PH health official: Local gov't units, FDA must cooperate to regulate high-risk products like coconut wine

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 27 2019 08:20 PM

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The Philippine health department urges local government units to work closely with the Food and Drug Administration in regulating high-risk products like coconut wine or 'lambanog' following deaths linked to the drink. DOH spokesperson Eric Domingo adds the FDA is in dire need of more product inspectors. He also reminds the public to consume only FDA-approved items.