Creekstone pressing forward with BSE testing lawsuit against USDA
by Peter Shinn
Just because Japan has partially re-opened its market to U.S. beef doesn’t mean Creekstone Farms Premium Beef is dropping its lawsuit against USDA. That lawsuit aims to force the Agency to allow Creekstone to voluntarily test 100% of its beef production for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE).
Creekstone CEO John Stewart said he’s happy about the Japanese announcement, but still wants to test all of Creekstone’s cattle for BSE. “We are committed still, after the market’s open, to getting the green light from USDA to privately test. And as you know, we have this working through the court system now,” Stewart said.