posted on Oct, 25 2006 @ 05:38 AM
Very interesting (but paranoid
) scenario. And it's not impossible. But most big companies we buy our household products from are very serious
about quality control. They know that any sort of questionability about their products can bring, sometimes irreversible, harm to their name, the
company and of course millions in sales.
Like a recent Cadbury's email hoax
that started after an
actual problem with the product quality had huge repercussions for the company, and they probably lost millions in sales (not just current but also
future sales). So in this example we see two reassuring factors:
1. Problems with quality, or something that can be bad for your health, do get picked up by quality controllers and sometimes outside companies.
2. It's not financially a good idea for any company to knowingly contaminate their own products.
Many independent standard control agencies keep a strict eye on all companies, such as the South African Bureau for Standards in my country. They set
a standard for producers and it's an ongoing process of checking that producers keep to the standards.
As long as you get a "Checked by Controller 12" sticker on your new underwear, you can be sure that someone is watching your back...