By Larnun – Burma’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) set fire to expired foodstuffs, drugs and cosmetics in Kalay, Sagaing Region, on Friday morning.
The products were set to be destroyed by the end of 2018.
FDA officer Daw Nyein Nyein Ei said that the items were incinerated so that people could consume safe products.
“These products included outdated drugs, low quality cosmetics and unsafe foodstuffs,” she told Khonumthung News. “The total price of these products was over 1.2 million kyats (US$780). We worked together with other government departments to destroy these products.” If the FDA identifies outdated or unsafe products in stores or markets, they are known to seize those items. If they are found in large quantities or not in line with existing laws, legal action can be taken against the shop owners.