FDA warns public 'not to consume' unregistered food products

MANILA, Philippines – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns all healthcare professionals and the general public not to purchase and consume the unregistered food products and food supplements.

FDA warns public "not to consume" unregistered food products

FDA listed the following, including the popular liver spread brand:
  • RENO BRAND Liver Spread
  • MIRACLE WHITE Advance Whitening Capsules Food Supplement
  • TURCUMIN 100% Natural & Standardized Turmeric Curcumin
  • DESA Spanish Style Bangus in Corn Oil
  • SAMANTHA’S DIPS AND SAUCE Spanish Sardines Paste Sauce

The FDA said they verified through online monitoring or post-marketing surveillance that the abovementioned food products and food supplements are not registered and no corresponding Certificates of Product Registration (CPR) have been issued.

Pursuant to the Republic Act No. 9711, otherwise known as the “Food and Drug Administration Act of 2009”, the manufacture, importation, exportation, sale, offering for sale, distribution, transfer, non-consumer use, promotion, advertising or sponsorship of health products without the proper authorization is prohibited.

"Since these unregistered food products and food supplements have not gone through evaluation process of the FDA, the agency cannot assure its quality and safety," FDA said in a statement.

All concerned establishments are warned not to distribute, advertise, or sell the said violative food products until CPR are issued, otherwise, regulatory actions and sanctions shall be strictly pursued.

— The Summit Express

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