May 2015 | Labour exploitation, slave-like conditions found on farms supplying biggest supermarkets

Date: 7 May 2015

Source: ABC

Conclusive evidence of extreme labour exploitation, slave-like conditions and black market labour gangs has been found on farms and in factories supplying Australia's biggest supermarkets and fast food chains.

A Four Corners investigation has revealed the food being picked, packed and processed by exploited workers is being sold to consumers nationwide. The supermarkets involved include Woolworths, Coles, Aldi, IGA and Costco.

Fast food outlets KFC, Red Rooster and Subway are also implicated.

The foods tainted by exploitation include a wide variety of vegetables and poultry products, with some of the biggest brand names set to be named.

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