- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned the public against the purchase and consumption of Reno Brand liver spread
- FDA said it is not registered, so the agency cannot guarantee its quality and safety
- Before purchasing and consuming food products, the FDA suggested that people check if these are registered with the agency
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned the public against the purchase and consumption of a prominent brand of liver spread because it is not registered under the agency.
FDA released Advisory No. 2020-1618 on Wednesday saying it cannot guarantee the quality and safety of five unregistered food products and supplements, including Reno Brand liver spread.
Other products found unregistered with the FDA are Miracle White Advanced Whitening Capsules Food Supplement, Turcumin turmeric curcumin, DESA Spanish Style Bangus in Corn Oil, and Samantha’s Dips and Sauce Spanish Sardines Paste Sauce.
“The FDA verified through online monitoring or post-marketing surveillance that the abovementioned food products and food supplements are not registered and no corresponding Certificates of Product Registration (CPR) have been issued,” the advisory said.
“The FDA warns all healthcare professionals and the general public NOT TO PURCHASE AND CONSUME the following unregistered food products and food supplements.”
The manufacture, importation, exportation, sale, offering for sale, distribution, transfer, non-consumer use, promotion, advertising or sponsorship of these products is prohibited under Republic Act No. 9711 or the Food and Drug Administration Act of 2009.
“All concerned establishments are warned not to distribute, advertise, or sell the said violative food products until CPR are issued, otherwise, regulatory actions and sanctions shall be strictly pursued,” it added.
FDA reminded the public to check if a product is registered with them through www.fda.gov.ph. FDA
Filipinos are encouraged to report the sale and distribution of unregistered products at www.fda.gov.ph/ereport.