FDA Advisory No. 2018-029
Public Warning Against Circulating “Unverified, Misleading and False Information” in Social Media and Text Messages Concerning Canned Food Products from Thailand
In the interest of truthfulness and consumer rights protection, the Philippine Food and Drug Administration (PhilFDA) would like to inform the public to be wary of the following circulating UNVERIFIED, MISLEADING and FALSE INFORMATION online and text messages concerning canned food products from Thailand allegedly not safe for consumption due to contamination with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV):
The PhilFDA in coordination with the Thai Department of Agriculture would like to inform the public that the aforesaid message is MISLEADING and with no credible evidences to support such accusation.
The public is hereby directed to PREVENT SHARING of UNVERIFIED, MISLEADING and FALSE INFORMATION to avoid undue panic and hysteria.
Dissemination of the information to all concerned is requested.