Monday, July 02, 2007
China Fakes Colgate Brand
To Peddle Poison Paste
Fake Colgate, Chinese toothpastes pose risks: Health Canada
Last Updated: Saturday, June 30, 2007 | 9:47 PM ET
The RCMP are investigating fake Colgate toothpaste contaminated with a bacteria that could pose "a significant risk to health," Health Canada says.
In a separate announcement, it also said it has asked border guards to block imports of Chinese toothpaste because the department has found 21 samples contaminated with a poison.
Health Canada has issued a warning to Canadians to avoid 21 Chinese toothpastes containing diethylene glycol, a poisonous chemical. Health Canada has issued a warning to Canadians to avoid 21 Chinese toothpastes containing diethylene glycol, a poisonous chemical.
The counterfeit Colgate toothpaste has been removed from the shelves of the Everything for a Dollar discount chain, where it was being sold, the department said. [MORE]
Last week NPR reported that the Chinese tooth paste containing
anti-freeze is being pushed by US prisons and hospitals
posted by Vetzine