Indonesia’s mandatory halal labelling leaves firms in disarray

Indonesia’s mandatory halal labelling leaves firms in disarray

The Malaysian Reserve-News·2019-10-21 13:37

JAKARTA • Indonesia is all set to make halal labelling mandatory for consumer products and services from this week, but the high cost of securing the licence and absence of clear guidelines mean millions of local producers are still without certificates.

The compulsory labelling will first apply to the food and beverage (F&B) products and services from Oct 17 before being gradually expanded to include drugs, cosmetics and other consumer goods, according to the nation’s Halal Product Guarantee Agency (HPGA).

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