WASHINGTON -- The supermarket and meat industries last week lost the first round in their legal challenge to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's new program to test for E. coli in meat at the retail level. Judge James R. Nowlin of the U.S. District Court in Austin, Texas, ruled against issuing a preliminary injunction to halt the program, launched Oct. 17. The seven industry associations that challenged the testing said they will continue pursuing their lawsuit against USDA, and may appeal ...

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