In the recent past a number of food scares were taking place in North America and most of them were over food products from China. But now the concern is over Neem toothpaste that is imported specially from India.
This toothpaste from India happens to contains diethylene glycol, a chemical used in antifreeze. In fact, a month ago, it was also revealed that Neem Active Toothpaste with Calcium contained harmful bacteria.
Neem Active toothpaste, which is just one of the many Indian brands manufacturing such toothpastes, has not actually been approved for sale in Canada.
Health Canada has said that the bacteria pose additional significant health risks, especially to children and individuals with compromised immune systems.
According to Health Canada, ingesting this Neem toothpaste could result in fever, urinary tract infection and even gastrointestinal symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain.
It certainly is shocking as this Neem Active toothpaste imported from India has not actually received actual approval for sale in Canada. But, yet they are being sold in Indian grocers in Canada, with some retailers totally oblivious to the warning issued by Health Canada.
As of now, many Canadians are questioning just how safe products imported from overseas are.