FDA: Illegal food supplement alive in Mindanao

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Monday, July 28, 2014

MINDANAO continues to be a common destination for a food supplement product already found illegal by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

According to FDA Advisory 2014-056, they have received reports that Sehat Badan powder remains being sold in the Mindanao area.

"Despite the issuance of the earlier advisory, the subject product is still found to be available in several places in the country, particularly in the Mindanao area," said the FDA.

Back in January, the FDA already issued an advisory warning the public of the illegal presence of the unregistered product.

The FDA, then, opted to reiterate its public advisory for fears that the people may think it is already legalized.

"The public is again warned by the FDA against the use of Sehat Badan powder," said the FDA on the product manufactured by PJ Nyior Koneng – Surabaya Indonesia.

In its previous advisory, the FDA said the products did not pass the government's standard of safety and quality, which puts public health at stake.

It added that claims of the manufacturers are not approved by the FDA since the product is not registered with the health agency.

In its advertisements online, the said product claims to be a herbal drink that "promotes and enhance general well-being and treat various diseases" such as asthma, urinary stones, allergy, impotence, rheumatism, toothache, and ulcer. (HDT/Sunnex)

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