Beware what you eat!

Strand Road, Yangon comes alive at night with market stalls selling all sorts of food ranging from Chinese to local bites such as montdi, mohinga, ngaphee, bean curds, several salads and avariety of barbecues. However,customers have to be careful as some of these foods could contain formalin while salads may be dressed with sweetening agent. […]

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,” […]

FDA Opens Investigation into Nearly a Dozen Coffee Factories

RANGOON — Burma’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has opened an investigation into nearly a dozen coffee factories in Rangoon over rumors of malpractice. A joint committee formed last year by multiple local organizations—such as the FDA, Consumer Protection Association, Consumers Union and City Development Committee—made a surprise visit on Saturday to 11 coffee factories […]

Foreign wine imports to hit Myanmar’s shelves

Wine suppliers are distributing foreign brands into the local market legally for the first time after the Ministry of Commerce opened the door to imported wine earlier this year, though only a handful of companies have so far been licenced, industry sources said. U Tin Ye Win, a commerce ministry director in Nay Pyi Taw, […]

Building Indian pharma links

Dr Zaw Moe Khine specialises in importing medicine. Myanmar does not produce most varieties it needs, and so Dr Zaw Moe Khine looks abroad to places like India for sources. A large export industry is established in India, and its players are keen on supplying foreign markets, like Myanmar. “Indian companies have their own factories, […]