The Philippine Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning the public on processed foods sold in the streets which were found to have prohibited coloring agents added on those foods.
Mango with Bagoong (image from inquirer.net)
The said prohibited coloring agents are rhodamine-B, a cancer-causing substances found in dyes and are used as tracers in water and air flow studies. These processed foods are “icing candy” which came from Cebu Crown Grocery, the “red gulaman” from Carbon Public Market, and the shrimp paste from Robinson’s Grocery in Talisay, Cebu.
So guys, please be careful and aware of what you are buying in the market.