FDA issues advisory against mangosteen supplement and canned buko juice
The Food and Drug Administration has issued a public health warning against two products—Health and Naturals Garcinia cambogia with Chitosan and Lipa Fresh Buko Juice Young Coconut Juice.
In FDA Advisory No. 2016-071 dated June 28, 2016, the FDA warned the public that the two products are not registered with its office.
“Taking food and/or food supplements that have not undergone evaluation and testing in terms of safety and quality may present harmful effects to one’s health. Food products including food supplements should not bear any misleading, deceptive, and false claims in their labels and/or any promotional materials that will provide erroneous impression on products’ character or identity,” the FDA said.
The FDA ordered its field officers to exercise their regulatory powers and asked all local government units to ensure that the products are not sold or offered for sale in their jurisdiction.
The advisory was signed by FDA director general officer in change Maria Lourdes C. Santiago.