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Apple has put the southern India factory of Foxconn on probation following protests from workers over subpar food and accommodation conditions, a concern both the firms acknowledged and pledged to address. From a report: The iPhone maker didn't say how long the probation will last, but an Apple spokesperson in India told TechCrunch that the firm "will ensure our strict standards are met before the facility reopens." Foxconn's factory in the state of Tamil Nadu employs about 17,000 people. Protests erupted in the factory last week after hundreds of women who work at the plant and live in one of the hostels had to be treated for food poisoning and more than 100 were hospitalized, according to earlier local media reports.