Food Regulatory

Regulatory Update: Indonesia Updates Regulation On “Prohibited Raw Materials In Food”

The Indonesia National Agency of Food and Drug Control (BPOM) has issued an updated regulation regarding Prohibited Raw Material in Food. This regulation numbered 22, year 2023 replaces the previous food category regulation number 7, year 2018.

 Raw materials which cause harm and damage, contain narcotics, psychotropics, nicotine, protected plants, and protected animals are prohibited to be used in the food and as a food additive.

In the prior regulation (7/2018), there were 165 prohibited raw materials.  Meanwhile, in this updated regulation 22/2023, the number has been reduced to 156 prohibited raw materials. This decision has been made by BPOM after carrying out evaluations and risk assessments in the past five years.

No.Name/SpeciesCommon NamePart
1.Cinnamomun iners Reinw. Ex BlumeWild CinnamonAll
2.Haematococcus pluvialis FlotowGreen algaeAll
3.Lonicera japonica Thunb.HoneysuckleAll
4.Melaleuca alternifolia (Meiden & Betche) ChellTea treeLeaves, branch, oil
5.Melissa officinalis L.Lemon balmLeaves
6.Morus spp.MulberryLeaves
7.Mucuna prurins (L.) DC.Cowhage, CowageSeeds
8.Tilia x europaea L.Lime TreeFlower
9.Verbena officinalis L.VervainAll

In the new regulation, there is also list of materials that are prohibited to be used as food additive. There are 45 materials listed, such as: Formaldehyde, Potassium bromate, Boric acid and substances, Chloramphenicol, Salicylic acid and its salts, etc.


Indonesia National Agency of Food and Drug Control (BPOM). BPOM Regulation Number 22 year 2023. Prohibited Raw Material on Food and Prohibited Material to be used as Food Additives. (