U.S. says Tyson poultry pleads guilty over Missouri spill, to pay $2 mln

Reuters News
Posted: Sep 27, 2017 12:30 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tyson Foods Inc's poultry unit on Wednesday pleaded guilty in federal court to two criminal charges stemming from discharged feed supplement at a company facility in Missouri, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a statement.

Tyson Poultry Inc had been charged with violating the Clean Water Act and agreed to pay a $2 million criminal fine, serve two years of probation and pay $500,000 to help clean up affected waters, the department said.

(Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)