The National Administration of Medicines, Food and Medical Technology (ANMAT) prohibited this Wednesday, through its publication in the Official Gazette, the commercialization of the product: “Common sugar type A. Brand: Don Pedro”.
Through Provision 6478/2022, the Anmat prohibits the elaboration, fractionation and commercialization, throughout the national territory and on online sales platforms, of said article in any presentation, batch and expiration date.
In addition, the document details that The measure responds to the fact that the mentioned sugar lacks health records, turning out to be an illegal product.. Thus, in his article, he explains that the commercialization of all those products that display on their labels the sanitary registrations RNE No. 23000981 and RNPA No. 23075071 is not allowed because they are falsely labeled products that use a non-existent RNE and RNPA, consequently resulting in products illegal.
In this way, through its recitals, The provision explains that the proceedings were initiated as a result of a claim by an individual in relation to the presence of stones and other foreign objects in the product: “Common sugar type A. Brand: Don Pedro – Net weight: 1kg – Lot N° 009 – Packaging 2022 – Consume pref. Before 2024 – Fractionated by Establishments Don Pedro, San Martín, Buenos Aires – RNE No. 23000981 – RNPA No. 23075071 – Origin: Ingenios Tucumanos”.
For this reason, Federal Consultations No. 5040 and 8185 were carried out through the Federal Information System for Food Control Management (SIFeGA) to the Department of Bromatology of the province of Tucumán, which reported that both the RNPA as the RNE reported are non-existent.
In turn, due to the fact that the product label details that the fractionation of the same was carried out in the town of San Martín, it was proceeded to verify if that establishment was enabled. Consequently, the Directorate of Food Industries and Products – DIPA of the Ministry of Agrarian Development of the province of Buenos Aires indicated that “Establecimientos Don Pedro” does not exist.
Said package, transparent with white stripes, highlighted the name of the brand ‘Don Pedro’, in red letters with blue borders, and highlighted the product ‘Azúcar Comun type A’ with a red box.
For its part, the Department of Sanitary and Nutritional Surveillance of Food, requested the Program for Monitoring and Control of Advertising and Promotion of Products subject to Sanitary Surveillance to evaluate the measures to be adopted since it was advertised and promoted on online sales platforms. .
The product was in violation of article 3 of Law 18284, article 3 of Annex II of Decree 2126/71 and articles 6 bis, 13 and 155 of the Argentine Food Code (CAA) due to lack of health records, resulting in being an illegal product.
Therefore, as it is a product that cannot be reliably and clearly identified as produced, processed and/or fractionated in a specific establishment, it cannot be produced anywhere in Argentina, nor marketed, nor sold in the territory. of the Republic in accordance with the provisions of Article 9, item II of Law 18284.
In this way, with the idea of protecting the health of citizens against the consumption of illegal products, the Department of the Stewardship of Food Regulations of the INAL recommended prohibiting the commercialization of the aforementioned food throughout the national territory.
The provision explains that Anmat will act in this way whenever they are food products that lack records, which is why their traceability, their production conditions, their quality cannot be guaranteed with adequate levels of control under the conditions established by current regulations and their safety.