FDA To Test All Chinese Toothpaste

The FDA will test all toothpaste made in China. It was discovered last week that some Chinese manufacturers had been substituting a more costly sugar flavoring with a cheaper, and deadly one, one that is also used in antifreeze. The toothpaste was discovered and sold in Panama.

There’s no evidence that any of the brands, Excel, Mr. Cool, and Mr. Cool Junior, were sold in the United States. Still, the FDA decided to err on the side of caution. — BEN POPKEN

F.D.A. to Test Toothpaste Sent to U.S. From China [NYT]

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