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Philippines’ FDA bans Reno liver spread, 4 other products

Reno Liver Spread is a favorite among Pinoys for their morning 'pan de sal' and other Filipino cuisine. Photo from Kendra Kendrita on Burppler.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an advisory against the consumption of Filipino favorite spread ‘Reno’ liver spread, along with four other products.

In an advisory issued on August 26, the FDA warns ‘all healthcare professionals and the general public not to purchase or consume the unlicensed food products’.

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This includes the Reno liver spread, Miracle White Advance Whitening Capsule, Turcumin, DESA Spanish style sardines, and Samantha Dips and Sauce.

The FDA said these products do not have their certificates of public registration (CPR) which is a requirement for manufacture, importation, exportation, sale, distribution, and advertising. Without the CPR, these products are prohibited from the market.

The agency cannot also assure the products’ safety and efficacy.

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The Local Government Units and Bureau of Customs are urged to make sure that these products will not enter the Philippine market.

However, the liver spread has been a Filipino product since it was manufactured in 1958.

Mark Nituma

Mark is the editorial director of TFT and is currently based in its Manila headquarters. Upon graduating from UP Diliman in 2010, he joined the internationally-awarded TV magazine show Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho as a researcher. Nearly a year later, he became one of its segment producers. In a span of five years with GMA7, he was able to travel not only the Philippines’ most beautiful spots but also the country’s least visited places—from some of the war-torn areas of Mindanao to impoverished parts of Luzon and Visayas—capturing a closer look at life in these communities. Mark also worked with various TV programs and specials such as Philippine Treasure and Reel Time. After his five-year stint in the media network, he flew to Dubai in 2016 to start his career as a journalist/reporter for The Filipino Times. Got story pitches? Send Mark an email at [email protected] or drop him a line on

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