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FDA warns public not to buy 5 food supplements on its list


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned the public against purchasing and consuming unregistered food supplements.

In Advisory No. 2019-155, the FDA said the following food supplements are not registered and their Certificate of Product Registration (CPR) have not yet been issued:

  •     Vitacio Maca Root Extract Complex (500 mg)
  •     Doctor’s Best, Best Probiotic 20 Billion CFU
  •     Probiotic Pearls Women’s Digestive & Yeast Balance
  •     Puritan’s Pride Chewable Chlorophyll with Natural Spearmint Flavor
  •     Scivation Xtend BCAAs, Mango Flavor

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

“In light of the foregoing, the public is advised not to purchase violative products in the market. Moreover, the public is advised to always check if a food product is registered with the FDA.”

The FDA also reminded establishments not to sell these food supplements.

“All concerned establishments are warned not to distribute violative food supplements until they have been issued the appropriate authorization, a License to Operate for the establishment and a CPR for the food supplement,” it said.  —Anna Felicia Bajo/VDS, GMA News