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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Individual Penalty Records:

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Company Primary Offense Type Yearsort icon Agency Penalty Amount
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. workplace safety or health violation 2000 OSHA $5,000
TYSON FOODS environmental violation 2000 EPA $10,000
TYSON FOODS environmental violation 2000 EPA $10,000
IBP Inc. environmental violation 2001 EPA $14,100,000
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
Sara Lee Foods Inc. food safety violation 2001 USAO $4,400,000
IBP Inc. environmental violation 2001 NE-AG (*) $1,850,000
EARTHGRAINS COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2001 OSHA $12,000
IBP, INC. environmental violation 2001 EPA $200,000
TYSON FOODS, INC. environmental violation 2001 EPA $5,000
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
Hygrade Food Corp. employment discrimination 2002 private lawsuit-federal $3,500,000
SARA LEE FRESH, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2002 OSHA $18,150
TYSON FOODS workplace safety or health violation 2002 OSHA $8,000
PIERRE FOODS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2002 OSHA $8,000
IBP, INCORPORATED environmental violation 2002 EPA $501,230
Sara Lee Corporation environmental violation 2003 EPA $10,250,000
Tyson Foods Inc. environmental violation 2003 EPA $5,500,000
SARA LEE BAKERY GROUP labor relations violation 2003 NLRB $10,000
The Earthgrains Company labor relations violation 2003 NLRB $7,607
Cobb-Vantress environmental violation 2003 OK-TCA $1,250,000
Tyson Foods environmental violation 2003 OK-TCA $1,250,000
SARA LEE BAKERY GROUP workplace safety or health violation 2003 OSHA $5,670
IBP INC workplace safety or health violation 2003 OSHA $5,500
IBP, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2003 OSHA $10,000
TYSON FOODS workplace safety or health violation 2003 OSHA $5,000
TYSON FOODS, INC., DBA RIVER VALLEY ANIMAL FOODS workplace safety or health violation 2003 OSHA $195,000
EARTHGRAINS CO, INC environmental violation 2003 EPA $87,896
EARTHGRAINS COMPANY (NATIONAL CASE) environmental violation 2003 EPA (*) $1,570,000
Sara Lee Corporation environmental violation 2003 EPA $8,937
EARTHGRAINS COMPANY, THE environmental violation 2003 EPA (*) $1,013,158
THE EARTHGRAINS COMPANY environmental violation 2003 EPA (*) $1,013,158
THE EARTHGRAINS COMPANY environmental violation 2003 EPA (*) $828,947
IBP, INC environmental violation 2003 EPA $87,774
EARTHGRAINS COMPANIES, INC. environmental violation 2003 EPA $184,211
THE EARTHGRAINS COMPANY environmental violation 2003 EPA (*) $552,630
IBP, LLC wage and hour violation 2004 WHD $10,164
The Earthgrains Company, Inc. labor relations violation 2004 NLRB $120,041
Sara Lee Bakery Group labor relations violation 2004 NLRB $20,000
TYSON FOODS INC. HARMONY 370970009390010 environmental violation 2004 EPA $5,273
TYSON FOODS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2004 OSHA $7,000
TYSON FOOD INC environmental violation 2004 EPA $26,075
TYSON FOODS, INC. environmental violation 2004 EPA $14,362
Tyson Foods, Inc environmental violation 2004 EPA $7,000
Tyson Foods, Inc. accounting fraud or deficiencies 2005 SEC $1,500,000
Sara Lee Bakery Group labor relations violation 2005 NLRB $9,700
Sara Lee labor relations violation 2005 NLRB $6,200
SARA LEE BAKERY GROUP wage and hour violation 2005 KY-DWS $24,378
ADVANCEPIERRE FOODS environmental violation 2005 EPA $33,000
TYSON FRESH MEATS environmental violation 2005 EPA $6,200
TYSON FRESH MEATS environmental violation 2005 EPA $6,200
TYSON FOODS INC - TEMPERANCEVI (Permit VA0004049) Administrative Consent Order environmental violation 2005 EPA $18,400
SARA LEE FOODS workplace safety or health violation 2005 OSHA $8,670
TYSON FOODS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2005 OSHA $5,325
SARA LEE FRESH workplace safety or health violation 2005 OSHA $18,270
SARA LEE CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2005 OSHA $6,000
TYSON FRESH MEATS workplace safety or health violation 2005 OSHA $5,525
TYSON CHICKEN, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2005 OSHA $9,000
TYSON FOODS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2005 OSHA $8,000
SARA LEE FOODS CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2005 OSHA $7,000
Tyson East Feed Mill environmental violation 2005 EPA $5,000
SARA LEE CORPORATION benefit plan administrator violation 2006 EBSA $50,001
Tyson Foods employment discrimination 2006 EEOC $871,000
Tyson Foods, Inc. Family and Medical Leave Act 2006 WHD $6,486
Tyson Foods Inc. employment discrimination 2006 OFCCP $1,500,000
IBP and Tyson Fresh Meats wage and hour violation 2006 private lawsuit-federal $9,678,727
IBP wage and hour violation 2006 private lawsuit-federal $10,200,000
TYSON FRESH MEATS INC-DENISON environmental violation 2006 EPA $5,500
TYSON FARMS INCORPORATED - GLEN ALLEN environmental violation 2006 EPA $25,700
TYSON PREPARED FOODS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2006 OSHA $6,000
TYSON PREPARED FOODS workplace safety or health violation 2006 OSHA $16,000
BARBER FOODS INC. workplace safety or health violation 2006 OSHA $5,000
TYSON FOODS, INC. DBA TYSON VALLEY DISTRIBUTION CN workplace safety or health violation 2006 OSHA $8,500
TYSON FOODS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2006 OSHA $7,000
BARBER FOODS environmental violation 2006 EPA $37,700
TYSON FRESH MEATS, INC environmental violation 2006 EPA $33,800
Tyson Foods, Inc. environmental violation 2006 EPA $100,000
SARA LEE CORPORATION benefit plan administrator violation 2007 EBSA $50,001
Sara Lee Food and Beverage labor relations violation 2007 NLRB $12,109
ADVANCEPIERRE FOODS environmental violation 2007 EPA $100,000
Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc. environmental violation 2007 IL-AG $1,575,000
BARBER FOODS INC. workplace safety or health violation 2007 OSHA $5,344
TYSON FOODS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2007 OSHA $80,000
TYSON FOODS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2007 OSHA $40,000
TYSON FRESH MEATS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2007 OSHA $35,000
VANS INTERNATIONAL FOODS workplace safety or health violation 2007 OSHA $16,400
SARA LEE BAKERY GROUP workplace safety or health violation 2007 OSHA $5,142
TYSON FOODS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2007 OSHA $6,700
TYSON FRESH MEATS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2007 OSHA $5,125
TYSON PREPARED FOODS, INC. environmental violation 2007 EPA $24,882
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
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