The perfume venture of Toni Gonzaga and Winnie Wong is not FDA-approved
Actress-host Toni Gonzaga and vlogger Winnie Wong’s perfume has not secured proper license and so the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning.
Toni and Winnie launched their business last year, the cologne called POUF! It is a product line owned and marketed by TGWW Everyday Lifestyle and its name is from the initials of the owners.
In its registration, the company was supposed to sell only bags, notebooks, and toiletries.
However, a recent report from Inquirer stated that the FDA warned the public against buying and using the said product. The agency stated that the product line has no valid Certificate of Product Notification. This means that it may cause potential hazards.
“Potential hazards may come from ingredients that are not allowed to be part of a cosmetic product or from the contamination of heavy metals,” the FDA’s
Advisory No. 2020-2188 stated.
The statement also said that “The use of substandard and possibly adulterated cosmetic products may result [in] adverse reactions including, but not limited to, skin irritation, itchiness, anaphylactic shock, and organ failure.”
The said product under the company of Toni Gonzaga and Winnie Wong was among the products being complained about by the Action for Consumerism and Transparency in Nation Building (Action).
Reportedly, the consumer group has spotted cosmetic products being sold online without the approval of the FDA.
Regional field offices and regulatory enforcement units of the FDA have been ordered to ensure that the products without their approval should not be sold or made available in the market.
Those who will be found violating the Republic Act 8711, or the FDA Act of 2009 that is against cosmetic products being sold without government license and registration will face the penalty of imprisonment (from one year but not more than ten years) or a fine (not less than P50,000 but not more than P500,000).
“As much as I want to provide the full details on this matter, our legal counsel has advised us that the issues are already being addressed in the proper forum,” Toni Gonzaga’s business partner said in an email to Inquirer regarding this issue.
Winnie Wong added that there is a lot of fabricated information against them.
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