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US: Sweatshop protests damage Hershey's sweet reputation

Student protests have highlighted the plight of 400 students who paid up to $6,000 to join the State department's cultural exchange scheme, which led to them working long hard shifts at a factory providing Hershey for which they were paid a pittance. The incident has put Hershey on the defensive, and raised issues around corporate supply chain practices.

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US: Hershey accused of child labour in cocoa sourcing

A report from a coalition of NGOs has said that Hershey trails some of its competitors on human rights, with forced and child labour present in some of the cocoa plantations it sources from.

US: Ministers call for Hershey boycott over child slavery

Ministers in Harrisburg have called on Hershey Foods to do more to curb the incidence of child slavery in cocoa production, calling its current approach as "inadequate, sluggish and ineffective".

US: Possible community impact halts Hershey sale

The US chocolate maker Hershey has been forced to put plans to sell the company on hold following an injunction preventing the Hershey Trust from going ahead with the auction of Hershey Foods.

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