Head of Industry Trade and Mines, Banyuwangi regency, East Java, Cahyo Hary Purnomo said many small and medium industrial products in the region are less hygienic.
It was, he said, based on the results of government-facilitated product test lab Banyuwangi in Research and Industry Standards Surabaya. Of 52 food and beverage products that are tested only 27 small and medium industries that pass quality standards of products. “The rest do not yet qualify as poor hygiene and sanitation,” he told reporters on Thursday, July 4, 2013.
Hary explained, they were considered not hygienic products for the manufacture not wear gloves, masks and headgear. Small and medium industries also use a lot of water that has been contaminated with the bacteria Escherichia coli. Though product E-coli contaminated prone cause stomach infection.
Even so, Hary claims will not pull the products that did not pass the quality standards. Government, according to Hary, new on stage to socialize about product quality standards to small industries. Department also continued to provide opportunities for small and medium industries which will be testing its products in Research and Industry Standards Surabaya.
In Banyuwangi, there were 16 792 small and medium industries, but only 5,012 are active. Of these 52 new small and medium industries which followed the test product quality standards.
Head of Standardization and Certification Quality System Certification Body Surabaya Siti Rohmah Siregar, recognize products of small and medium industries are still far from the standards of quality. “Their problem is quite complex,” he said in Banyuwangi.
According to Siti majority of small and medium industries yet have a quality management system so as to maintain the quality of the starting raw material to processing is not fixed. Moreover, awareness of small and medium industries for testing this product is very low. During this test a lot of small and medium industry products facilitated by the local government. “Government should provide facilities to the many small and medium industries that testing this product,” he said.
Suliyani, a pastry maker admits not been testing out products to the laboratory. According to him, in addition to the cost of the lab, is also burdened with the cost of transport between Banyuwangi-Surabaya commute. “The cost of transportation is to Rp 500 thousand,” he said.