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Egg company heads give Congress few answers

The owner of Wright County Egg, Austin "Jack" DeCoster, said he was "horrified" to learn than his products might have been the cause of the illnesses. The CEO of Hillandale Farms, Orland Bethel, refused to answer questions, citing the Fifth Amendment.Full story

Ex-egg farm workers say complaints ignored

Rodents, other violations found at 2 egg farms

Iowa OK'd egg farm tied to 'habitual violator'

Lawsuit seeks class-action in egg recall case

A lawsuit accusing two Iowa farms at the heart of a recall of 550 million eggs linked to salmonella illnesses of safely negligence has been filed and is seeking class-action status. Full story

Egg farm knew of salmonella, investigators say

Congressional investigators say the Iowa egg farm at the center of a massive salmonella outbreak received hundreds of positive results for salmonella in the two years before its eggs sickened more than 1,500 people. Full story

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Wright County Egg owner Austin DeCoster
Wright County Egg owner Austin DeCoster

Wright County Egg owner Austin DeCoster, left, confers with his attorney Jan Kramer, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010, as he testified before the House Oversight and Investigations subcommittee hearing on "The Outbreak of Salmonella in Eggs".

Egg farm
Egg farm

FILE - This Aug. 25, 2010 file photo shows one of the chicken confinement sites operated by Wright County Egg in Galt, Iowa. The owner of an egg farm at the center of a massive salmonella recall was able to expand his egg empire despite being branded a "habitual violator" of Iowa's environmental law

Chicken containment site at Wright County Egg in Galt, Iowa (©Ryan J. Foley / AP)
Chicken containment site at Wright County Egg in Galt, Iowa (©Ryan J. Foley / AP)

This Wednesday Aug. 25, 2010 photo shows one of the chicken confinement sites operated by Wright County Egg in Galt, Iowa. Wright Egg Farms and Hillandale Farms have recalled more than a half-billion eggs linked to as many as 1,300 cases of salmonella poisoning. Their hens are still laying millions