|Bad egg day|
The Atlantic - 9/16/2010.By Corby Kummer – The recent egg recall is a real-time example of everything that's wrong with our current food system. Well-meaning federal regulatory agencies hamstrung by outdated rules and limited authority? Market economics that practically mandate the use of illegal migrant workers who are helpless to fight abusive working conditions that approach and sometimes become slavery? Consumers who unwittingly play along by shopping on price alone?
The Boston Globe - 9/16/2010.Egg Hunt graphic, tracing the ownership of poultry operations involved in the recent egg recall to Austin "Jack" DeCoster.
|Decades of Decoster Egg Factory Violations|
The Atlantic - 9/16/2010.By Joe Fassler – Salmonella, mounds of excrement, and hefty citations are nothing new to Jack DeCoster, whose Iowa henhouses were blamed for last month's nationwide egg recall. DeCoster has done business in Turner, Maine, his hometown, for over 60 years – and has incurred a decades-long list of violations there.
|Inquiry on egg arms in Maine|
The Boston Globe - 9/16/2010.By Jenn Abelson – Three egg producers in Maine that supply many New England grocery stores are under scrutiny by congressional investigators because of their ties to Austin “Jack’’ DeCoster, whose Iowa farm was at the center of the recent egg recall.