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Nestle accused of using slave-caught fish

UNITED STATES
Friday, August 28, 2015, 23:50 (GMT + 9)

Swiss food giant Nestle is being sued in the United States for allegedly purchasing fish from a Thai supplier suspected of being involved in slave labour. Sources consulted by FIS.com informed that the class action lawsuit was filed in a US federal court in Los Angeles by a group of pet food buyers on behalf of consumers of Fancy Feast cat food, which the complaints consider contains Thai fish caught by crew working under slave conditions. The lawsuit alleges that Nestle works with a Thai partner, Thai Union Frozen Products PCL (TUF), to import more than 28 million pounds of seafood-based pet food for top brands sold in America and that some of the imported cat food’s ingredients are obtained through slave labor on fishing vessels, CBS reported. Referring to the court case, Steve Berman, managing partner of the Hagens Berman law firm in charge of the litigation, p... FULL STORY

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