A Chinese firm whose products were seized at the border also lists making dog toothpaste on a well-known trading site. When the FDA warning was issued, we also warned against pet toothpaste made in China. It is not known if any companies exported pet toothpaste into the US or Canada.
The NY Times (reg. req.) found that stores in the US have been selling the affected brands. The blocked items were found in 3 ports: Miami, the Port of Los Angeles and Puerto Rico. Also, the NYT says “in addition to the United States and Panama, tainted toothpaste has been found in Australia, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Honduras and Nicaragua.”
Suzhou City Jinmao Daily Chemicals Co. Ltd., denied any role. An employee reached by phone said “It is not allowed. There are restrictions limiting its use.”
US officials said using the affected brands, which include Cooldent, Clean Rite and Oralmax, presented a low risk to human health but that chronic use, particularly among children or those with kidney or liver disease, could be problematic.
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