The Legal Analysis of Consumer Protection Against The Circulation of Expired Food Products in Indonesia

Widiarty, Wiwik Sri (2018) The Legal Analysis of Consumer Protection Against The Circulation of Expired Food Products in Indonesia. International Journal of Management and Bussiness Research, 8. ISSN 2228 7019

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The rapid growth of the food industry that produces processed foodproducts today is increasing. There are a variety of food industry products that havethe potential to cause food safety problems, especially broken food products andexpiration, so the government needs to make regulations that govern it. Lately - insome areas there are many food that has been expired in the community. Thiscondition is certainly not missed by producers for business in the field of food,because it is considered a tempting business to seek profit. However, the Governmentneeds to respond to the manufacturers dishonesty in producing and selling food thatendangers the health of consumers, especially food that has expired. The distributionof expired food is not separated from the responsibility of the Government as the partyauthorized to make the Regulation. In this case the provisions governing expired foodproducts are contained in Law No. 18 of 2012 on Food, and in Act No. 8 of 1999 onConsumer Protection. It is not only related to human health as a consumer but morethan that which can endanger the safety and human life. While the role of theGovernment in protecting consumers against expired food products is by developingconsumer protection in Indonesia and enforcing law against applicable law byimposing sanctions on the offending business actor. In relation to this, the researchfocuses on three problems, namely: first, how the regulation of food products inrelation to consumer protection. Second, what is the role of government in protectingconsumers against food products that have expired. Third, how the handling ofconsumer complaints related to the distribution of expired food products. The methodof this research using Descriptive Juridical Approach Methods that are descriptive, andperspective Analysis, with emphasis on the research of legislation - legislation throughthe library. The end of this study produces the following conclusions: The regulationof food products in relation to consumer protection has been regulated technically andinterlinked and supported between the one law and the rest of the legislation so as tocreate harmonization of the law. While the Government's role in protecting consumersagainst expired food products is to develop consumer protection in Indonesia andenforce law enforcement on applicable laws and regulations. Regarding the handlingof consumer complaints relating to the distribution of expired food products by theFood and Drug Administration, by opening the Public Service Unit to accommodateall consumer complaints, and if later there are producers who violate the rules, it will

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Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2019 08:55
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