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  • FDA: Do Not Purchase And Consume 'Unregistered' Liver Spread

    by Kitty Elicay .
  • (UPDATE) Reno liver spread can return to the market after it secured product registration from the Food and Drug Administration, the regulatory agency's head said on Friday, October 16, 2020. Read more here.

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    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a new list of unregistered food and food supplements on Wednesday and warned the public against buying and consuming the products. Included in the list is a popular brand of liver spread, Reno.

    The items included in FDA’s latest advisory are:

    • RENO BRAND Livers Spread
    • MIRACLE WHITE Advance Whitening Capsules Food Supplement
    • TURCUMIN 100% Natural & Standardized Turmeric Curcumin
    • DESA Spanish Style Bangus in Corn Oil
    • SAMANTHA’S DIPS AND SAUCE Spanish Sardines Paste Sauce

    According to the advisory posted on the website, upon verification, the food products and food supplements mentioned above “are not registered and no corresponding Certificates of Product Registration (CPR) have been issued.” These have not gone through the evaluation process of the FDA, so the agency “cannot assure its quality and safety.”

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    Following Republic Act No. 9711, or the “Food and Drug Administration Act of 2009,” the manufacture, importation, exportation, sale, offering for sale, distribution, transfer, non-consumer use, promotion, advertising, or sponsorship of health products without the proper authorization is prohibited, the FDA said.

    On its Facebook page, disgruntled netizens could not help but comment on the post with the advisory. They are asking the FDA why the liver spread, considered a Pinoy staple, has suddenly become unregistered. Reno Brand has been around since 1958. Those who have recently made a purchase in the groceries are also wondering if they should return the product.

    According to the FDA, all concerned establishments are warned not to distribute, advertise, or sell the unregistered food products and supplements, until a CPR has been issued. Otherwise, regulatory actions and sanctions shall be strictly pursued, the FDA said.

    Local government units and the Bureau of Customs are likewise asked to ensure that the unregistered products are not sold or are refused entry to the country.

    The FDA also warns against two brands of baby wipes that contain banned ingredients. Click here to know more.

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