Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Cal-Maine Foods, Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Cal-Maine Foods
Penalty: 
$475,000
Year: 
2015
Date: 
April 13, 2015
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

The U.S. has reached a settlement with Cal-Maine Foods, Inc., one of the nation's largest egg producers, that resolves Clean Water Act violations at the company's poultry egg production facility in Edwards, Mississippi, announced the Justice Department's Environment and Natural Resources Division and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Under the settlement, Cal-Maine will bring the facility into compliance with its state-issued water discharge permit, significantly reduce nutrient pollution discharges and improve environmental data collection and reporting practices. The company will also pay a $475,000 penalty to be split evenly between the U.S. and Mississippi.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Environmental Protection Agency referral to the Justice Department
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Mississippi
Facility City: 
Edwards
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Mississippi
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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