acquisition of The Hillshire Brands Company (Hillshire Brands), a manufacturer and marketer of branded, convenient foods, which include brands, such as Jimmy Dean, Ball Park, Hillshire Farm, State Fair, Van's, Sara Lee, and Chef Pierre pies, as well as artisanal brands, such as Aidells, Gallo Salame, and Golden Island premium jerky. Products primarily include pepperoni, bacon, breakfast sausage, turkey, lunchmeat, hot dogs, pizza crusts and toppings, flour and corn tortilla products, desserts, appetizers, prepared meals, ethnic foods, soups, sauces, side dishes, meat dishes, breadsticks and processed meats. Products are marketed domestically to food retailers, foodservice distributors, restaurant operators, hotel chains, and noncommercial foodservice establishments, such as schools, healthcare facilities, the military and other food processors, as well as to international export markets. Customers Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. accounted for 16.8% of the company’s consolidated sales for the year ended October 3, 2015. Foreign Operations The company sold products in approximately 130 countries in the year ended October 3, 2015. Major sales markets include Brazil, Canada, Central America, China, the European Union, Japan, Mexico, the Middle East, South Korea, and Taiwan. The company has the following foreign operations: Cobb, a chicken breeding stock subsidiary, has business interests in Argentina, Brazil, China, the Dominican Republic, India, Japan, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Russia, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom and Venezuela. Tyson Rizhao, located in Rizhao, China, is a vertically-integrated chicken production operation. Tyson Dalong, a joint venture in China in which the company has a majority interest, is a chicken further-processing facility. Tyson Nantong, located in Nantong, China, is a vertically-integrated chicken production operation. Godrej Tyson Foods, a joint venture in India in which the company has a majority interest, is a chicken processing business. Tyson Mexico Trading Company, a Mexican subsidiary, sells chicken products primarily though co-packer arrangements. Research and Development The company’s research and development costs totaled $75 million in the year ended October 3, 2015. Environmental Regulation and Food Safety In addition to the company’s own internal Food Safety and Quality Assurance oversight and review, the company’s chicken, beef, pork and prepared foods products are subject to inspection prior to distribution, primarily by the United States Department of Agriculture and the United States Food and Drug Administration. The company is also participants in the United States Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point program and is subject to the Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures and the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002. History Tyson Foods, Inc. was founded in 1935.
tyson foods inc-cl a (TF7A:Berlin)
2200 Don Tyson Parkway
Springdale, AR 72762
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