Tuesday, 12 January 2010

MUI Plans to Regulate Indonesia's Halal Imports

The country's highest authority on Islamic affairs, the Indonesian Council of Ulema, is planning to insist that all imported food labeled as halal obtain the council's own halal certification before it can be sold here. The council's Food, Drugs and Cosmetic Assessment Institute is the sole issuer of halal certificates for such goods. Meanwhile, food importers fear that regular quarantining of products would result in a costly but unofficial system of payments to get them released.
Source: thejakartaglobe.com, 7 January

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