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Toothpaste Made in China is Recalled

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The FDA has issued a warning alert to consumers to be on the lookout for toothpaste made in China. Toothpaste found at two dollar stores, one in Miami and the other in Puerto Rico. The recalled product may contain diethylene glycol, which is antifreeze.

Officials said they are primarily concerned about toothpaste sold at bargain retail outlets. The ingredient in question, called DEG, is used as a lower-cost sweetener and thickening agent. The highest concentration of the chemical found in toothpaste so far was between 3-4 percent.

“It does not belong in toothpaste even in small concentrations,” said the FDA’s Deborah M. Autor.

All toothpaste made in China is suspect. You may find out more information on the FDA website. The toothpaste was manufactured by Goldcredit International Trading.