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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
MANILA, Philippines – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) have been doing rounds in meat processing plants across the country.
According to Health Undersecretary and FDA Officer-In-Charge Eric Domingo, there is a total of 178 meat processing plants in the Philippines.
Tests have been conducted in 68 of these facilities and the results were negative of African Swine Fever (ASF).
“Tinitingnan natin ang kanilang mga planta tapos ang kanilang mga documents kung meron silang mga inspection at saka kung pasado sila sa lahat ng standards (We check their plants as well as their documents to determine if they do regular inspections and if they pass all the standards),” Domingo said.
The FDA is coordinating with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) for assistance in monitoring supplies in local public markets in relation to the ASF.
Domingo admitted that it is difficult to identify if a product is infected with ASF that’s why it is better to choose a brand that is FDA registered.
One popular delicacy during holidays is the cured or glazed ham.
According to a retailers’ group, they already have taken orders of ham but only a minimal volume as compared to last year.
One reason for this is consumers’ fear of the outbreak of ASF virus.
“What is a bit difficult to estimate right now is how much ham should we order and how much ham will people buy,” lamented Steve Cua, President of the Philippine Amalgamated Supermarkets Association.
Still, Usec. Domingo said ASF-infected meat may still be consumed.
“Hindi naman po ito nakakahawa ng sakit sa tao (ASF is not transferrable to humans),” Domingo clarified.
“Kaya po natin siya talaga pinipigilan kasi ayaw nating kumalat sa iba pa pong hayop sa Pilipinas (The reason for prevention is because we do not want it to infect other animals in the Philippines),” he concluded. MNP (with details from Rey Pelayo)
MANILA, Philippines – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday warned the public against using and lighting candles with metal wicks this Undas season as these may pose a threat to one’s health.
FDA Officer-in-Charge and Health Undersecretary Eric Domingo said candles with metal wicks and those that are sold in canisters contain lead which poses health hazards, including neurological damage, intellectual disabilities in children and hormonal disruption, when inhaled as vapors.
“Iyong lead kasi kapag nalalanghap natin iyan pwedeng maging cause ng sakit iyan particularly iyong mga neurological illness,” Domingo said.
“So, ito iyong warning natin sa ating mga kababayan na tingnan nilang mbuti iyong binibili nilang kandila,” he added.
The health official said the FDA has been warning against the dangers of inhaling lead emissions as well as using products that are coated with lead.
“Iyong accumulation in the body causes, kapag iniinhale natin, pagtagal ng ginagamit natin nagkaka-cause ng neurological problems. Iyong hilo mostly sa amoy iyon or sa additives or kung mayrong allergy doon sa producta na sinusunog pero mas nakakatakot talaga iyong lead content,” Domingo said.
The World Health Organization previously cautioned that exposure to lead affects human health and could cause lifelong health problems. – RRD (with details from Correspondent Aiko Miguel)
Health and environmental advocates urge the public not to burn trash especially in cemeteries during the observance of Undas.
In a joint statement, public health expert Dr. Maricar Limpin and zero waste campaigner Jove Mendoza said there are health and environmental dangers in burning trash.
Exposure to these pollutants can cause breathing difficulties and trigger asthma, bronchitis and other respiratory illnesses, especially among children, the elderly and those already suffering from weakened immune systems,” Limpin said.
Meanwhile, Benosa reiterated that burning trash in public is prohibited. He said among the laws banning and penalizing open burning are Republic Act 9003, or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act, and Republic Act 8749, or the Clean Air Act.
“Instead of burning discards, we appeal to cemetery administrators and visitors to follow the provisions of RA 9003, which requires the segregation of discards at source and their ecological management such as by composting the biodegradables and recycling the recyclables,” said Benosa.—AAC
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