The Institute for the Study of Food Medicines and Cosmetics of the Indonesian Ulema Council (LPPOM MUI) together with the Islamic Ummat Association (PUI) signed a cooperation contract to establish synergy of the halal certification facilitation program. The signing was carried out by the President Director of LPPOM MUI, Ir. Muti Arintawati, M.Si with the Chairman of the Central Management Council (DPP) of PUI, K.H. Nurhasan Zaidi at the PUI Central Leadership Building, DKI Jakarta (2/6/2022).
Nurhasan Zaidi said that LPPOM MUI has a great contribution in maintaining the sanctity of food and beverage products that the Muslim community consumes every day. He prayed that the efforts and work of the LPPOM MUI management would get great rewards on the side of Allah Swt.
"PUI would like to thank you for the cooperation with LPPOM MUI, hopefully we can help the halal coaching process to PUI entrepreneurs, especially those engaged in food and beverages," he said.
Micro and small businesses (MSEs), continued Nurhasan Zaidi, such as meatballs, chicken noodles, martabak and so on need to be fostered and assisted in the halal certification process, considering that there is an obligation for every business actor to implement halal products in 2024. So from now on, it has prepared the mechanism.
Meanwhile, Muti Arintawati in her speech said that LPPOM MUI is very happy to be able to cooperate with PUI in conducting training and coaching business actors in the future.
"LPPOM MUI already exists in 34 provinces, but to realize the Halal Product Guarantee Law to all business actors in Indonesia, we cannot be alone, we must embrace our fellow CSOs. Alhamdulillah, our communication with PUI has been established for about a year, and the peak is that today we can realize this cooperation. Hopefully, the collaboration between LPPOM MUI and PUI can reach business actors in the regions," he continued.
The signing of this cooperation agreement was witnessed directly by the Secretary General of DPP PUI, H. Raizal Arifin SS; Director of Strategy and Operations of LPPOM MUI, Ir. Sumunar Jati MP; Member of the PUI Shura Assembly, K.H. Drs. Ahmadie Thaha; Secretary of Halal Work Unit (UKH) PUI, S. Faisal Parouq M.Si; along with the management of DPP PUI and representatives of PUI DKI Jakarta, PUI Women, PUI Youth, UKH PUI and PUI Student Association. (*)