Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Possible counterfeit toothpaste find sparks caution call from Health Canada

From the Canadian Press:
Consumers should be verifying the authenticity of their food and drug products in the wake of a U.S. health recall involving tainted toothpaste that may have made its way to Ontario, Health Canada warned Tuesday.

The federal department is investigating after a tube of suspicious toothpaste was discovered at a southwestern Ontario dollar store Friday.

Spokesman Paul Duchesne said Health Canada is looking into whether the product in question could be linked to a recall south of the border involving counterfeit Colgate toothpaste found to contain an ingredient used in antifreeze.

In the meantime, Duchesne said consumers should look for the eight-digit identification, or DIN, number found on drugs as well as NPN numbers for natural products and DIN-HM numbers for homeopathic products. ...more

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