Health Advisory

The Bureau of Food and Drugs (BFAD) of the Department of Health (DOH) has advised the public not to purchase and use outright infant formula and milk products from China that might have been brought to the country through unauthorized means because no records of these products are registered.

Undersecretary Ramon C. Bacani issued a DepEd Memo No. 461, s. 2008 on Health Advisory on Contaminated Infant Formula and Milk Products produced in China, instructing all School Officials to advise canteen managers not to use such products in preparing foods served in the canteens for health safety of the pupils and to mobilize teachers, school health and nutrition personnel to disseminate information about this matter. Close collaboration should be made the Parents- Teachers-Community Associations (PTCAs), Local Government Units (LGUs), Municipal Health Officers (MHOs) in the conduct of investigation on the availability of such infant formula and milk products in the market which are manufactured in China.