I saw this on CNBC Thursday night and I have not seen it anywhere else. There are knock-offs of Colgate-Palmolive's Colgate toothpaste in some discount stores that are in a box that looks the same but comes from South Africa. The toothpaste was made in Chine and contains a sweetener called diethylene glycol. You know it as antifreeze.
This toothpaste was evidently banned in Latin America after several people died from it. That was a separate report several weeks ago.
The CNBC Team had no problem going out to a discount store and buying quite a few tubes of the bogus toothpaste. They called Colgate-Palmolive. There is very little information, as of the report yesterday. Still, there is little reason to risk your life on toothpaste.
I went upstairs and checked all of our Colgate toothpaste. None of it was from South Africa. Please remember, this is bogus toothpaste. It is not made by Colgate-Palmolive. What is the real bottom line here?
The FDA can no longer let food into this country without more extensive testing. We have had tainted lettuce, tainted pet food, tainted toothpaste, tainted spinach......how many people, how many animals have to die before we do something about the food in this country? My understanding is that we now test less than 1% of the food in the country. The issue is how many lives need to be lost before we are going to insist that we test more and stop the bad food from coming into the human food chain?