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Romania - Ferrero investigates child labour claims - November 30, 2016

Italian group Ferrero has launched an investigation into allegations that children were making toys for its Kinder chocolate eggs. Ferrero said its code of conduct banned child labour and all suppliers were subject to regular independent inspections. This has occurred after the British newspaper, The Sun, reported that impoverished families in Romania, including small children, were working long hours for little pay to make the toys at home. Ferrero manager in that production area said that ‘the factories involved will have their contracts terminated if the allegations are found to be true.’ Also, prosecutors said in a statement that they were looking into the report.

English: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-24/makers-of-kinder-surprise-eggs …  

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