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 Typesort icon Year Agency Penalty Amount
Tyson Foods, Inc. accounting fraud or deficiencies 2005 SEC $1,500,000
Tyson Fresh Meats agribusiness violation 2016 GIPSA $22,500
Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc., agribusiness violation 2011 GIPSA $7,500
SARA LEE CORPORATION benefit plan administrator violation 2007 EBSA $50,001
SARA LEE CORPORATION benefit plan administrator violation 2006 EBSA $50,001
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 2012 EEOC $35,000
Hillshire Brands Company employment discrimination 2015 EEOC $4,000,000
Tyson Foods, Inc. employment discrimination 2016 OFCCP $1,582,400
Sara Lee Bakery Group employment discrimination 2010 OFCCP $37,015
Tyson Foods employment discrimination 2006 EEOC $871,000
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
Tyson Foods employment discrimination 2015 private lawsuit-federal $915,765
Hygrade Food Corp. employment discrimination 2002 private lawsuit-federal $3,500,000
Tyson Foods Inc environmental violation 2013 EPA $4,250,000
Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc. environmental violation 2009 EPA $2,026,500
Sara Lee Corporation environmental violation 2003 EPA $10,250,000
Tyson Foods Inc. environmental violation 2003 EPA $5,500,000
IBP Inc. environmental violation 2001 EPA $14,100,000
Tyson Poultry Inc. environmental violation 2017 EPA $2,500,000
Tyson Poultry Inc. environmental violation 2018 EPA $2,500,000
TYSON FARMS, INC. environmental violation 2016 EPA $10,000
TYSON FOODS - RIVER VALLEY 050830005600080 environmental violation 2009 EPA $29,430
TYSON FRESH MEATS, INC. - STORM LAKE (Permit IA0064998) ADMINISTRATIVE CONSENT ORDER environmental violation 2017 EPA $8,500
TYSON FRESH MEATS INC-DENISON environmental violation 2006 EPA $5,500
TYSON FARMS INC, CARTHAGE PROCESSING PLANT environmental violation 2016 EPA $65,000
SOUTHERN FAMILY FOODS LLC environmental violation 2011 EPA $22,500
TYSON FARMS INC, CARTHAGE PROCESSING PLANT environmental violation 2010 EPA $50,000
TYSON FOODS INC. HARMONY 370970009390010 environmental violation 2004 EPA $5,273
TYSON FRESH MEATS, INC. environmental violation 2010 EPA $5,000
ADVANCEPIERRE FOODS environmental violation 2005 EPA $33,000
ADVANCEPIERRE FOODS environmental violation 2007 EPA $100,000
TYSON NEW HOLLAND CHICKEN PROC PLT. environmental violation 2014 EPA $5,516
TYSON FARMS, INC. environmental violation 2018 EPA $80,850
TYSON FRESH MEATS environmental violation 2005 EPA $6,200
TYSON FRESH MEATS environmental violation 2005 EPA $6,200
TYSON FARMS INCORPORATED - GLEN ALLEN environmental violation 2006 EPA $25,700
TYSON FARMS INCORPORATED - GLEN ALLEN environmental violation 2009 EPA $12,155
TYSON FOODS INC - TEMPERANCEVI (Permit VA0004049) Administrative Consent Order environmental violation 2005 EPA $18,400
TYSON FOODS INC - TEMPERANCEVI (Permit VA0004049) Cwa Penalty Ao environmental violation 2011 EPA $8,330
IBP Inc. environmental violation 2001 NE-AG (*) $1,850,000
Tyson Foods environmental violation 2015 MO-AG $539,898
Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc. environmental violation 2007 IL-AG $1,575,000
Cobb-Vantress environmental violation 2003 OK-TCA $1,250,000
Tyson Foods environmental violation 2003 OK-TCA $1,250,000
TYSON FOOD INC environmental violation 2004 EPA $26,075
BARBER FOODS environmental violation 2006 EPA $37,700
EARTHGRAINS CO, INC environmental violation 2003 EPA $87,896
TYSON FARMS, INC environmental violation 2012 EPA $10,631
TYSON POULTRY, INC. environmental violation 2015 EPA $9,042
TYSON POULTRY, INC. environmental violation 2018 EPA $63,000
EARTHGRAINS COMPANY (NATIONAL CASE) environmental violation 2003 EPA (*) $1,570,000
Sara Lee Corporation environmental violation 2003 EPA $8,937
TYSON PREPARED FOODS, INC. environmental violation 2007 EPA $24,882
TYSON FOODS, INC. environmental violation 2011 EPA $28,800
SARA LEE BAKERY GROUP INC. environmental violation 2011 EPA $23,010
TYSON FARMS, INC. environmental violation 2014 EPA $305,000
TYSON FOODS, INC. environmental violation 2014 EPA $40,257
THE BRUSS COMPANY environmental violation 2014 EPA $5,785
EARTHGRAINS COMPANY, THE environmental violation 2003 EPA (*) $1,013,158
IBP, INC. environmental violation 2001 EPA $200,000
Tyson Fresh Meats (Springdale, AR) environmental violation 2011 EPA $63,375
THE HILLSHIRE BRANDS environmental violation 2015 EPA $67,982
TYSON FOODS, INC. environmental violation 2004 EPA $14,362
IBP, INCORPORATED environmental violation 2002 EPA $501,230
TYSON FOODS, INC. environmental violation 2001 EPA $5,000
THE EARTHGRAINS COMPANY environmental violation 2003 EPA (*) $1,013,158
Tyson Foods, Inc environmental violation 2004 EPA $7,000
Tyson East Feed Mill environmental violation 2005 EPA $5,000
Tyson Foods environmental violation 2008 EPA $16,250
Advance Food Company environmental violation 2010 EPA $7,500
David Gladbach environmental violation 2012 EPA $9,000
Tyson Foods environmental violation 2016 EPA $106,894
IOWA BEEF PACKERS environmental violation 2009 EPA $9,350,000
TYSON FOODS environmental violation 2000 EPA $10,000
TYSON FOODS environmental violation 2000 EPA $10,000
THE EARTHGRAINS COMPANY environmental violation 2003 EPA (*) $828,947
IBP, INC environmental violation 2003 EPA $87,774
TYSON FRESH MEATS, INC environmental violation 2006 EPA $33,800
TYSON FOODS, INC environmental violation 2013 EPA (*) $4,250,000
EARTHGRAINS COMPANIES, INC. environmental violation 2003 EPA $184,211
THE EARTHGRAINS COMPANY environmental violation 2003 EPA (*) $552,630
Tyson Foods, Inc. environmental violation 2006 EPA $100,000
Tyson Foods, Inc. Family and Medical Leave Act 2006 WHD $6,486
Sara Lee Foods Inc. food safety violation 2001 USAO $4,400,000
Tyson Foods Inc. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2011 DOJ_CRIMINAL $4,000,000
Tyson Foods Inc. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2011 SEC $5,000,000
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
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