Dec 23, 2019
Tesco Christmas card factory in China denies 'forced labour'
A factory in China has denied alleged forced labour after a six-year-old girl found a message from workers inside a Tesco charity Christmas card. Tesco halted production at the factory on Sunday over the message, allegedly written by prisoners claiming they were "Forced to work against our will". A Tesco spokeswoman said: "We were shocked by these allegations and immediately halted production at the factory where these cards are produced and launched an investigation." The factory in question was checked only last month and no evidence of it breaking the ban on prison labour was found, it said. Sales of charity Christmas cards at the company's supermarkets raise £300,000 a year for the British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK and Diabetes UK. Tesco has not received any other complaints from customers about messages inside Christmas cards.
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