FDA issues public health warning against consumption of 5 unregistered products

Marje Pelayo   •   January 21, 2019   •   1585

MANILA, Philippines – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a public health warning against purchase and consumption of five unregistered food products for not going through proper registration and authorization from the agency and “may pose potential health hazard to the consuming public”.

The FDA Advisory No. 2019-010 dated January 10, 2019 identified the five unregistered food products as:

  1. Bonito Soup Stock
  2. Meito Vitamin C Nodoame Mix Fruits (Herb Candy), 1000mg
  3. Daiso Select Carbonara Sauce
  4. Hammer On Pretzel Garlic Butter Taste
  5. Daiso Select Sukiyaki Sauce

Based on the agency’s post-marketing surveillance (PMS) activities, the five products were verified to have not been issued with Certificate of Product Registration.

“Pursuant to 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 from FDA is prohibited,” the advisory read.

The agency argued it cannot guarantee the quality and safety of the said food products as they have not gone through evaluation and testing.

“In light of the foregoing, the public is advised not to purchase the aforementioned violative products,” it added.

“All Local Government Units (LGUs) and Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) are requested to ensure that these products are not sold or made available in their localities or areas of jurisdiction,” the advisory further read.

Following the report, the agency asked the public “to be vigilant against food products that might not be duly registered with FDA. Always check if a food product has been registered with FDA before purchasing it by making use of the embedded Search feature of the FDA website accessible at www.fda.gov.ph”.

Failure to secure product authorization has its corresponding penalty and sanction, according to the advisory.

The FDA, meanwhile, encourages the public to e-mail the agency for information and inquiries through info@fda.gov.ph.

The agency also calls on the public to report continuous sale or distribution of the above unregistered food items through its online reporting facility, eReport, or e-mail foodsafety@fda.gov.ph.

The public may also report to Center for Food Regulation and Research (CFRR) hotline (02) 857-1900 loc. 8115 and 8112. – Marje Pelayo

FDA warns public vs several unregistered food products

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 13, 2019

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned the public against the purchase and consumption of several unregistered food products.

According to the FDA, they have verified through post-marketing surveillance that the products are not authorized and have not been issued with Certificates of Product Registration (CPR).

Because of this, the FDA said they cannot guarantee the safety and quality of the following products:

  1. JC PILI CENTER CLASSIC TURMERIC LEMONGRASS POWDERED TEA
  2. JC PILI CENTER CLASSIC TURMERIC MALUNGGAY POWDERED TEA
  3. JC PILI CENTER CLASSIC TURMERIC PANDAN
  4. CULINARY EXCHANGE PREMIUM ORO 100% PURE COFFEE
  5. CRUNCH TIME Flavorites, Fiery Glaze
  6. CRUNCH TIME Flavorites, Hot & Spicy
  7. CRUNCH TIME Flavorites, Soy Garlic
  8. CRUNCH TIME Flavorites, Creamy Cheese
  9. TSARAP’ TO! Cheesedog (250g)
  10. TSARAP’ TO! Tocino 230g (8.11oz.)
  11. TSARAP’ TO! Cheesedog 1kg (35.27 oz.)
  12. TSARAP’ TO! Cheesedog 500g (17.63 oz.)
  13. MIXMATE GINGERALE
  14. OK ® MINI PILLOW WAFER CHEESE FLAVOR SNACK
  15. MONIEGOLD GUMMY TAMARIND & PLUM
  16. BARRIO FIESTA JUMBO ROASTED PEANUTS SPICY
  17. PREMIO BRILLO CAFFE ARABICA MEDIUM DARK ROAST
  18. CARL’S SPECIAL FISH CRACKERS (TENDER & CRUNCHY)
  19. CARL’S SPECIAL FISH CRACKERS (TENDER & CRUNCHY) Hot & Spicy
  20. MAGIC VINEGAR
  21. ENG SENG FOOD PRODUCTS SPECIAL TOWER PASTILLAS
  22. AURO CHOCOLATE RESERVE 2016, 70% DARK CHOCOLATE
  23. CRACKLE SNACKS SALTED EGG
  24. Y. FARM DRIED DRAGON FRUIT
  25. DIZON’S FARMS FRESH HABIT COMLD PRESSED JUICE – JUST BEAT IT
  26. LEMON GRASS ICED TEA

The FDA has warned establishments against selling these products.

“All concerned establishments are warned not to distribute violative food products until they have been issued the appropriate authorization, a License to Operate (LTO) for the establishment, and a CPR for the food products,” according to the FDA.

They also advised the public to always check if a food product or food supplement is registered with the FDA through their website (www.fda.gov.ph).—AAC

 

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