Indonesian FDA (BPOM RI) released guidelines on production and distribution of processed food and beverages during COVID-19 state of emergency.
The guidelines contain instructions for manufacturer, retailer and delivery services on the following aspects:
Sanitation / disinfection facilities
Communication, information and education on the prevention of COVID-19
Monitoring of implementation at production, distribution and retail facilities (for conventional and online channels)
IMPACT ON FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN
- Although the implementation of guidelines is on a voluntary basis, manufacturer, retailer and delivery services are strongly advised to implement it.
Indonesia’s first quarter economy growth slowed down by 2.97% due to the plunge in three consumption sectors. Foods and beverages consumption (except HORECA) remains strong.
- During the first quarter of 2020, Indonesia’s economy only grew by 2.97% due to the decrease in public consumptions.
- Household consumption in the first quarter of 2020 dropped from 5.02% to 2.84%. This happened because of the limited interaction due to the COVID-19 pandemic
- Consumptions that can still be maintained are food and beverages (other than restaurants), as well as health services, where the proportion made up of 44% of household consumption. During the first quarter of 2020, the deepest contraction occurred in the consumption of clothing and footwear, as well as transportation, with the record of -3.29% and -1.81% respectively. Meanwhile, restaurant and hotel consumption also dropped from 5.64% to 2.39%.