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Tons of expired cosmetics seized in Abu Dhabi

The municipality is targeting salons that fail to uphold sanitation regulations.


July 13, 2010 9:30 by

Abu Dhabi authorities have seized three tonnes of expired cosmetics and beauty products from salons and retailers, the National reported Monday. In addition to the seizures, scores of retailers have been fined in the crackdown aimed at ensuring health standards, and preventing the spread of disease.

Products with inadequate labeling that failed to indicate ingredients and expiration dates have been collected. Offenders have also faced legal action, including the loss of their commercial licenses, the report added.

Health officials warned that expired or questionable products could induce skin reactions, rashes, infections, and allergies.


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  1. Karuna on July 13, 2010 1:43 pm

    You would be doing a great social service, if you can print the names of saloons and shops selling or using these expired goods/

  2. Andrew on July 14, 2010 2:52 pm

    You could also do a great social service if you blocked any comments that use “saloon” when they mean “salon”.

    I was mighty disappointed when I arrived here in the early 90s and thought I was seeing bars on every corner.

  3. Miss Anne Thropic on July 15, 2010 8:47 am

    I’ve got to admit that I’m kinda amused by the use of “saloon” for “salon” out here. There is even a men’s barber in Satwa that has actual saloon doors.

    It’s one of the quirky mutations of the English language that happens in places where English may not be the first language of many people. Except that I have taken to calling my salon a “saloon”. I may have to break that habit when I leave the UAE and return to the west!

  4. Andrew on July 16, 2010 9:57 am

    Presumably the wild west?


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