eggs http://iowapublicradio.org en "Unprecedented" Settlement Could Mean Jail Time for Elder DeCoster http://iowapublicradio.org/post/unprecedented-settlement-could-mean-jail-time-elder-decoster <p>Host Ben Kieffer talks with Seattle, Washington food safety lawyer Bill Marler, who represented some of those sickened in a 2010 salmonella outbreak caused by contaminated eggs.&nbsp; This week a settlement was reached with Quality Egg and two of its top executives, Jack and Peter DeCoster.&nbsp; Marler says Jack DeCoster comes to the court with a "checkered past," that could make jail time more likely in this case.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 18:53:22 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Katherine Perkins 41857 at http://iowapublicradio.org "Unprecedented" Settlement Could Mean Jail Time for Elder DeCoster Manager of Iowa Egg Farm Linked to Salmonella Admits Bribery http://iowapublicradio.org/post/manager-iowa-egg-farm-linked-salmonella-admits-bribery <p>The manager at an Iowa Egg Farm implicated in a national salmonella outbreak will admit he tried to bribe a federal official to sign off on unsafe eggs.</p><p>In 2010 a salmonella scare spread across the country—500 million eggs were recalled and 2,000 people fell sick.</p><p>Now a federal prosecutor says the manager of the farm the bacterial outbreak was traced back to—Tony Wasmund—has agreed to plead guilty to attempting to bribe a public official. Wasmund apparently offered $300 to a U.S. Department of Agriculture inspector to let eggs that didn’t pass muster go to market.</p> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 11:59:11 +0000 Sandhya Dirks 7909 at http://iowapublicradio.org Manager of Iowa Egg Farm Linked to Salmonella Admits Bribery Salmonella found again on Iowa farm http://iowapublicradio.org/post/salmonella-found-again-iowa-farm <p>It’s been two years since a salmonella outbreak was traced back to several Iowa farms—including Centrum Valley Farms. As Iowa Public Radio’s Sandhya Dirks reports, another strain of the deadly bacteria has re-appeared on that same farm.</p> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 21:43:05 +0000 Sandhya Dirks 7754 at http://iowapublicradio.org Salmonella found again on Iowa farm