Jakarta – The Assessment Institute for Foods, Drugs and Cosmetics, the Indonesian Council of Ulama (LPPOM MUI), together with PT BRI Sharia Bank, carry out a program of Halal Community Development and Halal Certification Socialization. The event, which was attended by dozens of small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), placed in the Al Mubarokah Lagoa Mosque, Koja North Jakarta, on Monday, December 2, 2019.
Yusdianti Febriani, STP from the Halal Socialization and Education LPPOM MUI , said that halal certification is mandatory. This has established in Law Number 33 of 2014 concerning Halal Product Assurance (HPA Law) that on October 17, 2019, every food product, beverage, medicine, cosmetics, and mandatory goods must be halal-certified.
“To register halal products in accordance with the law that has been decided, first submit all documents to the Halal Product Guarantee Agency (BPJPH) then you will get a recommendation letter to address the LPPOM MUI as LPH,” explained Febriani.
She added, the recommendation letter was valid for the submission of new halal certification and extension, while for product development it could go directly to LPPOM MUI.
Nurdiansyah, as the Branch Manager of PT BRI Sharia Bank of Tanjung Priok, appealed for halal certificates to be implemented in the MSME environment. He added that some countries with a majority population are not Muslim, and even already have halal tourism, halal food, and etcetera. This should be an example for Indonesia, which has great potential in the halal sector. “Insya Allah, with the existence of halal socialization, can provide opportunities to improve the used products or marketed must be truly halal according to Islamic law,” he said.
He added BRI sharia had a role as a bridge in helping MSMEs build halal and thoyyiban businesses, starting from materials to facilities used that must be clear of their halal status. “We invite all to emigrate. So that we as Muslims can run our daily muamalah more calmly, especially in applying our habits by using halal products according to Islamic law,” he said. (IRJ)