Guarantee Quality of Medicinal, Cosmetic and Food Products, Ministry of Industry and Trade MoU with BPOM

By : Ridwan And Aldi Firhand. A | Wednesday, February 28 2018 - 22:11 IWST

Director General of IKM Kemenperin Gati Wibawaningsih together with the Head of Food and Drug Supervisory Agency (BPOM) Penny K. Lukito (Photo: Humas)
Director General of IKM Kemenperin Gati Wibawaningsih together with the Head of Food and Drug Supervisory Agency (BPOM) Penny K. Lukito (Photo: Humas) - Jakarta, Ministry of Industry through the Directorate General of Small and Medium Industries (IKM) cooperates with the Food and Drug Supervisory Agency (BPOM) related to improving the quality of processed food products, cosmetics and traditional medicine.

The memorandum of understanding was signed directly by the Director General of IKM Ministry of Industry, Gati Wibawaningsih along with BPOM Head Penny K. Lukito.

Gati said, through this cooperation is expected to faster the certification process, marketing authorization, and trademarks against IKM food, cosmetics and herbal medicine.

"With this MoU, one of the things we expect is that it can be faster in the process of issuing its permit," said Gati after the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Industry with the Food and Drug Supervisory Agency (BPOM) in Jakarta, Wednesday (28/2/2018).

He said, during this Ministry of Industry has facilitated the development of SMEs food, cosmetics, and traditional medicine. "The existence of this cooperation, will be more programs that we run this year," he added.

According to Gati, in the agreement, it will implement several activities such as improving human resource competence, as well as providing mentoring, technical guidance, socialization, supervision, and consultation. In addition to facilitate facilities and infrastructure and exchange of data and information required by business actors.

"This is our determination to optimize the role of IKM as a driver of the national economy, especially the commodity sector of traditional medicine, cosmetics and food that has the potential to continue to grow and develop," he explained.

Based on Ministry of Industry records, these industrial sectors show a positive performance consistency. By 2017, the food and beverage industry has the highest growth of 9.23 percent. Meanwhile, the chemical, pharmaceutical and traditional medicine industries amounted to 4.53 percent.

Gati explained, IKM food is a type of business that is managed by many people in Indonesia. In the program of productivity and competitiveness development, Ministry of Industry has conducted IKM food development in the form of facilitation of good processing, application of SNI, halal certification, as well as improving the quality of product packaging.

For the potential of SME cosmetics in Indonesia, currently including one of the mainstay sector in spurring the growth target of national manufacturing industry.

"With a population of more than 250 million, Indonesia will be one of the top 10 countries for the Asian cosmetics market in the next 10-15 years," said Gati.

In fact, the growth of the middle class is increasing demand for personal care products, especially for skin care, makeup and hair care.

Currently, there are 102 Traditional Medicines Industry (IOT), and the remaining 1037 Small Traditional Medicine (UKOT) and Traditional Medicines (UMOT).

In the IKM development program of traditional medicine and herbal medicine, Ministry of Industry improves the quality of human resources, fostering the application of Good Traditional Medicine Production Method (CPOTB), facilitation of innovation and technology development, and improvement of quality of standardized product packaging.

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