The Filipino favorite Reno liver spread brand is now back in the market after being granted a product registration certificate from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
FDA Director-General Eric Domingo confirmed it to GMA News Online on Friday.
“Yes, they [Reno liver spread] have a CPR (certificate of product registration),” Domingo said.
The FDA chief said securing a CPR means that Reno liver spread can now go back on the shelves of markets.
The FDA warned on September 16, all healthcare professionals and the general public NOT TO PURCHASE AND CONSUME the following unregistered food products and food supplements:
1. RENO BRAND Liver Spread
2. MIRACLE WHITE Advance Whitening Capsules Food Supplement
3. TURCUMIN 100% Natural & Standardized Turmeric Curcumin
4. DESA Spanish Style Bangus in Corn Oil
5. SAMANTHA’S DIPS AND SAUCE Spanish Sardines Paste Sauce
The FDA chief himself was surprised that the popular liver spread Reno is not registered in the agency.
Reno then applied for registration to the food and drugs regulatory agency.
Reno liver spread now FDA-registered, back in the market
“Sumulat naman po sila sa amin. Nag-explain na noong 2017 nga kumuha sila ng license to operate ng kanilang factory pero hindi sila nakapag-rehistro ng kanilang mga produkto,” Domingo said.
(They wrote to use. They explained they acquired a license to operate for their factory in 2017 but failed to register their product.)
The agency said that there are types of authorizations before any processed food product can be released in the market.
“The first is the License-to- Operate (LTO) which is an authorization granted to manufacturers, repackers, importers, distributors, wholesalers, traders who passed FDA guidelines such as Good Manufacturing Practices,” it said.
The FDA said the Reno Brand Liver Spread manufacturer has an existing LTO as a food repacker.
In 2017, Reno applied for the variation of their LTO to include their product line as a manufacturer of processed meat products. Upon inspection of the FDA, the company secured the approval of the LTO as a manufacturer.
“After being issued an LTO, the food business operator is required to secure another authorization, which is called Certificate of Product Registration (CPR),” it added.