15 June 2007 11:33 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--A major Chinese toothpaste maker said late on Thursday it has stopped using diethylene glycol (DEG) in its products which were banned in Hong Kong earlier this week.?xml:namespace>
Shanghai White Cat Shareholding, producer of MAXAM toothpaste, stopped using DEG in its products from 21 May, it said in a statement to the Shanghai Stock Exchange.
It added that most of its products are exported and the recent controversy will have an impact on its export revenue. However, it was not expected to have a large impact on its overall operations.
The Hong Kong Customs issued a warning on 11 June to consumers not to use MAXAM toothpaste with fluoride, Sanqi and Tianqi after these products were tested to have contained 0.21-7.5% of DEG.
A number of countries, including
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