Maputo seizes ‘toxic toothpaste’

by BBC News

Counterfeit Colgate toothpaste may contain diethylene glycol (DEG), normally used in anti-freeze. The Mozambique authorities have banned the sale of the toothpaste.  Photo: AP

The Mozambique authorities have seized thousands of boxes of counterfeit toothpaste, which they fear may contain a potentially deadly chemical. The seizures follow a ban on all sales of Colgate Maximum Cavity Protection toothpaste issued last week.