Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
WH Group
Ownership Structure: 
privately held
Headquartered in: 
China
Major Industry: 
food products
Specific Industry: 
meatpacking
Penalty total since 2000: 
$137,594,196
Number of records: 
158
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
environment-related offenses$120,409,39734
employment-related offenses$12,268,06825
financial offenses$2,900,0002
safety-related offenses$1,800,23194
competition-related offenses$216,5003
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
environmental violation$120,409,39734
wage and hour violation$8,915,7884
investor protection violation$2,900,0002
employment discrimination$1,926,1703
workplace safety or health violation$1,728,88790
Notes: 

Parent-subsidiary linkages are based on relationships current as of the latest revision listed in the Update Log, which may vary from what was the case when a violation occurred. The penalty totals are adjusted to account for the fact that the individual 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. The totals are also adjusted to reflect cases in which federal and state or local agencies cooperated and issued separate announcements of the outcome. Duplicate or overlapping penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the list below.

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Subsidy Tracker data on financial assistance to this company by federal, state and local government agencies can be found here.

For an overview of assistance this company is receiving under the CARES Act, see its Covid Stimulus Watch summary page here.


Individual Penalty Records:

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Company Primary Offense Type Year Agency Penalty Amountsort icon
Smithfield Foods environmental violation 2000 NC-AG $65,000,000
Premium Standard Farms (PSF) and Continental Grain Company environmental violation 2001 EPA $50,350,000
Farmland Foods wage and hour violation 2013 private lawsuit-federal $5,774,000
Smithfield Foods Inc. investor protection violation 2004 DOJ_ANTITRUST $2,000,000
Smithfield Packing wage and hour violation 2014 private lawsuit-federal $2,000,000
SMITHFIELD BEEF - SOUDERTON INC., (aka MOPAC)/JBS SOUDERTON environmental violation 2010 EPA $1,900,000
John Morrell & Co employment discrimination 2002 private lawsuit-federal $1,386,632
Smithfield Foods and Premium Standard Farms environmental violation 2010 MO-AG $1,000,000
Smithfield Packing wage and hour violation 2012 private lawsuit-federal $950,000
Smithfield Foods Inc investor protection violation 2010 DOJ_ANTITRUST $900,000
PREMIUM STANDARD FARMS environmental violation 2002 EPA $650,000
Clougherty Packing Co. employment discrimination 2012 OFCCP $439,538
Farmland Industries, Inc. labor relations violation 2004 NLRB $415,000
Farmland Foods, Inc. labor relations violation 2000 NLRB $241,920
FARMLAND INDUSTRIES, INC. environmental violation 2004 EPA $222,266
John Morrell Company environmental violation 2011 EPA $206,000
John Morrell Company environmental violation 2011 EPA (*) $206,000
Premium Standard Farms, Inc. environmental violation 2004 MO-AG $199,320
Murphy-Brown, LLC wage and hour violation 2007 WHD $191,788
John Morrell & Co. agribusiness violation 2011 GIPSA $162,500
SMITHFIELD PACKING COMPANY, INCORPORATED workplace safety or health violation 2012 OSHA $161,525
1) Smithfield Foods, Inc. and 2) Smithfield Packing Company, Inc. labor relations violation 2007 NLRB $147,787
SMITHFIELD FARMLAND CORP. workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $133,125
Moyer Packing Company labor relations violation 2008 NLRB $120,832
Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Smithfield Packing labor relations violation 2011 NLRB $117,433
Clougherty Packing, LLC, dba Farmer John employment discrimination 2017 EEOC $100,000
Murphy Brown, LLC environmental violation 2006 EPA $100,000
THE SMITHFIELD PACKING COMPANY, INCORPORATED workplace safety or health violation 2012 OSHA $96,750
Patrick Cudahy, Inc. environmental violation 2010 WI-AG $95,000
JOHN MORRELL & COMPANY labor relations violation 2005 NLRB $74,912
MURPHY-BROWN, LLC environmental violation 2006 EPA $73,886
PATRICK CUDAHY, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2003 OSHA $72,000
FARMLAND FOODS, INC environmental violation 2009 EPA $70,426
SMITHFIELD FRESH MEATS CORP. workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $70,000
Smithfield Packing Co., Wilson Division labor relations violation 2010 NLRB $68,000
Clougherty Packing/Farmer John environmental violation 2008 CA-ARB $63,300
Moyer Packing Company environmental violation 2007 PA-ENV $61,000
Smithfield Packing Co., Wilson Division labor relations violation 2010 NLRB $60,000
SMITHFIELD FRESH MEATS CORPORATION (f/k/a Smithfie environmental violation 2018 EPA $58,549
SMITHFIELD FOODS INC. workplace safety or health violation 2020 OSHA $58,100
SMITHFIELD FRESH MEATS CORP environmental violation 2018 EPA $58,030
