LPPOM MUI had been established based on the mandate of the government/state that the Indonesian Council of Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, MUI) play an active role in relieving cases of lard 1988 in Indonesia. LPPOM MUI establishes January 6th, 1989 by conducting a proper inspection/examination and halal certification.
To strengthen the position of LPPOM MUI in playing its function as a halal certifier institution in Indonesia, then a Memorandum of Cooperation Agreement among Ministry of Religious Affairs, Ministry of Health, and MUI had been signed in 1996.
The Memorandum of the agreement was followed, then, by issuing the Decree by the Minister of Religious Affairs (Keputusan Menteri Agama, KMA) 518 2001, and KMA 519 2001, which strengthened the position of MUI as a Halal certification body to perform inspection/audit, determination of fatwa, and issuing halal certificates.
In the process and implementation of halal certification, LPPOM MUI cooperates with the National Agency of Drug and Food Control (Badan Pengawas Obat dan Makanan, Badan POM) the Republic of Indonesia, Ministry of Religious Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture, and Ministry of Cooperatives and SMEs, Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Industry, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy and several university/colleges in Indonesia, among others, Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), University of Muhammadiyah Prof.Dr. Hamka, Djuanda University, the Islamic State Univesity of Syarif Hidyatullah (UIN), Wahid Hasyim Univeristy Semarang, and Indonesian Muslimin University Makassar.
While proper cooperation has also been established with the National Standardization Agency of Indonesia (Badan Standarisasi Nasional, BSN), Indonesian Chamber of Commerce Committee of the Middle East, GS1 Indonesia, and Research in Motion (Blackberry). Specifically, with BPOM, the halal certificate is a requirement in halal labeling on packaging for products circulating in Indonesia.
Now, in its 32 years of age, LPPOM MUI becomes the First and Trusted Halal Certification Body in Indonesia and has been increasingly showing its existence as a credible halal certifier body, both national and international. In the years 2017 and 2018 LPPOM MUI achieve SNI ISO / IEC 17025:2008 Certification for Halal Laboratorium and SNI ISO / IEC 17065:2012, DPLS 21 Certification for Halal Certification Bodies from Indonesia National Accreditation Committee/ Komite Akreditasi Nasional (KAN). This standard is not only recognized in Indonesia but is also recognized by the United Arab Emirates Accreditation Body or ESMA.
Halal certification system and halal assurance system designed and implemented by LPPOM MUI have also been recognized and even adopted by halal certifier bodies abroad, which are now have reached 45 institutions from 26 countries.