Adulterated wash products in the market
On August, 5, 2016, Argentineans were warned about adulterated products for washing clothes by the Argentinean National Administration of Medicines, Food and Medical Technology (ANMAT). This situation was discovered through the strong commitment of ANMAT to safeguard and protect citizens from counterfeit products.
In this case, ANMAT detected that false products for washing clothes were being commercialized with the trademark “ACE.” In order to identify the products ANMAT recommended people verify the expiration date and the batch number of the product. If the information is not detailed on the label or the packaging of the product, the recommendation is not to buy that product.
But the most interesting aspect of this warning is that ANMAT has also recommended the society to check the differences between the designs of the product label used in the original and the adulterated product. To be more accurate, ANMAT has shown the following four pictures:
This kind of warning is a clear example that ANMAT is not only collaborating in the protection of human health, ensuring that medicines, food and medical devices are available to citizens, but also in the prevention of counterfeit products reaching the market.