FDA says C2 from URC Philippines safe to drink
The Food and Drug Administration today said bottled sweetened tea manufactured by Universal Robina Corporation in the Philippines is safe to drink.
The FDA issued a statement on the issue hounding Universal Robina’s C2 products following the product recall in Vietnam under advisory 2016-086 dated August 16 signed by FDA OIC-director general Maria Lourdes Santiago.
“The FDA has initiated its own investigation to check the compliance of local and imported C2 Cool & Clean products registered by URC Philippines, Santiago said.
The results showed acceptable results and URC’s plants in the country showed compliance to good manufacturing practices as required by the FDA, the agency said.
“Considering the above information based on the inspection and results of analysis, the Food and Drug Administration finds reason to conclude that the product C2 Cool & Clean products manufactured by URC Philippines is generally considered as safe for human consumption,” the FDA said. “The public is hereby assured that continuous monitoring of products will be done by FDA in accordance ot its mandate to protect and promote the right to health of Filipino people.”
The FDA conducted its investigation after Vietnamese authorities said C2 contained excessive amounts of lead.