DTI Releases Statement Regarding the Safety of Popular Scrap Chocolate
SCRAP CHOCOLATE – DTI has released a statement regarding the safety of public consuming popular scrap chocolate.
Nowadays, scrap chocolate is very popular in various areas in the Philippines. A lot of Filipino people were purchasing these products being sold online because of its cheap and affordable price.
Filipinos are known as sweet lovers and most of us were lovers of chocolate but not everyone could afford it. However, some of our countrymen are searching for other alternatives such as scrap chocolates.
Recently, the Department of Trade and Industry has warned the public regarding the purchase of scrap or “Tira-tirang tsokolate”. The agency’s statement garnered various reactions from the online community.
DTI Asst. Secretary or consumer protection group Atty. Ann Claire C. Cabochan told the public that selling scrap chocolate is prohibited. She explained that the products do not have proper packaging that has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
“Bawal po ‘yung pagbenta ng scrap chocolate dahil hindi po sila nakalagay sa packaging has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Hinho po natin naa-assure ‘yung safety ng mga ganitong klaseng produkto,” Cabochan said.
In the Philippines, men usually give chocolate to their girlfriends and female friends but women in Japan were the one who gives chocolate to guys. Japanese ladies were giving Giri choco to their friends and gives Honmei choco to their special someone.
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