Food poisoning prompts protest at India iPhone factory

Food poisoning of employees at an iPhone manufacturing facility in India prompted protests at the Foxconn factory, resulting in the detention of nearly 70 women and 22 men.Over the course of a week, a collection of employees at Foxconn’s Sriperumbudur plant on the outskirts of Chennai sought medical attention from food poisoning. The district government advised on Saturday that there was an outbreak of “acute diarrhoeal disease” among the employees.The Thiruvallur district administration told Reuters that 256 workers at the factory were treated as outpatients, while 159 were hospitalized. As of Saturday, 155 of the hospitalized group were later discharged. Read more…
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