In August 2010, Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa, announced a nationwide voluntary recall of shell eggs. Later that month another Iowa farm owned by Wright County Egg conducted a nationwide recall as well. Iowa is home to more than 52 million laying hens and is the number one egg producing state. Wright County Egg and Hillandale Farms were owned by DeCoster Egg Farms, which operated facilities in multiple states at the time. At the time of the recall DeCoster was the third largest egg producer in the United States.