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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), through the City Health Office of Dasmariñas, received reports of deaths allegedly caused by the consumption of BOSSING TUMADOR Lambanog.

Of the eight (8) samples collected from different barangays of the City of Dasmariñas, Province of Cavite, three (3) samples of BOSSING TUMADOR Lambanog were tested and were determined to contain high levels of methanol (i.e. 10.5%, 17.8% and 18.1%).

Methanol is a chemical commonly used as solvent in chemical synthesis and fuel. Ingestion of products with high amounts of methanol poses serious adverse effects like blindness, permanent neurologic dysfunction and even death.

Therefore, the public is hereby required to follow these measures for prevention and protection from consuming potentially harmful liquor, such as lambanog:

  1. Refrain from purchasing unregistered lambanog products (Please refer to attached list of registered lambanog products).
  2. Be suspicious of lambanog products that are offered for sale in informal settings (i.e. stalls without business permits, suspicious vendors, etc.) that are not licensed and regulated to sell alcohol.
  3. Do not buy lambanog products sold in unlabeled containers, those with poorly printed labelling and damaged packaging.

All concerned establishments are directed to immediately stop from distributing the above-identified violative food product until they have already been registered with the FDA, otherwise, regulatory actions and sanctions shall be immediately and strictly pursued.

All Local Government Units (LGUs) and Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) are requested to ensure that these products are not sold or made available in their localities or areas of jurisdiction.

To report any sale or distribution of unregistered food product, kindly email us through [email protected] or call us at the Center for Food Regulation and Research (CFRR) hotline (02) 8-857-1900 locals 8112 or 8105.

Dissemination of the information to all concerned is enjoined.

 Table 1. List of FDA Registered Lambanog Products.

1 DORY’S Lambanog Puro, 50% Alc./Vol. Dory’s Distillery, Inc.
2 RAM-CIEL Lambanog 30% Alc/Vol  – Bubblegum Flavor Ram-Ciel Lambanog
3 MANG ANDOY Lambanog- Bubblegum Flavor 35% Alc./Vol Mang Andoy Lambanog Manufacturing
4 ISLAND COCO Lambanog Bubble Gum Mix Mate International, Inc.
5 LAKAN BRONZE Premium Coconut Liquor (Lambanog) , 36% Alc./Vol. Philippine Craft Distillers, Inc.
6 MILEN’S Lambanog-  Plain 70proof (Class B) 35% Alc./Vol. Milen’s Lambanog
7 JUAN BY RPL LAMBANOG Lambanog (Coconut Vodka) 45% Alc./Vol. Quinlan Enterprises
8 DORY’S Flavored Lambanog Bubblegum 80 Proof Dory’s Distillery, Inc.
9 ISLAND COCO Lambanog 39% Alc./Vol. Mix Mate International, Inc.
10 RAM-CIEL LAMBANOG Lambanog Ram-Ciel Lambanog
11 JL Lambanog-Plain 35% Alc./Vol. Jay El Lambanog
12 DORY’S Special Lambanog 40% Alc./Vol. Dory’s Distillery, Inc.
13 SANTIAGO Philippine Lambanog 34% Alc/Vol Adan Lambanog Station
14 JIMMY’S Lambanog- Bubblegum Flavor Jimmy’s Lambanog
15 JUAN BY RPL LAMBANOG Lambanog (Coconut Vodka) 45% Alc./Vol. Quinlan Enterprises
16 JIMMY’S Lambanog -Unflavored Jimmy’s Lambanog
17 N.E. MAGSINO’S Lambanog – Unflavored, 40% Alc./Vol. N.E. Magsino Lambanog Manufacturing
18 MILEN’S Lambanog- Bubblegum Flavor 25% Alc./Vol. Milen’s Lambanog
19 RBM Lambanog – Distilled Coconut Wine (Red Label) 45% Alc./Vol. Rbm Wine Distillery
20 MANG ANDOY Lambanog (Unflavored) 37%Alc/Vol Mang Andoy Lambanog Manufacturing
21 RBM LAMBANOG Lambanog-  Plain 60 Proof (Green Label) Rbm Wine Distillery
22 DORY’S Flavored Lambanog Strawberry Dory’s Distillery, Inc.
23 JIMMY’S Lambanog – Orange Flavor, 25% Alc./Vol. Jimmy’s Lambanog
24 LAKAN EXTRA PREMIUM Lambanog 45% Alc/Vol Philippine Craft Distillers, Inc.
25 RBM Lambanog Distilled Coconut Wine Bubblegum Flavor 25% Alc Vol Rbm Wine Distillery
26 CRAFT DISTILLED LAKAN Lambanog 45%Alc/Vol Philippine Craft Distillers, Inc.
27 LAKAN SILVER Premium Coconut Liquor (Lambanog) 40% Alc./Vol. Philippine Craft Distillers, Inc.
28 MILEN’S Lambanog- Raisins Flavor 35% Alc./Vol. Milen’s Lambanog
29 RPL Lambanog 26% Alc./Vol. Quinlan Enterprises
30 Dory’s Lambanog Manila Lambanog (80% Proof) Dory’s Distillery, Inc.
31 JIMMY’S LAMBANOG Lambanog Apple Pasas Flavor Jimmy’s Lambanog
32 RBM Lambanog -Distilled Coconut Wine 35% Alc.Vol. (Blue Label) Rbm Wine Distillery
33 JIMMY’S LAMBANOG Lambanog – Strawberry Flavor 26% Alc./Vol. Jimmy’s Lambanog
34 MILEN’S Lambanog –  Plain 40% Alc./Vol. Milen’s Lambanog

Attachment:-> FDA Advisory No.2020-792