JUDGE IN MEAT LABEL CASE IS BACK FOR E. COLI LAWSUIT

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The judge scheduled to hear the supermarket industry challenge to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's new program to test ground beef for E. coli bacteria is the same judge who ruled in favor of the industry in a similar case last fall.That judge -- James R. Nowlin of the U.S. District Court in Austin, Texas -- also recently ordered USDA to pay $163,083 to the National-American

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The judge scheduled to hear the supermarket industry challenge to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's new program to test ground beef for E. coli bacteria is the same judge who ruled in favor of the industry in a similar case last fall.

That judge -- James R. Nowlin of the U.S. District Court in Austin, Texas -- also recently ordered USDA to pay $163,083 to the National-American Wholesale Grocers' Association/International Foodservice Distributors Association to c

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