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Tanzania declares war on poor quality toilet paper

DAR ES SALAAM (AFP) - Concerned for the comfort and hygiene of its citizens, the Tanzanian government is warning the toiletry trade of legal action for producing or selling sub-standard toilet paper in the east African nation.

The country's chief regulatory body, the Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS), says it will take manufacturers or distributors of toilet tissue to court if their products do not meet national requirements for softness, size or alkalinity.

"It has come to our notice that there are firms manufacturing and selling sub-standard toilet paper," said Charles Ekelege, a senior TBS official, adding that sanitary concerns were not the bureau only reason for the crackdown.

"The production of sub-standard things like toilet paper is not only bad for the manufacturer but could tarnish the country's image," he told AFP at the ongoing 29th Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair. ;_ylt=ApVdkZKfcYjSXGj7Ppk4aUugOrgF;_ylu=X3oDMTBiMW04NW9mBHNlYwMlJVRPUCUl

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