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Batam Prone Smuggling of Dangerous Product

Written By Kepri Online on Thursday, February 9, 2012 | 13:33

Agency for Drugs and Food, Lucky Oemar Said said Batam City is prone smuggling of food products and drugs that could endanger the community that need special supervision.

"Batam is a strategic position made vulnerable to smuggling, both food and drugs are harmful to health," said Head of the Food and Drug Administration (BPOM), Lucky Oemar Said in National Working Meeting of the Food and Drug Administration in the Harmoni One Hotel Batam, Thursday.

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In several raids conducted in Batam and Tanjungpinang some time ago, found a lot of foods such as pastries, chocolate, soft drinks, of foreign origin who do not have permission BPOM and contain hazardous materials.

Furthermore found many powerful drugs, herbs, and foreign cosmetics also endanger your health if consumed in public.

"We need cooperation with other relevant parties to implement controls for dangerous goods do not enter and circulate within the country and society," said Lucky Oemar.

He said that although the human resources (HR) BPOM is still limited, but not a reason to let the dangerous products are widely circulated in the community.

"BPOM will do resource efficiency and effectiveness of work systems in order to provide protection for the community," said Lucky.

Riau Islands Provincial Secretary Suhajar Diantoro said, very likely hazardous foods from foreign countries such as circulating in the border area Riau Islands.

"Snacks and light meals foreigners should receive serious attention," he said.

However, Suhajar also hope surveillance undertaken not to disturb the public economy.

"The government gives full support to the Riau Islands BPOM to conduct surveillance of drugs and unsafe food in order not to harm the community," said Suhajar. (source)

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