As anticipated, Quality Egg LLC and its former owners, Austin “Jack” DeCoster and his son Peter, have entered guilty pleas to charges of introducing adulterated food into interstate commerce. Additional information about the plea agreement appears in Issue 524 of this Update. They admitted that the company’s shell eggs, shipped to buyers in states throughout the country, contained Salmonella in 2010. As part of the plea agreement, the company reportedly agreed to pay a $6.8-million fine. The DeCosters, who will remain free on bail pending sentencing, face a maximum sentence of up to one year in prison or five years’ probation. Sentencing has not yet been scheduled. See USA Today, June 3, 2014.