Supermarkets vow to cut ties with meat suppliers found to exploit workers

Supermarkets vow to cut ties with meat suppliers found to exploit workers

Pledge comes after a Guardian investigation found allegations of widespread exploitation suffered by meat plant workers across Europe

Read more: ‘The whole system is rotten’: life inside Europe’s meat industry

UK and European leading supermarkets say they would cut ties with any suppliers that did not meet their ethical standards after a Guardian investigation found allegations of widespread exploitation suffered by workers in meat plants across Europe.

The British Retail Consortium (BRC), a representative body for UK retailers, including supermarkets and food-to-go restaurants, said companies carry out ethical audits of the suppliers they work with and would act on any information received through whistleblowers and investigations.

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