Apple Puts Foxconn Unit on Probation

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  • The Apple company of the United States has placed an Indian Plant of Taiwanese electronic contract manufacturer Foxconn on probation, following concerns over food safety and accommodation at the unit.
  • It means that the IPhone maker will not provide new orders to the Foxconn facility in Sriperumbudur, Chennai in Tamilnadu. 
  • Protests erupted in the unit after cases of food poisoning among 250 women who work and live there were reported and the unit had to be closed temporarily. 
  • Foxconn Technology group of Taiwan is the world’s largest contract manufacturer in the world.
  • Apple is the designer and marketer of the IPhone series of smartphones .It does not manufacture its phone but outsource it from other companies like Foxconn.

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