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By Emily Field
Law360 (April 22, 2019, 8:46 PM EDT) -- A proposed class action filed Friday in California federal
court claims that child slaves on West African farms harvest cocoa for Nestle, even though it labels its
products as "sustainably sourced."
The major international cocoa company organizations, NATIONAL CONFECTIONERS ASSOCIATION, WORLD COCOA FOUNDATION, CAOBTSCO, and EUROPEAN COCOA ASSOCIATION, just filed an Amicus brief in the Court of appeals (see link below) asking the Court to rehear our recent victory against Nestle and Cargill. These companies all signed or endorsed the "Harkin-Engle Protocol" in 2001 promising to end child labor in their supply chains.