FDA Advisory No. 2018-018
Public Health Warning Against the Purchase and Consumption of the Following Unregistered Food Products:
- Marlbovo Cigartte Candy
- Winson Filters Cigartte Candy
- Thillip Norris Cigartte Candy
- Fortone Cigartte Candy
- Hoke Luxury Cigartte Candy
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advises the public against the purchase and consumption of the following unregistered food products:
FDA post-marketing surveillance (PMS) activities have verified that the abovementioned food products have not gone through the registration process of the agency and have not been issued the proper authorization in the form of Certificate of Product Registration.
Pursuant to Paragraph (a), Section 11 of the Republic Act No. 9711 or the “Food and Drug Administration Act of 2009”, the manufacture, importation, exportation, sale, offering for sale, distribution, transfer, non-consumer use, promotion, advertising, or sponsorship of any health product that is adulterated, unregistered or misbranded is prohibited.
In light of the above, the public is advised not to purchase and use these candy products or any other food products that resembles the packaging and labelling of cigarette brands, as these might encourage smoking to the consumers, especially children.
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.
All concerned establishments are warned not to distribute the above-identified violative food products until they have already been covered by the appropriate authorization (product registration), otherwise, regulatory actions and sanctions shall be strictly pursued.
All Local Government Units (LGUs) and Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) are requested to ensure that these products are not sold or made available in their localities or areas of jurisdiction.
Dissemination of the information to all concerned is requested.