BANDUNG-Anticipating the increase in beef prices, the Business Competition Supervisory Commission (KPPU) conducted a beef observation at the Cattle Slaughterhouse (RPH) Ciroyom, Bandung, Friday night (19/05/2017)
Join and accompany an observation this time. Director General of Animal Husbandry & Animal Health Ministry of Agriculture, I Ketut Diarmita, Director General of Foreign Trade Ministry of Trade Oke Nurwan, Director General of Domestic Trade, Tjahya Widayanti, MSc, Head of Subang Veterinary Center, Drh. Syamsul Maarif, MSi. And Head of Bandung Food and Agriculture Security Service, Elly Wasliah.
Chairman of KPPU Syarkawi explained the purpose of wanting to check the level of fluency, the conscience of ready supply cut from feedloter to Cattle Slaughterhouse.
"Our goal is to come here, we want to check the level of the smooth level, about the healthy supply ready to cut it from feedloter to RPh, then later from RPH to retailer existing in the markets," he told reporters in Bandung, 19 / 5/2017)
According to Syarkawi, from the results of observations and explanations from the RPH, the beef stock in the city of Bandung for the needs before Ramadan, during Ramadan and Idul Fitri to come certainly sufficient because the national stock of beef reached 70,518 tons.
Conditions like this, continued Syarkawi it is not fitting there is a significant increase in beef prices.
"The condition of surplus of beef is actually no justification for business actors to exploit consumers of beef at a high price," he said.
If there is a significant increase in beef prices amid surplus conditions, then legal action will soon be taken by KPPU Food Police Unit Team.
"KPPU and Food Police will act firmly against all food cartel efforts, both in the Business Competition Law and Criminal Law" he concluded. (MAT)