‘SM Bonus’ sugar products pulled out after FDA warning

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    THE Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday warned the public against consuming two sugar brands that have not been registered with the government.

    The FDA, in Advisory No. 2020-1927, said “SM Bonus brown sugar” and “SM Bonus refined sugar” have no certificates of product registration from the FDA.

    Following the FDA advisory, SM Markets said it was recalling the sugar products from its stores “until such time that our supplier is able to meet FDA registration requirements.”

    Aside from the two sugar products, also listed in the advisory are “Melvan ginger brew with turmeric and lemongrass,” 250g; “Sweet Valley freeze dried cranberry coated with milk chocolate; and “Lorenzo Farm dark chocolate, 55g.

    The FDA said the products did not pass its assessment and evaluation.

    “Since these unregistered food products have not gone through evaluation process of the FDA, the agency cannot assure its quality and safety,” said the FDA.