JAKARTADAILY.ID – Indonesian National Food and Drug Supervisory Agency (BPOM) seized a number of Starbucks instant coffee sachets imported from Turkey for not having a distribution permit.
Head of BPOM Penny K. Lukito confirmed that the findings were obtained after BPOM held special routine surveillance ahead of the 2022 Christmas and 2023 New Year holidays.
“Starbucks sachet product that was confiscated came from Turkey, it was found in Banjarmasin and without a distribution permit,” said Penny in a press conference, Monday, December 26, 2022.
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There were 6 six variants of Starbucks instant coffee sachets that were confiscated including the Toffee nut latte, Cappuccino, White Mocha, Caramel latte, Caffe latte, and Vanilla latte variants.
Penny appealed to the public to carefully check information on imported products sold through various means of distribution in the country, especially during the year-end holiday.
This is because many importers often send expired imported products at the end of the year.
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“There are lots of expired imported products ahead of this festive season that are thrown away and then shipped to Indonesia,” said Penny. “Maybe that’s because Indonesians like imported products, isn’t that?”.
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