Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Tyson Foods
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol TSN)
Headquartered in: 
Arkansas
Major Industry: 
food products
Specific Industry: 
poultry processing and meatpacking
Penalty total since 2000: 
$169,422,623
Number of records: 
315
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
employment-related offenses$93,566,05856
environment-related offenses$58,104,55282
competition-related offenses$9,030,0004
safety-related offenses$7,222,013172
financial offenses$1,500,0001
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
wage and hour violation$75,127,08315
environmental violation$58,104,55282
employment discrimination$17,606,18014
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act$9,000,0002
food safety violation$4,400,0001
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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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
Tyson Foods wage and hour violation 2011 private lawsuit-federal $32,000,000
IBP Inc. environmental violation 2001 EPA $14,100,000
Sara Lee Corporation environmental violation 2003 EPA $10,250,000
IBP wage and hour violation 2006 private lawsuit-federal $10,200,000
IBP and Tyson Fresh Meats wage and hour violation 2006 private lawsuit-federal $9,678,727
IOWA BEEF PACKERS environmental violation 2009 EPA $9,350,000
Tyson Foods wage and hour violation 2014 private lawsuit-federal $7,750,000
Tyson Foods wage and hour violation 2016 private lawsuit-federal $5,785,757
Tyson Foods Inc. environmental violation 2003 EPA $5,500,000
Tyson Foods Inc. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2011 SEC $5,000,000
Tyson Foods wage and hour violation 2014 private lawsuit-federal $4,420,271
Sara Lee Foods Inc. food safety violation 2001 USAO $4,400,000
Tyson Foods Inc environmental violation 2013 EPA $4,250,000
TYSON FOODS, INC environmental violation 2013 EPA (*) $4,250,000
Tyson Foods Inc. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2011 DOJ_CRIMINAL $4,000,000
Hillshire Brands Company employment discrimination 2015 EEOC $4,000,000
Hygrade Food Corp. employment discrimination 2002 private lawsuit-federal $3,500,000
Tyson Poultry Inc. environmental violation 2017 EPA $2,500,000
Tyson Poultry Inc. environmental violation 2018 EPA $2,500,000
Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. employment discrimination 2011 OFCCP $2,250,000
Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc. environmental violation 2009 EPA $2,026,500
IBP Inc. environmental violation 2001 NE-AG (*) $1,850,000
Tyson Foods, Inc. employment discrimination 2016 OFCCP $1,582,400
Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc. environmental violation 2007 IL-AG $1,575,000
EARTHGRAINS COMPANY (NATIONAL CASE) environmental violation 2003 EPA (*) $1,570,000
Tyson Foods, Inc. accounting fraud or deficiencies 2005 SEC $1,500,000
Tyson Foods Inc. employment discrimination 2006 OFCCP $1,500,000
Tyson Foods, Inc. employment discrimination 2016 OFCCP $1,400,000
Sara Lee Corporation wage and hour violation 2013 private lawsuit-federal $1,400,000
Sara Lee Corporation wage and hour violation 2012 private lawsuit-federal $1,250,000
Cobb-Vantress environmental violation 2003 OK-TCA $1,250,000
Tyson Foods environmental violation 2003 OK-TCA $1,250,000
EARTHGRAINS COMPANY, THE environmental violation 2003 EPA (*) $1,013,158
THE EARTHGRAINS COMPANY environmental violation 2003 EPA (*) $1,013,158
Tyson Foods wage and hour violation 2012 private lawsuit-federal $950,000
Tyson Foods employment discrimination 2015 private lawsuit-federal $915,765
Tyson Foods employment discrimination 2006 EEOC $871,000
THE EARTHGRAINS COMPANY environmental violation 2003 EPA (*) $828,947
Sara Lee Corporation wage and hour violation 2014 private lawsuit-federal $725,000
Tyson Refrigerated Processed Meats Inc. employment discrimination 2010 OFCCP $560,000
THE EARTHGRAINS COMPANY environmental violation 2003 EPA (*) $552,630
Tyson Foods environmental violation 2015 MO-AG $539,898
IBP, INCORPORATED environmental violation 2002 EPA $501,230
Tyson Foods, Inc. wage and hour violation 2013 WHD $500,000
