Japan questioned the Indonesia’s reasons which proposed tempe draft standard in Asia Codex Committee session. This was revealed by the Chairman of the Joint Food and Beverage Company Indonesia (Gapmmi) Adhi S Lukman. Adhi said, it was revealed at a meeting of the Codex Committee on Asia which took place in Bali on November 22 to 26, 2010.
"Indonesia is proposing standards for the tempe. Because, so far, there are countries that produce from the lentils and tempe and lupine. In fact, it should of soybean tempe. Japan questioned Indonesia's proposal. We hope, next year there is progress on this," said Adhi in Jakarta, Thursday (25/11/2010).
Meanwhile, Adhi explains, Asia Codex Committee is finalizing the standard formula for corn starch. Previously, said Adhi, the standard has not been approved by the Philippines and Malaysia.
"It's been eight or entering the final step. Furthermore, brought to the hearing committee in Geneva. If it is set, the standard is good for Indonesia, mainly to introduce our sago flour production to international markets," said Adhi.
In addition, according to Adhi, other standards are also the focus of Indonesia is for the chili sauce. However, he said, India states, chili sauce can be made of all dried fruit seeds.
"While the proposed draft cheese standards agreed to be dropped. Each country agreed that the process and different types of cheese," said Adhi. (Sandra Karina / Newspapers SI / ade)
Source : economy.okezone.com