FDAwarns vs expired holiday food ingredients
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.