AGRI: Refined Sugar is Safe

By : Herry Barus And Aldi Firhand. A | Friday, May 25 2018 - 22:28 IWST

Illustration of Refined Sugar (ist)
Illustration of Refined Sugar (ist)

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta- The Indonesian Refined Sugar Association denies that refined sugar is harmful and unfit for consumption but it is processed according to food safety standards, making it more hygienic and certified.

"The news about refined sugar growing in the mass media that refined sugar and harmful consumption is not right," said Chairman of the Indonesian Refined Sugar Association (AGRI) Rachmad Hariotomo in a press release received in Jakarta on Friday (5/25/2018 )

In addition to hygiene, he said, refined sugar is also processed according to food safety standards so that more pure and safe to eat and already have a certificate of quality, such as certified SNI-01-3149-2.2011, ISO 22000 (HACCP Food System), ISO 14000 on environmental management, as well as lawful from MUI.

During this time refined sugar is a raw material in the food and beverage industry that contribute more than 30 percent of non-oil and gas industry GDP and exports of processed foods and beverages.

It is said, AGRI which consists of 11 companies participated in the National Consumer Day held by the National Consumer Protection Agency (BPKN) aims to socialize and educate the community about the commodity as raw materials of food products and beverages of good quality and safe to eat.

President Commissioner of PT Rejoso Manis Indo Albert T. Tobogu, told the press that refined sugar producers belonging to AGRI expect the government to intensively socialize the commodity is safe for people to consume and not harm.

"We are actually hoping that the government that actively disseminates refined sugar is safe to consume, in line with the incessant government to enforce food security," he said.

Albert said, AGRI deeply appreciate BPKN in doing socialization and improve the quality of public health so that consumers become more understanding about refined sugar.

Refined sugar, he said, is not intended to be sold directly to consumers but sold to the food and beverage industry as a sweetener.

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