Category: Indonesia

Indonesia: PKS Rejects MUI’s Involvement in Halal Certification

| 16/04/2012 | 2 Replies
Indonesia: PKS Rejects MUI’s Involvement in Halal Certification

The Prosperous Justice Party politician Ledia Hanifa said it was not appropriate for a Halal product regulators to be involved in the certification process.

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EU: 5th Int’l Halal Food Conference opens in Belgium

| 25/03/2012 | Reply
EU: 5th Int’l Halal Food Conference opens in Belgium

Indonesian Ambassador to Brussels Arif Havas Oegroseno has opened the 5th International Halal Food Conference at Sheraton Hotel in Brussels, Belgium, on Friday. Government, business, private and public representatives discussed global halal (lawful according to Islam) standards, Information, Social, Cultural and Diplomatic Coordinator of the Indonesian Embassy in Brussels.

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China: China Ningxia Province Seeks Sister City In Indonesia

| 16/03/2012 | Reply
China: China Ningxia Province Seeks Sister City In Indonesia

“On behalf of Ningxia’s foreign affairs office, we express our desire to establish a sister city relationship with one of Indonesia’s cities,” Zhang Yexing, vice director general of Ningxia’s foreign affairs office, told journalists yesterday. Yexing said the Ningxia government is eager to establish cooperation in Halal food production with its sister city in Indonesia.

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Indonesia: Animal welfare issues exposed again by animal activists

| 02/03/2012 | Reply
Indonesia: Animal welfare issues exposed again by animal activists

THE live export industry is facing fresh pressure to clean up its act with new vision of cruelty in Indonesian abattoirs uncovered by animal activists, despite strict new rules for exporters being in place for nearly six months.

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Indonesia: Government Supports the Halal Food Guarantee Bill to be Approved Soon

| 24/02/2012 | Reply
Indonesia: Government Supports the Halal Food Guarantee Bill to be Approved Soon

“With the Halal Food Guarantee Act, halalan thoyyiban is no longer engineering, there is a scientific spirit, worship, and theology,” Ahmad Mukri Aji, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs Faculty of Shari’ah Law explained. The Act which is the implementation of Article 28 UUD 1945, according to Ahmad, will also strengthen the LP POM MUI who had been dealing with halal certification.

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Indonesia: MUI Criticizes NU’s Plan to Draft Halal Certification

| 02/02/2012 | 1 Reply
Indonesia: MUI Criticizes NU’s Plan to Draft Halal Certification

The Indonesian Ulemas Council (MUI) has criticized Nahdlatul Ulama’s (NU) plan to draft halal and honesty certifications for its members.

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Indonesia: PBNU Drafts Halal references

| 31/01/2012 | Reply
Indonesia: PBNU Drafts Halal references

The leaders of Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) are working on drafting halal standards. As such, all production distributed among NU members must be approved by the Nahdlatul Ulama Businessmen’s Association (HPN).

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Indonesian Vice President Opens the AGM-WHFC

| 22/01/2012 | Reply
Indonesian Vice President Opens the AGM-WHFC

Indonesian vice president, Boediono, opened Annual General Meeting World Halal Food Council (AGM-WHFC) and International Workshop on Indonesian Role for Strengthening Global Halal 2012.

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Indonesia: The Halal Beauty Debate Is More Than Skin Deep

| 08/01/2012 | Reply
Indonesia: The Halal Beauty Debate Is More Than Skin Deep

For some Indonesian Muslims, the voluntary halal label is the determining factor in their decision about whether to eat at a certain restaurant or buy particular products. For some international companies working in Indonesia, having the label is also crucial for selling their products because almost 90 percent of the population is Muslim, making it the world’s most populous Muslim country.

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Indonesia: Jakarta to be World’s Halal Food Center

| 05/01/2012 | Reply
Indonesia: Jakarta to be World’s Halal Food Center

The Annual General Meeting of WHFC will be held in Jakarta on January 16-18 and will be opened by Indonesian Vice President Boediono. The agenda of the meeting would be a discussion on the work program, standardization, socialization, and education of Halal products all around the world.

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WHFC Annual Meeting, Together Harmonizing the World Halal Standards

| 20/12/2011 | Reply
WHFC Annual Meeting, Together Harmonizing the World Halal Standards

The annual meeting of the World Halal Food Council (WHFC) will be held in Jakarta on 16-18, January 2012. The event which will take place at the Sultan Hotel is the first meeting since June 2011, when the WHFC was reactivated, after being known over recent years as the World Halal Council.

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Australia: Moves to implement stunning before report

| 29/11/2011 | Reply
Australia: Moves to implement stunning before report

Warren Farr, the sales manager of Brisbane-based stunning equipment supplier Kentmaster Australia, says arrangements were already in place with its Indonesian agent, Pt. Agro Giri Perkasa (AGP), to introduce mandatory preslaughter stunning as a supply requirement well before the Federal Government suspended the trade for a month based on Indonesian abattoir cruelty allegations.

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Indonesia: MUI remains alert amid China’s barrage of halal products

| 09/11/2011 | Reply
Indonesia: MUI remains alert amid China’s barrage of halal products

MUI’s Food and Drug Analysis Agency (LPPOM) chief Lukmanul Hakim acknowledged the vast development of the Chinese halal industry, but said that the LPPOM, acting as Indonesia’s halal certification authority, did not see itself engaging in any Chinese cooperation any time soon.

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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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