As 36 World Halal Institutions Hold Annual Meeting in Jakarta

Lukmanul Hakim, President of the World Halal Food Council (WHFC) (photo: special)

Jakarta, MINA – Lukmanul Hakim, President of the World Halal Food Council (WHFC) said that Indonesian halal standard currently was HAS 23000 which has become the world standard, thus becoming a reference for current global halal standards.

A total of 36 World Halal Institutions incorporated in the World Halal Food Council (WHFC) held Annual General Meeting at Jakarta Convention Center, Jakarta, on November 13 until 15.

“This meeting aims to evaluate the program for one year and discuss various contemporary issues related to global halal products,” Lukmanul Hakim told MINA.

He said WHFC was very concentrated on the situation about halal in the world, especially at this time in Indonesia has new regulations on halal obligations.

“So, friends at WHCF want to find out in detail and then how do we find a solution. For this reason, we discuss it here so that we can find alternative solutions, “said Lukman.

He said that there were several representatives such as the United States, Australia, the Balkan China, Europe, India, the Middle East, Latin America, and even Eastern Europe.

He hopes the halal standard can be accepted by all circles, especially non-Muslim countries and can play a role in international trade.

“So, non-Muslim consumers can be helped by halal products in several countries. “Of course, the merging of halal institution in the WHFC forum can make this halal acceptable to the international community,” he hoped.

WHFC is a container organization of the world’s halal certification bodies whose membership comes from all countries in the world. To date, WHFC members number 65 delegates from 22 countries. WHFC was formed to mainstream the halal products consumed by Muslims as a form of protection for consumers. (T/Sj/P2)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)