Riri Rahayu (Antara), Jakarta – The increase in soybean prices has affected tofu and tempeh producers.
Food & Beverage Industry
October 1, 2022
September 26, 2022
Sweet drinks may well be off the menu for many Indonesian netizens after they rallied behind a customer who was threatened with a lawsuit for overstating the sugar content of a popular
August 24, 2022
Antara, Jakarta – Packaged sweetened drinks are flooding the market. The Health Ministry's Director of Non-Infectious Diseases Prevention and Control dr.
August 15, 2022
Riani Sanusi Putri, Jakarta – Center of Economics and Law Studies (Celios) director Bhima Yudhistira on Sunday believes the rising prices of food have reached the worrying level of vola
August 10, 2022
Bisnis.Com, Jakarta – Agriculture Minister Syahrul Yasin Limpo said the price of instant noodles in the country has the potential to increase up to three times in line with the high pri
June 6, 2022
Riani Sanusi Putri, Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Panjaitan admitted that it is not easy to control cooking oil prices in the domestic
June 3, 2022
Riani Sanusi Putri, Jakarta – Environmental watchdog Greenpeace along with a number of civil organizations demanded transparency in the land-cultivation permits (HGU) in order to evalua
May 27, 2022
Nivell Rayda, Jakarta – Indonesia's overwhelmingly large supply of chickens for domestic consumption meant that it would be difficult for its poultry industry to step up production to r
May 24, 2022
Jakarta – Indonesia, the world's biggest palm oil exporter, will next month remove a subsidy on bulk cooking oil and replace it with a price cap on the raw materials sold to local refin
May 20, 2022
?Indonesia will reimpose a domestic sales requirement on palm oil, the government said on Friday, a day after the world's biggest producer of the key edible oil reversed a ban on its ex
May 17, 2022
Bernadette Christina and Fransiska Nangoy – Indonesia, the world's biggest palm oil exporter, has since April 28 halted shipments of the edible oil in a bid to flood the domestic market
Jakarta – Hundreds of smallholder farmers on Tuesday staged a protest in the capital Jakarta and in other parts of the world's fourth most populous country, demanding the government end
May 11, 2022
Gemma Holliani Cahya, Jakarta – As millions of Indonesians travelled to their hometowns to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, one common struggle was being discussed in most family gatherings: the
April 28, 2022
Maria Monica Wihardja and Siwage Dharma Negara – Indonesia's food policy management has received a potential boost as it has set up a new National Food Agency (NFA), but vast challenges
April 9, 2022
Jakarta – The government has begun transferring cash to around 20.7 million families around Indonesia, weeks ahead of the Islamic holiday of Idul Fitri, to help them afford cooking oil,
April 1, 2022
M Rosseno Aji, Jakarta – The Indonesian Anti-Corruption Community (MAKI) reported nine companies exporting crude palm oil (CPO) and cooking oil, as well as one foreign company buying CP
March 31, 2022
Jakarta – Indonesia's anti-trust agency is investigating eight cooking oil producers on suspicion of cartel practices amid high retail prices, its chief Ukay Karyadi said on Thursday.
March 29, 2022
Siwage Dharma Negara, Manggi Habir – World's largest crude palm oil producer Indonesia faces the challenge of managing the rising cost of cooking oil, as external shocks and supply issu
Rimar Andhika, Jakarta – Jakarta thrill seekers can now pump up their adrenaline while eating dinner thanks to the opening of a new crane-lifted restaurant in the Mangkuluhur City devel
M Rosseno Aji, Jakarta – The Indonesian Anti-Corruption Community (MAKI) planned to file a pretrial lawsuit against Trade Minister Muhammad Lutfi and the Trade Ministry's Director-Gener
March 28, 2022
Former President Megawati Soekarnoputri seems eager to grease herself away from accusations of being tone deaf by holding a cooking demo without cooking oil amid a nationwide shortage o
Yudith Ho, Jakarta, Indonesia – The party backing President Joko Widodo is urging Indonesians to start boiling, steaming and roasting food instead of frying them as the price of edible
March 25, 2022
Jakarta – The scarcity of cooking oil in various parts of Indonesia has continued for at least three months.
March 22, 2022
Indonesia's state-owned electricity company PLN has attracted a great deal of negative buzz over its failure to read the room amid a cooking oil shortage in the country.
