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Monday, September 16, 2019

Beware of unregistered diet, whitening products

THE Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned anew consumers particularly health conscious people against the purchase and use of Nature’s dietary supplements and vitamins, and Max slimming and whitening products.

FDA is referring to the following products: Nature’s Blend Melatonin 3mg dietary supplement, Nature’s Way Alive! Multi-Vitamin, Nature Made Vitamin C Timed Release with Rose Hips, Max Slimming Capsule Garcinia Cambogia with l-glutathione, and Max white glutathione.

In an advisory released by the FDA this month, its post-marketing surveillance found that the five food supplements have not gone through a registration process of the agency, therefore had not been issued the Certificate of Product Registration, which assures the good quality of the product.

The agency cannot guarantee the quality and safety of these food supplements, the FDA advisory said, adding that consumption of the products may pose potential health hazard to the consuming public since these have not undergone evaluation and testing process.

"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 in its advisory.

The public is advised to be vigilant against food products that are not duly registered with FDA as well as all the concerned establishments are warned not to distribute the identified food supplements until they have already been covered by the appropriate authorization.
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