Food Safety and Legal Protection in Indonesia
Keywords: Food Safety, Legal Protection
AbstractIndonesia's MSMEs are growing rapidly in line with the reduced job opportunities due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, food products made by the home industry are still unable to compete with various manufactured products in the modern market and traditional markets. Circulation permit constraints need to receive serious attention and be addressed immediately. This study uses a survey to find out whether food safety is the main concern of people who want to stay healthy during the Pandemic. The results of the study indicate that the public pays attention to the existence of a distribution permit as a guarantee of food safety. Regarding the problem of obtaining distribution permits for MSMEs, the government facilitates by providing a budget for testing and mentoring on how to properly process food products. In addition, BPOM periodically conducts sampling tests on products on the market to maintain composition, labels and ingredients to ensure food safety for the community.