According to the FDA, through post-marketing surveillance, POUF! Everyday Bloom Cologne Spray was found to have no valid Certificate of Product Notification.
Because of this, the agency said they were unsure of the quality and safety of its use.
They said it is possible that the said product will cause health risks to consumers.
“The abovementioned product was verified by FDA through postmarketing surveillance and shows no valid Certificate of Product Notification (CPN) as of 17 December 2020. Pursuant to Book II, Article I, Section 1 (a) of the Rules and Regulations Implementing 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 any health product without the proper authorization from the FDA is prohibited,” the agency said in an advisory.
“Potential hazards may come from ingredients that are not allowed to be part of a cosmetic product or from the contamination of heavy metals. The use of substandard and possibly adulterated cosmetic products may result to adverse reactions including, but not limited to, skin irritation, itchiness, anaphylactic shock and organ failure,” it added.
FDA warns against Toni Gonzaga’s cologne brand
FDA said the public is advised not to purchase a cologne brand sold by actress Toni Gonzaga. Moreover, the public is advised to always check if a cosmetic product is notified by the FDA through its website (ww2.fda.gov.ph).
All concerned establishments are warned not to distribute violative cosmetic product until they have fully complied with the rules and regulation of the FDA.
To report any sale, distribution, complaint and/or adverse event on the use of the violative cosmetic products, the online reporting facility, eReport can be accessed at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at the Center for Cosmetics Regulation and Research (CCRR) hotline (02) 8857-1900 loc. 8113 or 8107.
Toni Gonzaga is yet to comment on the issue concerning her cologne product.