REPUBLIKA.CO.ID — The Indonesian Ulama Council (MUI) has issued halal certificates for 8,553 products from 2005 to March 2014. Head of Information, Institute for Food, Drugs and Cosmetics (LPPOM) in MUI, Faried Mahmud said that it came from 188,991 products.
In addition, MUI has also issued 9,521 halal product certificates in local areas. It came from 23,925 products. About 39 companies proposed 808 products to get the certification this week. Some products are still waiting for assessment and information of its composition.
“We hope that all local products and restaurants in Indonesia can be recognized halal through a certification from small to large scale. Halal is not only seen from the naked eye, but also through a certification,” Mahmud said.
According to him, the constraint in halal certification implementation depends on legal frame work in the country, not only by using a voluntary system. LPPOM-MUI has carried out various socialization and coordination with companies, as well as restaurants.
“Various communities support us to implement halal certification widely for Indonesian products. However, it still depends on each company due to voluntary status,” Mahmud said.
Mon, 12 May 2014