SM Bonus sugar pulled out after FDA warning

SM Markets recalled its sugar products on Wednesday, October 28, after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned against consumption of the products due to lack of registration documents.

After conducting surveillance, the FDA said SM Bonus Brown Sugar and Refined Sugar lack certificates of product registration and did not go through evaluation.

The FDA also warned the public not to buy the following products:

  • Melvan Ginger Brew with Turmeric and Lemongrass
  • Sweet Valley freeze dried cranberry coated with milk chocolate
  • Lorenzo Farm dark chocolate

"The agency cannot assure [the products'] quality and safety," the FDA said.

In response, SM Markets said in a statement, "We are pulling out SM Bonus Sugar products mentioned in the FDA circular advisory No. 2020-1927 until such time that our supplier is able to meet FDA registration requirements."

The other companies whose products were named have yet to issue statements as of writing. ā€“ Rappler.com