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BSJ gives list of 'safe' tissues

Monday, April 15, 2013 | 5:07 PM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica- The Bureau of Standards (BSJ) has released a list of tissue, which have been deemed safe for use, following reports of substandard product being imported.

In a release on the BSJ website Monday, April 15, executive director of the BSJ Yvonne Hall reiterated that high levels of bacteria were found among some samples of tissue and paper napkins after tests were conducted. She added that a high bacteria load is indicative of poor manufacturing practices which could pose a risk to health and safety. 

"In response to health and safety concerns expressed in a newspaper article regarding substandard toilet tissue being imported and in communication from the Jamaica Customs Department regarding the quality of toilet tissue and paper hand towel imports, the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) intensified its inspection and testing regimes, not only on imports of these products but also products manufactured locally" the executive director said.

The list of tissue and paper towels which have passed BSJ microbiological testing are:

Charmin (Ultra Strong), Charmin (Sensitive), Charmin (Soft), Charmin (Basic), So Soft, Members Selection, Lilli, Purejoy, White Lotus, Happy Face, Dove, Dainty, Tulip, Soft, Thrifty, Charm, Cuddle, Orchid, Irie, Sophie, Finesse, Spring Soft, Classic and West Best.

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