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FDA alerted consumers against 5 imported beauty creams

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Separate advisories have been issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the purchase and use of five imported beauty creams. These are currently being sold without market authorization in the Philippines.


FDA Advisories No. 2021-3043, 2021-3055, 2021-3057, 2021-3059 and 2021-3060 were posted on the agency’s website last December 3.


Consumers are being warned not to buy or use the following: AQME Beauty Cream, Golden Pearl Beauty Cream, Morning Face Beauty Cream, Parley Goldie Advanced Beauty Cream, Safora Beauty Cream.


Establishments have also been warned by the FDA not to distribute the aforementioned products. According to EcoWaste, an environmental protection group, the products are labeled as produced in Pakistan.


“FDA’s latest regulatory action is laudable, but much more needs to be done to fully enforce the national and global ban on skin whitening cosmetics with mercury content,” EcoWaste Coalition’s Chemical Safety Campaigner Thony Dizon said in a statement, “including stopping their uncontrolled sale in online shopping platforms.”


The group found advertisements for the said products in a search conducted recently on two popular online shopping platforms.


According to the EcoWaste Coalition, which reported the cosmetics’ unlawful sale to the FDA back in April, the products have mercury that goes beyond the maximum limit of one part per million (ppm) found under the ASEAN Cosmetic Directive and the Minamata Convention on Mercury.

Photo: philnews.ph


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