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Paula Deen Linked to Sweatshop Labor

Radar investigation uncovers unsafe conditions at factories
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 22, 2013 10:48 AM CST
Paula Deen Linked to Sweatshop Labor
In this image released by NBC, celebrity chef Paula Deen appears on NBC News' "Today" show in June.   (AP Photo/NBC, Peter Kramer)

(Newser) – The latest bit of awful publicity for Paula Deen: Radar accuses the celebrity chef of partnering with companies that use sweatshop labor. An investigation by the gossip site finds that at factories making Deen-branded products, there have been deaths and life-threatening injuries, fires caused by unsafe conditions, and dismal salaries as low as $75 per month. One of the factories is located in a part of India where child labor is common, though there's no evidence the factory itself used child laborers. Click for much, much more. (Read more Paula Deen stories.)

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