Banned skin lighting products sold in tri-cities, says EcoWaste Coalition

Futch Anthony Inso 10/02/2023

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu — EcoWaste Coalition said that seven banned ‘mercury-containing’ facial creams are still being sold by some cosmetics vendors in the tri-cities of Cebu, Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu. Quoting the outcome of a monitoring that they…

FDA issues warning vs several types of lato-lato

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/18/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) has issued a warning on buying some variants of the popular yoyo-like clackers called ‘lato-lato’.   The FDA has issued three separate memorandums on June 13, urging…

FDA issues marketing denial for 6,500 flavored e-cigarettes

Reuters 05/13/2023

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday issued marketing denial orders to 10 companies that collectively manufacture and market about 6,500 flavored e-liquid and e-cigarette products. The health regulator said these companies cannot market or distribute…

Cebu Daily Newscast: LTO to unveil digital driver’s license amid shortage of plastic cards

05/09/2023

Listen to Cebu Daily Newscast and get the latest stories in and around Cebu. Here’s what you need to know on Monday, May 1. LTO to unveil digital driver’s license amid shortage of plastic cards The Land…

FDA warns vs fake versions of popular medicines

Donna Z. Pazzibugan 05/08/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Counterfeit versions of some popular over-the-counter pain relievers and flu medicines are circulating in the market, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported. The FDA issued advisories on May 4 through its website warning…

NBI raids ‘supermarket’ in Mandaue: Chinese nabbed, pharmaceutical products worth P300,000 seized

Mary Rose Sagarino and Paul Lauro 03/30/2023

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — A Chinese national allegedly selling, trading and dispensing unregistered medical products in a supermarket on A.S. Fortuna Street, in Barangay Bakilid, Mandaue City, was arrested by the National Bureau of Investigation-Cebu District Office…

FDA warns vs 4 India-made cough syrup brands for kids

Donna Pazzibugan 10/25/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned the public against four contaminated cough and cold syrup medications for children that have been flagged by the World Health Organization (WHO) since Oct. 5 for…

DOH: Some COVID booster shots not expired but have ‘extended shelf life’

John Eric Mendoza - Reporter / @JEMendozaINQ 09/05/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Some COVID-19 vaccines used for booster shots are not expired but have an “extended shelf life,” Department of Health (DOH) officer-in-charge Maria Rosario Vergeire clarified on Monday. In a press briefing,  Vergeire was asked…

FDA forms task force to make COVID-19 vaccines more accessible to Filipinos

Zacarian Sarao - @inquirerdotnet 08/21/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Food and Drug Administration (FDA) formed a task force that aims to make COVID-19 vaccines more accessible to Filipinos. In a recent statement, FDA said it dubbed the task force “Taskforce Edward,”…

FDA: Only Lucky Me! Kalamansi has ethylene oxide – at low levels

Kathleen de Villa 07/17/2022

MANILA, Philippines — This popular noodle brand still needs to be “studied,” said the country’s food regulator. But according to initial findings by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), only the calamansi flavor of Lucky Me! Pancit Canton has…

FDA PH investigates Lucky Me! manufacturer for alleged presence of ethylene oxide

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 07/08/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the Philippines, in a statement issued on Wednesday, July 7, 2022, said it is currently investigating and coordinating with the manufacturer of the popular Filipino product…

FDA probes popular Filipino noodle brand for ‘high level of ethylene oxide’

Daniza Fernandez - Reporter / @DFernandezINQ 07/07/2022

  MANILA, Philippines — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating a Filipino noodle brand that is said to contain a “high level of ethylene oxide.” The governments of Ireland, France, and Malta have issued safety…

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