Connect With Us
                     

NEWS

 

Egg titan, son to plead guilty in food safety case

by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jun 3 2014 10:18AM

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A self-made titan in the egg production industry, his son and the Iowa company they ran are expected to plead guilty to federal food safety violations stemming from a 2010 salmonella outbreak that sickened thousands.

Austin "Jack" DeCoster and Peter DeCoster are scheduled to enter guilty pleas Tuesday in Sioux City to misdemeanor charges of introducing adulterated food into interstate commerce. U.S. District Judge Mark Bennett will decide later on their sentences, which could include a year in custody.

Their company, Quality Egg LLC, is expected to plead guilty to charges of bribing a U.S. Department of Agriculture inspector, selling misbranded food and introducing adulterated food into interstate commerce. The company has agreed to pay a $6.8 million fine under a plea agreement that Bennett will also consider.


 
Filed Under :
Location : IowaSioux City
06/03/2014 10:19AM
Egg titan, son to plead guilty in food safety case
Please Enter Your Comments Below
Title :
Comment :
On Air Now
Kix Listener Club
Recent Posts
Mason City clown comes out of coma, on road back to laughter
Suspect in custody after fatal Waterloo stabbing
Gabby Douglas, Raisman back on U.S. women's gymnastics team
MEAC suspends 11 conference players after sideline-clearing brawl
Seattle's Marshall once again voted MLS Defender of the Year
Tag Cloud
No Tags Found !
Categories 
Archives