It’s official! After much controversy, the popular Filipino ‘palaman’ staple, RENO Spread, is back on the grocery racks as they officially got the seal of approval from Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA).
RENO Liver Spread received backlash after the FDA’s advisory last September 16 that it was not anymore ideal for public consumption. Good thing, they were quick on their feet to address this matter and improve on the product so that it fits the FDA standards.
According to Director General Eric Domingo, RENO has passed said criteria to return on the Philippine market, “Itong liver spread wala nang kulang na dokumento at pumasa sa ating panuntunan.”
Domingo said that two weeks ago, the RENO Foods, Incorporated was able to secure the CPR, one of the two types of authorizations before any processed food product can be released in the Philippine market.
The License-to- Operate (LTO) which is an authorization granted to manufacturers, repackers, importers, distributors, wholesalers, traders was already passed by the company.
“In 2017, the company applied for the variation of their LTO to include their product line as manufacturer of processed meat products. Upon inspection of the FDA, the company was granted approval of the LTO as manufacturer,” the FDA statement said.
They have obtained a certificate about two weeks ago wherein it states they are now given a nod by the FDA instead of just the National Meat Inspection Commission before then.
It was learned that they were given the prompt to register under FDA in 2017 but failed to comply but after the nudge, they are finally able to prioritize it this year.
Great news for the RENO fans in the country! You could go back to your meryenda habits again!