New Zealand: Airline stops serving prawns due to slavery concerns

Author: Grant Bradley, New Zealand Herald, Published on: 12 June 2018

"Why prawns are off the menu at Air New Zealand", 6 June 2018

Prawns have quietly slipped from Air New Zealand 's menu because of concerns they could have been caught by slave labour.

This is part of a wider move across the New Zealand airline, and others around the world to crack down on forced labour and human trafficking.

Air New Zealand chief executive Christopher Luxon said a supplier code of conduct wanted to establish greater levels of transparency so the airline knew where food and other goods were coming from.

''We've recently taken prawns off because we don't have confidence about the supply and where they're coming from, what conditions they are caught in and what conditions the workers are in.''...


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