It appears at least two employees tried to blow the whistle on Wright County Egg by voicing their concerns to USDA inspectors. But, naturally, their complaints were disregarded:
It didn’t matter which USDA officer was working, if we reported something they would just turn their heads. They didn’t care.
How could anyone who follows the USDA’s oversight of factory farms be the least bit surprised?
There are plenty of new and disturbing details in this article, which together make clear that the USDA’s standards for grading eggs are profoundly negligent. Link.