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ID: Food safety a concern as Indonesia observes fasting month

Channel NewsAsia: Indonesia’s Food and Drug Agency has increased inspections across the archipelago in light of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan, but the lack of strong law enforcement and public ignorance has made it difficult to ensure food products are safe for eating.

Some of the reasons include residents cooking more at home or donating food to charities, and supermarkets and street hawkers alike rush to cash in on this peak period in consumer spending. But it is also during this time of the year that food safety has been called into question.

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