Terms & Conditions of Sale
Modification of Terms; Express Rejection of Other Terms. These terms and conditions shall control the sale of all Tyson products and services. “Tyson” means Tyson Foods, Inc. or any of its affiliates or subsidiaries. Tyson's acceptance of any order is expressly subject to Buyer's assent to each and all of the terms and conditions set forth herein. Buyer's assent to these terms and conditions shall be conclusively presumed from Buyer's failure to submit written objection, or from Buyer's acceptance of all or any part of the products or services ordered. No addition to or modification of these terms and conditions shall be binding upon Tyson unless an officer of Tyson agrees to such terms in a signed writing. If Buyer's purchase order or other correspondence contains terms or conditions contrary to or in addition to these terms and conditions, acceptance of any order by Tyson shall not be construed as assent to such contrary or additional terms and conditions, or constitute a waiver by Tyson of any of these terms and conditions. Unless alternate terms are contained in a contract or other writing signed by an officer of Tyson, these terms and conditions shall control. Any reference to Buyer's purchase order by Tyson shall not affect or limit the applicability of the terms and conditions contained herein.
Price. Unless otherwise confirmed in a signed writing by Tyson, (a) all prices, quotations, shipments and deliveries by Tyson are FOB Tyson's plant; (b) all base prices, together with related extras and deductions, are subject to change without notice; (c) all orders are accepted subject to Tyson's price in effect at the time of shipment; and (d) all transportation and other charges are for the account of Buyer, including any increase or decrease in such charges prior to shipment.
Taxes. Any tax which Tyson may be required to pay or collect through assessment or otherwise under any existing or future law upon or with respect to the sale, purchase, delivery, transportation, storage, processing, use, or consumption of any products or services described herein, including without limitation, taxes upon or measured by receipts from sales or services, shall be for the account of Buyer and may be added to the price of such products or services. Buyer shall promptly pay the amount thereof to Tyson upon demand but may, in lieu of such payment, furnish tax exemption certificates acceptable to the appropriate taxing authorities to Tyson.
Setoff; Deductions. In no event is Buyer authorized to set off or deduct any amounts from the amounts owed Tyson unless specifically authorized in writing by Tyson.
Credit. All orders are subject to the approval of Tyson's Credit Department. Credit terms (including payment terms and credit limits) will be set according to Tyson’s proprietary credit guidelines, which may be changed from time to time. Buyer’s credit terms and performance will be reviewed periodically per the guidelines and account credit terms are subject to change in Tyson’s sole discretion. Tyson may at any time refuse to make shipment or delivery if Buyer fails to fulfill the terms and conditions of payment or fails to provide security in compliance with Tyson's credit guidelines. Tyson may require payment in full or other security in advance.
Default in Payment. If Buyer fails to make payments on any contract or order between Buyer and Tyson in accordance with Tyson's terms, Tyson, in addition to any other remedies available to it, may, at its option (a) defer further shipment until such payments are made and satisfactory credit arrangements are re-established; or (b) cancel the unshipped balance of any order. Past due payments shall be charged the maximum interest allowed by law.
Product and Service Availability; Producing or Shipping Point. Tyson’s acknowledgment of receipt of a Buyer order is not a guarantee of the availability or supply of such products or services. Buyer will be notified of the products and services made available in Tyson’s PO Conditional Acceptance. Unless otherwise specified by Tyson, Tyson reserves the right to produce and ship all or any part of the products specified in any order from any plants or facilities, including contracted facilities.
Packaging. Tyson will use all reasonable means to comply with any packaging, loading, or bracing requirements specified by Buyer. Tyson will charge for compliance with Buyer's special requirements in accordance with Tyson's price list for extras in effect at the time of shipment. If no packaging, loading, or bracing requirements are specified by Buyer, Tyson shall comply with industry standards for the method of transportation used for such products.
Specifications. Tyson shall have no obligation to ensure that any products or services purchased from Tyson meet Buyer’s unique specifications or other requirements unless such specifications or other requirements are set forth in Buyer's purchase order and expressly accepted in a signed writing by Tyson.
Technical Assistance. Unless otherwise expressly agreed in a signed writing by Tyson (a) any technical advice provided by Tyson with respect to the use of products or services furnished to Buyer shall be without charge; (b) Tyson assumes no obligation or liability for any such advice, or for any results occurring as a result of the application of such advice; and (c) Buyer shall have sole responsibility for selection and specification of the products or services appropriate for the end use of such products or services.
