Deputy Minister of Agriculture (MoA) Rusman Heriawan ensure halal beef imports, because the Ministry of Agriculture, oversees started from the importing country, to undergo intensive in quarantine before being distributed.
“The beef imported by the State Logistics Agency has officially qualified administrative, health and halal so it is safe for consumption,” said Rusman Heriawan told reporters at his office in the Ministry of Agriculture in Jakarta, Monday (29/7).
He added that the Ministry of Agriculture to supervise started from ports and airports, through a quarantine process to examine paperwork. The next step to a physical examination in accordance imported meat packaging, contents and labeling.
Agricultural Quarantine Agency, said Rusman Heriawan, then conduct an examination of aspects of quarantine animal pest (HPHK) and food security through organoleptic examination includes a physical examination of the aspects of color, odor, consistency and acidity.
Inspection and final testing of the residues, including hormones and harmful contaminants include hormone residues trenbolon acetate (TBA), melengestrol acetate (MGA) and zeranol.
“Based on the results of the follow quarantine of beef, show that administrative requirements are complete, correct and valid. Besides it also meets the technical requirements and meet the requirements of food safety assurance and halal, so it is safe and suitable for consumption,” said Rusman.