Foxconn Food Poisoning Incident: Management Reorganised at TN facility

An Apple spokesperson said Foxconn's Sriperumbudur facility had been placed on probation.

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NEW DELHI: Apple supplier Foxconn Technology Group on Wednesday said it is restructuring its local management team, after the recent mass food-poisoning incident at Sriperumbudur factory’s offsite dormitory facility.

An Apple spokesperson said Foxconn’s Sriperumbudur facility had been placed on probation.

In a statement on Wednesday, Foxconn said that all employees will continue to be paid while necessary improvements are undertaken before restarting operations.

Foxconn said it will continue to provide support for staff as they return to work.

“We are also restructuring our local management team and our management systems to ensure we can achieve and maintain the high standards that are needed,” statement by Foxconn Technology Group said.

Meanwhile, an Apple spokesperson said that Foxconn’s Sriperumbudur facility has been placed on probation and that the company will ensure strict standards are met before the facility reopens.

“We will continue to monitor conditions closely,” Apple spokesperson said in an email.

Over 200 employees of the Foxconn company based in Sriperumbudur, Tamilnadu Special Economic Zone (SEZ) were hospitalised on 18th December 2021 after complaining of food poisoning.

Foxconn is a Taiwanese company that makes iPhones for Apple Inc. Foxconn India is based in Sriperumbudur, which is on the outskirts of the southern city of Chennai. A bulk of the Taiwanese manufacturer’s workforce is women.

In the past, the company has been involved in several controversies relating to employee grievances or treatment. It has more than a million employees. In China, it employed more people than any other private company as of 2011. In china alone, there have been several allegations of poor working conditions, the long working hours, discrimination against Mainland Chinese workers by their Taiwanese co-workers, and lack of working relationships at the company. In May 2010, Shanghaiist reported that security guards had been caught beating factory workers.

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