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Jul 11, 2016 @ 11:32

FDA warns public against consumption of Cem’s honey

The Food and Drug Administration has warned the public against the consumption of the unregistered Cem’s Honey that is being distributed in the market.

FDA issued advisory no. 2016-073 dated July 7 advising the public against consuming or buying eight products that claims to be honey or honey-based under the brand name Cem’s Honey.

The eight products the FDA identified are: Cem’s Honey Superior Brand, Cem’s Honey Prime Brand Superior Honey, Cem’s Honey with Calamansi, Cem’s Dark Amber Honey Tropical Honey, Cem’s Honey Raw Wild brand, Cem’s Honey Orange, Cem’s Honey Gold, and Cem’s Honey Vinegar Apple Cider.

“The public is hereby warned that the abovementioned products are not registered with this Office. Furthermore, no Cem’s honey product is registered with this Office,” the FDA said.

Some consumers have gone to Facebook as early as last year, urging their friends not to take Cem’s Honey saying it is fake honey.

“To be able to satisfy the standard term for ‘honey’, the product being sold must not have added to it any food ingredient, including food additives, nor shall any other additions be made other than honey,” the FDA said.

“The labels of all prepackaged food are required to declare the appropriate and true nature of food and must not bear any misleading, deceptive, and false claims in their labels that will provide erroneous impression on products’ character or identity. Hence, honey that has undergone cook treatment and with added ingredients or flavorings must not be labelled as ‘honey’…Such claim will make the product misleading and deceitful.”

The FDA ordered its field workers to exercise their regulatory functions and requested local government units and law enforcement agencies to ensure that the products are not sold in their localities or jurisdiction.

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  • Catt A

    Hala!! Bakit may fda number sa packaging at bakit tinitinda to sa robinsons supermarket?!?!?!? Grabiiii

    • Vin

      Hi, I actually just saw the NEW label of Cem’s Prime brand, it is now HOney flavored syrup… so yes, I NEVER KNEW, I was consuming a flavored syrup… how misleading, “270.00 Php” p rin nman… ALTHOUGH, CEM’S must’ve been HAVING TROUBLES with their original sales that they have to resort to such ACT…

      • FlorizaOrcullo

        Hello I’ve been reading articles online sorry di ko pa rin maabsorb tama ba ang understanding ko na “Cem’s brand is fake honey and not approved by bfad? kc bakit nakakalusot sa mga prestigious malls? nakaka frustrate naman to. Hayy hinahalo ko kc sa tea.. and mahal yung ibang brands ng honey. :/

        • Vin

          U got that right, almost all of us were mislead. I’m not particularly sure if those PRESTIGIOUS malls would even properly check the products. I did asked in a Customer Service in a mall supermarket and I highly doubt they even know everything in all their products. I simply asked kung “ano po bang nangyari at walang stock ng Cem’s, about 3 weeks n?” they replied, check daw nila kung bakit since ang email s knila is “may labeling issues daw” [pweh!!!! label daw sabi ng Cem’s, sabi ng BFAD buong product!] so yeah, I’m infuriated as I begin my search here in the net. P.S. bili k nlng ng honey s bangketa, or ung may naglalako, kahit may HIVE na kasama, at the VERY LEAST, AUTHENTIC [usually mountain honey nga lng, distillation at filtering lng need ok n]

  • Axl Rose Soliven

    Hala pano yan kakabili ko lang ng honey na to :'( anong gagaw
    in ko huhuhu

  • Axl Rose Soliven

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