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Bambang Haryanto


The demand of sago flour as raw material for food industries is increased along with the increase wheat flour’s
price. On one hand, food industries -especially sohun industry- uses wet sago. On the other hand, the large-scale
trading tends to use the dried sago. Until now, the benchmarks that usually applied in sago trading are color,
particle size and viscosity. Nowadays, Indonesia has a standard for sago flour, which refers to the Indonesian
National Standard (SNI) 01-3729-1995. On December 2007, the final draft of Indonesian National Standard
(RASNI) was proposed in order to update the SNI 01-3729-1995. SNI’s document was created based on the
clauses that protect the interest of each stakeholder. In he practical trading of sago flour however, the SNI could
not protect the interest buyers, especially the foreign one, In the former SNI and RASNI, indicators such as
viscosity and color are still qualitatively mentioned. This could lead to the misinterpretation among stakeholders.
Along with the increase of the sago demand from abroad, it is necessary to develop the exact standard of sago
flour, which directly pointed the sago’s characteristics such color, particle size and viscosity


sago, standard, process

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.31153/js.v10i1.622


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