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Bulog finds 20,000 tons of rotten rice

  • Eisya A. Eloksari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, December 6 2019   /  01:37 am

The State Logistics Agency (Bulog) estimates it has about 20,000 tons of rotten rice in its warehouses, in addition to another 100,000 tons that are in poor condition.Bulog president director Budi Waseso said the rice, which had previously been worth about Rp 160 billion (US$11.3 million), would be first tested by the Food and Drug Monitoring Agency (BPOM) before the agency decided what to do with it."When the results come out, we will see which of the rice needs to be disposed of and which rice can be processed into other food products," he told the press in Jakarta on Tuesday.In addition to the decayed rice, the other 100,000 tons of Bulog’s existing stocks of 2.3 million tons are in poor condition after being kept in warehouses for more than four months, the agency said.Separately, Bulog operations and public service director Tri Wahyudi Saleh confirmed on Nov. 29 that the rotten ri...