Criticism mounts as govt plans to require halal certification
Safrin La Batu
The Jakarta Post
The government aims to enforce the 2014 Halal Certification Law as part of what it calls a commitment to protect Muslims from products forbidden under Islamic rules. The 2014 law requires all products traded in Indonesia to be certified halal.
Such mandatory certification has drawn criticism, with a consumer organization saying a halal label is not what consumers need.