Friday, June 09, 2006

Illegal toothpaste now a problem in Zim

Price hikes in Zimbabwe leave bad taste in the mouth

ZIMBABWEANS have been warned that using counterfeit toothpaste will leave them with bad breath or worse after the price of a tube sold legally hit a record Z$780,000 (€6).

The private Standards Association said samples of a toothpaste masquerading under an international brand name and contained excessive yeast and bacteria that could cause ear, nose, throat and chest infections.

More than 90 cases of the counterfeit toothpaste were found at a Harare warehouse and more shipments were reportedly on the way from Asia, the association said.////

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