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Is Jack DeCoster to Blame for Massive Egg Recall? [380 Million Eggs Have Been Recalled]
abcnews ^ | Aug. 20, 2010 | EMILY FRIEDMAN

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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TOPICS: Food
KEYWORDS: egg; eggs; illegals; irradiation; salmonella; undocumented

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.


1 posted on 08/20/2010 5:21:50 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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2 posted on 08/20/2010 5:49:55 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

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.


3 posted on 08/20/2010 5:56:06 AM PDT by Pessimist
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To: JoeProBono

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.


4 posted on 08/20/2010 5:57:37 AM PDT by wita
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To: Pessimist
"I wonder if this guy is really all that bad"

Looks like a nice guy

5 posted on 08/20/2010 5:58:59 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

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.


6 posted on 08/20/2010 6:04:14 AM PDT by 2111USMC
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To: Pessimist

>>>>I wonder if this guy is really all that bad, or if they’re just crucifying him.

He really is that bad.


7 posted on 08/20/2010 6:05:28 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Iowa floods, Obama vacations. Moochelle Obama, please pass the cake.)
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To: Pessimist

He’s that bad.


8 posted on 08/20/2010 6:09:19 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: JoeProBono
The takeaway message is that problems are unsolved opportunities," said Caldwell.

It seems that the man seems bound and determined to create more opportunites on a daily basis.

9 posted on 08/20/2010 6:10:47 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: JoeProBono
Good. I'm glad he is being exposed. Other processors/growers who *do it by the book* suffer b/c sleaze like this get away with junk.


10 posted on 08/20/2010 6:11:06 AM PDT by Daffynition ("Life Imitates Bacon, but Bacon does not imitate Life. Bacon IS life." ~paulycy)
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To: 2111USMC
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.

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.

11 posted on 08/20/2010 6:12:25 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Pessimist
As for safety and health accusations, any operation that large deals with those on a regular basis.

Most don't poison thousands of people with their product.

12 posted on 08/20/2010 6:13:40 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Contributor Occupation Date Amount Recipient
DECOSTER, ALINA
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
DECOSTER, PETER
CLARION,IA 50625 QUALITY EGG/COO 11/3/08 $5,000 United Egg Assn
DECOSTER, PETER
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


13 posted on 08/20/2010 6:15:49 AM PDT by slapshot (w)
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14 posted on 08/20/2010 6:16:57 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: wita

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.


15 posted on 08/20/2010 6:19:21 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Non-Sequitur

16 posted on 08/20/2010 6:19:43 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Pessimist
I don't trust any of these players. Just because the Iowa AG fined him, does not mean anything. Our AG only prosecutes businesses. I'm not throwing away my eggs. I'll make sure they're cooked.

We all know the animal rights wackos would bring trumped up charges. No one is to be trusted.

17 posted on 08/20/2010 6:22:41 AM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Pessimist

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.


18 posted on 08/20/2010 6:23:01 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: wita

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!


19 posted on 08/20/2010 6:25:00 AM PDT by djf (They ain't "immigrants". They're "CRIMMIGRANTS"!!!!)
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To: Non-Sequitur

“Most don’t poison thousands of people with their product.”

But many have. And it doesn’t mean they were “bad”.

Sh|t happens...


20 posted on 08/20/2010 6:48:51 AM PDT by Pessimist
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To: JoeProBono
Is that eggsecution by the rainbow coalition?


21 posted on 08/20/2010 6:50:11 AM PDT by Daffynition ("Life Imitates Bacon, but Bacon does not imitate Life. Bacon IS life." ~paulycy)
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To: JoeProBono

I will have nightmares about this picture! It’s just nasty!


22 posted on 08/20/2010 6:50:43 AM PDT by Bookwoman ("...and I am unanimous in this...")
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To: Pessimist

Did you miss the “hiring illegal aliens” part of the article? That right there is enough to put him on my crap list.


23 posted on 08/20/2010 6:56:09 AM PDT by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: Keith in Iowa

Tell me what you know about this guy.


24 posted on 08/20/2010 8:33:47 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: Pessimist

“I wonder if this guy is really all that bad, or if they’re just crucifying him.”

Yes he is. He has a long history here. It would take awhile to go back and gather all of the information about him; but it’s there.

He is not someone you would want as a neighbor.


