MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Starting Friday at 5:00 a.m., Filipinos may not find any pan de sal in their favorite bakeries or neighborhood sari-sari stores.
The National Association of Pan de Sal Bakers (NAPSB) has announced that its more than 1 Million members will go on a nationwide strike, in protest of the Food and Drug Administration’s announcement that it was banning the sale, purchase and consumption of Reno liver spread. FDA said the brand, which has been in existence for more than half a century, has not registered with the regulatory agency.
Reno liver spread has been a favorite of Filipino households, across all social classes, being a secret ingredient for popular dishes like kaldereta and adobo, as well as the choice spread for pan de sal, the inexpensive breakfast bun.
The NAPSB told The Adobo Chronicles that the nationwide strike will last until the FDA reverses its decision/announcement regarding this well-loved Filipino version of the paté.
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?
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The ongoing Congressional hearings on the broadcast franchise for ABS-CBN may all be moot and academic, as the Lopez-owned conglomerate announced it has been granted not one, but several franchises.
A spokesperson for ABS-CBN Holdings told The Adobo Chronicles that the new franchises include operations in several cities in the Philippines and in the United States.
The new franchises were signed today in Manila between officers of ABS-CBN and ChowKing.
The spokesperson said ABS-CBN is really excited about its new fastfood venture. It will continue to use its popular meme of “In the (food) service of the Filipino.”