Now Dettol Soap Too Fails Test, Here’s Why

Maggi, Mother Dairy and now Dettol has failed the FDA lab test. But not for quality, just for quantity.

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After Maggi noodles and dairy-maker Mother Dairy milk, it’s now a Dettol soap bar that has failed the FDA laboratory test.

However, it is not because of sub-standard quality but rather, because its weight didn’t match the weight printed on its wrapper.

According to reports, the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) had collected Dettol soap samples from Agra in November last year and subsequently sent them to Lucknow for laboratory tests. The lab report was sent back to the FDA stating that the products were of sub-standard quality, as reported by India Today.

The wrapper of the sample of Dettol soap collected by us mentioned its weight to be 125gm. However, the actual weight in our tests was 117.0470gms.
– RC Yadav, Drug Inspector, Agra to India Today

However, Dettol was quick to issue a statement reassuring that the soap is still a 100% safe, according to a report in the The Economic Times. A Reckitt Benckiser spokesperson said that the letter received from FDA alleged lesser weight and not quality.

We confirm that Dettol Soap is 100% safe to use and it goes through a series of rigorous tests. As per the packaged commodities guidelines, the net weight specified on the pack is the weight observed at the time of packaging. Technically, all soaps lose moisture during the journey to retail outlets and hence we witness a drop in the weight.
– Official statement

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