JAKARTADAILY.ID -- The Minister of Industry together with the National Police's Food Task Force today conducted unannounced inspections (sidak) of two distributors (D1 and D2) distributing Subsidized Bulk Cooking Oil. As a result, there were deviations or non-compliance by the distributors.
Minister of Industry Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita said, as a result of this deviation, the Highest Retail Price (HET) that should be accepted by the community and micro and small business actors was not achieved.
“This morning, we together with the National Police's Food Task Force Team conducted field surveillance in the Cipete area, South Jakarta, and found non-compliance from distributors. This causes the price subsidy for bulk cooking oil to not be channeled properly, even though there are public funds here," said Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita in Jakarta, Thursday April 14, 2022.
Agus Gumiwang warned distributors to comply with the rules for the Provision of Bulk Cooking Oil for Community, Micro, and Small Business Needs, in accordance with Minister of Industry Regulation No. 8 of 2022.
“If there are distributors who deviate, we remind them to stop. Compliance is very important, because this is the government's effort for the community and MSMEs to get subsidized Bulk Cooking Oil, there are public funds that must be accounted for, so we want this program to run well," he said.
The Minister of Industry hopes that every element in the Subsidized Bulk Cooking Oil supply program has the awareness that the program aims to serve people who are in trouble.
"Don't take the opportunity in the midst of society's difficulties," he urged.
As previously stated, the challenges of implementing the Subsidized Bulk Cooking Oil supply program are complex and varied.
“There are challenges in all lines, both manufacturers, distributors, and retailers. That's all we are trying to unravel one by one and find a solution quickly. What we found this morning is an example of a challenge in the distributor line," he explained.
Liaison Officer Satgas Pangan Polri untuk Kementerian Perindustrian Kombes Polisi Eko Sulistyo Basuki menyampaikan, hasil temuan sidak pada hari ini adalah adanya distributor D1 yang melakukan repacking Minyak Goreng Curah Bersubsidi menggunakan jeriken lima liter dan dijual dengan harga Rp85.000/jeriken atau Rp17.000/liter, artinya di atas HET. Selain itu, tidak ada bukti penjualan minyak goreng dalam jeriken.
Liaison Officer of the National Police's Food Task Force for the Ministry of Industry police commissioner Eko Sulistyo Basuki said that today's inspection results were that there was a D1 distributor who repacked Subsidized Bulk Cooking Oil using five liter jerry cans and sold at a price of Rp85,000/jerrican or Rp17,000/liters, meaning above Highest Retail Price (HET).
In addition, there is no evidence of selling cooking oil in jerry cans.