By Analou De Vera
Health authorities has cautioned the public against the purchase and consumption of four unregistered food products.
The Food and Drug Administration said in its advisory no. 2018-211, the food products identified as Beryl’s Gourmet Milk Compound, Natural Turmeric Powder, Always Fresh Herring Fillet Mustard Sauce, and Always Fresh Herring Fillet Mango Pepper Sauce have not gone through the agency’s registration process.
“The agency cannot guarantee their quality and safety. The consumption of such violate products may pose potential health hazard to the consuming public,” the FDA said.
The FDA advised establishments not to distribute the said products until the latter have already been covered by the appropriate authorization, otherwise, sanctions will be pursued.
“All local government units and law enforcement agencies are requested to ensure that these products are not sold or made available in their localities or areas of jurisdiction,” the agency said.
The FDA said that the public can verify if a certain food product is registered by “making use of the embedded Search feature of the FDA website accessible at www.fda.gov.ph.”