By Analou De Vera
The consumers were advised to avoid purchasing five food products and supplements that were found unregistered, the Food and Drug Administration said.
The FDA said that it could not guarantee the quality and safety of the unregistered products since they did not undergo the testing process.
The products were Fat and Thin Kiddie Soya Milk Chocolate, Chicken of the Sea Chunk Light Tuna in Water, Daily Apple Turmeric-R Curcuma longa Extract Capsule, Daily Apple Ampalaya Momordica charantia Dietary Supplement, Dr. Gerry’s Coco Nectar All Natural-Food Supplement.
“The FDA post-marketing surveillance activities have verified that the abovementioned food products and food supplements 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 FDA stated in its advisory no. 2018-280.
“The consumption of such violative products may pose potential health hazards to the consuming public… The public is advised not to purchase the violative products,” it added.
The agency warned establishments not to distribute the said products, otherwise, regulatory actions will be pursued in accordance to Republic Act No. 9711 or the Food and Drug Administration Act of 2009.
The FDA encouraged the public to check if the food product is registered by making use of the Search feature of the agency’s website accessible at www.fda.gov.ph.