Tyson Foods

Food and Beverage

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"This license authorized the export of chicken and beef and chicked-based products and beef products to Royal Meat Industry L.L.C. for resale to the Sham Sham Shiraz Protein Industry Complex in Shiraz, Iran." (New York Times, "Licenses Granted to U.S. Companies Run the Gamut," 12/24/10)


"Since 2005, Tyson has had an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary in Europe that develops and sells chicken breeding stock in what the company called limited sales to Iran.  'No part of Tyson Foods in the U.S. has been party to these sales,' said spokesman Gary Mickelson, adding that sales on average have been less than 2 million annually." 

From 2000-2009, the company was the recipient of $2 billion US federal funds.  Their business in Iran is currently active.  (The New York Times, "Profiting from Iran, and the US," 3/6 2010) 


An AP review of corporate SEC filings found dozens of companies that have done business in Iran in recent years or said their products or services may have made it there through other channels. Some are household names: PepsiCo, Tyson Foods, Canon, BP Amoco, Exxon Mobil, GE Healthcare, the Wells Fargo financial services company, Visa, MasterCard and the Cadbury Schweppes candy and beverage maker. (Associated Press, From bull semen to bras, Iran still buys American, Associated Press, Sharon Theimer, July 9, 2008)

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