NATIONAL TEMPE DAY 2016, Bandar Lampung, 28 May 2016.
The Indonesian Tempe Forum (ITF) in collaboration with USSEC Indonesia, Food and Nutrition Society Indonesia (PERGIZI Pangan), Indonesian Food Technologist Association (PATPI), Indonesian Nutritionist Association (PERSAGI), and University of Lampung has successfully conducted a National Tempe Seminar at the Ballroom Horison Hotel Bandar Lampung on 28 May 2016. The event was a national level seminar organized in the occasion of National Tempe Day.
This seminar was attended by 113 participants including official at National Level, such as representative from Ministry of Health, Ministry of Cooperative & Small Scale Industry, National Agency for Drug and Food Control (BPOM). The aims of event is to provide a means for researchers and practitioners to present the results of their research about development of functional and tradisoinal food in order to improve nutrition and lower the risk of a disease, and campaigning benefits of tempe as functional foods.
The seminar was divided into two sessions. The first Session presented the Chalenges and Opportunity of Tempe Industri in Indonesia by Ir. Tetty Sihombing, representing the Head of BPOM. The second speaker is Prof. Made Astawan. He explained Nutritions and Health of Tempe, and the last session presented Importance of Food Sources of Protein, Vegetables, and Fruits by Prof. Hardinsyah as President of Indonesia Nutrition Society. There are some speakers presented in the second session Mr. Amita Buissink, the Tempe Ambassador from Austalia, Lora Sir Nofi, and Dr. Samsu Udayana, Lampung University.The seminar had good evaluation and feedback from the audience and the tempe stake-holders at the national level. The National Tempe Day Events good coveraged and was broadcasted in the news by local TV station and published in local newspaper.