Category: Indonesia

Indonesia: Halal Certification a Bitter Pill for Pharma

| 06/02/2015 | Reply
Indonesia: Halal Certification a Bitter Pill for Pharma

Four months have passed since a law requiring all food and pharmaceutical products distributed in Indonesia to have halal certification was passed, but resistance to the new legislation remains strong.

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Indonesia’s Halal Food Law: Pros and Cons

| 20/12/2014 | Reply
Indonesia’s Halal Food Law: Pros and Cons

The Halal labeling law will affect most consumable products, including food and beverages, medicines, cosmetics, chemicals and biological products.

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Starbucks Indonesia finally Halal Certified by MUI

| 30/10/2014 | Reply
Starbucks Indonesia finally Halal Certified by MUI

Starbucks Indonesia has become the first major international coffee shop chain to receive halal certification from the Council of Indonesian Clerics (MUI).

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US halal food supplier indicted over beef exports

| 25/10/2014 | Reply
US halal food supplier indicted over beef exports

The founder of a popular line of food products has been charged with shipping beef to Malaysia and Indonesia that didn’t meet the countries’ import requirements.

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Indonesia must be pioneer for Halal Products

| 24/10/2014 | Reply
Indonesia must be pioneer for Halal Products

Indonesia should not be hesitant to develop a culture of Halalan Thayyiban (halal and good), supported by the passing of the new Law of Halal Product Assurance (JPH Act)

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Indonesia set to lead in Islamic fashion

| 21/10/2014 | Reply
Indonesia set to lead in Islamic fashion

Indonesia will soon become a trendsetter in Islamic fashion as its designers are capable of creating unique and creative works of fashion.

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Indonesian expo to platform halal cosmetics

| 27/08/2014 | Reply
Indonesian expo to platform halal cosmetics

With the market continuing to grow for halal products, the Indonesian Ulema Council is readying for a big expo (INDHEX) in Jakarta on the 22-15 October 2014.

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Indonesian Ulema Council to Hold Halal Expo 2014

| 22/08/2014 | Reply
Indonesian Ulema Council to Hold Halal Expo 2014

The Institute for Food, Drugs and Cosmetics Assessment of Indonesian Ulema Council (LPPOM-MUI) will organize the Int’l Halal Expo (INDHEX) 2014 in October.

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Indonesia: Jakarta to host global Islamic tourism forum

| 13/05/2014 | Reply
Indonesia: Jakarta to host global Islamic tourism forum

Jakarta will host the first OIC International Forum on Islamic Tourism next month to develop sharia tourism among 57 OIC country members.

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Indonesia: Religious minister: Govt to issue halal certification

| 28/03/2014 | Reply
Indonesia: Religious minister: Govt to issue halal certification

Religious Affairs Minister Suryadharma Ali insists the government should issue halal certification instead of the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI).

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Indonesia: Free Halal Certification Provided for 750 UMKM

| 20/03/2014 | Reply
Indonesia: Free Halal Certification Provided for 750 UMKM

Hundreds of Small Micro and Medium Enterprises that produce foods and beverages will be facilitated by Jakarta City Government in getting halal certification from MUI.

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Indonesia: Minister asks MUI to give up Halal label

| 04/03/2014 | Reply
Indonesia: Minister asks MUI to give up Halal label

Religious Affairs Minister Suryadharma Ali persuaded the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) to hand over the authority on halal certification to the government.

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Indonesia: MUI Suspected of Monopolizing Halal Certification Business

| 04/03/2014 | 1 Reply
Indonesia: MUI Suspected of Monopolizing Halal Certification Business

According to KPPU, issuing halal certificates is actually a state duty. The task may be handed over to other agencies only if the state is unable to do so.

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Indonesia Religious Affairs Minister Wants Right to Issue Halal Certification

| 04/03/2014 | Reply
Indonesia Religious Affairs Minister Wants Right to Issue Halal Certification

“The government as the prosecutor of regulations should be the one doing the process,” Suryadharma said. “The MUI is merely a civil organization.”

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Indonesia: Govt to Regulate Halal Certification Fee

| 04/03/2014 | Reply
Indonesia: Govt to Regulate Halal Certification Fee

The government and House of Representatives (DPR) intend to put Halal Products draft bill under the Ministry of Religious Affairs’ authority.

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Opinion: Halal labeling: The next gold mine?

| 01/03/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Halal labeling: The next gold mine?

The worldwide food industry is paying attention to detail to fulfill Muslim halal requirements by avoiding some substances or ingredients.

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Indonesia: Postpone halal bill deliberation: Health minister

| 01/03/2014 | Reply
Indonesia: Postpone halal bill deliberation: Health minister

“We have asked them to postpone deliberations since there has been no progress in deciding who will have the authority to issue the certificates.”

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Indonesia: MUI – government wrangle over Halal certification

| 28/02/2014 | Reply
Indonesia: MUI – government wrangle over Halal certification

The Religious Affairs Ministry has demanded that the authority to issue halal certificates be given to the government rather than the MUI.

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Indonesia: Ulema Council Denies Halal Certification Graft

| 26/02/2014 | Reply
Indonesia:  Ulema Council Denies Halal Certification Graft

MUI denies accusations that foreign organizations hoping to sell food in Indonesia had been extorted for bribes during the halal-auditing process.

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Japan: Halal Development Foundation Japan hold Halal seminar

| 06/02/2014 | Reply
Japan: Halal Development Foundation Japan hold Halal seminar

At the opening ceremony, MajelisUlama Indonesia and HDFJ signed a MoU, confirming their deep cooperation and working relations.

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