FDAwarns vs ex­pired hol­i­day food in­gre­di­ents

Philippine Daily Inquirer - - NEWS INQ - —JOVICYEE

The Food and Drug Ad­min­is­tra­tion (FDA) urged the pub­lic on Satur­day to be vig­i­lant against stores selling cheap in­gre­di­ents for the hol­i­day cel­e­bra­tions as it re­cently seized in Quinta Mar­ket a truck­load of ex­pired food. Ac­cord­ing to FDA Di­rec­tor Gen­eral Nela Cha­rade Puno, the agency seized an es­ti­mated P127,000 worth of ex­pired food prod­ucts from three stores in the mar­ket fol­low­ing a com­plaint. Puno said that un­scrupu­lous traders were putting the lives of con­sumers at risk since these re­cy­cled food prod­ucts might cause di­ar­rhea, vom­it­ing or food poi­son­ing. Among the ex­pired food items the FDA seized were queso de bola, spaghetti sauce, cheese spread and ketchup.

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