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Group Urges Thai FDA Adopt EU-Type Drug, Food Warning System

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

A consumer group wants Thailand's FDA to establish an early-warning system to advise the public when a dangerous drug or other product is found. The Foundation for Consumer said the European Union has such a system and Thailand should have one with the increasing number of products from China found to contain melamine. The group's head said the EU's Rapid Alert System for NonFood Products provides online information about dangerous products and lists safe alternatives as well as explaining what is being done about them. The Thai FDA's food safety expert said the agency was monitoring dangerous products and its inspectors are collecting products at random from store shelves for inspection. (Click here for more



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