Dettol Soap Samples Found to be Sub-Standard

According to Food and Drugs Administration, Dettol soap along with 10 other medicines has failed in laboratory tests.

Published: 19th June 2015 09:09 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th June 2015 12:45 PM   |  A+A-


Screen grab from Dettol Advertisement.

A row of multi-national brands have failed laboratory tests after Maggi noodles.

According to Food and Drugs Administration (FDA), Dettol soap along with 10 other medicines has failed in laboratory test.

FDA had collected samples of Dettol soap from Agra and sent them to laboratory in Lucknow in November 2014. A notice declaring the products to be sub-standard will be sent to the companies soon.

RC Yadav, Agra’s drug inspector said, “Dettol soap sample was collected from a shop in Agra that was found to be running without a license. Wrapper of the sample stated the soap’s weight to be 125 gm, whereas the actual weight of the soap was 117.0470gms when we tested. The sample of the soap was found to be sub-standard and also failed our standard laboratory tests”.

Response from company spokesperson

"We confirm that Dettol Soap is 100% safe to use and it goes through a series of rigorous tests to ensure we comply with our internal standards and those defined by concerned authorities. We take this seriously and our quality tests note the batch weight is 125 grams at the time of packaging, as listed on the pack. 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. The letter we received from The Food and Drug Administration alleged a lesser weight and not the quality. We will collaborate with the concerned authorities and do a thorough investigation to understand the alleged difference in the product weight of the sample. As a brand trusted for over 80 years in the country, we are committed towards the health, safety and wellbeing of our consumers."


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