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: 
$169,339,622
Number of records: 
284
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
employment-related offenses$93,566,05856
environment-related offenses$57,689,34569
competition-related offenses$9,030,0004
safety-related offenses$7,554,219154
financial offenses$1,500,0001
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
wage and hour violation$75,127,08315
environmental violation$57,689,34569
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.

Associated Names: 

ADVANCE FOOD; ADVANCED PIERRE FOODS, CO.; ADVANCEPIERRE FOODS; ALLIED SPECIALTY FOODS; BARBER FOODS; Cobb-Vantress; DORADA; EARTHGRAINS; EARTHGRAINS AND / OR METZ BAKING; EARTHGRAINS COS; HILLSHIRE BRANDS; Hygrade Food Corp.; IBP; IBP AND TYSON FRESH MEATS; KEYSTONE FOODS LLC; PIERRE FOODS; SARA LEE; SARA LEE BAKERY GROUP D / B / A EARTHGRAINS; SARA LEE FOOD SVC; SARA LEE FOODS US; SARA LEE FRESH; SARA LEE FROZEN BAKERY LLC; SOUTHERN FAMILY FOODS; SOUTHWEST PRODUCTS, LLC; THE BRUSS COMPANY; The [...]

Links: 

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 Agencysort icon Penalty Amount
ALLIED SPECIALTY FOODS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $7,680
TYSON CHICKEN INC workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $12,100
TYSON FRESH MEATS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $6,050
TYSON FOODS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $21,275
TYSON FOODS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $5,600
TYSON FOODS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $7,000
TYSON FRESH MEATS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $11,100
TYSON FOODS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $7,000
DORADA POULTRY, LLC workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $10,050
DORADA POULTRY, LLC workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $5,400
TYSON FOODS, INC./TYSON FOODS workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $67,816
TYSON FOODS, INC./TYSON FOODS workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $58,128
TYSON FRESH MEATS INC. workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $12,000
TYSON FRESH MEATS INC. workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $10,000
KEYSTONE FOODS workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $48,000
TYSON FOODS, INC./TYSON FOODS workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $29,064
TYSON FOODS INC. workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $21,824
TYSON FOODS INC. workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $6,000
ADVANCEPIERRE FOODS workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $6,859
TYSON FOODS INC. workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $55,000
TYSON FOODS INC. workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $48,000
TYSON FOODS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $7,000
SOUTHWEST PRODUCTS, LLC workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $22,470
TYSON FOODS/NOEL PLANT workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $9,977
TYSON FOODS workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $16,930
TYSON FRESH MEATS INC workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $6,000
TYSON FOODS POULTRY FEED MILL workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $6,000
TYSON FRESH MEATS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $25,868
TYSON FRESH MEATS workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $6,750
TYSON FOODS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $12,675
TYSON FOODS, INC workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $6,400
TYSON FOODS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $37,436
TYSON FOOD INC. workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $20,914
ADVANCED PIERRE FOODS, CO. workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $9,701
TYSON FRESH MEATS INC. workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $25,609
TYSON CHICKEN INC workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $7,000
TYSON FOODS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $8,400
TYSON FOODS INC. workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $12,934
KEYSTONE FOODS LLC workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $8,232
TYSON FOODS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $12,934
TYSON CHICKEN INC workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $70,000
TYSON POULTRY, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $25,868
KEYSTONE FOODS LLC workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $7,256
COBB VANTRESS, INC workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $6,000
TYSON FOODS workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $7,205
TYSON CHICKEN INC workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $9,500
SARA LEE FROZEN BAKERY LLC workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $5,150
THE BRUSS COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $5,543
TYSON FOODS workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $7,391
TYSON FRESH MEATS workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $5,544
TYSON FOODS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $84,391
TYSON FOODS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $13,260
TYSON FRESH MEATS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $11,366
SARA LEE CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $46,600
TYSON FOODS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $53,040
TYSON FRESH MEATS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $10,000
HILLSHIRE BRANDS COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $29,700
TYSON MEXICAN ORIGINAL INC workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $5,000
TYSON MEXICAN ORIGINAL, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $6,362
TYSON FARMS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $25,000
Cobb-Vantress environmental violation 2003 OK-TCA $1,250,000
Tyson Foods environmental violation 2003 OK-TCA $1,250,000
Tyson Foods, Inc. employment discrimination 2016 OFCCP $1,400,000
Hillshire Brands Co. employment discrimination 2014 OFCCP $330,000
Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. employment discrimination 2011 OFCCP $2,250,000
Tyson Refrigerated Processed Meats Inc. employment discrimination 2010 OFCCP $560,000
Tyson Foods, Inc. employment discrimination 2016 OFCCP $1,582,400
Sara Lee Bakery Group employment discrimination 2010 OFCCP $37,015
Tyson Foods Inc. employment discrimination 2006 OFCCP $1,500,000
Hillshire Brands Company employment discrimination 2017 OFCCP $275,000
The Hillshire Brands Company (Sara Lee Food) employment discrimination 2018 OFCCP $350,000
Sara Lee labor relations violation 2009 NLRB $15,000
Sara Lee Foods U.S. labor relations violation 2009 NLRB $5,212
Sara Lee Food & Beverage labor relations violation 2009 NLRB $88,000
Tyson Foods labor relations violation 2008 NLRB $15,000
SARA LEE BAKERY GROUP labor relations violation 2008 NLRB $15,200
Sara Lee Bakery Group labor relations violation 2008 NLRB $12,500
Sara Lee Food and Beverage labor relations violation 2007 NLRB $12,109
Sara Lee Bakery Group labor relations violation 2005 NLRB $9,700
Sara Lee labor relations violation 2005 NLRB $6,200
The Earthgrains Company, Inc. labor relations violation 2004 NLRB $120,041
Sara Lee Bakery Group labor relations violation 2004 NLRB $20,000
SARA LEE BAKERY GROUP labor relations violation 2003 NLRB $10,000
The Earthgrains Company labor relations violation 2003 NLRB $7,607
SARA LEE BAKERY GROUP D/B/A EARTHGRAINS COMPANY labor relations violation 2002 NLRB $165,000
SARA LEE BAKERY GROUP D/B/A THE EARTHGRAINS COMPANY labor relations violation 2002 NLRB $7,330
IBP, INC labor relations violation 2002 NLRB $8,000
IBP, Inc. labor relations violation 2001 NLRB $14,320
The Earthgrains Company and/or Metz Baking Company labor relations violation 2001 NLRB $5,000
The Earthgrains Company, Inc. labor relations violation 2001 NLRB $10,000
Tyson Foods labor relations violation 2001 NLRB $10,268
Earthgrains Company, Inc. labor relations violation 2000 NLRB $9,471
Tyson Foods, Inc. labor relations violation 2000 NLRB $18,000
Tyson Foods, Inc. labor relations violation 2000 NLRB $10,000
Tyson Foods, Inc labor relations violation 2019 NLRB $132,349
IBP Inc. environmental violation 2001 NE-AG (*) $1,850,000
Tyson Foods environmental violation 2015 MO-AG $539,898
SARA LEE BAKERY GROUP wage and hour violation 2005 KY-DWS $24,378
Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc. environmental violation 2007 IL-AG $1,575,000
Tyson Fresh Meats agribusiness violation 2016 GIPSA $22,500
Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc., agribusiness violation 2011 GIPSA $7,500
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