IOWA—The owner of an Iowa egg farm at the heart of a massive recall is invited to testify this week before a congressional committee investigating what led to a salmonella outbreak that’s sickened up to 1,500 people. A spokeswoman for Wright County Egg says Austin “Jack” DeCoster does plan to speak with the House Energy and Commerce committee Wednesday. The 75-year-old DeCoster hasn’t made any public statements since the northern Iowa farm was implicated in the salmonella outbreak and recalled 380 million eggs. Another Iowa business, Hillandale Farms, also recalled millions of eggs after being linked to the outbreak.


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