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Healing Labs Toothpaste (July 30, 2007)

Starting date:
July 30, 2007
Posting date:
November 12, 2007
Type of communication:
Drug Recall
Natural health products
Hazard classification:
Type III
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public, Healthcare Professionals, Hospitals
Identification number:


Following numerous international warnings and product recalls regarding toothpastes manufactured in China which were found to contain unacceptable levels of diethylene glycol (DEG), Health Canada undertook a market survey of Chinese toothpastes at the retail level across Canada. This product was tested by Health Canada and found to contain unacceptable levels of DEG of 0.42% which poses a Type III risk to health. This product was found to pose an unacceptable risk to health as it does not have market authorization and is not labelled in English and/or French as per the Food and Drugs Act and its associated Regulations.

Depth of distribution

Product distributed to stores across Canada. There is one USA location on the company's distribution list for this product.

Affected products

Healing Labs Toothpaste


No market authorization

Dosage form



  • Not applicable

Lot or serial number

Not applicable


Recalling Firm
Worldwide Distributors
130 Fernstaff Court
Concord Ontario
Canada L4K 3L8
Marketing Authorization Holder
Not Applicable