"Interstate egg baron Austin 'Jack' DeCoster offered an apology this afternoon during a congressional hearing into the mass recall last August of 550 million factory-farmed eggs contaminated with salmonella.
'We were horrified to learn that our eggs may have made people sick,' DeCoster told the panel. 'We apologize to everyone who may have been sickened by eating our eggs. I pray several times each day for all of them and for their improved health.'
Seeing as two victims of DeCoster's slovenly egg production system were witnesses at the hearing, the apology was appropriate and welcome. But it was not nearly enough. We need tougher laws; not more contrite factory farmers ... "