However as parents should continue to monitor the health of children both at school and at home. The high snack consumption among school children so the attention of Food and Drugs Supervisory Agency (BPOM) at the age of 11 years. Especially in the last 5 years, nearly 50 percent of school snacks declared ineligible security.
The result of routine surveillance of food snacks BPOM school children (PJAS) between the year 2006-2010 showed 40-44 percent of food sold in school canteens do not meet safety requirements. Generally caused by the use of hazardous substances such as formalin, borax, dye rhodamine B and methanyl yellow.
Yet according to data BPOM, snack consumption among school children was quite high. In 2008, no fewer than 78 percent of school children consume snacks sold in school environments.
Therefore do not be surprised if the data is also mention that 31.1 percent of school children need calories gained from eating snacks. Likewise, the intake of other nutrients, ie proteins that 27.4 percent of whom are also obtained from a hawker.
Therefore, in commemoration of the birthday (HUT) to-11 today, launched the Movement Toward BPOM Food Snacks Children Safe Schools, Quality & Nutritious. The action plan included in the motion are as follows:
1. Promotion of food safety through communication, dissemination of information and education for the school community including teachers, students, parents, school canteen managers, and vendors PJAS
2. Increased knowledge and skills in processing and presenting the correct PJAS
3. Improved food safety monitoring conducted independently by the school community
4. Empowerment of communities included in the application of social sanctions (social enforcement).
In addition, in occasion vice president also inaugurated the Task Force on Combating Illegal Drugs and Food. Task Force is tasked with anticipating the circulation of illegal drugs and foods that are listed tend to increase throughout 2010.