By Analou De Vera
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned the public against buying five food products that are not registered with the agency.
The FDA noted that products that have not gone through its evaluation and testing process “may pose potential health hazards.”
In its advisory no. 2018-185, the agency identified the food products as Anika’s Homemade Salted Egg Potato Chips, Tous Les Jours Sprits Chocolat Au Lait, All Day Sibot Original, Kimmy Cashew Nuts, and Lotte Chocolate.
“FDA postmarketing surveillance (PMS) activities have verified that the aforementioned food products have not gone through the registration process of the agency and have not been issued the proper authorization in the form of Certificate of Product Registration,” the agency stated.
Establishments were warned not to distribute the said products until it have been covered by appropriate authorization from the FDA, “otherwise, regulatory actions and sanctions shall be strictly pursued.”
The FDA, meanwhile, requested local government units to ensure that the products are not sold or made available in their localities or areas of jurisdiction.