Violation Tracker Individual Record
The company owner, a top executive and their company, Quality Egg LLC, were sentenced in federal district court in Sioux City, Iowa in connection with the distribution of adulterated eggs. Austin "Jack" DeCoster, 81, of Turner, Maine, who owned Quality Egg, was sentenced to serve three months in prison to be followed by one year of supervised release, and fined $100,000. His son, Peter DeCoster, 51, of Clarion, Iowa, who was Quality Egg's chief operating officer, was also sentenced to serve three months in prison to be followed by one year of supervised release, and fined $100,000. Quality Egg was sentenced to pay a fine of $6.79 million and placed on probation for three years. All three defendants were ordered to make restitution in the total amount of $83,008.19. Quality Egg also agreed to forfeit $10,000 as part of its plea agreement with the government.