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Tyson Launches Interactive Website; On-line Technology to Promote Chicken Raised Without Antibiotics
The concept was conceived and developed by The Iona Group, a creative communications company from Morton, Illinois. A media technology company, Oddcast, assisted with the technology development for the site.
After developing the concept, The Iona Group created more than 100 video elements, which live within the application. The videos, along with user generated audio, make it possible to create hundreds of unique messages. The question and answer options leading up to the voice recording determines which video elements are integrated with the recorded audio.
The final call to action offers the user the opportunity to learn more about Tyson 100% All Natural™ Fresh Chicken Raised Without Antibiotics. In addition to educational tools, recipes and the chance to win a free t-shirt, the site also offers a limited time coupon for Tyson’s new 100% All Natural™ Fresh Chicken Raised Without Antibiotics. Tyson officials hope users will not only download and use the coupon at their local grocer, but also spread the word about the application, increasing awareness of the company’s fresh chicken.
Tyson Foods, Inc. Tyson Foods, Inc. [NYSE: TSN], founded in 1935 with headquarters in Springdale, Arkansas, is the world’s largest processor and marketer of chicken, beef, and pork, the second-largest food production company in the Fortune 500 and a member of the S&P 500. The company produces a wide variety of protein-based and prepared food products and is the recognized market leader in the retail and foodservice markets it serves. Tyson provides products and service to customers throughout the United States and more than 80 countries. The company has approximately 104,000 Team Members employed at more than 300 facilities and offices in the United States and around the world. Through its Core Values, Code of Conduct and Team Member Bill of Rights, Tyson strives to operate with integrity and trust and is committed to creating value for its shareholders, customers and Team Members. The company also strives to be faith-friendly, provide a safe work environment and serve as stewards of the animals, land and environment entrusted to it.
Grilled Chicken with Cilantro Butter.
Cilantro is one of those tastes that people either love or hate. Whatever your opinion, it has become widely used in recent years, particularly in Mediterranean and Mexican cooking.
1 tablespoon garlic, chopped
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped; plus 8 sprigs
2 tablespoons olive oil
- Preheat grill to medium. Combine garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a small dish; mash into a paste using back side of a large spoon. Add lime peel.
- Wash hands. Loosen skin of chicken by slipping your hand between the meat and skin. Spread a quarter of the garlic mixture and tuck 2 cilantro sprigs under the skin of each breast. Wash hands.
- Combine chopped cilantro, butter, oil and lime juice in a small bowl. Brush chicken skin lightly with mixture. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
- Place chicken on grill, skin side down. Brush with cilantro-butter mixture. Cover and grill 15 minutes. Turn chicken; brush with half of remaining cilantro butter. Cover and grill 10 minutes. Without turning, brush chicken with remaining cilantro butter. Cover and grill 5 minutes or until done (internal temp 180°F).
Serving Suggestion: Serve with Spanish rice and chilled fresh fruit. Refrigerate leftovers.
The company employs 107,000 people, and has 6,729 independent contract chicken growers. Current members of the board of directors are: Richard Bond, Lloyd Hackley, Scott T. Ford, Jim Kever, Jo Ann Smith, Leland Tollett, Barbara Tyson, Don Tyson, John Tyson, and Albert Zapanta.
Richard Bond had been CEO of the company until January 7, 2009 when he stepped down and his position filled by temporary replacement Leland Tollett.
Tyson produces many different products, including Buffalo Wings, Boneless Buffalo Wings, and Chicken nuggets and Tenders. Every week, its 54 chicken plants process 42.5 million chickens, their 13 beef plants process 170,938 cattle, and six pork plants process 347,891 pigs. Their largest meatpacking facility is their beef production plant in Dakota City, Nebraska. Other plants include hatcheries and tanneries.
