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

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CHENNAI (REUTERS) – Indian police detained scores of individuals for blocking highways in a protest in opposition to meals poisoning incident at a Foxconn India unit, which makes iPhones for Apple Inc, a police official stated on Sunday (Dec 19).

More than 150 workers at Foxconn’s manufacturing unit in southern India had been hospitalised after a bout of meals poisoning at Foxconn’s dormitories, the place a majority of its workers lives.

Food poisoning sparked protests by employees and their kinfolk, who blocked a key Chennai-Bengaluru freeway for a number of hours, stated a police official stated.

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

Foxconn didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.

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