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Lawsuit accuses Costco of selling shrimp fed by slave labor

A lawsuit filed Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, in San Francisco accuses retail giant Costco of selling giant shrimp that was produced by slave labor in Thailand. The suit seeks a halt to the imports and refunds for California customers. “Costco, as one of the largest companies in the world, is able to dictate the terms by which shrimp are produced and supplied to it,” the suit said. Costco “publicly represents that it does not tolerate human trafficking and slavery in its supply chain,” the suit said, and should be held to its words. No one at Costco was available for comment. Read the rest here 19:4

Thai shrimp supplier dismisses alleged links to slave labour

Thai food giant Charoen Pokphand (CP) Foods fended off allegations it was complicit in forced labour (slavery) in its supply chain, levelled by a British newspaper, a report said Saturday. Read more here 11:50

US may blacklist Thailand after prawn trade slavery revelations – Excellent Video

The US is considering downgrading Thailand on a human trafficking blacklist, following revelations in the Guardian that slaves are being used in the production of prawns sold in leading American, British and European supermarkets. Watch video, and read more here 14:46

Walmart, Costco are scrambling to address the forced labor Shrimp slave investigation.

smiley fishermanRetail giant Wal-Mart Stores and warehouse membership club leader Costco say they’re taking action in response to a news investigation that found evidence of forced labor in their Thailand-area seafood supply chains. Workers compelled to toil for years in Asia at no pay and under threat of violence are being used in the production of seafood sold by Wal-Mart, Costco and major British and European retailers, England-based The Guardian reported Tuesday. Read more here  14:31