Landers Superstore selling food, toiletries illegally?
Imported chocolates, beverages, candies, chips, shampoos, soaps, lotions, and deodorants are just some of the products that membership-only supermarket, Landers Superstore, has been selling… illegally.
On Monday, Inquirer reported that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently seized P4 million worth of unregistered food and health products from Landers.
FDA said the seized products — which included food items worth P2 million, assorted drugs and medical devises worth nearly P400,000, and cosmetics worth P1.5 million — were either unregistered, misbranded or in violation of labeling standards.
Allen Bantolo, chief of the FDA Regulatory Enforcement Unit, said the confiscated products came from abroad and were being offered for sale at Landers Superstore in violation of Republic Act No. 9711, or the FDA Act of 2009.
“These imported products may be registered abroad from legitimate companies. But as long as they are not registered with the FDA, these products are not allowed by our laws to be sold in the local market,” he said in the report.
Aside from the products mentioned above, also confiscated were mosquito sprays, air deodorants, toilet deodorants, air diffusers and starch sprays.
For proper disposition, the seized products were brought to the FDA office in Alabang, Muntinlupa City.