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August 17, 2006

US: Wrigley patents salty gum

Wm Wrigley has been issued with a patent for gum containing metal salt, the US Patent & Trademark office has revealed.

Wm Wrigley has been issued with a patent for gum containing metal salt, the US Patent & Trademark office has revealed.


The gum, which contains metal salts in the coating and/or centre, has been designed to combat bad breath.


“The salt can be located in the gum centre, coating, or both. A metal salt is provided in a therapeutically effective amount to reduce or eliminate oral malodors associated with bad breath. A variety of metal salts are possible. The coating may also include a surfactant and an edible oil,” the patent office commented.

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