Dettol Company clarifies soap totally safe; all soaps lose moisture weight

Saturday, Jun 20, 2015,17:07 IST By metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | A day after controversy of underweight” Dettol soap packets in market, the Dettol company today in a statement has asserted that the Company follows the prescribed norms rigidly but did not rule out the possibility of drop in weight because of loss of moisture in soaps from the packaging point to retail outlets.
The company said in a press release that they confirm that the soap is 100 per cent safe to use and it goes through a series of rigorous tests to ensure internal standards and those defined by concerned authorities. Reacting on reports that its samples were found underweight during surprise checks, the Company’s spokesperson said they had taken up the matter seriously and the company’s quality tests note says 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.
The company’s statement said, 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.
The statement said as a brand trusted for over 80 years in the country, the company is  committed towards the health, safety and well being of consumers.
Informatively, Dettol soap was found underweight in Agra recently and districts drug inspector R C Yadav had said that samples of Dettol soap were collected in November 2014, by their team and in the reports, it was found that all the samples weighed 8 grams less than what it was written on the packet.
Mr Yadav had said these reports have also been confirmed by a laboratory situated in the state capital.