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Decoding Halal Certification Regulations for Food and Cosmetics in Indonesia, Malaysia and India

Abdul Khaiy Ata'illah bin Mohamad Khairi, Mohammad Noman Lateef, Muti Arintawati
Tuesday , 27th Jun 2023
LPPOM MUI, Certifique, Jamiat Ulama-I-Hind Halal Trust (JUHT)

Halal food and cosmetics market is expanding due to the increasing Muslim population and the growing focus on the importance of halal certification. According to relevant reports, the halal food market in ASEAN is expected to reach US$1.1 trillion in 2024, while the halal cosmetics market is expected to reach US$7.6 billion in 2024. Indonesia, Malaysia, and India are the main consumer markets for halal food and cosmetics.

  • Indonesia's large Muslim population of approximately 236 million is driving the growth of halal products, particularly among the young population. Indonesia is also making a strategic move to develop an Islamic economy, which includes implementing mandatory halal certification requirements for all halal products that enter, circulate, and are traded in the country. From October 17, 2024, all halal food and beverage products sold in Indonesia must have a halal certification, while from October 17, 2026, all halal cosmetic products sold in Indonesia must also have a halal certification;

  • Although Malaysia is a relatively small country with 32.3 million citizens, over 60% of whom are Muslim, it boasts a well-developed economy and one of the largest halal markets in the ASEAN region. Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (JAKIM) is a reputable halal certification agency that has received worldwide recognition for its credible role in establishing Halal Guidelines. Enterprises that want to produce halal cosmetics and food must adhere to the halal certification standards and procedures set by JAKIM. The updated Halal Certification Procedure Manual, Halal Management System, and Halal Standards, which came into force on Jan. 1, 2021, have further improved the halal certification requirements, procedures, and standards;

  • India's large Muslim population represents huge opportunities for halal-based entrepreneurs. While the government does not mandate halal certification, it is a religious attestation that is applicable to all kinds of consumer goods and services.

ChemLinked invited Indonesia Halal Audit Authority LPPOM MUI, as well as leading halal certification companies Certifique, and Jamiat Ulama-I-Hind Halal Trust, to explain the halal certification process and requirements in detail. This webinar is designed to provide valuable knowledge and guidance to companies. Learn about the importance of Halal certification for business growth and market expansion, understand the definition and principles of Halal, and gain practical insights on the application process.

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Who Should Attend?

  • Cosmetic enterprises whose target market is Indonesia, Malaysia and India; or

  • Cosmetic enterprises who want to obtain a halal certification; or

  • Enterprises who want to increase competitiveness level and win Muslim consumers.


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1. Indonesia Part

  • The importance of halal products

  • Halal product trade opportunity

  • Halal certification in Indonesia

  • Challenges in halal certification process

2. Malaysia Part

  • Why choose halal certification in Malaysia

  • Understanding halal in Malaysia

  • Applying for halal certification in Malaysia

3. India Part

  • Major halal certified food and cosmetic brands in India

  • Steps to halal management system certification

  • Classification of halal product

  • Process of halal certification

  • General requirements of halal certification

4. Q&A

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  • Senior Certification Officer and head of the Halal Certification Division at Certifique
    As the Senior Certification Officer and head of the Halal Certification Division at Certifique, Abdul Khaiy brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the field of Halal certification. Abdul Khaiy holds a BSc HONS degree in Nutrition and Food Sciences from the University of Nottingham, UK Campus, graduating in 2017. He has also obtained the prestigious Halal Executive Certificate from JAKIM Malaysia and the Penyella Halal Certificate from MUI Indonesia, further solidifying his expertise in Halal compliance. With his extensive experience, Abdul Khaiy has successfully assisted over 75 companies in meeting and maintaining Halal Certification standards. His deep understanding of the certification process, coupled with his commitment to ensuring Halal integrity, makes him a trusted advisor for businesses seeking to navigate the complex landscape of Halal certification.
  • General Manager at Jamiat Ulama-I-Hind Halal Trust (JUHT)
    Mohammad Noman Lateef is a Halal Professional with 15 years of Experience in Halal Industry. He has worked for two major Halal Certification bodies of India and currently works as the General Manager with Jamiat Ulama-I-Hind Halal Trust, India. He has been trained as a Halal Auditor by Indonesian Halal Authority LPPOM MUI. He has also been trained by GAC (Gulf Accreditation Centre), SFDA (Saudi Food and Drug Administration), HAK (Halal Accreditation Turkey) and various other notable agencies. He has done more than 1000 Halal Audits in India and outside India. This includes top-tier brands located in India and in MENA Region. He is also a Speaker, Trainer and Halal Consultant. He has trained leading MNCs of Food and Cosmetics Brands. He provides his consulting services to firms like Deloitte, Athenium etc. Among his significant talks, he has spoken at multiple events of CII (Confederation of Indian Industries) and FIEO (Federation of Indian Exports Organization) in context of Halal Matters. Due to his current organization’s Global Recognition and accreditations, he has acquired thorough knowledge of all International Halal Standards for e.g. GSO/UAE Halal Standards, OIC SMIIC Halal Standards, Malaysian and Indonesian Halal Standards.
  • President Director at LPPOM MUI
    Ir. Muti Arintawati, M.Si has been involved with halal certification since 1994. She had her Bachelor's in Food Technology & Nutrition from IPB University in 1992 and a Master's in Food Science from IPB University in 1999. She has many experiences as a speaker at various forums and electronic media for national or international publications, specifically on halal topics. Roles in Halal Certification 1994 – Now Halal Auditor 1998 – 2006 Board Member of LPPOM MUI 2006 – 2009 Head of Certification & Halal Assurance System Division LPPOM MUI 2009 – 2010 Head of Auditing Division LPPOM MUI 2014 Member of Halal Industrial Area Team in cooperation with LPPOM MUI, Indonesian Chamber of Commerce & Industry Middle East Committee & Islamic Conference Organization (K2T2 OKI) and the Ministry of Industry the Republic of Indonesia 2010 – 2020 Vice Director of LPPOM MUI 2012 – Now Technical Committee Secretary of World Halal Food Council (WHFC) 2016 Member of Indonesian National Work Competency Standards (SKKNI) Halal Supervisor Development Team 2019 Member of Indonesian National Work Competency Standards (SKKNI) Halal Auditor Development Team 2020 – Now Technical Committee Member of National Standard of Indonesia (SNI) on Halal Food 2020 – Now President Director of LPPOM MUI
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