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  • NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC BFAD ADVISORY
    DOH-BFAD Advisory No. 01-06 Counterfeit Drug Products
    DOH-BFAD Advisory No. 01-05 Warning on the Potential Chocking Hazards Posed by Jelly Cup type Candy
    DOH-BFAD Advisory No. 01-04 Various Imported Soy Sauce/Oyster Sauce and other Products containing Acid Hydrolized Vegetable Protein
    DOH-BFAD Advisory No. 01-03 Illegally Imported and Unregistered Drug Products
    DOH-BFAD Health Advisory No. 01-02 Unregistered Plasma Derivative Product (Brandname: Albumarc 25% Albumin) Posing Risk of Transmitting Mad Cow Disease
    BFAD Advisory No. 01-01 Warning of the Use of Glo Herbal Drink / Products
    BFAD Advisory No. 00-06 Warning on the Use of "CURE-ALL" Products
    BFAD Advisory No. 00-05 Health Hazards of Neotogen or Magic Sugar
    BFAD Advisory No. 00-04 Warning Against Dispensing Expired Drugs
    BFAD Advisory No. 00-03 Withdrawal of Troglitazone (Rezulin) from Philippine Market
    BFAD Advisory No. 00-02 Defective HIV Test Kits from Alpha Scientific Designs, Inc.
    BFAD Advisory No. 00-01 Warning on the Use of Alcohol for Sponge Bathing of Children

    www.doh.gov.ph

  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration Definitions of Nutrient Content Claims (per serving): A Food Labeling Guide

    FAT ( per serving )

    Nutrient

    Free

    Low

    Reduced/Less

    Total fat

    Less than .5g

    3g or less

    ≤ 35% calories

    At least 25% less fat  as a similar food

    Saturated Fat

    Less than .5g  Less than .5 g trans f.a.

    1 g or less

    ≤15%  calories           

    At least 25% less

    Cholesterol

    Less than 2 mg

    20 mg or less

    At least 25% less

    Cholesterol claims only allowed when food contains 2 g or less saturated fat per serving

    Lean meat has less than 10 fat, less than 4 g saturated fat, less than 95 mg cholesterol per serving

    SODIUM ( per serving )

    Nutrient

    Free

    Low

    Reduced/Less

    Sodium

    Less than 5 mg

    140 mg or less

    At least 25% less

    "Light in Sodium": if sodium is reduced by at least 50% per serving 

    "Very Low Sodium": 35 mg or less per serving

    "Salt Free" must meet criterion for "Sodium Free"

    "No Salt Added" and "Unsalted" must declare : "This is Not A Sodium Free Food" on information panel if food is not "Sodium Free"

    Lightly Salted": 50% less sodium than normally added

    SUGARS  ( per serving )

    Nutrient

    Free

    Low

     Reduced/Less

    Sugars ( does not include sugar alcohols)

     

    Less than 0.5 g sugars

    Not Defined

    At least 25% less sugars

    "No Added Sugars" and "Without Added Sugars" are allowed if no sugar or sugar containing ingredient is added during processing.

     

    CALORIES  ( per serving ) 

    Nutrient

    Free

    Low

    Reduced/Less

    Calories

    Less than 5 cal

    40 cal or less

    At least 25% fewer calories

    Light or “lite”: if product has 33% fewer calories or 50% less fat per serving.

    Low calorie meals and main dishes: 120 cal or less per 100 g 

    www.cfsan.fda.gov