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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns the public from purchasing and using the adulterated cosmetic product JOYCEE® ANNE ANNE PERFUMED LOTION WITH AVOCADO OIL which tested and found to contain MICROBIAL CONTAMINANTS beyond the 1000cfu/ml limit set by the FDA, and as published in the ASEAN Cosmetic Directive (ACD).

The aforementioned adulterated product is found to be non-compliant with the existing standards, and, thus pose potential hazards to the consuming public. The use of adulterated cosmetic products may result to adverse reactions, including but not limited to, skin irritation, itchiness, anaphylactic shock and organ failure.

In light of the foregoing, the public is advised not to purchase the aforementioned adulterated product. Moreover, the public is advised to always check if a cosmetic product is notified with the FDA. The FDA website (www.fda.gov.ph.) has a Search feature which may be used by typing in the name of the product before purchasing.

All concerned establishments are warned not to distribute adulterated cosmetic products.

All FDA Regional Field Offices and Regulatory Enforcement Units, in coordination with law enforcement agencies and Local Government Units, are requested to ensure that violative products are not sold or made available in the market or areas of jurisdiction.

Kindly contact the FDA Center for Cosmetics Regulation and Research through e-mail at ccrr@fda.gov.ph, or call (02) 8857-1900 loc. 8113 or 8107.

To report any sale or distribution of the aforementioned cosmetic product, the online reporting facility, eReport can be accessed at  www.fda.gov.ph/ereport.

Dissemination of this advisory to all concerned is hereby requested.

Attachment:-> FDA Advisory No. 2020-062