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Food poisoning at Foxconn’s India unit triggers protest, police detain dozens

More than 150 employees at Foxconn's production unit were hospitalised after a bout of food poisoning at Foxconn's dormitories, where a majority of its staff lives.

By: Reuters | Chennai |
Updated: December 20, 2021 8:57:32 am
Foxconn makes makes iPhones for Apple Inc at its production unit in India. (Representative image/Reuters)

Police detained scores of people for blocking highways in a protest against food poisoning incident at a Foxconn India unit, which makes iPhones for Apple Inc, a police official said on Sunday.

More than 150 employees at Foxconn’s production unit were hospitalised after a bout of food poisoning at Foxconn’s dormitories, where a majority of its staff lives. Food poisoning sparked protests by workers and their relatives, who blocked a key Chennai-Bengaluru highway for several hours, said a police official.

“Nearly 70 women and 22 men have been detained since Saturday for blocking highway,” the official said.

Foxconn did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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