International Journal of Law
International Journal of Law
International Journal of Law
Vol. 7, Issue 5 (2021)

Consumer protection of food products containing formaldehyde during the Covid-19 pandemic in Indonesia


Wiwik Sri Widiarty

The widespread circulation of food containing formaldehyde lately in the community, due to the actions of food business actors who intentionally produce food containing formaldehyde during the Covid-19 Pandemic, can harm consumers and consume food with excessive levels of formaldehyde can cause damage to health. The consumer has the right to compensation from the business actor against the business actor who violates Article 17 of Law Number 8 of 1999 concerning Consumer Protection. In this study, there are several problems: First, how is the regulation of food products containing formaldehyde during the Covid-19 Pandemic related to consumer protection. Second, how is the government's role in protecting consumers against food products containing formaldehyde. This research method uses normative legal research, namely, studies conducted by reviewing legislation and library materials. The conclusions are as follows: Regulations governing food products are the government's obligation to provide a sense of security for users of goods and services through the Consumer Protection Act and the Food Law. Legal remedies taken as consumers who feel their rights have been harmed can report or complain and file a lawsuit through the Consumer Dispute Settlement Agency and the General Court. If the business actor is proven to have violated, he will be subject to criminal sanctions in the form of administrative sanctions and criminal sanctions.
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How to cite this article:
Wiwik Sri Widiarty. Consumer protection of food products containing formaldehyde during the Covid-19 pandemic in Indonesia. International Journal of Law, Volume 7, Issue 5, 2021, Pages 145-149
International Journal of Law