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Media Advisory

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa
Quality Egg, Company Owner & Top Executive to be Sentenced in Connection with Distribution of Adulterated Eggs

Sioux City, Iowa – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Iowa will hold a press conference on April 13th following the sentencing in federal court of Quality Egg, LLC, Austin (Jack) DeCoster, and Peter DeCoster.

The egg production company was linked to a nationwide salmonellosis outbreak during the spring and summer of 2010.  There were nearly 2,000 reported consumer illnesses in multiple states, which led to the recall of millions of eggs produced by the company.

The United States Attorney, Kevin Techau, will be joined at the press conference by representatives from the FDA, USDA and Consumer Protection Branch of the US Department of Justice.

Event Details

When:  Monday, April 13, 2015

Where: U.S. Attorney’s Office, Ho-Chunk Centre, 600 Fourth St. Sioux City, Iowa.  Those wishing to attend need to report to the 6th Floor to get a pass and be escorted to the 7th Floor Conference Room.

Time: To follow after the sentencing, which begins at 9:00 a.m.


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Updated April 13, 2015