Today, in a Dallas, Texas U.S. District Court, Judge A. Joe Fish ruled in the Case of Supreme Beef that the United States Department of Agriculture cannot remove its inspectors from a processing facility based solely on the finding of Salmonella in raw ground beef. This ruling by Judge Fish "should not be construed as a threat to food safety or the progress already made by the food industry and USDA to implement Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point systems and to enhance the safety of our nation's food supply," according to Dane Bernard, Vice President of Food Safety Programs for the National Food Processors Association (NFPA).