FDA burns illegal food, drugs in Myeik

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has burned food and drugs unfit for consumption in Myeik, Taninthayi Region. Expired and unlicensed items were among the destroyed goods. Dr Zin May Htay, secretary at the Myeik District FDA, said: “We found 104 drugs unfit for consumption from AA Medical Products Co. We also inspected drug stores […]

Myanmar to Upgrade Domestic Dairy Products

YANGON, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) — Myanmar is striving to promote domestic dairy industry by raising the standard of its products, official media reported Friday. At present, the country’s Livestock Breeding and Veterinary department is exerting efforts to establish standards for milk products to place them in the market after obtaining approval from Food and Drug […]

FDA shuts down seven drinking water factories in Yangon

Seven drinking water factories were shut down in Yangon last week for violations of government rules, the region’s Department of Food and Drug Administration said. Two drinking water factories in Hlaing township were ordered closed on August 10 for failing to observe good manufacturing practices, while five others from Hlegu township were shut down on […]

FDA sues 25 pharmacy shops as of July

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sued 25 drug stores for allegedly selling illegal, substandard medicine between January and July, 2017, according to a report in the City News Daily yesterday. In 2016, FDA took action against 99 drug stores. “We have no judicial power to punish unlawful pharmacies. We can only take them to court,” […]

Drug safety policy by year end

The move comes at a time when the department of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is battling with sub-quality drugs, unregistered, fake and expired medicines sold in local pharmacies – largely procured from neighbouring countries. The number of deaths related to fake drugs and patients who have no resistance to substandard and fake drugs is […]

FDA sues 25 pharmacies for selling fake medical products

Dr Than Htut said all the 25 pharmacies which were sued also did not have valid licenses to sell medicines and medical products. Last year, the FDA sued 99 pharmacies for the same violations. “It is big amount. Every township in Myanmar has substandard, falsified and illegal medical products entering the market,” he told reporters […]

FDA Delays Labelling of Food Products

The Department of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that the labelling requirements for local food products will be delayed by three months. FDA Director General Dr Than Htut said that this extension will give food manufacturing companies more time to register their products while also preparing themselves to meet the requirements set by […]

Sell food with Banned Colouring and Get Shut Down: MCDC

​​ Businesses in Mandalay that are selling food containing banned food dye now risk having their shops shut down by the authorities, which have launched an operation to ensure food safety. Closing down a shop is the heaviest penalty the Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC) can impose on errant business owners. MCDC Markets and Abattoirs […]

FDA to Clean Up the Drinking Water Industry

The Food and Drug Administration is once again taking aim at toxic drinking water, attempting to stop bacteria-laden and unregistered bottles from proliferating in the markets. Last week, the FDA took action against six unregistered and unlicensed water producing factories in Yangon. The six unregistered companies were based in Hlaing, East Dagon, South Okkalapa, Mayangone, […]

Agencies Crack Down on Formalin in Food

Officials from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) say they are using surveillance to monitor when formalin is being using in food products at markets. They have been trying to raise awareness about produce safety at the township and state/region levels. They also plan to educate the villages, FDA officials said. But in order to […]