A New Way To Target Food Co. Supply Chain Practices?

Law360 (June 18, 2019, 3:41 PM EDT) -- Consumers have been paying more attention to the abhorrent — and intractable — use of child labor to harvest much of the cocoa purchased by the largest chocolate producers. So have class action lawyers. Recently, plaintiffs have targeted large food companies for failing to disclose that child labor was used in the supply chain of the cocoa used in various food products.

Thus far, each case has been dismissed for failure to state a claim. These courts have found no duty to disclose the labor practices in the supply chain, pointing to the absence of any misleading half-truths on the issues,...

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