Eighteen percent of fabric, household detergents available in the United Arab Emirates don't conform to declared weight or volume in packaging statement, study finds

LOS ANGELES , December 5, 2011 () – Eighteen percent of detergents available in the United Arab Emirates don’t conform to its declared weight or volume in its packaging statement, according to a study by the Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (ESMA), the Khaleej Times Online reported Dec. 4.

The field study that covered 104 pre-packaged containers of liquid and powder detergents in Dubai focused on verifying the accuracy of the right or volume of the product in the container.

Of the 104 samples, 56 were powder and liquid detergents for clothes and other fabrics and the rest were detergents used mainly for household cleaning, such as liquid dishwashing detergents, disinfectants, multipurpose detergents, household utensil detergents and toilet bowl cleaners.

“We are committed to ensuring that consumers receive full measure when they purchase a product sold by weight or volume, measure, or count, and that any statements on packaging which declares a weight or measure are accurate,” said Eng Mohammed Saleh Badri, ESMA acting director-general, the Khaleej Times Online reported.

The primary source of this article is the Khaleej Times Online, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Dec. 4, 2011.

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