Tyson Foods, Inc.
() is a multinational corporation
based in Springdale, Arkansas
, that operates in the food industry
. The company
is the world's second largest processor and marketer of chicken, beef, and pork only behind Brazilian JBS S.A.
, and annually exports the largest percentage of beef out of the United States. With 2005 sales of US$26 billion, Tyson Foods is the second-largest food production company in the Fortune 500
, the largest meat producer in the world, and according to Forbes
one of the 100 largest companies in the United States.
The company makes a wide variety of animal-based and prepared products at its 123 food processing
plants. Tyson Foods has approximately 107,000 employees, who work at more than 300 facilities in the United States and throughout the world. Tyson works with 6,729 contract chicken growers.
Tyson Foods is one of the largest U.S. marketers of value-added
chicken, beef and pork to retail grocers, broad line food service distributors and national fast food and full service restaurant chains; fresh beef and pork; frozen and fully cooked chicken, beef and pork products; case-ready beef and pork; supermarket deli chicken products; meat toppings for the pizza industry and retail frozen pizza; club store chicken, beef and pork; ground beef
and flour tortillas
. It supplies all Yum! Brands
chains that use chicken (including KFC
and Taco Bell
), as well as McDonald's
, Burger King
, Beef O'Brady's
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