Storage system and quality control of food commodity of the National Logistics Agency (BULOG), Indonesia.


Quality deterioration of food commodities may occur during storage, particularly if quality maintenance is not conducted properly. In order to keep the grain in sound condition, The National Logistics Agency (BULOG) has been trying to improve its programme in stock and quality control; including the construction of new warehouses and other storage facilities. Pesticide is still playing an important role for controlling pest as an integral part of stock preservation programme done by BULOG. Another alternative method also pursued includes the possibility of using irradiation, which likely needs more detailed studies.