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: 
$174,087,619
Number of records: 
321
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
employment-related offenses$93,566,05856
environment-related offenses$61,129,55283
competition-related offenses$9,030,0004
safety-related offenses$7,362,009176
financial offenses$3,000,0002
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
wage and hour violation$75,127,08315
environmental violation$61,129,55283
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.

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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 Typesort icon Year Agency Penalty Amount
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
Tyson Foods, Inc. investor protection violation 2021 CFTC $1,500,000
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 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
Tyson Foods, Inc. wage and hour violation 2013 WHD $500,000
IBP, LLC wage and hour violation 2004 WHD $10,164
SARA LEE BAKERY GROUP wage and hour violation 2005 KY-DWS $24,378
Hillshire Brands wage and hour violation 2017 private lawsuit-federal $425,000
Tyson Foods wage and hour violation 2016 private lawsuit-federal $5,785,757
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
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
Tyson Foods wage and hour violation 2012 private lawsuit-federal $950,000
Tyson Foods wage and hour violation 2011 private lawsuit-federal $32,000,000
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 Poultry, Inc. wage and hour violation 2014 WHD $7,786
BARBER FOODS INC. workplace safety or health violation 2007 OSHA $5,344
SARA LEE FRESH, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2002 OSHA $18,150
SARA LEE BAKERY GROUP workplace safety or health violation 2003 OSHA $5,670
SARA LEE FOODS workplace safety or health violation 2005 OSHA $8,670
TYSON FOODS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2000 OSHA $5,000
TYSON FOODS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2005 OSHA $5,325
EARTHGRAINS COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2001 OSHA $12,000
TYSON FOODS workplace safety or health violation 2002 OSHA $8,000
TYSON FOODS INC. D/B/A KPR HOLDINGS LP workplace safety or health violation 2002 OSHA $5,000
TYSON FOODS INC. D/B/A KPR HOLDINGS LP workplace safety or health violation 2002 OSHA $10,500
PIERRE FOODS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2002 OSHA $8,000
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
SARA LEE FRESH workplace safety or health violation 2005 OSHA $18,270
TYSON FOODS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2004 OSHA $7,000
TYSON PREPARED FOODS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2006 OSHA $6,000
SARA LEE CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2005 OSHA $6,000
TYSON FRESH MEATS workplace safety or health violation 2005 OSHA $5,525
SARA LEE BAKERY GROUP workplace safety or health violation 2008 OSHA $9,800
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 FOODS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2007 OSHA $80,000
TYSON FOODS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2007 OSHA $40,000
TYSON PREPARED FOODS workplace safety or health violation 2006 OSHA $16,000
TYSON FRESH MEATS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2007 OSHA $35,000
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
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 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, 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
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
ADVANCE FOOD COMPANY 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
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 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 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
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