Violation Tracker Individual Record
Company:H.J. Heinz Company LP
Date:August 1, 2008
Offense Group:safety-related offenses
Primary Offense:food safety violation
To resolve a lawsuit brought by the California Attorney General, Heinz agreed to pay $600,000 and slash levels of the cancer-causing chemical acrylamide in its frozen french fries and tater tots.
Level of Government:state
Action Type:agency action
Agency:California Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case:civil
HQ Country of Parent:USA
HQ State of Parent:Illinois
Ownership Structure of Parent:publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent:food products
Specific Industry of Parent:food products
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