In the interest of the public health and safety, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) hereby provides a list of notified hand sanitizers under the Center for Cosmetics Regulation and Research, and a list of registered topical antiseptics and antibacterials under the Center for Drug Regulation and Research. The public is hereby enjoined to be vigilant in the purchase and use of these types of products in light of proliferation of unregistered/unnotified products that are offered for sale in the market specially during this time when a state of calamity has been declared due to COVID-19 threat in the country.
Furthermore, the FDA advises the general public to only buy FDA-registered/notified products from reputable establishments. While retailers, hospitals, and other government offices and units are advised to procure these products from FDA-licensed manufacturers and distributors. Consumers are urged to check the product labels for relevant information including, but not limited to, country of manufacture, name and address of company placing the product in the market, manufacturing or expiry date, and instruction for use.
We encourage the general public to check the authorization status of establishments and health products at the FDA website, www.fda.gov.ph.
For more information or inquiries, please contact the Center for Cosmetics Regulation and Research through its email address: [email protected] or call at landline nos. 02-8857-1900 loc. 8107 or 8113.
Dissemination of this advisory to all concerned is hereby requested.
Attachment:-> FDA Advisory No.2020-422
Attachment:-> ANNEX A LIST OF NOTIFIED HAND SANITIZERS
Attachment:-> ANNEX B LIST OF REGISTERED TOPICAL ANTISEPTICS AND ANTIBACTERIALS..