The public lecture organised by the University of Nahdlatul Ulama Sunan Giri Bojonegoro (UNUGIRI) with the theme “Implementation of Halal Certification in the New Normal Era of Halal Aspects of Drugs and Cosmetics” was delivered by Mr. M. Jauharul Ma’arif, M.Pd.I as the Rector of UNUGIRI in his remarks and continued by 2 speakers namely Prof Akh. Muzakki, M.Ag, Grad.Dip.SEA, M.Phil, Ph.D as secretary of MUI East Java and Dr Hj. Siti Nur Husnul Yusmiati S.Tp., M.Kes. as Director of LPPOM MUI East Java.
Halal is defined as anything permissible according to Islamic law. The commandment of the obligation to consume halal thoyyib is stated in QS. Al-Baqarah verse 168.
The legal aspects of the product are listed in Law 33/2014 concerning Halal Product Guarantee Article 4 reads “Products that enter, circulate, and are traded in the territory of Indonesia must be halal certified”. The products in question include goods and/or services related to food, beverages, medicines, cosmetics, chemical products, biological products, genetically modified products, as well as goods that are used, used, or utilised by the public.
Products that must have halal certification are food and beverages. Cosmetics and medicines are also expected to be halal certified, by fulfilling the requirements and stages of certification. For cosmetics and drugs that contain pork, a special marker is given, namely a black logo and the words “products containing pork”. High-risk products that have the possibility of not being halal, namely gelatin, collagen, and casing collagen so that for halal certification it is necessary to conduct an audit.
He conveyed that the process to get the halal status of a product needs cooperation between Ulama and scientific experts, who are the LPPOM MUI and MUI itself (ulama in the MUI fatwa commission) with Arabic and Indonesian halal writing labels, a combination of green, white and black colours, then at the bottom there is a Halal Certificate Number. The government targets starting from 17 October 2021-17 October 2026 products distributed in Indonesia already have halal certification.
Written by Public Lecture Participants:
- Arif Ardianto
- Chaedar Ahmad Qordowie
- Husnul khatimah
- Kartika Wanda Damayanti
- Lubabun Nadliroh