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|False Indications Used on Nano Silver Milk Bottles|
Source: Consumer Safety Center
‘Sterile nano silver milk bottles’ that are in high demand these days have recently been found to use deceptive and misleading labels. This prompted the Korea Consumer Protection Board (KCPB) to do a comparative test between nano silver and regular milk bottles on the level of sterilization effect.
According to a test on the sterilization level of nano silver plastic used to make milk bottles and finished products, KCPB discovered its effect was low compared to what was labeled. As for finished products, the number of bacteria increased at a similar speed to that of regular bottles.
[Table] Types of Deceptive Labeling Used on Sterile Nano Silver Milk Bottles
Consumers expect that nano silver milk bottles will also sterilize milk powder. However, manufacturers have been found to label its products as ‘sterile milk bottle’ if it used sterile materials. And test results provided by the companies showed that sterilization effect tests were conducted on products which only used those kinds of materials.
In Korea, there is no current standard on the minimum level of sterilization effect that could be labeled as ‘sterile’ on the products. Even though there is no definite term for sterilization, most product manufacturers used the word ‘sterile’ and sold it at a much higher price than regular milk bottles.
This has been causing confusion in the market place but the government has yet to take action. What the government needs to do is to designate an agency that can appropriately evaluate and manage sterile products and to formulate policies on controlling these types of products.
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