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Indonesia Meat Products Regulations
Jun 14, 2024
Jerry Wang
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1. Definition 

As per Regulation of the Minister of Agriculture No. 42 of 2019 on Importation of Carcasses, Meat, Offal and/or Their Processings for Food into the Territory of the Republic of Indonesia,

  • meat refers to part of the skeletal muscle of a ruminant carcass which consists of prime cuts, secondary cuts, variety/fancy meats, and manufactured meats, or meats from other types of ruminants;

  • processed meat refers to meat processed in a certain way or through a certain method, with or without additional ingredients.

2. Competent authority 

Competent authority


Badan Pengawas Obat dan Makanan (BPOM)

BPOM is responsible for protecting public health through the control and supervision of food products, traditional medicine, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals, and health supplements. To be more specific, it is tasked to issue import permits for food products and oversee the distribution of food products in Indonesia.

Kementerian Pertanian (The Ministry of Agriculture, MOA)

MOA has the task of administering government affairs in the agricultural sector. It is responsible for improving agricultural production and food security. Directorate General of Livestock and Animal Health Services (DGLAHS) under MOA is responsible for the examination and approval of the admittance qualification of meat products importing countries and enterprises.

Kementerian Perdagangan (The Ministry of Trade, MOT)

MOT directs the formulation of policies related to the trade in Indonesia. It is also responsible for classifying food imports, specifying food import procedures and issuing import approval letter.

Badan Karantina Indonesia (Indonesian Quarantine Agency, IQA)

IQA is responsible for enforcing government duties in the field of animal, fish and plant quarantine.

3. Market access approval 

3.1 Establishment registration 

Imported animal origin products including meat products must from Indonesia approved countries and business establishments. Establishments should check with their importer to confirm that they are currently registered to export meat products to Indonesia. The list of approved establishments is available from the DGLAHS website.

3.2 Import recommendation letter (SRP) 

Indonesian importers of meat and meat products must obtain an import recommendation letter (SRP) from the MOA before importation. To obtain an SRP, the importer must provide several required documents, including a halal certificate issued by a halal certifying body recognized by Indonesia. Importers can apply the SRP through the online system. The database of business units with SRP can be found here.

3.3 Import permit (PI) 

Before importing, the importer of meat products must obtain SRP first, then obtain MOT's import permit (PI). Importers must obtain SRP first before applying for PI. Importers can apply the PI through the online system.

3.4 Distribution permit (PB-UMKU) 

For processed meat products, in order to obtain the distribution permit (PB-UMKU), importers are required to register the products with BPOM. In principle, the circulation permit shall be valid for five years, and shall be prolonged via re-registration. Importers can apply the PB-UMKU through the online system.

3.5 Import certificate (SKI) 

For processed meat products, a SKI Post Border, i.e., the import certificate from BPOM, shall be obtained. Each SKI Post Border is single-used for one import only. Local importers shall finish the importation within seven days from the date of receiving SKI Post Border. It shall be applied through the online system by local importers with circulation permits. 

3.6 Inspection & quarantine 

Animal products are required to be inspected and quarantined as per Law No. 21 of 2019 on Animal, Fish and Plant Quarantine and its Implementing Regulations.

4. Product compliance 

4.1 Product requirements 

Regulation of the Minister of Agriculture No. 42 of 2019 on Importation of Carcasses, Meat, Offal and/or Their Processings for Food into the Territory of the Republic of Indonesia specifies the requirements for imported meat products in Indonesia.

Other compliance requirements for meat products are as follows:



Veterinary drug residues

Relevant provisions in MOA Regulation No. 14/Permentan/Pk.350/5/2017 on the Classification of Animal Drugs

Maximum limits of heavy metals

Relevant provisions in BPOM No. 9 of 2022 on Heavy Metal Contaminants in Processed Food

Maximum limits of chemical contamination

Relevant provisions in BPOM Regulation No. 8 of 2018 on Maximum Limit of Chemical Contamination in Processed Food

Maximum limits of microbial contamination

Relevant provisions in BPOM Regulation No. 13 of 2019 on Maximum Limit of Microbial Contamination in Processed Food

Maximum limits of radioactive contamination

Relevant provisions in MOH Regulation No. 1031 of 2011 on Maximum Limit of Radioactive Contamination in Food

Maximum limits of melamine

Relevant provisions in MOH Regulation No. 34 of 2012 on Maximum Limit of Melamine in Food

4.2  Label 

As per Regulation of the Minister of Agriculture No. 42 of 2019 on Importation of Carcasses, Meat, Offal and/or Their Processings for Food into the Territory of the Republic of Indonesia, the product label shall be marked with the following information in Indonesian and English:

a) Destination country (i.e., Indonesia);

b) Business unit registration number (i.e., establishment number);

c) Slaughter and cutting date and time, including the production date and the expiry date of processed meat;

d) Quantity, type, and specification of the carcass, meat, edible offal, and/or their derivatives; and

e) Halal logo for all other meats (except pork).

Besides, the labeling of processed meat products shall meet the general food labeling requirements stated in Government Regulation 69/1999 Foods Labels and Advertisements and BPOM Regulation 20/2021 on Processed Food Labels. For example, food labels must be written or printed in the Indonesian language (Bahasa). Mandatory labeling items include:

  • Product name

  • Ingredient list

  • Net weight or net content

  • Name and address of manufacturer and importer

  • Halal information

  • Date and production code

  • Expiry date

  • BPOM registration number

  • Origin of certain food ingredients

For the claims used on processed meat products, please refer to BPOM Regulation No.1 of 2022 on Processed Food Claims and Advertisements.

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