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FDA monitors C2 after recall of URC products in Vietnam

Following the recall of two batches of URC beverage products in Vietnam, the Food and Drug Administration now orders close monitoring of C2 products in the Philippines, the ANC reported.

The Ministry of Health in Vietnam recently recalled two batches of C2 drinks, after test results show that the drinks contain lead that are 4 to 9 times higher the acceptable limit.

Rong Do or Red Dragon, a beverage produced by Universal Robina Corporation only available in Vietnam, was also recalled for high lead content.

FDA tells public that the recall on high lead content products was just an isolated case, and hasn’t reached the Philippines. “There’s no reason for consumers to panic.

The product won’t enter the Philippines. It’s isolated to the two batches of 350ml that were recalled.” said FDA OIC Director General Lulu Santiago an interview at ANC.

URC, on the other hand, said that they will reach out to the public to answer queries regarding the development in Vietnam. Mr. Renato Salud of the URC Corporate Affairs said in the report, “In the Philippines, all URC products remain fully compliant with food standards.

We shall be reaching out proactively to assure them of this fact as well as answer questions they may have regarding the development in Vietnam.”


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