Responsibilities of Food Products Businessmen for Using of Food Additives to The Customer Who Experience Losses on His Health

Elly Hernawati, Suhariningsih ., R.A. Retno Murni, Sihabudin .


Basically, the human need of food is something which is very basic, this is caused by consuming food is one of the main life support. The fulfillment of the food is a part of human rights. Every human being is positioned as consumers who need food that is safe and healthy for the body. The diversity of food products that are circulated in the community led to a position in which the consumers can not be equated with the businessmen, this is due to ignorance about the existence of those food products, especially the addition of Food Additives (BTP), for example: sweeteners, preservative, dyes, and so forth.

Businessmen accidentally put Food Additives (BTP) for specific purposes, for example: to give flavor, to be more durable or to provide a color display to make it more attractive, but if it is excessive, it can cause health problems of the consumers who consume them. The right to be healthy is a right of every person. Position of consumers who do not have the bargaining position against food products that are circulated in the community, thus it is necessary to have a legal protection of the rights of consumers in the form of the right of security and comfort when consuming food products using the BTP.

Losses on health experienced by consumers as a result of consuming food products using the BTP continuously, it needs the responsibility of businessmen as producer for food products made that ​​are unsafe for the body and the health of consumers.

Keywords: Food Additives, health and legal protection.

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