Dec 22, 2019

Tesco halts production at Chinese factory over alleged 'forced' labour

Tesco has suspended production at a factory in China following allegations forced prison labour was used to pack charity Christmas cards. The supermarket said it would de-list the supplier of the cards, Zheijiang Yunguang Printing, if it was found to have used prison labour. According to the Sunday Times, Florence Widdicombe opened a £1.50 box of Tesco cards to find that one of them - featuring a kitten with a Santa hat - had already been written in. 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 supermarket said it has a "Comprehensive auditing system" to ensure suppliers are not exploiting forced labour.

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