||[Jun. 13th, 2007|12:40 pm]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Hallandale, FL -- June 8, 2007 -- Gold City Enterprise LLC, Hallandale, Florida, is initiating a nationwide recall in accordance with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the toothpaste made in China involving:|
Lot #777A – SHIR FRESH MINT FLUORIDE 9 oz UPC # 859750001023
Lot #777B – SHIR FRESH MINT FLUORIDE PASTE 9 oz UPC # 859750001016
Lot #777C – SHIR FRESH MINT FLUORIDE 9 oz UPC # 859750001023
Lot #777D – SHIR FRESH MINT FLUORIDE PASTE 9 oz UPC # 859750001016
Lot #2471A- SHIR FRESH ICE SHIR MINT FLUORIDE TOOTHPASTE 6.4 oz., UPC # 859750001092
Lot #2471B- SHIR FRESH COOL SHIR MINT FLUORIDE TOOTHPASTE 6.4 oz. UPC # 859750001115
This recall has been initiated because the products may contain the poisonous chemical diethylene glycol (DEG). DEG is used in antifreeze and as a solvent, and is a Central Nervous System depressant and potent kidney and liver toxin.
I've heard so much bad news about imports (particularly from China) and poor FDA regulation due to under-staffing. I don't want to eat/ use any product without knowing exactly where the ingredients are from - I think I'll start a garden.