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US News Revealed: Quaker oats are 'packaged by SLAVES in same Chinese jail where inmates made Tesco Christmas cards'

12:50  19 january  2020
12:50  19 january  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Four inmates released in last year from China 's Qingpu prison made the claims. Some even said they regularly stole the oats because they were hungry. Quaker oats are packaged at Shanghai's Qingpu prison, four prisoners released within the last year have said. Sachets with strawberry bits and

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Quaker oats are packaged by slaves at the same Chinese prison where inmates are forced to wrap Tesco Christmas cards, it has been revealed.

The breakfast favourite is placed into sachets and then bags with an English-language leaflet at Shanghai's Qingpu prison, four prisoners released within the last year have said.

It comes a month after a six-year-old schoolgirl found a desperate plea for help from inmates at the same prison inside a pack of Tesco charity Christmas cards. 

a close up of a sign: Quaker oats are packaged at Shanghai's Qingpu prison, four prisoners released within the last year have said. Sachets with strawberry bits and plain ones are both produced at the prison © Provided by Daily Mail Quaker oats are packaged at Shanghai's Qingpu prison, four prisoners released within the last year have said. Sachets with strawberry bits and plain ones are both produced at the prison

One California-based former prisoner told The Sunday Times that he came across several western brands inside the prison 'but the one that made me really feel sick... was Quaker. I'll never touch that brand again'.

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Quaker -branded oats were packaged by inmates subjected to forced labour in Chinese prisonsTONY BELL. The inmates of a Chinese jail were Sachets of Quaker -branded oats were packaged by the same group of inmates whose message scribbled on a Tesco Christmas card fanned international

Desperate plea from inmates in Chinese Qingpu prison calls for help. Inmates write they are forced 'My activities upset the Chinese government,' he wrote, 'which jailed both me and my American wife A former inmate has alleged that they have been making cards and gift tags for Tesco for two years

a person holding a cell phone: Six-year-old schoolgirl Florence Widdicombe, from Tooting, London, found a desperate plea for help from prisoners at the same prison in a Tesco charity Christmas card last month © Provided by Daily Mail Six-year-old schoolgirl Florence Widdicombe, from Tooting, London, found a desperate plea for help from prisoners at the same prison in a Tesco charity Christmas card last month A second prisoner freed last March after eight years in the prison told the publication: 'There were two sorts of product, one with strawberry bits and one plain. Prisoners had to package ten sachets into transparent (bags) and slide in a one-page leaflet, which was in English'.

The forced workers were so hungry due to their appalling prison diets that they would often steal sachets to eat or to trade with others. 

a group of people sitting at a table: Inmates pictured at Shanghai's Qingpu prison in 2006. Sachets with strawberry bits, as well as plain ones, are both said to be packaged at the prison © Provided by Daily Mail Inmates pictured at Shanghai's Qingpu prison in 2006. Sachets with strawberry bits, as well as plain ones, are both said to be packaged at the prison One former inmate now living in Britain described how prisoners had to be made to turn out their pockets to ensure nothing had been stolen.

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Pedro Godoi, a Brazilian former inmate who was freed last April, said 'most' stole sachets 'as we were somehow always hungry'.

a man wearing a suit and tie walking down a dirt road: One former inmate told Peter Humphrey (pictured), who was held at the prison, that they used to steal the oats as they were always hungry © Provided by Daily Mail One former inmate told Peter Humphrey (pictured), who was held at the prison, that they used to steal the oats as they were always hungry

Quaker, which is owned by US company PepsiCo, said it was shocked by the allegations and is investigating, although it denied the claims.

The company - which values 'integrity, honesty and purity' - said it had one supplier operation in China during 2018 and 2019, which passed 'numerous independently verified, third-party audits'. 

'We do not export any Quaker oats from China,' they said, 'Our code of conduct unequivocally bans the use of prison labour and applies to all our suppliers, who are audited by independent, third parties who verify that they are fully upheld.

a group of people in front of a building: A picture on a government website shows what it claims is the entrance to Shanghai's Qingpu prison © Provided by Daily Mail A picture on a government website shows what it claims is the entrance to Shanghai's Qingpu prison 'We only had one supplier operation in China during 2018 and 2019, which passed numerous independently verified, third-part audits.

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The note in a Tesco Christmas card from a desperate prisoner in Shanghai - his handwriting It is believed to have been written by a foreign prisoner who was made to pack the cards in boxes at a But another more recent ex-prisoner told him: “They have been packing Christmas cards for Tesco

Tesco withdrew the charity Christmas cards from sale, and said it was 'shocked' over reports foreign prisoners in China had packed them. Florence Widdicombe, holding a Tesco Christmas card from the same pack as a card she found contained a message reportedly from a Chinese prisoner.

'While we continue to investigate the validity of these claims, we do not see how they could be true given the structure of our supply chain and robust auditing process.

a close up of a sign: The inmates had written this cry for help in the card, which was addressed to former inmate Peter Humphrey © Provided by Daily Mail The inmates had written this cry for help in the card, which was addressed to former inmate Peter Humphrey 'All Quaker oats sold in Europe are produced and packaged in Europe.'

The oats were packaged without barcodes. However, the fact they came with an English-language leaflet suggests they were destined for English speaking customers. 

a girl holding a piece of paper: The six-year-old (pictured) found the desperate plea in the pack of cards sold to Tesco by Zheijiang Yunguang Printing © Provided by Daily Mail The six-year-old (pictured) found the desperate plea in the pack of cards sold to Tesco by Zheijiang Yunguang Printing

It comes a month after Florence Widdicombe from Tooting, London, found a desperate cry for help in a Tesco charity Christmas card packaged at the prison.

History of Quaker Oats 

Quaker Oats began when four mills in Ravenna, Ohio, merged to form a single company.

It took the name of a Christian group allegedly after founder Henry Seymour read about them in an encyclopedia, and decided that their qualities fitted with the brand.

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The jail is also located around 62 miles from the Zheijiang Yunguang Printing factory where the cards are said to be made . "We were shocked by these allegations and immediately halted production at the factory where these cards are produced and launched an investigation.

Tesco announced Sunday it has halted production at a factory in China after one of its charity Christmas cards was discovered with a cry for help Britain's The Sunday Times newspaper said that 6-year-old Florence Widdicombe opened the Christmas card featuring a kitten in a Santa hat last

Founded in 1901, the company quickly expanded and began producing cereals as well as other types of food and drink. 

After numerous successes, including buying tea and juice brand Snapple for $1.7billion, it was bought by PepsiCo for $14billion.

Inside was written: 'We are foreign prisoners in Shanghai Qingpu prison China.

'Forced to work against our will. Please help us and notify human rights organisation. Use the link to contact Mr Peter Humphrey.'

The message was addressed to former inmate Peter Humphrey, who had been held in the prison for a year and five months on charges that were never heard in court.

Tesco said it was investigating claims its cards had been packaged by Chinese slaves, which it was sold by Zheijiang Yunguang Printing.

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The cards are used to raise £300,000 for the British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK and Diabetes UK.

China's foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang denied the claims two days before Christmas and said the whole story was made-up as 'a farce created by Mr. Humphrey'.

'I can responsibly say, according to the relevant organs, Shanghai's Qingpu prison does not have this issue with foreign prisoners being forced to work,' he told a press briefing.

Around 250 foreign inmates are thought to be housed at the prison. 

Chinese media is yet to respond to the claims. 

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