FDA warns against buying, consuming unregistered food products

Published August 19, 2018, 5:52 PM

by Francine Ciasico

By Analou De Vera

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cautioned the public against buying and consuming five unregistered food products sold in the market.


The FDA noted that the food products Tampico Tropical Drink Cherry Orange Pineapple, Bairong Lemon Flavor Cream Sandwich Biscuits, Taiwan Egg Roll, Qarameesh Blady Hi I’m Strawberry Girl Gummy Sandy Strawberry flavor, and Qarameesh Blady Hi I’m Grape Guy Gummy Candy Grape flavor, are not registered with the agency.

“Since unregistered food supplements have not gone through evaluation and testing process of the FDA, the agency cannot guarantee their quality and safety. The consumption of such violative products may pose potential health hazards to the consuming public,” the FDA said in its advisory 2018-228.

The FDA advised the public not to purchase the products and to be vigilant against food products that might not be duly registered with the agency.

All concerned establishments are warned not to distribute the said food products until they have already been covered by appropriate authorization from FDA.

The public, meanwhile, could make use of the Search feature of the FDA website, www.fda.gov.ph, to verify if a food product has been registered with the agency.