FDA Advisory No. 2017-275
Public Health Warning Against HEALING GALING for Promoting and Selling the Following Unregistered Food Products with Therapeutic Claims:
- HEALING GALING RHIZOME PILLS
- HEALING GALING HERBAL SERPENTINA TABLETS
- HEALING GALING OMEGA 3 FISH OIL
- HEALING GALING ORGANIC VITAMINS B1, B6
- HEALING GALING ORGANIC VITAMIN B12
- HEALING GALING HEALING FOOD
- HEALING GALING BLACK RICE COFFEE
- HEALING GALING PURE HONEY
The public is warned that the following food products being advertised at http://healinggaling.ph/ by HEALING GALING are not registered with the FDA:
Pursuant to Republic Act No. 9711, otherwise known as the “Food and Drug Administration Act of 2009”, the manufacture, importation, exportation, sale, offering for sale, distribution, transfer, non-consumer use, promotion, advertising or sponsorship of health products without the proper authorization from FDA is prohibited.
As per Administrative Order 2010-0008, no person shall advertise, promote, or use in any sponsorship any food/dietary supplements unless such product is duly registered and approved by the Food and Drug Adminisration. Therefore, all activities related to the distribution and advertisment of HERBAL GALING are in violation of RA 9711 and AO 2010-0008.
Accordingly, since unregistered food products have not gone through evaluation and testing process of the FDA, the agency cannot guarantee their quality and safety. The consumption of such violative products may pose potential health hazards to the consuming public. Food products including food supplements should not bear any misleading, deceptive, and false claims in their labels and/or any promotional materials that will provide erroneous impression on products’ character or identity.
In light of the foregoing, the public is advised not to purchase the aforementioned violative products. Moreover, the public is advised to be vigilant against food products that might not be duly registered with FDA. Always check if a food product has been registered with FDA before purchasing it by making use of the embedded Search feature of the FDA website accessible at www.fda.gov.ph.
Dissemination of the information to all concerned is requested.