The Oklahoman

US blocks tomato imports from Mexican farm over labor abuses


The United States ordered a halt Thursday to imports of tomatoes from a Mexican farming company and its subsidiari­es for what officials said was abusive treatment of workers that amounts to forced labor.

Customs and Border Protection issued an order to detain shipments from Agropecuar­ios Tom, based in the central Mexican state of San Luis Potosi.

The agency said its investigat­ion found evidence of deception, withholdin­g of wages, debt bondage and other abusive working and living conditions. It said the Mexican government took action against the same farm over forced labor allegation­s in October 2020.

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