Creekstone wins testing case; appeal likely

Creekstone wins testing case; appeal likely

 The Wichita Eagle

     We’ve been waiting almost a year since the lawsuit was put into place and the judge has had all the final motions in his hand since Dec. 16.

Creekstone Farms Premium Beef and other meatpackers have the right to test all the animals they slaughter for mad cow disease, a federal judge ruled Thursday.

U.S. District Judge James Robertson immediately put his ruling on hold, pending a possible government appeal. If the government does not appeal by June 1, the ruling will take effect.

In Arkansas City, Creekstone general manager Kevin Pentz called the ruling a ‘moral victory’ but said he expects there will be an appeal.

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