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:
🚨Attention!🚨 #HealthAlert about “Castillo pork ham”. Invima identified the fraudulent marketing of this food, manufactured by an establishment other than the one authorized through the RSA-001594-2016 health registry. ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/iPyM4ieqYC
– Invima (@invimacolombia) November 22, 2022
Invima issues health alert for fraudulent ham in Colombia
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”.