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:
- Refrain from purchasing unregistered lambanog products (Please refer to attached list of registered lambanog products).
- 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.
- 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.
|BRAND NAME||PRODUCT NAME||COMPANY NAME|
|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