Terrible! BPOM Finds Many Processed Coffees Containing Paracetamol in Bogor and Bandung

Suara.com – The Food and Drug Supervisory Agency (BPOM) has succeeded in finding traditional medicines and processed foods such as coffee, which contain Paracetamol and Sildenafil.

Paracetamol and sildenafil are a type of medicinal chemical (BKO) that should not be used in traditional medicines and processed foods.

“Drugal chemicals such as paracetamol and sildenafil are materials used for drug production. If not used according to the rules of use (dose), these medicinal chemicals can pose a high risk and side effects that can endanger health,” said the Head of BPOM, Penny K. Lukito in a press release received by Suara.com, Friday (4/3/2022).

Paracetamol and sildenafil were found as evidence allegedly contained in processed foods for Male Coffee, Cleng Coffee, Bapak Coffee, Spider, Honey Urat, and Jakarta Bandung.

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The Food and Drug Supervisory Agency (BPOM) found traditional medicines and processed foods such as coffee containing Paracetamol and Sildenafil.
The Food and Drug Supervisory Agency (BPOM) found traditional medicines and processed foods such as coffee containing Paracetamol and Sildenafil.

The number of processed food that was found by BPOM was 15 types or 5,791 pieces containing BKO.

While the category of traditional medicine containing BKO as many as 36 types or 18,212 pieces.

Not only that, BPOM also found raw materials for illegal drugs containing paracetamol and sildenafil which amounted to 32 kilograms.

There are also 5 kilograms of home products or semi-finished mixed materials, capsule shells and various types of packaging materials such as aluminum foil for sachets, cartons, plastics, and holograms.

At that location also found some simple production tools.

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A series of BKO findings were found in Bandung City and Bogor Regency on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, by the Deputy for Enforcement of BPOM together with the POM Center in Bandung and the POM Workshop in Bogor Regency.