"Just when you think the Jack DeCoster egg empire couldn't look more rotten. . . well, this just in:
Court records show managers at one of DeCoster's Iowa egg farms knew its hens were "almost certainly" laying contaminated eggs months before one of the nation's largest outbreaks of food-borne illness.
An Iowa State University scientist found the internal organs of chickens, which were dying at an unusually high rate, were loaded with salmonella well before an outbreak of poisoning that sickened more than 1,000 people in 2010."