USA: Fair Food Coalition urges Ahold, Publix, Wendy's & others to sign pact on tomato farm workers' rights
The Coalition of Immokalee Workers and its allies have long urged companies that source from Florida tomato farms to sign the Fair Food agreement, which gives workers greater protections against forced labour and other abuses, and guarantees them a living wage. Many companies have signed the agreement, including restaurant chains Burger King, Chipotle, McDonald's, Subway, and YUM! Brands (KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell); food service firms Aramark, Bon Appetit/Compass and Sodexo; and supermarkets Trader Joe's, Walmart and Whole Foods, as well as the Florida Tomato Growers Exchange. Publix supermarkets, Wendy's (fast food chain) and Ahold, which owns Giant and Stop & Shop supermarkets, have refused to sign.