FDA warns public vs six unregistered food products

Published November 14, 2018, 7:08 PM

by Roel Tibay

By Analou De Vera

The public was advised to avoid buying of six unregistered food products that were found present in the market, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said.

The FDA said that based on its post-marketing surveillance, it have verified that products have not gone through the agency’s registration process.

The FDA said that the unregistered products were Ledon Spices Repacking Atsuete Powder, Ledon Spices Repacking Cinnamon Powder, Janna’s Spices Black Pepper, whole; Janna’s Spices Black Pepper, ground; Prescilla Repacking Imported Laurel Leaves, and MNC Repacking Cheese Powder.

“Accordingly, since unregistered food products 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 hazard to the consuming public,” said the FDA in its advisory no. 2018-303.

“The public is advised not to purchase the aforementioned violative products,” it added.

The FDA warned establishments not to distribute the said products, otherwise regulatory actions shall be strictly pursued.

The agency also urged the public to be “vigilant against food products that might not be duly registered with FDA.”