By Analou De Vera
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned consumers over the weekend against five unregistered food products out in the market.
In its advisory No. 2018-284, the FDA said the public should avoid purchasing Ata Negros Tribe Tribal Miracle Oil Aromatic Hot Scented; Ata Negros Tribe Tribal Miracle Oil 100% Pure Himag Oil; Endless Beauty Pearl White Slimming Capsule; Extra from Japan Pearl White Slimming Capsule White+Fit Express Slim; and Cream Bar Chocolate (with foreign markings).
It said the FDA verified through its post marketing surveillance activities that the afrementioned products remain unregistered.
“In light of the above, the public is advised not to purchase the aforementioned violative products. Moreover, the public is advised to be vigilant against food products and food supplements that might not be duly registered with FDA,” said the agency.
The FDA said that since the unregistered food products and food supplements have not gone through an evaluation and testing process, the agency cannot guarantee their quality and safety.
“The consumption of such violative products may pose potential health hazards to the consuming public,” the agency stated.
All concerned establishments, meanwhile, are prohibited from the distribution and sale of the five products.
All local government units and law enforcement agencies have also been advised by the FDA to ensure that the products are not sold or made available in their localities or areas of jurisdiction.