Discussing 4-Years Conversion, LPPOM MUI Gives Explanation to Japanese Companies

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On June 30, 2021, the Assessment Institute for Foods, Drugs, and Cosmetics Indonesian Council of Ulama (LPPOM MUI) was invited by Yano Research Institute to present a webinar on the policy of the Indonesian Council of Ulama (MUI) related to changing the validity period of the MUI halal decree from two years to four years. More than 80 Japanese companies attended the webinar. 

Referring to the Decree of MUI National Halal Council No. Kep-49/DHN-MUI/V/2021. Previously, LPPOM MUI had conducted socialization related to the same topic to halal-certified companies at home and abroad at the ASSALAM 2021 event (The Gathering Event of LPPOM MUI and Halal Certified Companies) on May 31, 2021, virtually.

In the webinar, the Executive Director of LPPOM MUI, Ir. Muti Arintawati, M.Sc. was the speaker which brought the topic of Strengthening the Synergy and Collaboration of LPPOM MUI with Halal Certified Companies. Product & Process Development Manager of LPPOM MUI, Cucu Rina Purwaningrum, S.TP.MP also attended as a speaker on the topic of Technical of Halal Certification Registration.

“Based on DHN Decree No. Kep-49/DHN-MUI/V/2021, the MUI Halal Decree can be issued according to the provisions of the export destination country. For example, currently, halal certificates that can be accepted in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and countries that require the application of the UAE.S 2055-2:2016 standard must be valid for three years,” Muti explained in her presentation. 

Muti also explained several programs to accelerate the certification process carried out by LPPOM MUI in order to comply with the provisions of PP. 39 of 2021 regarding the implementation time of halal certification. In Articles 72 and 73 there are provisions for the halal certification process time for domestic business actors for 15 days with a tolerance period of 10 days, so the maximum total implementation of halal certification is 25 days and for foreign business actors 15 days with a tolerance period of 15 days. maximum total implementation of halal certification for 30 days. 

On this occasion, the President of Yano Research Institute, Mr. Takashi Mizukoshi, said that Yano Research Institute’s collaboration with LPPOM MUI began when the Indonesian Halal Seminar was held in 2014. Then, in 2018, it began to provide information and consultation on Indonesian halal certification. 

“I heard that with the new management of LPPOM MUI as well as a new program on the procedures and validity period of halal certification, it is easier for Japanese companies to get the halal certification,” said Mizukoshi. 

Furthermore, Mizukoshi emphasized that halal certification has become one of the important certifications in the global market. He is optimistic and fully supports companies in Japan to penetrate the global market through their good relationship with LPPOM MUI. (YN)

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