Violation Tracker Industry Summary Page

Industry: 
food products
Penalty Total since 2000: 
$1,205,241,070
Number of Records: 
2,816
Note: 
The total includes only those entries matched to a parent company. The industry designation is the primary one for the parent's operations overall. The penalty dollar total above is adjusted to account for the fact that the list of entries below may include both agency records and settlement announcements for the same case; or else a penalty covering multiple locations may be listed in the individual records for each of the facilities. Duplicate penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the individual records list below.

Top 10 Parent CompaniesTotal Penalty $Number of Records
Herbalife$200,022,5002
Tyson Foods$164,236,887264
Westland Meat$155,680,0001
ConAgra Brands$83,310,869148
WH Group$71,622,909127
PepsiCo$44,477,710149
Trident Seafoods$35,351,83438
JBS$34,378,070167
Cutrale$25,748,92126
Perdue$24,220,95551


Individual Penalty Records:

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Company Parent Primary Offense Type Year Agency Penalty Amountsort icon
Herbalife Herbalife consumer protection violation 2016 FTC $200,000,000
Westland Meat Co. Westland Meat False Claims Act 2013 DOJ_CIVIL $155,680,000
Premium Standard Farms (PSF) and Continental Grain Company WH Group environmental violation 2001 EPA $50,350,000
ConAgra Foods, Inc. ConAgra Brands accounting fraud or deficiencies 2007 SEC $45,000,000
Trident Seafoods Corp. Trident Seafoods environmental violation 2011 EPA $32,500,000
Tyson Foods Tyson Foods wage and hour violation 2011 private lawsuit-federal $32,000,000
Chiquita Brands International Inc. Cutrale payment to designated terrorist organization 2007 DOJ_NATSEC $25,000,000
Kellogg Company Kellogg wage and hour violation 2018 private lawsuit-federal $16,750,000
Bob Evans Farms Post Holdings wage and hour violation 2016 private lawsuit-federal $16,500,000
United States Sugar Corporation U.S. Sugar benefit plan administrator violation 2010 private lawsuit-federal $15,900,000
IBP Inc. Tyson Foods environmental violation 2001 EPA $14,100,000
Mondelez International, Inc. Mondelez International accounting fraud or deficiencies 2017 SEC $13,000,000
ConAgra Trade Group, Inc. ConAgra Brands securities issuance or trading violation 2010 CFTC $12,000,000
Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) securities issuance or trading violation 2008 CFTC $12,000,000
Frito-Lay PepsiCo wage and hour violation 2001 private lawsuit-federal $11,900,000
ConAgra Grocery Products LLC ConAgra Brands food safety violation 2015 FDA $11,200,000
Sara Lee Corporation Tyson Foods environmental violation 2003 EPA $10,250,000
IBP Tyson Foods wage and hour violation 2006 private lawsuit-federal $10,200,000
Perdue Farms, Inc. Perdue wage and hour violation 2002 WHD $10,000,000
Pilgrim's Pride JBS wage and hour violation 2010 private lawsuit-federal $10,000,000
Perdue Farms Perdue wage and hour violation 2002 private lawsuit-federal $10,000,000
IBP and Tyson Fresh Meats Tyson Foods wage and hour violation 2006 private lawsuit-federal $9,678,727
Kraft Foods Global, Inc. Kraft Heinz benefit plan administrator violation 2012 private lawsuit-federal $9,500,000
IOWA BEEF PACKERS Tyson Foods environmental violation 2009 EPA $9,350,000
Flowers Foods Flowers Foods wage and hour violation 2017 private lawsuit-federal $9,000,000
Flowers Foods, Inc. Flowers Foods wage and hour violation 2019 private lawsuit-federal $9,000,000
Mountaire Farms Mountaire Corporation wage and hour violation 2013 private lawsuit-federal $8,050,000
Tyson Foods Tyson Foods wage and hour violation 2014 private lawsuit-federal $7,750,000
Omega Protein, Inc. Cooke Inc. environmental violation 2013 EPA $7,500,000
American Italian Pasta Company TreeHouse Foods accounting fraud or deficiencies 2008 USAO $7,500,000
Nestle Food Company Nestle employment discrimination 2000 private lawsuit-state $6,951,759
Quality Egg LLC Quality Egg food safety violation 2015 FDA $6,790,000
Columbus Manufacturing Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Columbus Foods LLC Hormel Foods environmental violation 2012 EPA $6,685,446
Butterball LLC Butterball LLC wage and hour violation 2012 private lawsuit-federal $6,576,000
Frito-Lay Inc. PepsiCo wage and hour violation 2018 private lawsuit-federal $6,500,000
Ajinomoto Co. Inc. Ajinomoto price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2001 DOJ_ANTITRUST $6,000,000
Delano Farms Delano Farms Company wage and hour violation 2017 private lawsuit-federal $6,000,000
DeCoster Egg Farm Quality Egg employment discrimination 2002 private lawsuit-federal $6,000,000
Tyson Foods Tyson Foods wage and hour violation 2016 private lawsuit-federal $5,785,757
Farmland Foods WH Group wage and hour violation 2013 private lawsuit-federal $5,774,000
Tyson Foods Inc. Tyson Foods environmental violation 2003 EPA $5,500,000
Mahard Egg Farm Inc. Mahard Egg Farm environmental violation 2011 EPA $5,400,000
Ruiz Food Products Ruiz Foods benefit plan administrator violation 2006 private lawsuit-federal $5,250,000
Alle Processing Alle Processing wage and hour violation 2017 private lawsuit-federal $5,200,000
