The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns the public from purchasing and consuming the following unregistered food products:
- DROGHERIA ALIMENTARI Chilli Mill
- KHONG GUAN Durian Shortcake
- HOUSE Ground Chilli Pepper (in foreign characters)
- DAISO SELECT Plum Kelp Tea
The FDA verified through post-marketing surveillance that the abovementioned food products are not registered, hence authorization in the form of Certificate of Product Registration (CPR) has not yet been issued. Pursuant to Republic Act No. 9711, otherwise known as 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 health products without the proper authorization from FDA is prohibited.
Since unregistered food products have not gone through evaluation process of the FDA, the agency cannot guarantee their quality and safety. The consumption of such violative products may pose health risk to consumers.
In light of the foregoing, the public is advised not to purchase violative products. Moreover, the public is advised to always check if a food product is registered with the FDA. The FDA website, which is accessible at www.fda.gov.ph, has a Search feature which may be used by typing in the name of the product before purchase.
All concerned establishments are warned not to distribute violative food products until they have been issued the appropriate authorizations, License to Operate (LTO) for the establishment and CPR for the product, otherwise, regulatory actions and sanctions shall be strictly pursued.
All Local Government Units (LGUs) and Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) are requested to ensure that violative products are not sold or made available in their localities or areas of jurisdiction.
For more information and inquiries, please e-mail us at [email protected]. To report any sale or distribution of unregistered food product, the public can access the online reporting facility, eReport through www.fda.gov.ph/ereport, or call us at the Center for Food Regulation and Research (CFRR) hotline (02) 857-1900 loc. 8115 and 8112.
Dissemination of the information to all concerned is requested.
Attachment-> : FDA Advisory No.2019-213