WK Kellogg Co

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A US food manufacturing company, formerly known as Kellogg Company. It has prison labor in its supply chain.

WK Kellogg Co is a Chicago-based cereal manufacturer and spin-off of Kellogg Company (now Kellanova). Its popular cereal brands include Apple Jacks, Corn Flakes, Froot Loops, Frosted Flakes, Kashi, Rice Krispies, and Special K.

The company has prison labor in its supply chain. For example, crops harvested by incarcerated workers at the Louisiana State Penitentiary (Angola)—a maximum-security prison located on the grounds of a former slave plantation—end up in the supply chains of Frosted Flakes cereal and other WK Kellogg products. People incarcerated at Angola allege that they are forced to work for little to no pay, often under threat by armed guards on horseback and in unsafe conditions.

WK Kellogg's Supplier Code of Conduct prohibits the use of forced labor in its supply chain but allows suppliers to use workers from "voluntary government prison" labor programs. According to the company's policies, incarcerated workers must be subject "to the same terms, conditions, and wage rates" as non-incarcerated workers.

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8 February 2024