Indonesia requires Halal certification for three products by 2024. Muhammad Aqil Irham, head of the Halal Product Assurance Agency (BPJPH) at the Ministry of Religious Affairs, said three groups of products must be halal-certified by 2024.
Product Categories To Be Halal-Certified
The first category of products is food and beverages. The second category is raw materials, food additives, and supplementary materials for food and beverages. The third category is slaughterhouse products and services.
“These three product groups must be halal-certified by 17 October 2024. If they are not certified and circulated in the community, there will be sanctions,” Aqil said on Friday, 3 February 2023, as quoted on the ministry’s website.
Aqil explained that the sanctions include written warnings, administrative fines, and the withdrawal of goods from circulation. “This is by the provisions of Government Regulation [PP] No. 39 of 2021,” Aqil said.
“Therefore, before the mandatory halal certification is implemented, we urge all industry operators to immediately manage the halal certification of their products,” Aqil added.
BPJPH launched the Free Halal Certification (SEHATI) service. “Business operators must take advantage of this. We will open SEHATI throughout the year for MSEs to apply for certification through a self-declaration mechanism for halal claims,” Aqil explained.
This service is available via email Monday to Thursday from 08:00 to 15:00 Jakarta time and Friday from 08:00 to 15:30 Jakarta time. Information related to this service can be accessed at www.halal.go.id.
BPJPH also opens a call center via WhatsApp 08111171019 and email address [email protected] for information and service. Applications for Halal certification can be submitted to the BPJPH Headquarters or the Regional Task Force via the PTSP of the Ministry of Religious Affairs or via email to [email protected].