2006 November 13
Joe Meng, vice president for Arkansas City, KS-based Creekstone Farms, last week said the company had responded to USDA’s opposition filing in Creekstone’s pursuit of blanket testing for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE). Meng said USDA will now be allowed one final opportunity to reply to Creekstone’s reply. The judge presiding over the case has set a deadline of Dec. 1 for the USDA response. After the USDA filing, the federal judge will render his decision on the Creekstone motion for a summary judgement. Creekstone is seeking resolution to the matter in Washington, D.C., federal District Court for a case filed in mid-2006.