Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Premium Standard Farms (PSF) and Continental Grain Company
Current Parent Company: 
WH Group
Penalty: 
$50,350,000
Year: 
2001
Date: 
November 20, 2001
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

To resolve a Clean Water Act case, the companies agreed to spend an estimated $50 million on new waste treatment technology and pay a civil penalty of $350,000.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Environment and Natural Resources Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
China
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
privately held
Major Industry of Parent: 
food products
Specific Industry of Parent: 
meatpacking
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Parent company note: 
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