Fake honey still sold in major supermarkets

There are plenty of supermarkets still peddling CEM fake honey even many months after it became illegal.

Robinsons Supermarket criminal activity

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Lees Supermarket criminal activity (vast quantities of illegal stock)

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SM Supermarkets and others are still trading in illegal fake honey.

The FDA have been informed and therefore should act appropriately to stop and penalize this illegal trade.

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CEM ‘honey’ is still sold in some shops illegally

If your local shop or supermarket is still illegally trading in CEM products then please read the attached pdf.

FDA Advisory No. 2016-073

The outlet should be reported to the FDA at:   report@fda.gov.ph

or the FDA can be informed by phone on the numbers 857-1991 to 93

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Advisory notice against CEM products by FDA

The FDA has issued a Public Health Warning advisory notice against CEM ‘honey’ products


FDA Cem Public health advisory

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Food & Drugs Administration performance

The Philippine FDA are paid by the citizens to protect them from unsafe food products. However, they have so far failed to tackle the crime of fraudulent honey in the nation’s supermarkets.

  • The FDA have been given clear and ample evidence of honey fraud.

  • 18 months ago the FDA started investigating the food fraud.

  • The FDA promise to communicate or take action but fail to do so.

  • No report or findings have been produced for the Philippine citizens.

  • The crime continues… I wonder if the new President is interested?

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Fraudulent honey by Cem – who still supply the nation’s supermarkets!

Being in the food business, I did contact Cem 4 years ago, as I wanted to buy samples. They did agree and went to their “office” or “warehouse” in Mandaluyong. The place was almost impossible to find, no street number on the door, nor Cems or any company sign. Had to call them several times. Then when at the gate , they literally opened the door by 20cm just for the bottles to go through. That was it ! no “hello” or any discussion was possible. I found it very very strange, a typical attitude of someone that has sthg to hide. Then I tried the various honey and understood…. I never tried again……

This is the latest comment by a reader of this website. The Cem scandal has gone on for years, yet still the authorities in the Philippines seem almost disinterested and have not yet brought those responsible to justice, despite overwhelming evidence and testimony.

Please can readers check on their local supermarkets to see which ones are continuing to trade in fraudulent honey.

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Progress on supermarket fraudulent honey

Good news:

Some progress is being made to protect the Philippine public from the honey fraudsters using supermarkets as outlets.

Bad news:

It is taking a long time and so persistence is needed.

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FDA still investigating fraudulent honey in supermarkets!

The FDA is aware that there is a problem with the fraudulent honey on the shelves.

No communication is coming from the FDA to explain why no action has yet been taken to protect the public from this crime.

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