The Indonesian Drug and Food Control Agency (BPOM) said it will penalize two pharmaceutical companies after ethylene glycol (EG) and diethylene glycol (DEG) were detected in their syrups.
The Mie Sedaap Korean Spicy Chicken product sold in Indonesia is different from the product sold under the same brand in Hong Kong, BPOM's deputy for processed food supervision, Rita Endang, informed.
"Norwegian people are not many, only 5.5 million people. But this is a rich country and people really like to try new things," Indonesian Ambassador to Norway stated.
A Year Taco Bell in Indonesia, Sold 8 Tons of Nachos
TheIndonesia.id - December 2021 is a one-year celebration for Taco Bell Indonesia restaurant serving Mexican specialties. Taco Bell has sold 8 tons of nachos in a year.
The fast-food outlets that opened during the COVID-19 pandemic present menus inspired by Mexican food such as tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and as well as the Bell Rice menu made from rice, a special menu specifically for consumers in the country.
For a year, at least Taco Bell Indonesia has sold 150,000 pieces of tacos, 77,000 pieces of burritos, 90,000 pieces of quesadilla which also consumed 8 tons of nachos.
"I am happy that Taco Bell Indonesia was able to pass the age of one year with success despite facing difficult challenges, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic," said CEO of PT Fast Food Indonesia, Eric Leong, quoted by Antara news agency from an official broadcast on Sunday, December 19, 2021.
Last November, a second restaurant opened at Pantai Indah Kapuk, a real step towards a bigger expansion plan in Indonesia. The first outlet is located in Jalan Senopati, Jakarta.
Eric said, based on data, the restaurant has received positive appreciation from the people. "This gives PT Fast Food Indonesia a sense of optimism to bring Taco Bell to life on plans for further expansion in the Indonesian culinary industry."
In the near future, Taco Bell will open new outlets in several parts of Indonesia, he concluded.