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

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

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The workers and their relatives block a key Chennai-Bengaluru highway for several hours

CHENNAI, India – Indian 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, December 19.

More than 150 employees at Foxconn’s production unit in southern India were hospitalized 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 said.

“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. – Rappler.com