BPOM: Indomie noodle safe
The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Mon, 10/11/2010 1:34 PM | Headlines
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The Food and Drug Monitoring Agency (BPOM) said Monday that Indomie instant noodles, which are produced by publicly listed food giant PT Indofood Sukses Makmur, were safe to be consumed and were not dangerous.
“Registered Indomie products have met [safety and health] criteria,” BPOM chief Kustantinah told kompas.com.
Media previously reported that the Taiwan health authority held a raid against its Indomie noodle in the country following findings of dangerous substances in the noodles.
“I don’t know what standard is used in Taiwan, but BPOM follows the international standard by the Codex Alimentarius Commission,” Kustantinah said.
BPOM said that Indomie contains hydroxilmethyl benzoate, a preservative also commonly used in cosmetics and drugs, but at a quantity lower than the agency’s maximum limit.