Animal Rendering's Invisible Dangers

Meat and poultry: a legacy of risks

July 24, 2015

Invisible dangers: Meat and poultry: a legacy of risks

In 2013, Tyson Foods was ordered to pay a civil penalty of $3.95 million, create a new risk-management program and provide $300,000 for emergency response equipment in communities where it operates. The penalty was ordered for “various violations of the regulations” related to anhydrous ammonia, a gas that’s commonly used in refrigeration but can cause burning, choking and even death at high exposure at facilities in Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri. Tyson disputed many of the government’s charges but agreed to pay the fine.