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2010 Outbreak of Salmonella in Eggs

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The 2010 Outbreak of Salmonella in Eggs resulted in the recall of nearly half a billion eggs.[1] It was, at the time, the largest egg recall in U.S. history.[2] The tainted eggs came from Hillandale Farms and Wright County Egg, which are both supplied with chicks and feed by Quality Egg. [3] Wright County Egg and Quality Egg are owned by businessman and habitual offender Austin "Jack" DeCoster.

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  1. Jill Richardson, "Out of Control Egg Producer Flouts Regulations: Consumers Deal with 500 Million Salmonella-Tainted Eggs," AlterNet, August 25, 2010, Accessed October 9, 2011.
  2. "Largest Egg Recall in US History Brings Renewed Attention to Dangers of Industrial Farming," Democracy Now, August 24, 2010, Accessed October 9, 2011.
  3. Bill Marler, "Chickens and Chicken Feed link Quality Egg to Wright County Egg and Hillandale Salmonella Outbreak," Marler Blog, August 22, 2010, Accessed October 9, 2010.