Indonesian Halal Certification

  •   10 Nov 2016
  •    Angelita Hu

    Halal Certificate

    MUI Halal certificate is a written fatwa/official statement from the Indonesian Ulama Council (Majelis Ulama Indonesia/MUI) which guarantees that the products are in accordance with the Islamic Syariat. MUI Halal Certificate is a requirement for obtaining government endorsed halal certification and for usage of relevant labeling on the packaging of products.

    Halal Certificate Objective

    MUI Halal certification for food products, medicines, cosmetics and other products was developed to assure the halal status of products and reassure consumers when making purchasing decisions. The halal production process is guaranteed by the manufacturer by applying the Halal Assurance System.

    MUI Halal Certification Procedure

    For companies who want to obtain a halal certificate from LPPOM MUI; processing industries (food, drugs, cosmetics), Slaughterhouse (RPH), and restaurant / catering / kitchen, they must register and apply for the halal certification process, and meet halal certification requirements. The followings are the steps that must be passed by the company to meet halal certification approval requirements

    1.  Understanding halal certification requirements and following Halal Assurance System (HAS) Training

    Companies must understand the halal certification requirements listed in HAS 23000. The Summary of HAS 23000 can be found in MUI LPPOM site. The documents of HAS 23000 can be ordered in MUI LPPOM site (e-store). In addition, the company must also attend HAS training which is conducted by LPPOM MUI, either in the form of regular training or online training (e-training). Information on HAS training can be found in MUI LPPOM site.

    2.  Implementing Halal Assurance System

    Companies must implement HAS before applying and registering for halal certification process. The Halal assurance system is based on halal policies, establishing Halal Management Team, preparing HAS Manual, conducting training, preparing related HAS procedures, implementing internal audit, and reviewing management properly.

    3.  Preparing Halal Certification Document

    The Company must prepare all necessary documents for the halal certification process. The documents required include: a list of products, a list of materials and documents of the material, a list of butchers (particularly for Slaughterhouse), matrix of products, HAS Manual, flow chart of the process, a list of production facilities addresses, evidence on halal policy dissemination, evidence on internal training and evidence on internal audit.

    4.  Registering the halal certificate (upload data)

    Applying and Registering for halal certification is performed online using the Cerol system, through our website:

    5.  Monitoring pre-audit and payment of contract for halal certification process

    After uploading certification data, the company must conduct a pre audit monitoring and finalize payment of the contract. This pre audit monitoring is recommended to be conducted every day to uncover any discrepancies in the results of pre audit. Payment of contract for certification process is performed by downloading the certification contract in Cerol, paying the cost of the contract and signing the contract, and then making payments in Cerol, and approved by the Treasurer of LPPOM MUI.

    6.  Performing audit

    Audits can be performed if the company has already passed the pre-audit process and the contract has also been approved. Audits are conducted at all facilities related with products to be certified.

    7.  Performing post-audit monitoring