Skip to comments.Is Jack DeCoster to Blame for Massive Egg Recall? [380 Million Eggs Have Been Recalled]
Posted on 08/20/2010 5:21:47 AM PDT by JoeProBono
Jack DeCoster, the owner of the company at the center of one of the largest egg recalls in history, is no stranger to controversy. Jack DeCoster heads to the courtroom in the Wright County Court house to testify in defense of his family's hog confinement facilities in Clarion, Iowa, in this file photo.
He's been involved in legal cases that have forced him to settle with the federal government for hiring illegal immigrants, for tolerating sexual harassment at his company, and has faced a litany of animal cruelty charges. DeCoster has also paid millions of dollars in fines and settlements over the years stemming from complaints about the health violations at his farms. Critics may say he's a bad egg .
DeCoster, 75, is at the helm of the family-run egg farm Wright County Eggs based in Galt, Iowa. His farm, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, is responsible for providing salmonella-tainted eggs to 15 of the 25 restaurants where patrons have fallen ill.......
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Jack DeCoster heads to the courtroom in the Wright County Court house to testify in defense of his family's hog confinement facilities in Clarion, Iowa, in this file photo.
I wonder if this guy is really all that bad, or if they’re just crucifying him.
3 mil fine for employees picking up dead chickens with ehir bare hands?!
As for safety and health accusations, any operation that large deals with those on a regular basis.
Properly cooked, eggs should not be a problem! I don’t like runny whites, never have never will. Don’t like raw eggs either. Wonder why the cdc is not concentrating on the cooking process instead of recalling millions of eggs. Is it on the shell or in the eggs or were the restaurants themselves less than clean?
Food perfection may be difficult to achieve, but proper heat in cooking can save a lot of trouble. That said, raw stuff is another story.
Looks like a nice guy
He’s a Christian so that automatically makes him a suspect in the eyes of the press and the do-gooder animal rights people that hound him.
>>>>I wonder if this guy is really all that bad, or if theyre just crucifying him.
He really is that bad.
He’s that bad.
It seems that the man seems bound and determined to create more opportunites on a daily basis.
He's a Christian so that automatically makes him a stand up guy in the eyes of people who point to his donations to the church rather than all the people he's poisioned.
Most don't poison thousands of people with their product.
Contributor Occupation Date Amount Recipient
CLARION,IA 50525 NOT EMPLOYED/HOMEMAKER 1/31/08 $2,300 Clinton, Hillary (D)
DECOSTER, BRIAN MR
IOWA CITY,IA 52240 BIG TEN RENTALS INC./PRESIDENT 2/22/10 $250 American Rental Assn
DECOSTER, BRIAN MR
IOWA CITY,IA 52240 BIG TEN RENTALS INC./PRESIDENT 10/6/08 $200 American Rental Assn
CLARION,IA 50625 QUALITY EGG/COO 11/3/08 $5,000 United Egg Assn
CLARION,IA 50525 DECOSTER EGG FARMS OF IO/EGG PRODUC 1/31/08 $2,300 Clinton, Hillary
Above from Open Secrets.com data base
Hey wait a minute... I thought eevil business owners were all conservative republicans????/s
Because a lot of people like their eggs prepared with the yellow or white runny. Also eggs cook at a temperature low enough that it might not kill all the bacteria.
We all know the animal rights wackos would bring trumped up charges. No one is to be trusted.
The only thing I saw in the article that he was responsible for was the hiring of illegal aliens. The rest of the charges could be because of poor managers that don’t supervise the workers and make them do unpleasant tasks like taking dead hens out of cages and keep the place clean.
Or just hard boil em and use them for egg salad sandwiches.
Salmonellas pretty far down on the “most lethal pathogen” list.
Ain’t no terrorists crawling out of the woodwork with spray bottles of salmonella!
“Most don’t poison thousands of people with their product.”
But many have. And it doesn’t mean they were “bad”.
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