BOC condemns 52 cartons of expired glutathione products

In line with its mandate to protect our borders and ensure the safety of stakeholders from hazard, the Bureau of Customs – NAIA has once again condemned 52 cartons or 260 kilograms of expired glutathione products in Trece Martires, Cavite on September 3-4, 2020.

The expired glutathione products were assessed to be unsafe for consumer use and must be properly disposed of through condemnation to protect the public.

Glutathione products are strong antioxidant which recently become the most popular systemic skin lightening molecule.

Based on a study, when a glutathione product is taken beyond the expiration date, the consumer may not reap the same benefit from registered and unexpired pills.

In compliance with the directives of Commissioner Rey Leonardo B. Guerrero, BOC-NAIA will continue to be vigilant and ensure that expired, hazardous and harmful products will not be made available to the consuming public, especially during this COVID-19 pandemic.

According to District Collector Carmelita M. Talusan, the condemned products were part of the 16.03 tons of other illicit, forfeited, and smuggled products destroyed on the same days.