FDA warns the public on unregistered food products

Published September 16, 2020, 7:31 PM

by Analou de Vera

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned the public against the consumption and purchase of five unregistered food products, including a popular liver spread brand in the country.

In its advisory no. 2020-1618, the following products are not registered and “no corresponding Certificates of Product Registration have been issued” by the FDA: 

-RENO BRAND Liver Spread
-MIRACLE WHITE Advance Whitening Capsules Food Supplement
-TURCUMIN 100% Natural & Standardized Turmeric Curcumin
-DESA Spanish Style Bangus in Corn Oil
-SAMANTHA’S DIPS AND SAUCE Spanish Sardines Paste Sauce

“Since these unregistered food products and food supplements have not gone through evaluation process of the FDA, the agency cannot assure its (sic) quality and safety,” the FDA noted in its advisory dated August 26 but was released on its website on Wednesday, September 16. 

The agency warned establishments not to distribute, advertise or sell the said “violative” food products until proper certificates are issued. “Otherwise, regulatory actions and sanctions shall be strictly pursued,” it noted.

“All law enforcement agencies and local government units are requested to ensure that these products are not sold or made available in the market or areas of jurisdiction,” it added.