Tyson Foods Inc. Tyson Foods Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2011 SEC $5,000,000
Diamond Foods Campbell Soup accounting fraud or deficiencies 2014 SEC $5,000,000
Pepsi-Cola Sales And Distribution, Inc. PepsiCo wage and hour violation 2018 private lawsuit-federal $5,000,000
Conopco Inc. dba Unilever Home and Personal Care Unilever environmental violation 2014 EPA $4,500,000
Pilgrim's Pride Inc. JBS work visa violations 2009 USAO $4,500,000
Tyson Foods Tyson Foods wage and hour violation 2014 private lawsuit-federal $4,420,271
Sara Lee Foods Inc. Tyson Foods food safety violation 2001 USAO $4,400,000
Tyson Foods Inc Tyson Foods environmental violation 2013 EPA $4,250,000
Butterball LLC Butterball LLC wage and hour violation 2012 private lawsuit-federal $4,250,000
TYSON FOODS, INC Tyson Foods environmental violation 2013 EPA (*) $4,250,000
Suiza Dairy Dean Foods environmental violation 2012 EPA $4,025,000
Tyson Foods Inc. Tyson Foods Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2011 DOJ_CRIMINAL $4,000,000
Hillshire Brands Company Tyson Foods employment discrimination 2015 EEOC $4,000,000
JBS USA LUX S.A. and Swift Beef Company JBS employment discrimination 2018 OFCCP $4,000,000
Conagra Foods Inc. ConAgra Brands benefit plan administrator violation 2007 private lawsuit-federal $4,000,000
Gold'n Plump Poultry JBS wage and hour violation 2008 private lawsuit-federal $3,875,000
Washington Beef LLC Agri Beef environmental violation 2010 EPA $3,750,000
Bimbo Bakeries Bimbo Group wage and hour violation 2010 private lawsuit-federal $3,750,000
Koch Foods Koch Foods employment discrimination 2018 EEOC $3,750,000
Bimbo Food Bakeries Bimbo Group wage and hour violation 2013 private lawsuit-federal $3,525,000
Applied Food Sciences, Inc. Applied Food Sciences Inc. consumer protection violation 2014 FTC $3,500,000
Hygrade Food Corp. Tyson Foods employment discrimination 2002 private lawsuit-federal $3,500,000
Bimbo Bakeries USA Bimbo Group employment discrimination 2007 private lawsuit-state $3,451,762
Ralcorp Holdings ConAgra Brands wage and hour violation 2013 private lawsuit-state $3,300,000
Suiza Dairy Corporation Dean Foods environmental violation 2013 EPA (*) $3,295,000
Westward Seafoods Westward Seafoods environmental violation 2017 EPA $3,200,000
American Gem Seafoods Rich Products employment discrimination 2001 private lawsuit-federal $3,132,000
Pepsi Beverages PepsiCo employment discrimination 2012 EEOC $3,130,000
Sanderson Farms Sanderson Farms wage and hour violation 2008 private lawsuit-federal $3,120,000
Russell Stover Lindt & Sprungli wage and hour violation 2014 private lawsuit-federal $3,075,000
Gerber Products Nestle wage and hour violation 2016 private lawsuit-state $3,001,669
Pepsi Beverages Company PepsiCo wage and hour violation 2016 private lawsuit-federal $3,000,000
Bob Evans Farms, Inc. Post Holdings wage and hour violation 2018 private lawsuit-federal $2,790,000
Nestle USA Nestle wage and hour violation 2008 WHD $2,750,840
John B. Sanfilippo & Son John B. Sanfilippo & Son wage and hour violation 2012 private lawsuit-federal $2,600,000
Tyson Poultry Inc. Tyson Foods environmental violation 2017 EPA $2,500,000
Tyson Poultry Inc. Tyson Foods environmental violation 2018 EPA $2,500,000
Utz Quality Foods Utz Quality Foods wage and hour violation 2017 private lawsuit-federal $2,500,000
Ruiz Food Products Ruiz Foods wage and hour violation 2013 private lawsuit-federal $2,500,000
Trident Seafoods Corporation Trident Seafoods environmental violation 2012 EPA (*) $2,500,000
Sanford Ltd. Sanford Ltd. environmental violation 2013 USCG $2,400,000
Perdue Farms Perdue wage and hour violation 2001 private lawsuit-federal $2,400,000
Frito-Lay Inc. PepsiCo employment screening violation 2018 private lawsuit-federal $2,400,000
Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. Tyson Foods employment discrimination 2011 OFCCP $2,250,000
Santee Dairies Dean Foods wage and hour violation 2011 private lawsuit-state $2,225,000
Oscar Mayer Foods Kraft Heinz wage and hour violation 2011 private lawsuit-federal $2,184,347
Post Holdings, Inc. Post Holdings environmental violation 2013 EPA $2,035,000
Mahard Egg Farm Mahard Egg Farm environmental violation 2011 EPA (*) $2,033,001
Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc. Tyson Foods environmental violation 2009 EPA $2,026,500
Smithfield Foods Inc. WH Group premerger notification violation 2004 DOJ_ANTITRUST $2,000,000
JBS Souderton Inc. JBS environmental violation 2010 USAO $2,000,000
Herr Foods Herr Foods wage and hour violation 2016 private lawsuit-federal $2,000,000
Smithfield Packing WH Group wage and hour violation 2014 private lawsuit-federal $2,000,000
Frito-Lay PepsiCo wage and hour violation 2012 private lawsuit-federal $2,000,000
ConAgra Poultry ConAgra Brands employment discrimination 2003 private lawsuit-federal $1,933,823
Unisea Incorporated Nissui (Nippon Suisan Kaisha) environmental violation 2011 EPA $1,909,375
SMITHFIELD BEEF - SOUDERTON INC., (aka MOPAC)/JBS SOUDERTON WH Group environmental violation 2010 EPA $1,900,000
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