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CBP seizes toothpaste

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Charleston, S.C. announce Oct. 3 they have seized 1,440 tubes of toothpaste adulterated with antifreeze ingredient diethylene glycol (DEG). CBP says the toothpaste has deceptive country-of-origin markings: Shrink-wrap on the outside of the boxes is marked "made in China" while the boxes themselves are marked "made in India." The agency says officers performed an initial examination of the shipment in July and sent samples to a lab where they tested positive for DEG. China has banned firms in the country from using DEG as a toothpaste ingredient after FDA discovered DEG in multiple Chinese-manufactured products and in June ordered the detention without physical examination of all dentifrice products containing DEG (1"The Rose Sheet" June 11, 2007, p. 8)...
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