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Paula Deen uses cheap labor to make her merchandise

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Did you think Paula Deen was off the bad press list, think again. She is in the news for using sweatshop labor and child labor to make her products so she can rake in the dollars.

According to Radar Online, Paula has many items made in Third World countries where the labor is cheap and the conditions are hazardous. Her candles were made in India at the Primacy Industries factory located in Mangalore. The factory burned down because they disregarded the safety standards. Radar Online and Celebuzz reported that the workers received $37 to $75 a month in wages. One worker stayed with the company for seven years. During that time, the salary increased $8.

The glass holding her candles was manufactured in Firozabad, India at the Hind Glass Industries factory. This is an area known to use child labor.

There are at least 20 factories located in China that ship Paula Deen products to the United States. The American based company, Smithfield, who manufactured Paula Deen hams and other items, is another place receiving bad publicity. The 2005, Human Rights Watch reported that the work conditions are hazardous. One worker died from breathing in the highly toxic sodium bisulfate fumes. Workers were made to report to work even though they were sick, injured or in pain. Friends urged Paula to pull out of that company, but she refused. Smithfield later fired Paula during the N-word controversy lawsuit.

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