In 2001, Tyson Foods acquired IBP, Inc., the largest beef packer and number two pork processor in the U.S., for US$3.2 billion in cash and stock. Tyson has also acquired such companies as Hudson Foods Company, Garrett poultry, Washington Creamery, Franz Foods, Prospect Farms, Krispy Chickens, Ocoma Foods, Cassady Broiler, Vantress Pedigree, Wilson Foods, Honeybear Foods, Mexican Original, Valmac Industries, Heritage Valley, Lane Processing, Cobb-Vantress, Holly Farms, and Wright Brand Foods, Inc.. It also acquired along with its purchase of IBP, Inc., the naming rights to an event center in Sioux City, Iowa.
 Tyson Renewable Energy
Tyson’s processing plants are left with a vast supply of animal fats. In late 2006, the company created a business unit called Tyson Renewable Energy to examine ways to commercialize use of this leftover material by converting it into biofuels. The unit is also examining the potential use of poultry litter to generate energy and other products. On April 16, 2007, Tyson announced a joint venture with ConocoPhillips to produce roughly 175 million gallons of biodiesel a year— enough to run Tyson Foods’ truck fleet for 3.5 years.
 Sustainability report
The Tyson Foods 2005 Sustainability Report (English, 3.99MB | en Espanol, 2.44MB) provides an overview of the company’s triple bottom line reporting. The information in this report, unless otherwise noted, covers fiscal year (FY) 2005 (October 3, 2004 to October 1, 2005). It primarily focuses on Tyson operations within the United States, with some additional information provided on international operations.
 Corporate citizenship
Since 2000, Tyson Foods has given more than 54 million pounds of its products to hunger and disaster relief in the United States. Tyson has also donated millions of dollars in cash to help non-profit organizations across the country. For these efforts, the December Forbes magazine article, America’s Most Generous Corporations, named Tyson Foods the number two most generous company per income percentage for its donations in 2007 totaling 1.6 percent ($8 million) of its annual operating income.
Tyson has worked to raise awareness for the issue of hunger by partnering with national organizations including: Share our Strength, Feeding America, Lift Up America, League of United Latin American Citizens, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, National Student Food Drive and professional and collegiate athletic teams. Tyson also supports local community outreach by honoring the local volunteers who work to bring food directly to families through the Tyson Hunger All-Star Award. The Tyson Hunger All-Star Award has been given to eight individuals nominated for their significant impact on hunger relief in their hometown.
Tyson has also been active in disaster relief efforts. After the hurricanes and floods of 2008, Tyson supplied those hard-hit areas in the Midwest and Gulf Coast with 3.2 million meals of protein by way of a 26-truck convoy.
Chairman John Tyson is a practicing Christian. In addition to placing 128 part-time chaplains (ranging from fundamentalist Christians to Catholic priests to Muslim Imams) in 78 Tyson plants, in 2006, the company invited their customers to download a prayer book, containing prayers from many faiths, including Christianity, Judaism, Islam and Native American spirituality, from their website to read during mealtime.
