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									 CONSUMER ACT OF THE PHILIPPINES
  RELATING TO FOOD, DRUGS AND
     COSMETICS AND DEVICES
The Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act (Republic
Act No. 3720) approved on June 22,1963 has been
superseded by the Consumer Act of the
Philippines. Chapter II of the Act declares that it
is the policy of the State to protect the health of
the consumer by ensuring a safe and good
quality of food, drugs, cosmetics and devices and
to regulate their manufacture, sale, distribution
and advertisement.
           PROHIBITED ACTS
1. The manufacture, importation,
   exportation, sale offering for sale or
   distribution of any adulterated or
   misbranded food, drug, device or drug.

2. Refusal of manufacturer to permit entry
   or inspection by BFAD agents or to allow
   samples to be collected.
3. Giving false guarantees or undertaking.

4. Forging, counterfeiting, simulation or falsely
   representing or without authority

5. The sale, distribution or transfer of any drug or
   device without being registered or licensed by
   the Department of Health.
6. The sale of offering for sale of drugs or
  devices beyond their expiration date

7. The sale and distribution of a batch drugs
  without batch certification.

8. To deliver for introduction into commerce
  any mislabeled hazardous substance or
  banned hazardous substance.
     COMMON VIOLATIONS IN
  FOODS MANUFACTURE AND SALE
1. The Department of Health has banned
   the use of potassium bromate as
   ingredient in the making of breads
   because of adverse reports concerning its
   safety.
2. Use of poisonous food colors in making
   bagoong and other products. The BFAd
   has warned against the use of such
   dangerous dyes but manufactures
   continue to use them.
3. Adulteration of hot dogs and similar
  products by the use of fillers such as
  flour to add bulk.

4. Adulteration of rice by mixing high
  grade varieties with lower grade varieties.

5. Sale of poultry products injected with
  water to make them heavier.
6. Adulteration of hot dogs and similar
  products by the use of fillers such as flour
  to add bulk.

7. Adulteration of rice by mixing high
  grade varieties with lower grade varieties.
8. Suspension of the importation of Rose
  Bowl canned foods from Malaysia was
  made by the Bureau of Customs. The
  BFAD said that a laboratory analysis of
  Rose Bowl canned squid found it “either
  deteriorated, decomposed or with strong
  offensive odor and with foreign matter
  inside.
9. The Government agents seized 30 million
  worth of mislabelled whiskey from local
  liquor firm. These were allegedly
  mislabelled Johnny Walker Whiskey.

10. FDA Case No. 54-75 Salvador Matienzo
  claimed that he bought a bottle of Royal
  Tru-Orange which contained foreign matter

								
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