Salmonella enteritidis caused the recall of 500,000,000 eggs in America, provoking a nationwide regulatory attack on the poultry industry. As expectable, a culprit had to be found and punished to purify the land of his sins (see "Aedipus"): his name is Austin J.deCoster. The NYT describes the villain:
Mr. DeCoster’s frequent run-ins with regulators over labor, environmental and immigration violations have been well cataloged. But the close connections between Mr. DeCoster’s egg empire and the spread of salmonella in the United States have received far less scrutiny. While some state regulators took steps to clamp down on tainted eggs, the federal government was much slower to act, despite entreaties from state officials alarmed at the growing toll.Presumably, Mr DeCoster's carreer is finished and if he is smart, he will retire to Costa Rica. Knowing how things work in Israel, our Ministry of Health must be planning his own attack on the local poultry industry. Someone will find himself playing DeCoster.