Regulations Update : Processed Food Labelling

The Indonesian National Agency of Drug and Food Control (BPOM) regulates the safety and suitability of food and drugs for consumption by end–consumers. Its role primarily is to oversee, check, test, approve, register and monitor consumer products, including food and beverage imported to, distributed and sold in the Indonesian market to ensure they meet the minimum standards and requirements under Indonesian law.

By the end of August 2021, BPOM revised the regulation on Processed Food Labelling No. 31 of 2018 into Regulation No. 30 of 2021. The Amendment now requires the relevant percentages of raw material content to be incorporated onto the labeling of all processed foods that contain any of the following: 1) Raw materials which provide the identities of processed foods; 2) Raw materials which are emphasized in the labeling of processed foods, either in words or pictures; or 3) Raw materials that are reflected in the names of processed foods

Indonesia’s New Provision on Processed Food Labelling of the National Agency of Food and Drug Control (BPOM) Thursday, August 26, 2021

Pharmacies, Health Industry, and Foods & Drugs Standard

  • In order to further ensure the health and safety of the general public as regards the consumption of processed foods through information on food labeling, the National Agency of Food and Drug Control ("BPOM") has issued Regulation No. 30 of 2021 on the Amendment to Regulation No. 31 of 2018 on Processed Food Labeling ("Amendment").
  • In cases where processed foods are not distributed by the relevant producers or importers, the Amendment now requires the relevant business actors to include the phrases, "Tidak diperdagangkan secara eceran," and, "Tidak untuk dikemas ulang," or other sentences with similar meanings on the labeling of all processed foods. However, this obligation does not apply to processed foods that are sold by producers directly to business actors for reprocessing purposes.
  • The Amendment now requires the relevant percentages of raw material content to be incorporated onto the labeling of all processed foods that contain any of the following: 1) Raw materials which provide the identities of processed foods; 2) Raw materials which are emphasized in the labeling of processed foods, either in words or pictures; or 3) Raw materials that are reflected in the names of processed foods.
  • Meanwhile, the labeling of all food additives which are sold through retail outlets must incorporate the following information: 1) The sentence, "Bahan tambahan pangan"; 2) The name of the relevant food additive category; 3) The name of the relevant food additive type; 4) The maximum amounts food additives that are used in processed foods; and 5) Lists of supporting materials contained in food additives (if any).
  • The Amendment has been in force since 2 August 2021.

Source (in Bahasa Indonesia):

BPOM’s New Regulation on Processed Food Labelling BPOM or Standard Pangan

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