Due to the “steam-driven” or phreatic eruption of Taal Volcano on 12 January 2020, heavy ash falls were experienced and has affected certain areas in South Luzon as well as business establishments and manufacturing facilities.
As a result of the ash falls, manufacturing processes may have been affected especially the use of Air Handling Units (AHU).
As such, all health establishments under FDA jurisdiction are reminded of your continuing compliance to the quality standards in manufacturing your health product(s). Efforts to prevent the effect of the ash falls in your manufacturing processes are expected to have been undertaken.
The inspectors of this Office are continuously monitoring to validate your actions and compliances responsive to appropriate Good Manufacturing Practices.
Attachment:->FDA Advisory No.2020-132