Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Smithfield Foods Inc
Current Parent Company: 
WH Group
Penalty: 
$900,000
Year: 
2010
Date: 
January 21, 2010
Offense Group: 
financial offenses
Primary Offense: 
investor protection violation
Secondary Offense: 
premerger notification violation
Violation Description: 

The Department of Justice announced a settlement with Smithfield Foods Inc. and Premium Standard Farms LLC that requires the companies to pay a total of $900,000 in civil penalties for violating premerger waiting period requirements.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Antitrust 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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