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Slave labor chocolate

SAN FRANCISCO — The Ninth Circuit upheld the dismissal of consumers’ class action against Mars and Starbucks over Dove Dark Chocolate products, which allegedly misled buyers into believing the chocolates were made without employing child slave labor or contributing to rainforest deforestation. Dismissal was proper because the chocolates do not represent that Rainforest Alliance Certified farms avoid deforestation or the use of child labor.

Read the ruling here.

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