The National Administration of Medicines, Food and Medical Technology (Anmat) banned this Tuesday the preparation, division and marketing throughout the national territory and on electronic sales platforms of a extra virgin olive oil of the “Tataglia” brand. The authorities could not verify the sanitary registries of the article and they considered it illegal.
The investigation was initiated from the claim of an individual before the Directorate of Bromatology of Tucumán. According to the consumer, the “Tataglia” brand olive oil, in a 2-litre presentation, was marketed on online sales platforms, but It did not have the appropriate signage according to current regulations.
On the label, olive oil described being a product from the city of San Martín, Mendozabut the Department of Food Hygiene of said province reported that no record was found with that brand or fancy name.
In this way, Anmat considered that the olive oil in question violated different national regulations and considered it an illegal product. Not having the manufacturing data represents “a risk to the health of the population“, because the quality, safety and efficacy of cosmetics cannot be guaranteed, the authorities indicated.
In this way, everyone products of the “Tataglia” brand must leave the market “for being allegedly in violation of article 3 of Law 18284, article 3 of Annex II of Decree 2126/71 and articles 6 bis, 13 and 155 of the Argentine Food Code”, they assured Anmat through Provision 7488 /2022.
In the recitals of the norm, which was signed by the director of Anmat, Manuel Limeres, it was detailed that because it is a product that cannot be reliably and clearly identified as produced, elaborated or fractionated in a determined establishment, “may not be made in any part of the country, nor marketed or sold in the territory of the Argentine Republic“.