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A Guide to Nutrition Facts Information on Labels of Food & Beverage Products in Indonesia

  • InCorp Editorial Team
  • 5 May 2020
  • 3 minute reading time

Information about Nutritional Value (Nutrition Facts) is a list of processed nutrient and non-nutrient contents as processed food and beverages products are sold accordingly with a standardized format. This is especially important when you want to distribute food and beverages in Indonesia.

Basically information of Nutritional Value (Nutrition Facts) consists of :

  • Serving size
  • Number of servings
  • Type and amount of non-nutrient content
  • Type and amount of nutrient content
  • Percentage of AKG
  • Footnote

Indonesian Food Labeling Regulations

In connection with the enactment of BPOM Regulation Number 22 Year 2019 concerning Information on Nutritional Value (ING) on Processed Food Labels, here are the important points that you need to know:

  1. The application of ING is compulsory on labels, except for ground coffee, powdered tea/powder, tea bags, bottled drinking water, herbs, spices, and condiments. These products can still include ING on the labels, as long as they meet the requirements. However, for alcoholic beverages, the use of ING is prohibited.
  2. The application of ING in processed foods produced by micro and small-scale business producers is implemented in stages, with reference to the nutritional value of processed foods to be determined through the Guidelines for Inclusion of Nutritional Value Information for Processed Foods Produced by Micro and Small Businesses.
  3. New registration of processed food that is imported or produced by medium and large-scale producers must include ING as evidenced by the results of nutrient analysis from government laboratories and/or other accredited laboratories. Minimum types of nutrients that must be listed in the ING Table are total energy, total fat, saturated fat, protein, total carbohydrates, sugar, and salt (sodium).
  4. In the case of processed food that includes claims, the inclusion of ING tables is in accordance with statutory provisions.

Information about Nutritional Value (Nutrition Facts) is very important so that consumers can know the nutrition of the food consumed. Thus, they can help to maintain healthy bodies and reduce disease risks.

How to Register Food and Beverages in Indonesia

Companies having their own import licenses are allowed to access BPOM’s online registration system. However, you need to make sure that all of your products comply with the safety and standard requirements. Then, you can proceed with the application.

As regulations may change from time to time and due to unfamiliarity, it is best for foreign investors to consult a product registration specialist like Cekindo. Our team will submit all the required documents on your behalf, and guide you through the process, which consists of three steps. If your application is approved, you will get a Makanan Luar (ML) registration number.

In short, the registration process for food and beverages in Indonesia is:

  • As a first step, BPOM will conduct an audit of your facilities.
  • Then, you will have to register your manufacturer.
  • Finally, you need to register your products.
  • The evaluation stage is the moment when you get to know the results of the registration.

Extending Your Food & Beverage Product Registration

Each registration number is valid for five years and can be renewed before it expires. It is highly recommended to start with the extension process six months before the end of its validity. If the early extension is not possible, the deadline for extension is a maximum of 10 days before the expiration date.

Product Registration in Indonesia with Cekindo

As a leading consulting company in Indonesia, Cekindo provides one-stop services that are delivered by its experienced and knowledgeable business consultants and specialists in each field.

Reach out to us now to discuss your need for food and beverage product registration in Indonesia. Fill in the form below.

Pandu Biasramadhan

Senior Consulting Manager at InCorp Indonesia

An expert for more than 10 years, Pandu Biasramadhan, has an extensive background in providing top-quality and comprehensive business solutions for enterprises in Indonesia and managing regional partnership channels across Southeast Asia.

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Frequent Asked Questions

You can transfer the license as long as your current local distributor agrees to change the product license holder. The procedure will be different for each product category. We can only recommend you try to prevent these issues by setting cooperation with a trustworthy partner from the beginning

Before you can distribute your products in Indonesia, you will have to register your product with the BPOM (National Agency of Food and Drugs) and MoH (Ministry of Health). Only an Indonesian legal entity can register the product. If you decide to distribute your product via a local distributor, they will register the product under their entity in Indonesia and become the product license holder. Cekindo can act as your local distributor and register the product under its name.