Meatpacker presses for wider mad cow testing; Small packers need safety assurances to survive

ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. - While government regulators try to reassure Americans and international customers that the U.S. meat supply is safe from mad cow disease, a fledgling Kansas meatpacker is willing to prove it. Its survival might depend on it.
Creekstone Farms Premium Beef is one of the nation's smallest meatpacking companies. But it has set off a firestorm at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and within the cattle industry by seeking permission from regulators to privately test all the animals processed at its Arkansas City slaughterhouse for mad cow disease.

Source: Associated Press
calendar icon 8 April 2004
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