Muslim society in Indonesia and other countries such as Malaysia and Thailand are often strike by "haram" issue in food ingredients and other related products. Although "halal" terms in food is refer to more than "non pork", but it is terms which is easily understood among the global society. A "halal" terms in product actually may include safety and other meanings beside a mere "non pork".
Indonesia with 230 million population in which 85 percent are muslim should have been provided wit Institute of Halal Science which provide the halal testing and authentication on raw materials and products to support the halal certification. Market survey has indicated that numerous halal adulteration in halal products and non proper use of halal lable still exist not only in Indonesia but also in any other countries. This shows that many constraints in halal testing, halal certification, and halal policy are still constrained in the implementation.
University Gadjah Mada in the 60th year of anniversary hold theis seminar to raise the issue of the Global Prospect of Safety and Halal Product Analysis with the hope that this Halal Seminar can be used to share the worldly concern on Halal Science in global world and the experience in the implementatuion of halal testing in raw materials and products. The seminar can also become a means to streghten the halal linkages to various interest groups in halal research and testing.
DATE AND VENUE
The Seminar on Global Prospect of Safety and Halal Product Analysis will be organized on October 19,2009, 08.00am – 04.00 pm. The Seminar will be held at Auditorium MM Universitas Gadjah Mada.