Vitamin C Users Support American Branded Supplement Amid FDA Notice
the Food and drug administration advised the public against purchasing any of Kirkland’s vitamins, citing that it was unregistered.
He noted in particular the purchase of Kirkland Signature Vitamin C 1000 mg tablet July 13th.
The agency noted that the product was not approved in their system or issued a Product registration certificate.
All food and food products must first obtain this certification before they can be sold and distributed in the Philippines.
“FDA post-market surveillance activities have verified that the aforementioned drug product has not gone through the agency’s registration process and has not received the appropriate clearance in the form of a certificate. product registration, âthe local FDA said.
âThus, the agency cannot guarantee their quality and safety. Therefore, the consumption of such a non-compliant product may present a potential danger or harm to health, âhe added.
This is in accordance with Republic Law No. 9711 or FDA Law of 2009.
“The manufacture, import, export, sale, offer for sale, distribution, transfer, promotion, advertising or sponsorship of health products without the proper authorization of the FDA is prohibited”, indicates the law.
The FDA has also warned establishments and similar entities against distributing and selling the unregistered product until it obtains a CPR.
“All local government units and law enforcement agencies are urged to ensure that this product is not sold or made available in their localities or areas of jurisdiction,” the FDA said.
Some social media users have reported that they have been drinking the health supplement for years. They indicated that they had never encountered a problem with this.
“Really? We’ve been taking this product and brand from Hindi pa COVID. I still have two bottles left and I know what I have is a real family supply,” one user mentionned.
â22 years pa lang ako puro Kirkland na akoâ¦ 50 na ko yan rin product ko,â commented another user.
Some Filipinos online, meanwhile, pointed out that the distributor just might not have renewed their CPR.
They said it was also a similar case to RENO Brand Liver Spread, a local brand of canned goods also reported as unregistered, last year.
âNot registered. Parang case lang ng Reno, âone user said.
âKalma mga bhie, Baka nakalimutan language mag file ulit ng CPR renewal ang Kirkland. May expire product registration certificate, âanother user wrote.
When the FDA announced that the local 1958 canned brand was unregistered, loyal fans took to social media to protest, citing that it had been sold in the market long before the creation of the ‘agency.
RELATED: Why the FDA is warning the public against buying Reno Liver Spread
Due to outrage online last year, the director of the FDA Eric Domingue, also undersecretary for health, clarified that Reno Foods, Incorporated did not register their business or obtain a CPR in 2017.
At the time of writing, Reno is already a registered product.