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
Sara Lee Bakery Group labor relations violation 2008 NLRB $12,500
SARA LEE BAKERY GROUP workplace safety or health violation 2008 OSHA $9,800
TYSON FRESH MEATS, INC workplace safety or health violation 2008 OSHA $5,875
SARA LEE FOODS workplace safety or health violation 2008 OSHA $5,525
Tyson Foods environmental violation 2008 EPA $16,250
Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc. environmental violation 2009 EPA $2,026,500
Tyson Foods Inc. workplace safety or health violation 2009 OSHA $500,000
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 - RIVER VALLEY 050830005600080 environmental violation 2009 EPA $29,430
TYSON FARMS INCORPORATED - GLEN ALLEN environmental violation 2009 EPA $12,155
TYSON FOODS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2009 OSHA $5,500
SARA LEE FOOD SERVICE workplace safety or health violation 2009 OSHA $5,000
TYSON FRESH MEATS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2009 OSHA $7,500
TYSON FRESH MEATS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2009 OSHA $5,000
TYSON DELI, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2009 OSHA $80,000
TYSON FRESH MEATS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2009 OSHA $14,000
IOWA BEEF PACKERS environmental violation 2009 EPA $9,350,000
Tyson Refrigerated Processed Meats Inc. employment discrimination 2010 OFCCP $560,000
Sara Lee Bakery Group employment discrimination 2010 OFCCP $37,015
TYSON FARMS INC, CARTHAGE PROCESSING PLANT environmental violation 2010 EPA $50,000
TYSON FRESH MEATS, INC. environmental violation 2010 EPA $5,000
SARA LEE BAKERY GROUP workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $5,250
TYSON PREPARED FOODS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $20,000
TYSON FOODS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $7,000
SARAH LEE BAKERY GROUP workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $12,000
TYSON FOODS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $5,000
TYSON FOODS, INC workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $8,000
TYSON DELI, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $22,000
TYSON FOODS, INC. NASHVILLE FEED MILL workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $7,000
Advance Food Company environmental violation 2010 EPA $7,500
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
Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. employment discrimination 2011 OFCCP $2,250,000
Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc., agribusiness violation 2011 GIPSA $7,500
Tyson Foods wage and hour violation 2011 private lawsuit-federal $32,000,000
SOUTHERN FAMILY FOODS LLC environmental violation 2011 EPA $22,500
TYSON FOODS INC - TEMPERANCEVI (Permit VA0004049) Cwa Penalty Ao environmental violation 2011 EPA $8,330
TYSON FRESH MEATS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2011 OSHA $10,780
TYSON FRESH MEATS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2011 OSHA $35,420
TYSON FOODS INC workplace safety or health violation 2011 OSHA $21,000
TYSON FRESH MEATS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2011 OSHA $6,600
TYSON FRESH MEATS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2011 OSHA $6,000
TYSON FOODS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2011 OSHA $7,000
TYSON PREPARED FOODS workplace safety or health violation 2011 OSHA $7,000
TYSON FOODS, INC. environmental violation 2011 EPA $28,800
SARA LEE BAKERY GROUP INC. environmental violation 2011 EPA $23,010
Tyson Fresh Meats (Springdale, AR) environmental violation 2011 EPA $63,375
Tyson Foods, Inc. employment discrimination 2012 EEOC $35,000
Sara Lee Corporation wage and hour violation 2012 private lawsuit-federal $1,250,000
Tyson Foods wage and hour violation 2012 private lawsuit-federal $950,000
TYSON FOODS INC workplace safety or health violation 2012 OSHA $11,700
TYSON FOODS INC workplace safety or health violation 2012 OSHA $78,150
TYSON FRESH MEATS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2012 OSHA $11,675
TYSON FRESH MEATS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2012 OSHA $7,000
TYSON FOODS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2012 OSHA $16,900
TYSON FOODS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2012 OSHA $5,000
TYSON FARMS, INC environmental violation 2012 EPA $10,631
David Gladbach environmental violation 2012 EPA $9,000
Tyson Foods Inc environmental violation 2013 EPA $4,250,000
Tyson Foods, Inc. wage and hour violation 2013 WHD $500,000
Sara Lee Corporation wage and hour violation 2013 private lawsuit-federal $1,400,000
TYSON FOODS INC workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $5,950
TYSON FOODS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $7,000
TYSON FOODS workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $7,000
TYSON FOODS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $105,000
TYSON FOODS INC. workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $91,000
TYSON FOODS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $13,000
TYSON FOODS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $5,445
TYSON FOODS, INC environmental violation 2013 EPA (*) $4,250,000
Hillshire Brands Co. employment discrimination 2014 OFCCP $330,000
Tyson Foods wage and hour violation 2014 private lawsuit-federal $4,420,271
Tyson Foods wage and hour violation 2014 private lawsuit-federal $7,750,000
Sara Lee Corporation wage and hour violation 2014 private lawsuit-federal $725,000
TYSON NEW HOLLAND CHICKEN PROC PLT. environmental violation 2014 EPA $5,516
Tyson Poultry, Inc. wage and hour violation 2014 WHD $7,786
HILLSHIRE BRANDS CO workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $8,820
TYSON FRESH MEATS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $11,000
HILLSHIRE BRANDS workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $10,400
ALLIED SPECIALTY FOODS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $5,739
TYSON FRESH MEATS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $10,000
TYSON PREPARED FOODS GROUP INC. workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $6,500
SOUTHWEST PRODUCTS, LLC workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $18,260
TYSON FOODS INC workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $6,000
TYSON FOODS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $8,500
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
Hillshire Brands Company employment discrimination 2015 EEOC $4,000,000
Tyson Foods employment discrimination 2015 private lawsuit-federal $915,765
Tyson Foods environmental violation 2015 MO-AG $539,898
TYSON MEXICAN ORIGINAL, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $10,075
TYSON MEXICAN ORIGINAL, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $15,850
TYSON MEXICAN ORIGINAL, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $5,200
TYSON POULTRY, INC workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $11,500
TYSON FOODS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $21,000
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 FOODS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $6,500
TYSON FOODS INC workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $7,000
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