NEWS WATCH: BEEF PROCESSOR TO CHALLENGE USDA'S BAN ON BSE TESTS

DENVER -- Creekstone Farms Premium Beef announced plans to challenge the U.S. Department of Agriculture's decision to maintain a ban on voluntarily tests for bovine spongiform encephalopathy by privately owned beef processors. The company said it is pursuing legal and political options to challenge the government's authority to control domestic sales of BSE diagnostic tests, and its decision to prohibit

DENVER -- Creekstone Farms Premium Beef announced plans to challenge the U.S. Department of Agriculture's decision to maintain a ban on voluntarily tests for bovine spongiform encephalopathy by privately owned beef processors. The company said it is pursuing legal and political options to challenge the government's authority to control domestic sales of BSE diagnostic tests, and its decision to prohibit Creekstone from testing cattle at its Arkansas City, Kan., plant. Creekstone officials

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