Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Ralcorp's Cottage Bakery
Current Parent Company: 
ConAgra Brands
Penalty: 
$1,375,000
Year: 
2012
Date: 
June 26, 2012
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District announced a Clean Air Act settlement with Ralcorp's Cottage Bakery in Lodi, Calif. after the facility failed to obtain permits and install proper air pollution controls. The company agreed to pay a penalty of $625,000 and spend $750,000 to install and operate a thermal oxidizer to reduce volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions by 95 percent.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
California
Facility City: 
Lodi
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Nebraska
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
food products
Specific Industry of Parent: 
food products
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Parent company note: 
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