Austin "Jack" DeCoster and his son, Peter, said in a written statement Monday that they have given up control of egg operations in Iowa, Maine and Ohio, including the farms that produced salmonella-tainted eggs that sickened an estimated 1,900 people and led to a recall of 550 million eggs. Federal inspectors later discovered filthy conditions at the farms, including dead rodents and towers of manure.
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Austin “Jack” DeCoster, right, appears in a Lewiston courtroom in June 2010 to face animal cruelty charges related to the egg farm operation in Turner, Maine.
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