US Customs impounds sweetener based on ‘slave labour’ allegations

Source: Pure Circle shares sour on ‘slave labour’ allegation

A batch of Pure Circle’s stevia, a plant which it uses to make low and zero calorie sweeteners, was impounded by the US authority as part of a crackdown on products made with forced labour.  US Customs said it had received information that stevia being imported from China had been produced by convicts.

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