FDA officials have conceded that the distribution of tainted
toothpaste throughout the US is much more wide-spread, extending to
larger numbers of discount stores than first thought as well as
prisons and hospitals.
In light of the recent scare over poisonous chemicals found in
toothpaste exports from China, the US Food and Drug Administration
has advised consumers to avoid buying any toothpaste labeled as
made in China.
The recent scare over tainted toothpaste imported from China is
forcing US authorities to mount pressure on the China government to
impose restrictions and increase vigilance over imports of gray
market goods that continue to flood...
Following reports that imports of toothpaste from China to Central
America and Australia contained a potentially lethal chemical, the
US FDA says it has closed its border to all toothpaste imports from
Premium skin and cosmetics range SK-II, by Proctor & Gamble,
has received industry recognition in the US, which follows a ban of
the range in China last year amidst fears of potentially harmful
metals found in formulas.
New York-based Estee Lauder reported a 7 per cent increase in sales
on the back of a strong performance in Europe and Asia, but the
performance could have been even stronger if US sales had been
Capitalizing on increasing interest in natural-based personal care
products from New Zealand, Apicare has launched a total of ten
personal care lines featuring Manuka honey in the United States and
Mannatech has launched a new skin care line featuring a proprietary
water technology that means the formulation has no need for any
preservatives - giving it a head start in the increasingly
competitive market for natural-based products.
Mirroring the trend already seen in Europe for mass market
retailers to start stocking organic personal care lines, Target,
one of the biggest retailers in the US, is about to commence sales
of a new Erbaviva bath, body and skin care...