Transportation. Tyson will use commercially reasonable efforts to comply with Buyer's requests as to method of transportation, but Tyson reserves the right to use an alternate method of transportation, whether or not at a higher cost to Buyer, if the method specified by Buyer is deemed by Tyson to be unavailable or would compromise product quality or safety. In any such case, Tyson shall promptly notify Buyer of any such change.
Damaged Products. If any products arrive at Buyer's destination in a damaged condition or a shortage occurs, Buyer shall immediately report the damage or shortage to the delivering carrier and to Tyson. Any damage, loss or shortage caused in transit will be for account of Buyer.
Claims. Unless otherwise expressly agreed by Tyson, claims respecting the condition of products, compliance with specifications or any other matter affecting products shipped to Buyer must be made promptly and in no event later than thirty (30) days after receipt of the products by Buyer. In no event shall any products be returned, reworked or scrapped by Buyer without the express written authorization of Tyson.
Force Majeure. Tyson shall not be liable for any failure, delay in, or impairment of performance resulting in whole or in part from fire, floods, or other catastrophes; acts of God; severe weather conditions; strikes, lockouts, or labor disruption; pandemic (including COVID-19), epidemic, or quarantine; wars; riots; embargo delays; raw material market conditions; the inability to procure supplies or raw materials or shortages of transportation equipment, fuel or labor; or any other similar or dissimilar circumstance or cause beyond the reasonable control of Tyson. Additionally, manufacture, shipment, and delivery are subject to any prohibition, restriction, priority allocation regulation, or condition imposed by or on behalf of the United States of America or any other governmental body with appropriate jurisdiction which may prevent or interfere with fulfillment of any order.
Limited Warranty. Products are sold subject to Tyson’s Pure Food Guaranty and Indemnification Agreement (for human edible products) and the Tyson Animal Feed Guaranty (for non-human edible products), both of which are available at Legal | Tyson Foods, Inc. and are incorporated herein by reference. If Buyer discovers that any of the products fail to meet the guaranty provided herein, Buyer shall promptly notify Tyson and Tyson shall promptly reimburse Buyer by means of a refund or credit for the purchase price of the products in question or replace the products, at Tyson’s option. The foregoing remedy shall be Buyer's sole remedy for failure of the products to comply with the above guaranty. TYSON SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO BUYER OR ANY THIRD PARTY, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW AND EVEN IF TYSON OR ITS AFFILIATES HAVE BEEN APPRISED OF THE LIKELIHOOD OF SUCH DAMAGES OCCURRING, FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR FOR ANY OF THE FOLLOWING DAMAGES NO MATTER WHETHER DEEMED DIRECT, INDIRECT, OR OTHERWISE: LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOST PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, DAMAGE TO GOODWILL OR REPUTATION, OR DEGRADATION IN VALUE OF BRANDS. TYSON HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.
Cancellation. Orders cannot be canceled or modified by Buyer after acceptance except by a signed writing by Tyson.
Waiver. Waiver by Tyson of any breach of any of the terms and conditions set forth herein shall not be construed as a waiver of any other breach, and the failure of Tyson to exercise any right arising from any default of Buyer hereunder shall not be deemed to be a waiver of such right, which may be exercised at any subsequent time.
Assignment. Buyer shall not assign any order or any interest therein without the prior written consent of Tyson. Any such actual or attempted assignment without Tyson's prior written consent shall entitle Tyson to cancel such order upon written notice to Buyer.
Choice of Law and Venue. All orders shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Delaware, excluding its conflict of laws principles. Litigation of disputes arising under this order shall be brought only in federal courts in the State of Delaware or, to the extent federal court is unavailable, state court in the State of Delaware.
Waiver of Jury Trial. THE PARTIES IRREVOCABLY WAIVE THEIR RESPECTIVE RIGHTS TO TRIAL BY JURY OF ANY CAUSE OF ACTION, CLAIM, COUNTERCLAIM, OR CROSS-COMPLAINT IN ANY ACTION OR OTHER PROCEEDING BROUGHT BY THE OTHER WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER ARISING OUT OF, OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH, ANY PURCHASE FROM TYSON, WHETHER BASED UPON CONTRACTUAL, STATUTORY, TORTIOUS, OR OTHER THEORIES OF LIABILITY.
Complete Agreement. These terms and conditions together with Tyson’s PO Conditional Acceptance, invoice and, to the extent applicable, sales contract or agreement, constitute the entire agreement between Buyer and Tyson with respect to any order.