Apple puts India iPhone plant 'on probation' after mass food poisoning
Apple puts India iPhone plant 'on probation' after mass food poisoning.
This prompted demonstrations against living conditions at company hostels that have kept the factory at Sriperumbudur near Chennai closed since December 18.
The factory employs some 17,000 people. It makes iPhones for the Indian market and for export, as well as other gadgets.
Foxconn said it was "very sorry for the issue our employees experienced and are taking immediate steps to enhance the facilities and services we provide at the remote dormitory accommodations."
"We are also restructuring our local management team and our management systems to ensure we can achieve and maintain the high standards that are needed," a Foxconn spokesperson said.
The Taipei-based company said employees will continue to be paid while improvements are made.
Apple has long faced criticism about the treatment of workers at its partner factories in China, particularly after a spate of suicides at the industrial park of Foxconn in Shenzhen in 2010.