Rus­sia re­moves for­eign de­ter­gents from shops

The Pak Banker - - BUSINESS -

MOSCOW: Rus­sian author­i­ties have be­gun to re­move for­eign brands of de­ter­gents from stores, claim­ing that they pose health risks.

The Rus­sian Con­sumer Pro­tec­tion Agency said in a state­ment Tues­day that re­cent in­spec­tions of se­lected goods by top for­eign brands such as Col­gate-Pal­mo­live and Proc­ter & Gam­ble have found high lev­els of toxic in­gre­di­ents in them. Moscow ex­tended its ban ear­lier this month on se­lected food im­ports from the 28-na­tion Euro­pean Union and other coun­tries. Rus­sia, how­ever, has not banned the im­ports of de­ter­gents or wash­ing liq­uids, and most of the pro­duc­ers men­tioned by the agency have pro­duc­tion fa­cil­i­ties in Rus­sia. In com­ment sent to The As­so­ci­ated Press, Proc­ter & and Gam­ble said "we are com­mit­ted to en­sur­ing that our prod­ucts are safe to use and meet or ex­ceed reg­u­la­tions where they are mar­keted. We be­lieve our prod­ucts are in com­pli­ance with the reg­u­la­tions in Rus­sia and are seek­ing to work with the (agency) to re­solve this mat­ter as quickly as pos­si­ble."

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