Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Swift Beef Company
Current Parent Company: 
JBS
Penalty: 
$1,300,000
Year: 
2011
Date: 
June 16, 2011
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Swift Beef Company, a subsidiary of JBS S.A, the world's largest beef producer, has agreed to pay $1.3 million to the United States and state of Nebraska to settle alleged violations of the federal Clean Water Act and Nebraska state law at its Grand Island, Neb., beef processing plant, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Environmental Protection Agency referral to the Justice Department
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Nebraska
Facility City: 
Grand Island
HQ Country of Parent: 
Brazil
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
food products
Specific Industry of Parent: 
meatpacking
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.