25 posted on 08/20/2010 8:37:32 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I aspire to a large carbon footprint; just like Al Gore's)
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To: US Navy Vet

http://www.globegazette.com/search/?q=decoster will get you started on the whole fam-damily of unsavory characters and behavior.


26 posted on 08/20/2010 8:37:57 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Iowa floods, Obama vacations. Moochelle Obama, please pass the cake.)
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To: JoeProBono

He’s a bad egg.


27 posted on 08/20/2010 8:42:13 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

WOW! They sound like Dirt-Balls.


28 posted on 08/20/2010 8:44:14 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: Bookwoman

And just how does one dispose of that many eggs? Huge landfill?


29 posted on 08/20/2010 9:13:19 AM PDT by freebird5850 (Obama golfed while the Gulf gushed.)
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To: JoeProBono

Salmonella enteritidis

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dbmd/diseaseinfo/salment_g.htm

Not only a heck of a lot of eggs, but an astronomical number of chickens that will be culled (destroyed, for those of you in Rio Linda).


30 posted on 08/20/2010 9:29:46 AM PDT by Darnright (There can never be a complete confidence in a power which is excessive. - Tacitus)
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31 posted on 08/20/2010 9:39:52 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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that's a list of crap eggs


32 posted on 08/20/2010 11:16:11 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (drain the swamp! ( then napalm it and pave it over ))
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To: Pessimist
Sh|t happens...

It seems to happen more to them then a lot of other companies.

33 posted on 08/20/2010 11:18:05 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: freebird5850

Eggzactly.


34 posted on 08/20/2010 12:07:19 PM PDT by Bookwoman ("...and I am unanimous in this...")
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To: JoeProBono

This recall stinks of the hysteria of — H1N1 flu/ alar in apples/ Toyotas will kill you/ etc. Is it a non-union egg farm, perhaps? Or does the Obama regime have some ulterior, nefarious plan?

I do not buy it. There has been one woman here in Los Angeles repeatedly featured on radio ads —she got sick. AND?? They say, “It is just to be safe. There have really not been problems, but there sure could be.”

I just think it STINKS of Obama Crookery.


35 posted on 08/24/2010 6:29:44 AM PDT by bboop (We don't need no stinkin' VAT)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Perhaps he is hiring illegals rather than SEIU union dead-chicken picker-uppers, and that has the unions up in arms.


36 posted on 08/24/2010 6:32:18 AM PDT by bboop (We don't need no stinkin' VAT)
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To: wita
I am wondering about cooking eggs as well. A friend of mind got sick late Friday after eating scrambled eggs for breakfast. She was sick for about 48 hours, vomiting and diarrhea. How long after eating tainted eggs should the illness show up?
37 posted on 08/24/2010 6:34:34 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: JoeProBono

This recall stinks of the hysteria of — H1N1 flu/ alar in apples/ Toyotas will kill you/ etc. Is it a non-union egg farm, perhaps? Or does the Obama regime have some ulterior, nefarious plan?

I do not buy it. There has been one woman here in Los Angeles repeatedly featured on radio ads —she got sick. AND?? They say, “It is just to be safe. There have really not been problems, but there sure could be.”

I just think it STINKS of Obama Crookery.


38 posted on 08/24/2010 6:42:02 AM PDT by bboop (We don't need no stinkin' VAT)
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To: Ditter

Seems to me if it is bacterial it would be less than 8 hours.

If you go to bed after eating something at dinner that is going to make you sick, do you wake up about midnight or one in the morning knowing it is time to run to the porcelain facility and hoping beyond hope that it isn’t both ends at once. Sorry for the graphics.


39 posted on 08/24/2010 7:22:37 AM PDT by wita
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To: JoeProBono

DECOSTER, PETER
CLARION, IA 50525
DECOSTER EGG FARMS OF IO/EGG PROD

CLINTON, HILLARY RODHAM
VIA HILLARY CLINTON FOR PRESIDENT
01/31/2008 2300.00 28930681786

DECOSTER, PETER
CLARION, IA 50625
QUALITY EGG/COO

UNITED EGG ASSOCIATION EGGPAC
11/03/2008 5000.00 28934448352


40 posted on 09/01/2010 7:55:18 PM PDT by steelie (Still Right Thinking)
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