March 14, 2022
Arrijal Rachman, Jakarta – Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) deputy chair Anwar Abbas criticized the new halal certification mark introduced by the Religious Affairs Ministry's Halal Certi
March 9, 2022
Jakarta (Reuters) – Indonesia will expand its mandatory domestic sales of palm oil to 30 per cent of planned exports by companies from 20 per cent currently starting from Thursday (Marc
March 1, 2022
Jakarta – The government's inattentiveness to the price of soybeans, which are a core staple commodity for the majority of Indonesians, is astounding.
February 21, 2022
Ade Ridwan Yandwiputra, Jakarta – Tempeh producers in the Depok region that are joined under the Paguyuban Dadi Rukun Tempe association announced a strike and will stop production due t
January 18, 2022
Jakarta – Indonesia is considering "limited restrictions" on palm oil exports and is also hiking cooking oil subsidies as part of attempts to contain surging domestic cooking oil prices
January 12, 2022
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – The Indonesian government on Wednesday officially launched a state-owned food holding company, which goes by the name ID Food, in a bid to boost the food s
December 15, 2021
Yessar Rosendar – Indonesia's growing appetite for nibbles over the past year dished up profits at Garudafood Putra Putri Jaya, one of the country's biggest snack-food makers by sales.
November 28, 2021
Kiki Siregar, Jakarta – Tucked away in a small, dark alley of Jakarta's Glodok area lies a hidden gem that can be easily overlooked by anyone passing through.
September 4, 2021
Rini Kustiani, Jakarta – Data from the National Development Planning Ministry or Bappenas showed that the amount of food lost and food waste in Indonesia reached 23-48 tons per year in
June 9, 2021
Jakarta – Inefficient processing, storage, transportation, as well as wastage at the consumer's level have led Indonesia to throw away around 23 to 48 million metric tons of food every
June 7, 2021
Dewi Nurita, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has officially ratified presidential regulation (Perpres) No. 49/2021 – which revises a previous Perpres (No.
April 2, 2021
Ian Lloyd Neubauer, Sanggua, West Kalimantan, Indonesia – Made from the solidified saliva of white-nest swiftlets, the edible bird's nest has been a part of Chinese cookery for 1,200 ye
March 13, 2021
Jakarta – The President revoked clauses in a regulation that he signed regarding the liberalization of investment in the liquor industry.
March 10, 2021
Koya Jibiki, Jakarta – Indomie, the half-century-old instant noodle brand that has been dubbed Indonesia's national food, has enjoyed an added boost from not only consumers cooped up at
March 3, 2021
The ensuing backlash following President Joko Widodo's revocation of a Presidential Regulation (Perpres) that placed alcoholic production in the country's positive investments list has
March 2, 2021
Egi Adyatama, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo announced the revocation of Presidential Regulation No. 10 of 2021 concerning the investment which legalizes alcoholic drinks.
President Joko Widodo has revoked a Presidential Regulation (Perpres) putting alcoholic production in the country's positive investments list, following outcry from religious groups in
March 1, 2021
Antara, Jakarta – Public policy expert Agus Pambagio said the legalization of alcoholic beverage-related investments mentioned in Presidential Regulation No.
Antara, Jakarta – The Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) deputy chairperson, Anwar Abbas, on Sunday criticized the recently-passed legislation that permits investments on alcoholic drinks w
February 28, 2021
Antara, Papua – A Regional Representatives' Council (DPD) member, on behalf of West Papua's electoral area, made an earnest request to President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) to revoke the gover
January 22, 2021
Muhammad Hendartyo, Jakarta – Trade Ministry's secretary-general Suhanto on Friday, Jan, 22, said beef supplies available in the market suffice Indonesia's national need.
January 20, 2021
Bisnis, Jakarta – Beef traders in the capital city of Jakarta and its satellite cities; Bogor, Depok, Tangerang, and Bekasi, announced a mass-strike following the recent rise in beef pr
December 4, 2020
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – British alcoholic beverage company Diageo focuses on responsible drinking campaigns while the House of Representatives weighs in on deliberating the alcoho
October 18, 2020
Jakarta – A recently opened upscale KFC outlet in Senopati, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta, has been sanctioned twice for violating COVID-19 health protocols amid the transitional period
October 12, 2020
Jakarta – The Indonesia Hotel and Restaurants Association (PHRI) predicts that up to 30 percent of restaurants will close down as a result of phase II of the large-scale social restrict
September 30, 2020
Made Anthony Iswara, Jakarta – Local and global organizations are urging Indonesia to reduce its food waste and loss to not only ensure the availability of nutritious food but also to p