The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday issued a warning to the public on several food products and supplements, including a popular liver spread brand, that are not registered with the agency.
In a series of posts on its Facebook page, FDA said that the following products have not secured any Certificate of Product Registration (CPR) from the agency, as required by Republic Act No. 9711 or the Food and Drug Administration Act of 2009:
- Reno brand liver spread
- Miracle White advanced 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
- KM Foods Tuna Chorizo,225g
- KM Foods Tuna Bola-Bola, 250g
- KM Foods Tuna, Shanghai Rolls
- MEMER Food Dealer Hot & Spicy Pure Sukang Tuba, 375ml
- PURE Organic By 3 BROTHERS Roasted Brown Rice Tea,100g
- Tsaa Laya Pure Cacao Canister
- Tsaa Laya Cacao Mint Canister
- Tsaa Laya Coco Melange Canister
- Tsaa Laya Cacao Mango Canister
- Tsaa Laya Tropical Summer Canister
- Memer Food Dealer Special Durian Preserved (12oz)
- Special Wana’s Crab Paste, Taba ng Talangka
- Baguio Special Strawberry Jam
- The Original Romulo’s Thinest and Crunchiest Chips, Garlic Chips
- Swanson Fruit and Vegetable Blend, Essential Nutrition
- Swanson Resveratrol, Cardiovascular Health
- Swanson Uric Acid Cleanse, Kidney Support
- Swanson Ginkgo Biloba Extract, Brain and Nervous System
- Swanson Turmeric and Black Pepper, Cardiovascular and Joint Health
- Overseas Cold Tablet 6’s
- Fritillariae Expectorant Capsules 10’s
- Dapo-Xetine V9 Capsules 10’s
- Lu-Shen-Wan Pills 10’s
- Imperial Male Tonic Capsules 20’s
“The FDA verified through online monitoring or post-marketing surveillance that the abovementioned food products and food supplements are not registered and no corresponding [CPR] have been issued,” Health Undersecretary Eric Domingo, who is currently FDA Officer-in-Charge, said in the documents.
“Since these unregistered food products and food supplements have not gone through the evaluation process of the FDA, the agency cannot assure its quality and safety,” it added.
The FDA warned establishments from distributing, advertising, or selling the food products and supplements until a registration certificate is issued accordingly.
Sanctions and regulatory actions will also be pursued by the FDA if these brands fail to comply, it added.
The FDA further advised the public to check if a product is registered with the agency through the search feature on its website.