Dream – To be able to be sold on the market, small, medium and large scale industries must obtain halal certification in the products produced. Halal stamp, is no longer voluntary (voluntary) but becomes a mandatory or an order.
Related to this, PT Jakarta Industrial Estate Pulogadung (JIEP) and Indonesian Halal Products Foundation (IHPF) collaborated with Korea Testing Laboratory (KTL) and the Korea Trade-Investment Agency (KOTRA), established the Halal Inspection Agency (LPH) and the first Halal Laboratory in Indonesia.
“The motivation for the establishment of halal laboratories is because of the increasing potential of the halal market in Indonesia. In addition, Indonesia is the country with the largest Muslim population in the world,” said KOTRA Director Kim Byung Sam when met at Halal Testing Equipment (PCR, ELISA, GC-FID) ) Transfer Ceremony, Wednesday, December 13, 2017.
Besides the increasing potential of the halal market in Indonesia, there are also many South Korean products that are in demand in Indonesia. That turned out to be an important reason for the need for Halal Laboratories in Indonesia.
Kim Byung Sam explained, currently laboratory equipment has arrived in Indonesia from Korea. It’s just that for testing halal products, it will be effective as early as 2018.
Besides PT JIEP’s Marketing & Business Development Division Head, Ahmad Fauzie Nur explained that the establishment of a case laboratory in the JIEP area would be the first halal zone in Indonesia.
Not only that, the laboratory is here to help maintain the quality of halal products. “Imagine if a place tests whether a halal product or not is limited? So this lab is to help guarantee the community that the quality of the product will be maintained, as stipulated by law.”
Professor Yanis Musdja as Chairperson of the Indonesian Halal Products Foundation welcomed the testing instruments for halal products. He explained that products that must enter Indonesia, whether food or goods, must be halal certified.
With the existence of these laboratories, the government is expected to more easily control products from outside Indonesia.