Updated Benin products with the same blue font and orange packaging will hit the shelves in 2021.
“For some, it’s clear that slavery is not the brand we want to represent,” Fiona Dawson, global head of Marsfoot, told CNN Business.
Tuesday decided to rename the products after hearing from consumers and employees who demanded the change, he said.
“There is no place in this world for anything that represents social injustice,” he said.
The privately owned food and pet product company will also partner with the National Urban League to donate $ 2 million to interested fundraisers for black chefs. The company will donate another $ 2.5 million to educational programs and food access initiatives within the Greenville, Mississippi community where its products have been manufactured for four decades.
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