Category: Indonesia

Indonesia: Aussie firms paying inflated price to have Halal certification

| 19/10/2013 | Reply
Indonesia: Aussie firms paying inflated price to have Halal certification

The Indonesian Council of Ulama (MUI), the top Islamic body which orders Fatwa religious rulings, is dictating how much Australian companies must pay to have their food certified as Halal.

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Australia: No stunning on Indonesian cattle

| 08/07/2013 | Reply
Australia: No stunning on Indonesian cattle

THE live export market suffers another blow, with a Queensland mission to Indonesia being told pre-slaughter cattle stunning won’t be allowed. There has been a marked shift against stunning by Indonesians.

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Indonesia: No quality control of frozen meat ahead of Ramadhan

| 27/06/2013 | Reply
Indonesia: No quality control of frozen meat ahead of Ramadhan

The directorate general of animal husbandry at the Agriculture Ministry was unaware of a crooked practices concerning resale of frozen meat in certain supermarkets in Jakarta.

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Australia: Beef exporters face Halal certification hike

| 24/04/2013 | Reply
Australia: Beef exporters face Halal certification hike

Issues surrounding halal certification and pre-slaughter stunning have underlined the ongoing challenges beef and cattle exporters continue to face in Indonesia. MUI has delisted key Halal certifier, Australian Halal Food Services AHFS.

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Indonesia: MUI Seeks Sole Rule on Halal Certification

| 18/02/2013 | Reply
Indonesia: MUI Seeks Sole Rule on Halal Certification

The Indonesia Ulema Council (MUI) says it should be the only authority for halal certification in order to avoid competition among Islam-based interest groups.

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Indonesia: Citing Public Demand, NU Sets Up new Halal Certifier

| 07/02/2013 | Reply
Indonesia: Citing Public Demand, NU Sets Up new Halal Certifier

The NU Chairman at launch of the NU Halal Body (BHNU), said the new body was not meant to compete with similar existing institutions but was a response to public demand, especially from NU members in their guise as consumers. This is the wish and the demand of consumers.

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Australia’s debut Sukuk to fund solar power project

| 06/02/2013 | Reply
Australia’s debut Sukuk to fund solar power project

SGI-Mitabu, a consortium of two Australian solar companies, The Solar Guys International and Mitabu Australia, are planning to finance an Indonesian solar power project using Sukuk.

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Indonesia works on animal welfare in abattoirs

| 19/10/2012 | Reply
Indonesia works on animal welfare in abattoirs

A global animal welfare organisation has embarked on a three-year project with veterinarians in Indonesia to improve welfare standards in the country’s abattoirs.

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USA: Is the meningitis vaccine Halal for Hajj Pilgrims?

| 19/10/2012 | Reply
USA: Is the meningitis vaccine Halal for Hajj Pilgrims?

Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis claims to have developed, in 2010, the first anti-meningitis vaccine without pork. Many religious authorities have already certified the Menveo vaccine as “halal,” but others are saying it is not porcine free.

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Indonesia: LPPOM MUI Simplify Halal Certification For Small Industries

| 09/10/2012 | Reply
Indonesia: LPPOM MUI Simplify Halal Certification For Small Industries

Through cooperation with related institutions, LPPOM MUI hopes to make it easy for SMEs to conduct Halal certification. One of the areas they will help to make easier will be the Halal certification audit for the slaughterhouse.

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Opinion: The Rise and Rise of the Muslim Fashion Industry

| 28/09/2012 | 3 Replies
Opinion: The Rise and Rise of the Muslim Fashion Industry

Indonesia has clear aspirations to be a world leader in Muslim fashion, and across the Atlantic, American Muslim fashion is thriving. It is on the move, and that move is growing wider, more popular and into the mainstream.

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India: Rapidly-growing Indonesia offers F&B sector plethora of opportunities

| 28/09/2012 | Reply
India: Rapidly-growing Indonesia offers F&B sector plethora of opportunities

In terms of population, Indonesia, with about 240 million inhabitants, is the fourth-largest country in the world, and has the largest Muslim population. With the maximum numbers of Muslims it definitely shows ample scope for trade in halal foods.

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Indonesia: House to pass controversial halal certification bill ‘soon’

| 26/09/2012 | Reply
Indonesia: House to pass controversial halal certification bill ‘soon’

Indonesia’s premier food processing authority has come out strongly against a controversial plan that would make halal certification a must for the country’s entire food and beverage supply chain.

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Indonesia: Food group nixes halal certification rules

| 20/09/2012 | Reply
Indonesia: Food group nixes halal certification rules

Local food producers say that the controversial halal certification bill slated to become law in October must be amended to make halal certification of their products optional, not mandatory, as planned.

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Indonesia: West Java to host the biggest halal conference in SE Asia

| 03/08/2012 | Reply
Indonesia: West Java to host the biggest halal conference in SE Asia

As well as holding a Halal conference in 2014, MUI urges every region and city in West Java to reach the target as Halal Province. Djamaludin said three regions in West Hava had become Halal City, namely Indramayu, Bogor, and Depok.

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Indonesia accepts Jakim Halal certification

| 10/07/2012 | Reply
Indonesia accepts Jakim Halal certification

International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Mustapa Mohamed said the development brought relief to producers of Malaysian Halal products who are facing difficulties penetrating the Indonesian market due to Halal certification.

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Indonesia: More imported products declared halal by MUI

| 06/06/2012 | Reply
Indonesia: More imported products declared halal by MUI

Companies from 37 countries have been granted halal certificates by the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI), indicating a growing interest in the halal product business in Indonesia.

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Indonesia: Ulema council launches online halal certification service

| 28/05/2012 | Reply
Indonesia: Ulema council launches online halal certification service

LPPOM MUI have launched an online halal certification service called CEROL – SS 23000.”The CEROL certification system will accelerate the process of halal certification for products and improve the agency`s documentation system,” LPPOM Director Lukmanul Hakim stated.

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Indonesia suspends US beef imports over mad cow fears

| 14/05/2012 | Reply
Indonesia suspends US beef imports over mad cow fears

US Health authorities have said the diseased animal was never a threat to the nation’s food supply, in the first case of mad cow disease in the US since 2006.

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Tatarstan wishes to have closer ties with Indonesia

| 16/04/2012 | Reply
Tatarstan wishes to have closer ties with Indonesia

Tatarstan could become the entrance for Indonesian products to the central and eastern part of Russia while Indonesia could become the entrance for Tatarstani products in the ASEAN region.

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