Indonesia is an agricultural country. About 70% of its populations work as farmers. Farmers grow rice, corns, cauliflowers, chilies, onions, sugar, canes, carrots, potatoes, green beans, peanuts, cassava, and plenty of others. The farmer usually sells the product on the traditional market. But now, globalization give opportunity to all people or company in the world to sell product in other country, include Indonesia. So, any food and drink come from abroad and sell on the traditional market and supermarket.
Because of the global market, The Government can get devise from it but there is the bad impact. They are still keep in mind, last year, when a scientific paper published by researchers from the Bogor Institute of Agriculture aroused public anxiety because it revealed that several brands of formula milk and kid food were contaminate with Enterobacter sakazakii, a dangerous bacteria that assaults the brain and digestion process and in extreme cases can lead to death. Besides that, check on some meatball samples taken from numerous supermarkets and traditional markets show the meatballs contained borax-free, use of formaldehyde, dyes and sodium borate in process meat product, etc.
In contrary, the ministry ordered the Food and Drug Monitoring Agency (BPOM) to open an inquiry. As a result, no child milk products were found to be contaminated with Enterobacter Sakazakii.
There is different view among government and IPB make public confusion. As a result, may be make a huge query for us as a consumer, what must do?
For the example, in China, the kids who have died from or been made ill by the extended consumption of tainted formula milk. Likewise our deepest sympathy for the parents who must with the unbearable losses and blows. What happen in China assume happen in Indonesia. A quantity of kids, mostly under years elderly, have fallen ill with kidney issues with deaths already blamed on the poisonous milk.
And know what lesson ought to get for Indonesian parents? No other answers, The Government must act with give safety for all import food and drink with make a research laboratory before it spread out for the public. And also, as a consumer not to buy any products without detail label. The last, studies have shown that breast milk saves lives and is the best gift a sister could ever give to her kids (which doesn't mean they are to blame mothers who cant breast-feed their kids for health reasons). Breast-feeding is lovely because of its guaranteed tidy and pure. Be careful!!!