MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Reno liver spread has been a Filipino household favorite for over 50 years. It was a default spread on pan de sal that school kids take for their recess. It has also been the “secret” ingredient for some of the best Filipino dishes like adobo and kaldereta.
Now, the local Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned the public against selling, buying or consuming this biggest little can in the world for the reason that it has not been registered under this regulatory agency for food, drugs and supplements.
Today, the makers of Reno liver spread told The Adobo Chronicles that they are filing a quo warranto case against the FDA, claiming that their paté-like product has been grandfathered by default.
Reno liver spread has been enjoyed by Filipinos since 1958. The FDA was founded only in 1966.
(Quo warranto is a special form of legal action used to resolve a dispute over whether a specific person has the legal right to hold the public office that he or she occupies.)
So the question is: Which came first? The chicken or the egg?