Meat behemoth Tyson Foods paid out US$150,000 last September to settle federal government allegations that it has violated US trade embargoes against "rogue" nations. Tyson is named among 105 companies in documents released today [Wednesday] by the US Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Controls (OFAC), which show that companies, banks and other organisations have between them paid out millions of dollars in recent years to settle such charges. The OFAC has identified more than 100 settlements between March 1998 and March 2002.