One Half Billion Egg Recall
The egg recall continues to grow as another Iowa egg producer, Hillandale Farms of New Hampton, Iowa, has just issued a recall of 170 million eggs. The FDA, CDC, and USDA are all investigating the egg recall due to Salmonella poisoning.
There have now been 1/2 billion eggs recalled due to salmonella food poisoning . Wright County Egg in Galt, Iowa, began the egg recall by recalling 380 million eggs on Aug. 13 after the company was linked to more than 1,000 cases of salmonella food poisoning.
This type of food poisoning is also known as Salmonella enteritidis. About 142,000 Americans are infected each year with Salmonella enteritidis from chicken eggs, and about 30 of those infected will die. Of course as the number of infected consumers increases, so will the number of deaths.
The Law Offices of Nadrich & Cohen are offering free consultations to families who suspect they have been the victims of Salmonella poisoning. We are a contingency law firm so we only charge a fee if we obtain a recovery for you so call us today at 1.800.718.4658.
Egg Recall By Habitual Violator
Businessman Austin “Jack” DeCoster owns Wright County Egg, which has been at the center of controversy several times before this, in fact, it’s had problems for at least the past 16 years.
DeCoster has paid several fines for environmental violations dating to 1994 when the state of Iowa assessed four penalties against DeCoster Farms for environmental violations involving hog waste.
Three years later DeCoster Egg Farms agreed to pay a $2 million fine dating from 1996 for health and safety violations at a DeCoster farm in Turner, Maine.
In 2000, DeCoster was named a “habitual violator” of environmental regulations for problems that included hog manure runoff that polluted local waterways. The habitual violator label made DeCoster subject to increased penalties and prohibited him from building new farms.
If you have questions about the egg recall or you believe you are the victim of salmonella food poisoning, contact an experienced salmonella specialist at The Law Offices of Nadrich & Cohen today at 1.800.718.4658.
Salmonella Poisoning Just One Of List Of Problems
It seems that DeCoster farms have also been involved with an employment discrimination lawsuit against DeCoster’s Wright County plants brought by the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. DeCoster Farms had to pay a $1.5 million settlement in that case.
In 2007 there were 51 illegal workers arrested during an immigration raid at six DeCoster egg farms and as recently as June, 2010, Maine Contract Farming, the successor company to DeCoster Egg Farms, paid over $100,000 to settle animal cruelty allegations with the Maine Department of Agriculture. The question should now be; how in the world does the government allow a company like this to control such a large portion of our egg supply?
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