March 23, 2006 |
A Kansas meatpacker has sparked an industry fight by proposing testing all the company's cattle for mad cow disease. Creekstone Farms wants to look for the disease in every animal it processes. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has said no. Creekstone says it intends to sue the department. "Our customers, particularly our Asian customers, have requested it over and over again," Chief Executive John Stewart said Wednesday.