Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Tyson Foods Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Tyson Foods
Penalty: 
$5,500,000
Year: 
2003
Date: 
June 25, 2003
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Tyson Foods Inc. pleaded guilty to 20 felony violations of the federal Clean Water Act at its Sedalia, Missouri poultry plant and agreed to pay a $5.5 million penalty to the federal government.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Environment and Natural Resources Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
Facility State: 
Missouri
Facility City: 
Sedalia
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Arkansas
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
food products
Specific Industry of Parent: 
poultry processing and meatpacking
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Parent company note: 
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