 Inside a Tyson Broiler Farm
In 2005, journalists Sally and Sadie Kneidel reported on their tour of Tyson broiler farms in their book Veggie Revolution: Smart Choices for a Healthy Body and a Healthy Planet. According to their report, each windowless shed on a typical Tyson broiler farm is approximately 42 by 400 feet (120 m) and holds around 24,000 chickens, giving each chicken 0.7 square feet (0.065 m2) of floor space. This calculation doesn’t account for the space occupied by the automated food and water pipes running the length of each building. The chicks arrive from the Tyson hatchery in cardboard boxes all at once, one day after hatching. They are bred to grow quickly, especially the breast muscles, which provide the most expensive cuts of meat. Their breast muscles may grow so big that occasional broilers become too heavy to walk and thus starve. Each farmer must walk the length of each of his sheds 5 times per day to check for dead birds, which may be cannibalized if left in place. Toward the end of the broilers’ stay, the birds get very crowded. Crowding reduces costs – the propane bill to heat just one shed can be $5000 per winter. Crowding also keeps the chickens from moving around; immobile chickens gain more weight. Because there are too many chickens to establish a pecking order, aggression is common. Many of the chickens in a large broiler shed have inflamed patches of skin from sitting on the fecal waste on the floor, which is cleaned out every 18 months. The bare, red skin attracts pecking from other chickens, making the sore areas even more conspicuous as targets. Chickens in a broiler shed reach market weight of around 6 pounds after only 7 to 8 weeks in the shed. At that time, Tyson workers arrive in a tractor trailer truck to pack the entire flock into crates and take them to the nearest Tyson meatpacking plant, or processor, where they are slaughtered and packaged for supermarkets. After a week or two of vacant sheds, a new flock of chicks arrives in cardboard boxes, and the cycle starts again. Each Tyson farmer goes through 5 or 6 cycles each year. Tyson owns the chickens and provides all their feed, as well as feed additives such as antibiotics to promote growth. But Tyson farmers must provide the land and construct the sheds at their own expense. A single shed may cost $200,000 to construct. The farmers operate under contract to Tyson. When the fecal waste in a shed is scraped out every 18 months, the farmer is responsible for disposing of it. His or her only legal option is to spray it onto crop fields. When more is applied than plants can absorb, it may run off into nearby streams and then rivers, causing nutrient pollution and sometimes eutrophication. Airborne ammonia from sprayed waste can also be a health issue for neighbors of broiler farms. By forcing contractual farmers to provide the land and sheds for raising Tyson broilers, Tyson attempts to shift liability for environmental damages to the farmers.
 Environmental record
During the past decade, Tyson has been involved in several lawsuits related to air and water pollution. In June 2003 the company admitted to illegally dumping untreated wastewater from its poultry processing plant near Sedalia, Missouri, pleading guilty to 20 felony violations of the federal Clean Water Act. As part of the plea agreement, the company agreed to pay $7.5 million in fines, hire an outside consultant to perform an environmental audit, and institute an “enhanced environmental management system” at the Sedalia plant. At the same time, Tyson also settled a case filed by the Missouri attorney general’s office related to the same illegal dumping.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency began the investigation into the discharges in 1997, and federal officials served two criminal search warrants at the plant in 1999. According to EPA and U.S. Department of Justice officials, Tyson continued to illegally dump wastewater after the search warrants were executed, prompting an EPA senior trial attorney to remark that: “Having done this work for nearly 20 years, I don’t recall any case where violations continued after the execution of two search warrants. That’s stunning.” Under the federal and state plea agreements, Tyson agreed to pay $5.5 million to the federal government, $1 million to the Pettis County School Fund and $1 million to the Missouri Natural Resources Protection Fund to help remedy the damage. 
In 2002, three residents of Western Kentucky, together with the Sierra Club, filed a lawsuit concerning the discharge of dangerous quantities of ammonia from Tyson’s Western Kentucky factories. Tyson settled the suit in January 2005, agreeing to spend $500,000 to mitigate and monitor the ammonia levels.
In 2004, Tyson was one of six poultry companies to pay a $7.3 million settlement fee to the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma, to settle charges that the use of chicken waste as fertilizer had created phosphorus pollution in Tulsa’s main drinking water sources.
 Employment of undocumented immigrants
In 2001, Tyson was charged with conspiracy to smuggle undocumented workers to work on its production lines. Tyson plant managers arranged for delivery of illegal workers with undercover immigration officials. Prosecutors alleged that the conspiracy to import workers dates back to 1994 when plant managers began to find it difficult to fill positions with legal workers. Of the six managers who were indicted, two accepted plea bargain deals, and one committed suicide one month after being charged. In March 2003, a federal jury acquitted Tyson of having knowingly hired illegal immigrants.
In May 2006, Tyson suspended operations at nine plants during a nationwide day of immigration demonstrations citing expected lack of workers.