SMITHFIELD FARMLAND CORP. workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $53,300
SMITHFIELD FARMLAND CORP. workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $50,362
SMITHFIELD FOODS NORTH workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $46,935
Smithfield environmental violation 2019 SD-ENV $46,260
John Morrell & Co. environmental violation 2011 SD-ENV $44,079
Smithfield Packing Company, Inc. agribusiness violation 2012 GIPSA $39,000
JOHN MORRELL & CO. labor relations violation 2017 NLRB $37,500
FARMLAND FOODS, INC workplace safety or health violation 2012 OSHA $35,800
SMITHFIELD FARMLAND CORP. workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $35,000
John Morrell & Co. environmental violation 2004 SD-ENV $34,155
PINE RIDGE FARMS LLC motor vehicle safety violation 2008 FMCSA $32,230
HENRY'S HICKORY HOUSE, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2007 OSHA $32,000
SMITHFIELD FARMLAND CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $32,000
THE SMITHFIELD PACKING COMPANY, INCORPORATED workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $30,240
PREMIUM PET HEALTH LLC workplace safety or health violation 2012 OSHA $29,925
Smithfield Packing Company, Inc. labor relations violation 2010 NLRB $28,800
Smithfield environmental violation 2018 SD-ENV $26,900
SMITHFIELD FOODS workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $26,400
THE SMITHFIELD PACKING COMPANY, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $26,019
THE SMITHFIELD PACKING COMPANY, INC workplace safety or health violation 2011 OSHA $25,008
SMITHFIELD FOODS INC aviation safety violation 2011 FAA $25,000
Armour-Eckrich Meats, LLC d/b/a Smithfield Foods labor relations violation 2018 NLRB $24,513
JOHN MORRELL & COMPANY labor relations violation 2004 NLRB $24,399
FARMLAND FOODS INC. workplace safety or health violation 2012 OSHA $22,900
MURPHY-BROWN LLC workplace safety or health violation 2011 OSHA $21,800
JOHN MORRELL & CO. environmental violation 2002 EPA $20,811
THE SMITHFIELD PACKING COMPANY INC. environmental violation 2010 KY-ENV $20,000
CLOUGHERTY PACKING, LLC DBA FARMER JOHN workplace safety or health violation 2009 OSHA $19,530
SMITHFIELD PACKAGED MEATS CORP workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $19,322
CLOUGHERTY PACKING LLC DBA FARMER JOHN workplace safety or health violation 2012 OSHA $19,085
Smithfield Farmland Corp. Family and Medical Leave Act 2016 WHD $19,063
CLOUGHERTY PACKING LLC DBA / FARMER JOHN workplace safety or health violation 2002 OSHA $18,375
CLOUGHERTY PACKING LLC DBA / FARMER JOHN workplace safety or health violation 2004 OSHA $18,175
PINE RIDGE FARMS, LLC workplace safety or health violation 2004 OSHA $18,000
North Side Foods Corp. environmental violation 2003 EPA $17,875
Farmland Industries, Inc. environmental violation 2003 EPA $17,000
PREMIUM PET HEALTH LLC workplace safety or health violation 2012 OSHA $16,975
SMITHFIELD PACKING COMPANY TAR HEEL DIVISION workplace safety or health violation 2005 OSHA $16,600
ARMOUR SWIFT ECKRICH INC workplace safety or health violation 2001 OSHA $16,156
CLOUGHERTY PACKING, LLC workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $16,070
HENRY'S HICKORY HOUSE, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2011 OSHA $16,000
John Morrell & Co. agribusiness violation 2011 GIPSA $15,000
Smithfield Packing Company, Inc. labor relations violation 2010 NLRB $15,000
SMITHFIELD FOODS - DENISON workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $14,500
SMITHFIELD FARMLAND CORP. workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $14,000
SMITHFIELD PACKAGED MEATS CORP environmental violation 2017 PA-ENV $13,600
SMITHFIELD PACKAGED MEATS CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2020 OSHA $13,494
JOHN MORRELL & CO. workplace safety or health violation 2000 OSHA $13,000
FARMLAND FOODS, INC. DBA COOK'S HAM, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2009 OSHA $12,750
Smithfield Farmland Corp. environmental violation 2014 VA-ENV $12,640
JOHN MORRELL & COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2004 OSHA $12,500
THE SMITHFIELD PACKING COMPANY, INCORPORATED workplace safety or health violation 2012 OSHA $11,175
SMITHFIELD FARMLAND CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $11,000
SMITHFIELD FARMLAND, CORP. workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $10,795
SMITHFIELD PACKING COMPANY TAR HEEL DIVISION workplace safety or health violation 2008 OSHA $10,710
SMITHFIELD workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $10,690
FARMLAND FOODS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2007 OSHA $10,500
JOHN MORRELL & CO. workplace safety or health violation 2006 OSHA $10,200
Smithfield Foods, Inc., and Smithfield Packing Co., Tar Heel Division labor relations violation 2009 NLRB $10,000
Farmland Foods, Inc. environmental violation 2013 IA-ENV $10,000
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