'NO CHILD SLAVE LABOR' COCOA LABELS CLEAR HOUSE

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives here recently passed a bill that would allow "no child slave labor" labels on food containing cocoa or chocolate.The bill -- currently pending Senate review -- is a response to allegations of children being tricked or sold into forced labor on cocoa plantations in the Ivory Coast, the source of half of U.S. imports of cocoa beans used for processing

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives here recently passed a bill that would allow "no child slave labor" labels on food containing cocoa or chocolate.

The bill -- currently pending Senate review -- is a response to allegations of children being tricked or sold into forced labor on cocoa plantations in the Ivory Coast, the source of half of U.S. imports of cocoa beans used for processing into chocolate.

Also, in a recent meeting, the International Cocoa Council adopt

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