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Indonesia Updates the List of Prohibited Raw Materials in Processed Food and Prohibited Ingredients as Food Additives

In early September, Indonesia food and drug administration (BPOM) published No. 22 of 2023 on Raw Materials Prohibited in Processed Food and Ingredients Prohibited from Use as Food Additives, as a replacement of BPOM Regulation No. 7 of 2018 on Prohibited Raw Materials in Processed Foods. For locally-produced and imported processed food products, they shall not contain any listed substances. The new regulation came into force on August 15, 2023.

1. Prohibited Raw Materials in Processed Food 

The new regulation provides the catalogue of raw materials prohibited from being used in processed food in Appendix 1. Specifically, these raw materials are compiled in two lists:

  • List of prohibited bio-sourced ingredients in processed food, including 156 substances such as animal organs containing hormones;

  • List of prohibited compounds in processed food, including 5 substances such as lipoic acid and acetyl L-carnitine.

List of prohibited bio-sourced ingredients in processed food (excerpt)

Item

Name/species  

Common name

Part

1

Abrus precatorius L.

Saga

Seeds

2

Achillea millefolium L.

Yarrow

Leaves

3

Aconitum spp.

Aconiti

All parts

4

Acorus calamus L.

Acorus calamus

All parts

5

Adonis vernalis L.

Adonidis

All parts

6

Albizia myriophylia Benth.

Saccharum spontaneum

All parts

7

Animal organs that contain hormones

/

Pituitary gland, thyroid gland, parathyroid gland, adrenal gland, pancreas, thymus gland, ovaries, testicles, placenta

List of prohibited compounds in processed food

Item

Compound name

1

Lipoic Acid

2

Acetyl L-Carnithine

3

Benzylpiperazine and/or its derivatives

4

Methilsulfonylmethane

5

Phaseolamin

2. Prohibited Ingredients as Food Additives 

Appendix 2 of this new regulation specifies the ingredients prohibited from being used as food additives in processed food, involving 45 ingredients.

List of prohibited ingredients as food additives (excerpt)

Item

Ingredient name

1

Boric acid and substances

2

Salicylic acid and its salts

3

Diethylpyrocarbonate

4

Dihydrosafrole

5

Dulcamara

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