Laundry products banned for use in New York and classified as “probably carcinogenic” are marketed here in Israel under the license of the Ministry of Health. “The Tide washing powder imported to Israel meets the requirements of the Israeli standard,” claims the ministry’s response
A number of laundry products, including the laundry brand ‘Tide’ imported to Israel through ‘Diplomat’, were banned for use in New York, after a high amount, above the permissible limit, of the substance dioxin 1,4, which is classified in the US as “probably carcinogenic”, was found in them. : Washing powders, washing liquid and tablets. This was reported on the IDF airwaves.
The Diplomat company has not yet given a response. However, the Ministry of Health stated: “The Ministry of Health does not grant licenses or approvals for cleaning products, including washing powders. The Ministry of Health is studying the new legislation in the state of New York on the subject and will formulate recommendations accordingly. The powder is sold and sold without restriction and complies with American standards, including the new published standard.”
It was also reported that “the Tide washing powder sold in Israel is imported from Europe and has a different formula than the one sold in the USA. The Tide washing powder imported to Israel meets the requirements of the Israeli standard.”
On behalf of ‘Procter & Gamble Israel’, it was stated in response that “the report about the ban on the sale of TIDE washing powder in New York State is false and misleading. There was no recall for Tide products in the USA. As of June 22, the composition of the formula of the washing powder sold in the USA was changed. The powder is sold and sold without restriction and meets the American standard, including the new published standard.” The language of the response.