Jordan orders report into perfume claims

Katie Price has ordered a “full report” into press allegations that Indian workers making bottles for her perfume range were being paid low wages.

The reality TV star – aka glamour model Jordan – took the action after a report in The Observer newspaper, which centred on workers at a Pragati glass factory in the Indian state of Gujarat.

The report suggested workers in the factory were receiving less than the minimum wage for making the bottles for the range, which includes the fragrances Stunning and Besotted.

Following the report high street chain Superdrug announced it was pulling the range from its shelves, citing its its “robust ethical trading policy”.

A statement issued by Katie’s spokesperson said the star had suspended her deal with the UK licensee for the perfumes, pending an investigation.

“When The Observer’s claims about low wages at the Indian perfume bottle manufacturer were brought to Katie’s attention, she suspended her contract with the UK licensee, and asked it to provide her with a full written report on the low wages allegations,” the statement said.

“She now awaits that report.”

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