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Myanmar oil millers body targets FDA certification for 150 mills by 2020

The Myanmar Edible Oil Millers Association (MEOMA) will help millers in the entire supply chain get approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), according to the Myanmar Trade Promotion Organization (MYANTRADE). This move is aimed at eradicating illegal sales in the market and ensure a firm market for producers, said an official with MEOMA. […]

CNI Holdings suspends MLM business in Myanmar

CNI Holdings Bhd has suspended its multi-level marketing (MLM) business activities in Myanmar after local authorities banned the use of such methods. In a filing with Bursa Malaysia today, CNI said the Ministry of Commerce Myanmar had on Sept 18 issued a notification prohibiting the business of MLM in Myanmar. As a result, its indirect […]

Govt bans MLM firms

The Ministry of Commerce (MOC) on September 18 issued notification (46/2018) which prohibits the business of multi-level marketing (MLM) in Myanmar. The ban will take effect immediately. Action will be taken against all MLM businesses found to still be in operation after the date of the issued notification, under the Essential Supplies and Service Law. […]

FDA Refuses First Shipment Of Shrimp From Myanmar For Banned Antibiotics; Refusals For Year Lowest Since 2012

Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released information regarding import refusals for December. Last month, the FDA reports that only 1 out of the 105 (0.9%) total seafood entry line refusals were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. The one shrimp entry line refused by the FDA for banned antibiotics in […]

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 […]