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 [...]

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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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Companysort icon Primary Offense Type Year Agency Penalty Amount
Advance Food Company environmental violation 2010 EPA $7,500
ADVANCED PIERRE FOODS, CO. workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $9,701
ADVANCEPIERRE FOODS environmental violation 2005 EPA $33,000
ADVANCEPIERRE FOODS environmental violation 2007 EPA $100,000
ADVANCEPIERRE FOODS workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $6,859
ALLIED SPECIALTY FOODS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $5,739
ALLIED SPECIALTY FOODS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $7,680
BARBER FOODS environmental violation 2006 EPA $37,700
BARBER FOODS INC. workplace safety or health violation 2007 OSHA $5,344
BARBER FOODS INC. workplace safety or health violation 2006 OSHA $5,000
COBB VANTRESS, INC workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $6,000
Cobb-Vantress environmental violation 2003 OK-TCA $1,250,000
David Gladbach environmental violation 2012 EPA $9,000
DORADA POULTRY, LLC workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $10,050
DORADA POULTRY, LLC workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $5,400
EARTHGRAINS CO, INC environmental violation 2003 EPA $87,896
EARTHGRAINS COMPANIES, INC. environmental violation 2003 EPA $184,211
EARTHGRAINS COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2001 OSHA $12,000
EARTHGRAINS COMPANY (NATIONAL CASE) environmental violation 2003 EPA (*) $1,570,000
Earthgrains Company, Inc. labor relations violation 2000 NLRB $9,471
EARTHGRAINS COMPANY, THE environmental violation 2003 EPA (*) $1,013,158
Hillshire Brands wage and hour violation 2017 private lawsuit-federal $425,000
HILLSHIRE BRANDS workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $10,400
HILLSHIRE BRANDS CO workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $8,820
Hillshire Brands Co. employment discrimination 2014 OFCCP $330,000
Hillshire Brands Company employment discrimination 2015 EEOC $4,000,000
Hillshire Brands Company employment discrimination 2017 OFCCP $275,000
HILLSHIRE BRANDS COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $29,700
Hygrade Food Corp. employment discrimination 2002 private lawsuit-federal $3,500,000
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
IBP INC workplace safety or health violation 2003 OSHA $5,500
IBP Inc. environmental violation 2001 EPA $14,100,000
IBP Inc. environmental violation 2001 NE-AG (*) $1,850,000
IBP, INC labor relations violation 2002 NLRB $8,000
IBP, INC environmental violation 2003 EPA $87,774
IBP, Inc. labor relations violation 2001 NLRB $14,320
IBP, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2003 OSHA $10,000
IBP, INC. environmental violation 2001 EPA $200,000
IBP, INCORPORATED environmental violation 2002 EPA $501,230
IBP, LLC wage and hour violation 2004 WHD $10,164
IOWA BEEF PACKERS environmental violation 2009 EPA $9,350,000
KEYSTONE FOODS workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $48,000
KEYSTONE FOODS LLC workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $8,232
KEYSTONE FOODS LLC workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $7,256
PIERRE FOODS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2002 OSHA $8,000
Sara Lee labor relations violation 2009 NLRB $15,000
Sara Lee labor relations violation 2005 NLRB $6,200
Sara Lee Bakery Group employment discrimination 2010 OFCCP $37,015
SARA LEE BAKERY GROUP labor relations violation 2008 NLRB $15,200
Sara Lee Bakery Group labor relations violation 2008 NLRB $12,500
Sara Lee Bakery Group labor relations violation 2005 NLRB $9,700
Sara Lee Bakery Group labor relations violation 2004 NLRB $20,000
SARA LEE BAKERY GROUP labor relations violation 2003 NLRB $10,000
SARA LEE BAKERY GROUP wage and hour violation 2005 KY-DWS $24,378
SARA LEE BAKERY GROUP workplace safety or health violation 2003 OSHA $5,670
SARA LEE BAKERY GROUP workplace safety or health violation 2008 OSHA $9,800
SARA LEE BAKERY GROUP workplace safety or health violation 2007 OSHA $5,142
SARA LEE BAKERY GROUP workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $5,250
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
SARA LEE BAKERY GROUP INC. environmental violation 2011 EPA $23,010
Sara Lee Corporation environmental violation 2003 EPA $10,250,000
SARA LEE CORPORATION benefit plan administrator violation 2007 EBSA $50,001
SARA LEE CORPORATION benefit plan administrator violation 2006 EBSA $50,001
Sara Lee Corporation wage and hour violation 2014 private lawsuit-federal $725,000
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
SARA LEE CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2005 OSHA $6,000
SARA LEE CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $46,600
Sara Lee Corporation environmental violation 2003 EPA $8,937
Sara Lee Food & Beverage labor relations violation 2009 NLRB $88,000
Sara Lee Food and Beverage labor relations violation 2007 NLRB $12,109
SARA LEE FOOD SERVICE workplace safety or health violation 2009 OSHA $5,000
SARA LEE FOODS workplace safety or health violation 2005 OSHA $8,670
SARA LEE FOODS workplace safety or health violation 2008 OSHA $5,525
SARA LEE FOODS CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2005 OSHA $7,000
Sara Lee Foods Inc. food safety violation 2001 USAO $4,400,000
Sara Lee Foods U.S. labor relations violation 2009 NLRB $5,212
SARA LEE FRESH workplace safety or health violation 2005 OSHA $18,270
SARA LEE FRESH, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2002 OSHA $18,150
SARA LEE FROZEN BAKERY LLC workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $5,150
SARAH LEE BAKERY GROUP workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $12,000
SOUTHERN FAMILY FOODS LLC environmental violation 2011 EPA $22,500
SOUTHWEST PRODUCTS, LLC workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $18,260
SOUTHWEST PRODUCTS, LLC workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $24,370
SOUTHWEST PRODUCTS, LLC workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $22,470
THE BRUSS COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $5,543
THE BRUSS COMPANY environmental violation 2014 EPA $5,785
The Earthgrains Company labor relations violation 2003 NLRB $7,607
THE EARTHGRAINS COMPANY environmental violation 2003 EPA (*) $1,013,158
THE EARTHGRAINS COMPANY environmental violation 2003 EPA (*) $828,947
THE EARTHGRAINS COMPANY environmental violation 2003 EPA (*) $552,630
The Earthgrains Company and/or Metz Baking Company labor relations violation 2001 NLRB $5,000
The Earthgrains Company, Inc. labor relations violation 2004 NLRB $120,041
The Earthgrains Company, Inc. labor relations violation 2001 NLRB $10,000
THE HILLSHIRE BRANDS environmental violation 2015 EPA $67,982
The Hillshire Brands Company (Sara Lee Food) employment discrimination 2018 OFCCP $350,000
TYSON CHICKEN INC workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $12,100
TYSON CHICKEN INC workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $7,000
TYSON CHICKEN INC workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $70,000
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