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Indonesia Unveils the List of Permitted Probiotic Microorganisms in Processed Food

On February 7, 2023, Indonesia BPOM ratified Types of Microorganisms that Can be Used in Processed Foods, which includes 16 kinds of probiotic microorganisms, such as Bacillus coagulans, Bifidobacterium animalis, Lactobacillus acidophilus, etc.

It specifies that the listed microorganisms can be used in all processed foods excluding processed food for special nutritional purposes (PKGK). Besides, it sets the minimum total number of microorganisms as 1 x 106 CFU/g or CFU/ml.

Processed food that has obtained the distribution permit before this regulation takes effect must conform to the new provisions within 30 months after the enforcement.

To view the English version of this regulation, please refer to ChemLinked database.

For more information on Indonesia's regulatory supervision on probiotics, please check Asia Pacific: Decoding Probiotic Regulations for Food & Health Supplements.

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