"Alif cooking oil will be produced in 2-liter, 1.8-liter, 1-liter, 0.9-liter and 0.5-liter packages with prices set by the government," Head PT SDOPLR Mohd Hamdi Abdul Karim said here on Tuesday.
Alif has obtained a permit from the Food and Drug Monitoring Agency (BPOM), MUI for a halal certificate, Indonesian Nasional Standard(SNI) certificate, and has been fortified with Vitamin A. Currently, it marketing focus on the South and Central Kalimantan, before expanding to East Kalimantan and Sulawesi.
"In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, our focus is to provide an adequate and quality supply of cooking oil, especially in South Kalimantan and its surroundings. We will continue to do our best,” he noted through a press release.
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Director of PT Sarimekar Cahaya Persada, Frengky Kosasi, Alif's cooking oil distributor in Banjarmasin, said Alif present is a tangible manifestation of Minamas Plantation's commitment to providing quality cooking oil at competitive prices.
"In the initial distribution some time ago, market acceptance was very positive and we hope it will even be better, especially in welcoming Ramadhan which is getting closer,” he said.
Since 2008, PT SDOPLR has built refineries with a total production of 2.500 metric tons per day. The company continued to try to produce derivative products from the palm oil plantation sector, including cooking oil.
In the initial stage, PT SDOPLR will produce around 300 metric tons of cooking oil from the factory production capacity of 1.100 to 1.200 metric tons per month.
The refinery on the 34-hectare area in Pulau Laut, South Kalimantan, utilizes a supply of fresh fruit bunches (FFB), which is processed into CPO from the Minamas. In addition, PT SDOPLR purchases FFB from third parties around its operational area.
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