In October 2006, a federal judge granted class-action status to a lawsuit brought by Tyson employees who allege that Tyson’s practice of hiring illegal immigrants depresses wages 10-30%. The suit further contends that the company violated federal racketeering laws by conspiring with National Council of La Raza and League of United Latin American Countries not to question the employment applications of anyone with a Hispanic surname.
 Use of questionable slaughtering methods
From December 2004 through February 2005, an undercover investigator for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals claimed to have worked on the slaughter line of a Tyson Foods chicken processing plant in Heflin, Alabama. Using a hidden camera, he allegedly documented the treatment of the more than 100,000 chickens killed every day in the plant. PETA alleges that workers were instructed to rip the heads off of birds who missed the throat-cutting machines. He claims he saw birds scalded alive in the feather removal tank, and he said that managers said that it was acceptable to scald 40 birds alive per shift. Interestingly the job the investigator was hired to do was to prevent the alleged abuses he videotaped: preventing birds from going into the scald tank alive. The investigator claims plant employees were also seen throwing around dead birds just for fun. PETA has asked Tyson to implement Controlled Atmosphere Killing. For this reason, PETA is boycotting businesses that use Tyson as a supplier, such as KFC and distribution channels such as Sunset Strips. The video, taken by the investigator of the killings, was posted on YouTube.
In 2006, Tyson completed a study to determine whether controlled atmosphere killing (CAS), which uses gas to render chickens unconscious before slaughter, could be a more humane practice than conventional electrical stunning. According to Bill Lovette, Tyson’s senior group vice president of poultry and prepared foods, the study found no difference between the humaneness of the two methods. The company plans to ask scientists at the University of Arkansas to initiate a similar study to test these initial results. The research will be led by the newly created Chair in Food Animal Wellbeing at the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences of the University of Arkansas. Tyson has committed $1.5 million to help establish the Chair, which will be involved in overseeing research and classes focused on the humane management and treatment of food animals.
 Undisclosed use of antibiotics
In 2007, Tyson began labeling and advertising its chicken products as “Raised without Antibiotics.” After being advised by the USDA that Tyson’s use of bacteria-killing ionophores in unhatched eggs constituted antibiotic use, Tyson and the USDA compromised on rewording Tyson’s slogan as “raised without antibiotics that impact antibiotic resistance in humans.” Tyson competitiors Perdue Farms and Sanderson Farms sued claiming that Tyson’s claim violated truth-in-advertising/labeling standards. In May 2008, a federal judge ordered Tyson to stop using the label.
In June 2008, USDA inspectors discovered that Tyson had also been using gentamicin, an antibiotic, in eggs. USDA Undersecretary for Food Safety Richard Raymond claimed that the company hid the use of this antibiotic from federal inspectors claiming that the use of this chemical is standard industry practice. Tyson agreed to voluntarily remove its “raised without antibiotics” label in future packaging and advertising.
 Posting of “Whites Only” sign in the workplace
In September 2005, thirteen African American workers at a Tyson Foods poultry plant in Ashland, Alabama, filed a discrimination lawsuit against the company. The lawsuit brought allegations of discrimination over several years, including a “Whites only” sign on a bathroom door and the use of racial slurs and other racist comments. Workers who complained about the disparate treatment were summarily suspended or suffered disciplinary actions by the management. Tyson Foods later paid $871,000 to resolve the claims of the group of plaintiffs who filed the discrimination lawsuit.
 Chairman’s $140,000 in cash stolen from briefcase
In February 2008, The Kansas City Star reported that a briefcase containing more than $140,000 was reported stolen from the home of the chairman, John H. Tyson. Ryan Silvey, 19, was arrested in Olathe, Kan., by the FBI Fugitive Task Force. The briefcase was reportedly stolen during a party thrown by Tyson’s daughter at the family’s home in Johnson, Arkansas, around December 27, 2007. Tyson reported the theft on January 2, 2008, saying that “he had collected the money over time and had it hidden in the house.”[28