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‘Castillo pork ham’, triggered a health alert from Invima

The National Institute for Food and Drug Surveillance (Invima) released a statement announcing the determination of issue health alert since the integrity of the consumers would be at risk.

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The entity reported that the ‘Castillo pork ham’ was being manufactured by an establishment other than the authorized one through the health registry RSA-001594-2016.

On top of that, the institute added that the document mentioned It has expired since August 9, 2021.

This is the Invima document:

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Thus, the marketing of ham does not comply with current health regulations for food and beveragesas stated by the entity.

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Invima highlighted three situations:

  • It is issued with a name or qualification other than the one that corresponds to it.
  • It does not come from its true manufacturers or importers declared on the label.
  • It does not have the respective registration, permit or health notification.

With these clarifications, the National Institute for Food and Drug Surveillance said that “It is a fraudulent food and, under these conditions, it cannot be marketed in the country”.

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