Re: Nobody likes a pop quiz

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Posted by Maureen on August 28, 2002 at 09:18:39:

In reply to: Re: Nobody likes a pop quiz posted by Rymke on August 28, 2002 at 07:40:46:

Hi Rymke,

I totally understand your point about people possibly having an older
henna powder from a previous crop in their freezer and deserving to
know what is in it. But with Kimia the situation is quite

Regarding the "Kimia" henna powder tested and on the list, Catherine
received some kilos of that henna powder. Other than that, no more
that 2 to 3 kilos of that henna powder was ever sold before we pulled
it. That would have occured about 12 months ago. I believe one
person got one kilo and someone got 500 grams and the rest was sold
in amounts as small as 250 grams to 25 grams. So the likelihood of
anyone still having any of that powder, except for Catherine is
tremendously slim. Since it was sold to less than 15 people. That
is the henna powder that was tested.

Kimia went through 2 more transitions before becoming the henna
powder that it is currently. Catherine has none of those two henna
powders. So the henna powder that was tested is most probably in the
possession of no one else except Catherine based upon how little of
it actually went out. So if someone wants to know what is in their
Kimia, they can't find out from this test. The information provided
in this test attributed to Kimia serves no one in any positive way.
The list can however make people assume or be convinced that the test
results reveal what is in their Kimia henna powder.

If the test is touted as being an informative piece that will let
people know what is in henna powder that is out "there"...then it
might be important to be sure that the henna powder is indeed
out "there." And that might just take the cooperation of the
supplier or manufacturer of that henna powder. It might just be
better to have some confidence in the integrity of suppliers and
manufacturer to not doctor the henna powder, when and if such
confidence can serve in the interest of providing both useful and
current information to the people receiving the results of the
analysis. Especially when there are obvious ways available to lessen
the chance for doctoring by testing only the powders submitted in
sealed containers. And most especially when the concern for and
safeguards against testing become irrelevant in the second tests.

So, I totally agree with you that someone with older henna powder
hanging around may find useful the information of what is in it. But
in the case of Kimia this test cannot provide it for them.



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