Pattaya consumers urged to check food labels

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Public health officials warned Pattaya residents to only consume foods that are clearly labeled and approved by the Thai Food and Drug Administration.

Buppa Songsakulchai, consumer protection chief for the Pattaya Public Health Department, warns residents to only consume foods that are clearly labeled and approved by the Thai Food and Drug Administration.

Buppa Songsakulchai, consumer protection chief for the Pattaya Public Health Department, issued the warning at an April 25 city hall meeting on the Safe Food Project with 30 village health volunteers.

The project includes area visits to train people in communities to provide information on various types of food and drug labels. When people understand labels on food and drugs, they will be able to select qualified products that are safe, officials said.

A key piece of information relayed was to check products for the FDA’s 13-digit registration number, which certifies it has passed safety testing. Furthermore, residents were told to carefully check expiration dates.