Egg Companies To Apologize For Outbreak
WASHINGTON (AP) - The owner of an Iowa egg company says in testimony prepared for a House hearing that he was "horrified" to learn that his eggs may have sickened as many as 1,600 people in an
outbreak of salmonella poisoning this summer.
Austin "Jack" DeCoster and his son, Peter DeCoster, are scheduled to testify before a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee Wednesday. In testimony released by the company, the two men say they believe an ingredient sold to them by an outside supplier may be to blame for the outbreak.
An FDA investigation found towers of manure and bug and rodent infestations at the farms, and an investigation by the House subcommittee found that the companies had received hundreds of positive results for salmonella in the two years before the outbreak.
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