More Information on the Sale of the Pet Treats Business

Tyson Foods has reached an agreement to sell our pet treats business to General Mills, a major U.S. food company. The sale includes our Nudges®, True Chews® and Top Chews® brands, as well as the Independence plant. 

The sale, which must first receive certain government approvals, is expected to be completed by the end of our current fiscal year, which ends Oct. 2. After the sale is made, General Mills will continue operations in Independence and welcome close to 300 pet treat team members as General Mills employees.

The deal will complement General Mills’ existing pet food business, which includes the Blue Buffalo pet food brand. 

We will provide more information about what the sale means to you during team member meetings.