FDA: Beware of six unregistered supplements

By Analou De Vera

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday warned consumers of the proliferation in the market of six unregistered food products and supplements.

In its Advisory No. 2018-315, the agency identified the unregistered products as Organic Creation Win's 12 in1 Coffee, Organic Creation 88 Power Up Juice, Barley and Wheat Grass, Wonder-C, Glutagen, and Dok Apo AX5 Antioxidant Times Five.

The FDA said it cannot guarantee the products' quality and safety since the items had not been issued a Certificate of Product Registration.

"The consumption of such violative products may pose potential health hazards to the consuming public," the agency said.

"The public is advised not to purchase the aforementioned violative product. Moreover, the public is advised to be vigilant against food products that might not be duly registered with FDA," it added.

The FDA urged the public to make use of the embedded Search feature of the agency’s website to check if a food product has been registered.

The FDA website is accessible at www.fda.gov.ph.