The Food And Drug Administration Has Issued A Warning Against Buying Beauty Products Online
FDA – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the country has release a warning to the public against buying beauty products from online markets.
Under the written law, unregistered products are not to be sold for public consumption. Last year, FDA alongside Quezon City police have confiscated at least P2 million worth of beauty products.
Now, the officer in charge (OIC) Eric Domingo from FDA raised the warning for the public last Thursday. He warned the public against ordering and buying beauty products, especially whitening products from online marketplaces.
In a conversation with Dobol B sa News TV, the OIC revealed that the posted beauty products for sale on online market platforms such as Shopee and Lazada should have a Certificate of Product Registration (CPR) from the office of the FDA.
He explained the policy in his statement:
“Kung hindi po registered products po ‘yun, hindi po pupuwede ibenta. Pero kung registered naman po sila at meron silang CPR galing sa FDA maaari po silang ibenta.”
[If the products weren’t registered, it cannot be sold. But if it’s registered and they have the CPR from FDA, these will be allowed to be sold.]
“Kailangan lang i-check ng mga dealers kung ang kanilang ibinibenta ay mga licensed products po.”
[The dealers just have to check if the items that they are selling are licensed products.]
Prior to the recent warning, the FDA also issued a warning against ordering medicines online, noting that the medicines sold on the platforms could be fake.
Selling medicine online is also illegal. The only allowable selling of medicine online is if the provided has been granted an FDA license for a pharmacy with an actual address.
This is according to an article from GMA News.
The Food and Drug Administration of the Philippines is an agency created to “license, monitor, and regulate the movement of food, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices, and household hazardous waste.”
It was created under the Department of Health (DOH) for that specific purpose.
That is all there is to it, at least for now. We’ll post updates as soon as we got them.