Fake news Check: What Do Color Codes on Toothpaste Mean?


Brief Outline: The text message claims that a small square at the bottom of a toothpaste tubes tells the chemical content present in the toothpaste.

Ayupp Verification: Fake

Origin: Viral on Web and Social media.

Viral Example:  What Do Color Codes on Toothpaste Mean?

❗❗Pay attention when buying toothpaste, at the bottom of the toothpaste tube there is a color bar. And do you know the original meaning of the color bar? There are four kinds:

🌿Green : Natural
📎Blue : Natural + Medicine
⭕Red : Natural + Chemical
✖Black : Pure Chemical

Our AP24 is green! It means this toothpaste is ALL NATURAL. Glad I made a switched!

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Detailed Analysis: This is quite old fake message being in circulation since 2013. According to the viral message the colored bar at the bottom of a toothpaste signifies the content present in the toothpaste like the amount of Chemical content present in the toothpaste.

The truth is that the colored bar at the bottom of the tubes do not represent the content present inside the toothpaste. They are used as a part of packaging process to identify the different task to be performed.  The marks tell packaging machines when to perform certain tasks such as cutting or crimping tubes. The printed marks that can be read by light beam sensors and typically identify where product packaging is to be cut or folded as connected units stream through machinery at high speed.




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