FDA Advisory No. 2017-316
Public Health Warning Against the Purchase and Consumption of the following Unregistered and Unfortified Food Oil Products:
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns the public against the following unregistered and unfortified food oil products:
1. ARKS MANTICA PREMIUM COCONUT COOKING OIL
2. SMART COCONUT COOKING OIL
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has monitored the abovementioned unregistered food products and FDA Laboratory Test Result showed that these products do not contain Vitamin A, hence, do not conform to the specification as required by Republic Act No. 8976 or the The Food Fortification Law.
Furthermore, since these unregistered food products have not gone through product registration, the FDA cannot guarantee their quality and safety. The consumption of such violative products may pose potential health hazards to the consuming public.
In light of the foregoing, the public is advised not to purchase the aforementioned violative products. Moreover, the public is advised to be vigilant against food products that might not be duly registered with FDA. Always check if a food product has been registered with FDA before purchasing it by making use of the embedded Search feature of the FDA website accessible at www.fda.gov.ph.
Dissemination of the information to all concerned is requested.