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1. Aqua, SGM Purely Developed in Indonesia
Danone Indonesia's Corporate Communications Director Arif Mujahidin said that they produce the bottled drinking water Aqua and infant formula SGM in Indonesia.
The Paris-based food company made the statement on Monday following calls to boycott French goods in protest against French President Macron’s remarks on the cartoon of Prophet Muhammad last week.
“Our products, such as SGM and Aqua, are purely developed and produced in Indonesia by the Indonesian workers and provided for the consumers in Indonesia,” said Arif in a statement on November 2.
Arif explained that the bottled drinking water Aqua has been produced in Indonesia since 1973, while infant formula SGM has been produced here since 1965.
“Our company has no political affiliation and matters other than our business,” he said.