Category: Indonesia

Indonesia: Halal Certification by MUI Gaining Increasing Appreciation Worldwide

| 29/09/2011 | 2 Replies
Indonesia: Halal Certification by MUI Gaining Increasing Appreciation Worldwide

At least 22 countries with 48 Islamic institutions and international Islamic fatwa bodies all over the world have recognized and received the fatwa issued by MUI.

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Turkey: D8 members to discuss joint projects

| 26/09/2011 | Reply
Turkey: D8 members to discuss joint projects

Participants will discuss jointly manufacturing a car, adopting policies on energy and environmental issues, observing food standard — halal food in particular — and joint petrochemical plans. Iran, Turkey, Malaysia, Pakistan, Nigeria, Egypt, Bangladesh and Indonesia are D8 members.

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Indonesia: House invites businesses to voice opinions on Halal bill

| 20/09/2011 | Reply
Indonesia: House invites businesses to voice opinions on Halal bill

With a bill on Halal product certification currently being deliberated, the House of Representatives says it is ready to take on opinions and complaints from food businesses and producers.

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Indonesia: Import Regulation Reduces Chinese Imports

| 19/09/2011 | Reply
Indonesia: Import Regulation Reduces Chinese Imports

According to the Indonesian Food and Beverage Association (Gapmmi), a government regulation contributed to the decline of food and beverage imports from China and Hong Kong between January and August.

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Can Indonesia serve as a World Halal Certification Centre?

| 16/08/2011 | 1 Reply
Can Indonesia serve as a World Halal Certification Centre?

Indonesia, as the world’s largest Muslim country with a population of about 237.6 million, wants to serve as a world certification center for halal goods in line with the increasing popularity of halal products among both Muslim and non-Muslim consumers.

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Opinion: Ending cruelty against animals has its price

| 29/07/2011 | 1 Reply
Opinion: Ending cruelty against animals has its price

The ball is now in the hands of the Indonesian Meat Producers and Feedlot Association who will work together with government officials from both countries, as well as the Meat and Livestock Australia to ensure best practices in Indonesian slaughterhouses.

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Indonesia to issue import permits for 180,000 cattle

| 09/07/2011 | Reply
Indonesia to issue import permits for 180,000 cattle

”We will improve all of our abattoirs,” said Indonesia’s Co-ordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Hatta Rajasa at a joint press conference with Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd yesterday. ”We, of course, would welcome the use of new devices that meet the halal standard.

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Australia: Cattle boss: ‘We’ve simply got to fix it.’

| 18/06/2011 | Reply
Australia: Cattle boss: ‘We’ve simply got to fix it.’

THE departing head of Meat and Livestock Australia has said he will co-operate with the Senate inquiry into the controversial live animal export trade and face questions about his company’s attempts to improve animal welfare conditions in Indonesia and other markets.

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Indonesia: Nestle to Invest $100m in Indonesia

| 17/06/2011 | Reply
Indonesia: Nestle to Invest $100m in Indonesia

Nestle is planning to invest $100m in Indonesia for the third time in 18 months to expand its operations at a new factory currently under construction in Karawang, West Java.

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Australia: Butchers treat halal beef ‘with respect’

| 02/06/2011 | Reply
Australia: Butchers treat halal beef ‘with respect’

Local beef processers and halal butchers in Australia have hit out at the brutal treatment of cattle in Indonesian abattoirs as horrific, saying it went against Muslim beliefs.

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Australia: Taking Stock

| 22/05/2011 | Reply
Australia: Taking Stock

An ABC interview on live trade of animals to Indonesia. The Indonesian people want to make change and want to improve things, and this has been seen quite significantly over the past five years – right at an industry level, at the facilities themselves, and also with the Indonesian government.

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China: Mellow Hope (HTDS) Reaches a Milestone in Indonesia

| 09/03/2011 | Reply
China: Mellow Hope (HTDS) Reaches a Milestone in Indonesia

China’s ‘Mellow Hope’ production plant and method of production of vaccines met the HALAL certificate (Halal Assurance System) requirements for the ACYW135 and A+C Meningococcal Polysaccharide vaccines.

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Philippines: Mead Johnson Nutrition gets halal approval

| 27/02/2011 | Reply
Philippines: Mead Johnson Nutrition gets halal approval

The HAS certificate was issued to MJN Philippines after it consistently maintained an “A” rating for three consecutive years, from 2008 to 2010, during annual Halal Assurance System implementation audits conducted for companies exporting products to Indonesia.

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Indonesian women splash out at Islamic spas

| 16/02/2011 | Reply
Indonesian women splash out at Islamic spas

Indonesian women are splashing out on treatments at spas aimed at meeting Islamic values, including paying for special headscarf styling, as affluence rises in the world’s most populous Muslim nation.

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Indonesia: Most halal products lack official approval

| 10/02/2011 | Reply
Indonesia: Most halal products lack official approval

Just over a third of all the halal products offered for sale in Indonesia actually have official halal certificates, according food and drug monitoring agencies.

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Indonesia: MUI Eyes Authority Over Halal Assessment

| 28/01/2011 | Reply
Indonesia: MUI Eyes Authority Over Halal Assessment

The Indonesian Council of Ulema has urged the government to make it the only body authorized to issue halal certification, which will soon be regulated by an upcoming law.

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Indonesia to host largest ever Food, Hotel and Hospitality Trade Exhibition

| 17/01/2011 | Reply
Indonesia to host largest ever Food, Hotel and Hospitality Trade Exhibition

Food and Hotel Indonesia will return 6-9 April at the Jakarta Exhibition Centre, Kemayoran. The 2011 event, the 11th in the series is the largest to date occupying five halls at the exhibition venue. There will also be a World Halal Forum Dialogue – Indonesia held on the 9th April at the exhibition venue.

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Malaysia: Halal Sector Expected To See High Demand

| 16/01/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal Sector Expected To See High Demand

Deputy Minister Datuk Mukhriz Tun Mahathir said the Ministry of International Trade and Industry had undertaken a study recently to understand where the demand was for halal products and services of late.

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Indonesia: MUI to set single national halal standard

| 07/01/2011 | Reply
Indonesia: MUI to set single national halal standard

MUI’s food, medicine and cosmetics analysis body (LPPOM MUI) head Lukmanul Hakim said that 41 institutions had different standards, with only eight referring to the MUI.

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Meet the new Muslim Consumer

| 02/12/2010 | Reply
Meet the new Muslim Consumer

When it comes to big consumer markets, Asia is not short of contenders. China and India, with their billion-plus populations have led the way, while a number of large emerging markets are now also catching the eyes of marketers.

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