No To Mad Cow Testing

Law360, New York (August 29, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has sided with the U.S. government in a fierce debate over whether a private meat packer had the right to test its animals for mad cow disease, shooting the case back down to the lower court for further consideration.

On Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia said that the U.S. Department of Agriculture had the authority to restrict the testing, rejecting Creekstone Farms Premium Beef's assertion that the government could not interfere in the voluntary testing of...
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