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Company: Family Dollar Stores LLC
Current Parent CompanyDollar Tree
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Penalty: $41,675,000
Year: 2024
Date: February 26, 2024
Offense Group: safety-related offenses
Primary Offense: food safety violation
Secondary Offense: drug or medical equipment safety violation
Mega-ScandalFood Safety
Violation Description: A criminal information unsealed in federal court in Little Rock, Arkansas, charged Family Dollar with one misdemeanor count of causing FDA-regulated products to become adulterated while being held under insanitary conditions, including extensive rodent infestation. The company, a subsidiary of Dollar Tree Inc., entered into a plea agreement that included a sentence of a fine and forfeiture amount totaling $41.675 million, the largest-ever monetary criminal penalty in a food safety case. The plea agreement also required Family Dollar and Dollar Tree to meet robust corporate compliance and reporting requirements for the next three years.
Level of Government: federal
Action Type: agency action
Agency: Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: criminal
HQ Country of Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: Virginia
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: retailing
Specific Industry of Current Parent: retail-discount stores
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