Hillshire Brands wage and hour violation 2017 private lawsuit-federal $425,000
The Hillshire Brands Company (Sara Lee Food) employment discrimination 2018 OFCCP $350,000
Hillshire Brands Co. employment discrimination 2014 OFCCP $330,000
TYSON FARMS, INC. environmental violation 2014 EPA $305,000
Hillshire Brands Company employment discrimination 2017 OFCCP $275,000
IBP, INC. environmental violation 2001 EPA $200,000
TYSON FOODS, INC., DBA RIVER VALLEY ANIMAL FOODS workplace safety or health violation 2003 OSHA $195,000
EARTHGRAINS COMPANIES, INC. environmental violation 2003 EPA $184,211
Tyson Foods Inc. environmental violation 2018 CA-ARB $169,500
SARA LEE BAKERY GROUP D/B/A EARTHGRAINS COMPANY labor relations violation 2002 NLRB $165,000
Tyson Foods, Inc labor relations violation 2019 NLRB $132,349
Pierre Foods, Inc. environmental violation 2007 OH-ENV $125,000
The Earthgrains Company, Inc. labor relations violation 2004 NLRB $120,041
Tyson Foods environmental violation 2016 EPA $106,894
TYSON FOODS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $105,000
Tyson Foods, Inc. environmental violation 2006 EPA $100,000
Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc. environmental violation 2003 TX-ENV $95,350
TYSON FOODS INC. workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $91,000
Sara Lee Food & Beverage labor relations violation 2009 NLRB $88,000
EARTHGRAINS CO, INC environmental violation 2003 EPA $87,896
IBP, INC environmental violation 2003 EPA $87,774
TYSON FRESH MEATS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2020 OSHA $80,964
Tyson Farms, Inc. environmental violation 2018 TX-ENV $80,850
TYSON FOODS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2007 OSHA $80,000
TYSON DELI, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2009 OSHA $80,000
TYSON FOODS INC workplace safety or health violation 2012 OSHA $78,150
TYSON CHICKEN INC workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $70,000
THE HILLSHIRE BRANDS environmental violation 2015 EPA $67,982
TYSON FOODS, INC./TYSON FOODS workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $67,816
Tyson Farms Inc. environmental violation 2016 MS-ENV $65,000
Tyson Fresh Meats (Springdale, AR) environmental violation 2011 EPA $63,375
TYSON POULTRY, INC. environmental violation 2018 EPA $63,000
TYSON FRESH MEATS environmental violation 2007 IL-ENV $60,000
TYSON FOODS, INC./TYSON FOODS workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $58,128
TYSON FOODS INC. workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $55,000
TYSON FOODS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $53,040
SARA LEE CORPORATION benefit plan administrator violation 2007 EBSA $50,001
SARA LEE CORPORATION benefit plan administrator violation 2006 EBSA $50,001
KEYSTONE FOODS workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $48,000
TYSON FOODS INC. workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $48,000
SARA LEE CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $46,600
TYSON FOODS, INC. environmental violation 2014 EPA $40,257
TYSON FOODS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2007 OSHA $40,000
BARBER FOODS environmental violation 2006 EPA $37,700
TYSON FOODS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $37,436
Sara Lee Bakery Group employment discrimination 2010 OFCCP $37,015
TYSON FRESH MEATS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2011 OSHA $35,420
Tyson Foods, Inc. employment discrimination 2012 EEOC $35,000
TYSON FRESH MEATS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2007 OSHA $35,000
TYSON FRESH MEATS, INC environmental violation 2006 EPA $33,800
TYSON FOODS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $31,351
HILLSHIRE BRANDS COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $29,700
Tyson Foods, Inc. environmental violation 2009 AR-ENV $29,430
TYSON FOODS, INC./TYSON FOODS workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $29,064
TYSON FOODS, INC. environmental violation 2011 EPA $28,800
Tyson Farms, Inc. environmental violation 2020 AL-ENV $27,000
Tyson Farms, Inc. environmental violation 2019 VA-ENV $26,160
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