What Is Halal Food?

Laveta Brigham

Talking about food today, of course, cannot be separated from the various types and products that we find everywhere that offer various types of food whether we like it or not. In this case, of course, we have to really choose the type of food that suits what we want […]

What Is Halal Food?

Talking about food today, of course, cannot be separated from the various types and products that we find everywhere that offer various types of food whether we like it or not. In this case, of course, we have to really choose the type of food that suits what we want and in accordance with food safety standards.
In the millennial era like now, what is halal food besides we have to really choose food products with safety standards guaranteed by the state, of course there are institutions that regulate a food product, whether the food is suitable for consumption by all levels of society.
Is it Halal food? How is this regulation implemented in Indonesia? in this case is whether the food is in accordance with the required standards, namely whether the food is halal or not.
Indonesia as the largest consumer market has an institution, namely the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) where the institution is the benchmark for whether food is worthy of being called halal or not for public consumption by making a logo wrapped in the food.
When we see a halal logo on a food package, we think that the food is suitable for consumption and whether it does not contain food ingredients allowed by the Islamic religion, in this case the MUI, because the halal logo is so important in this business that it refers to more than 75% of the population. in Indonesia are Muslims.
Of course, there are many food companies that compete in the food sector that provide a variety of products that are liked by the public, in this case one of them is
PT Sriboga Raturaya, which has been engaged in the food industry for more than 20 years in serving the needs of the community, of course, has experience in assessing whether these food products comply with the regulations required by the MUI and of course also has branches throughout Indonesia with extensive experience in logistics. the food industry, both management which is recognized by all levels of society so that PT. Sriboga Raturaya will always ensure its presence in the midst of Indonesian society to provide the best products to all its customers so that they are in accordance with its vision and mission.
Of course, in the course of time, getting a halal logo from the MUI was not easy and full of struggles, where in addition to getting a halal logo, you also have to get a halal certification obtained from the Halal Product Assurance Organizing Agency (BPJPH) which regulates whether the product of a company is eligible to get the certificate.

Benefits of Obtaining Halal Certificate in Indonesia

There are several benefits in which producers will receive in obtaining the halal certification in Indonesia. Examples of these benefits are as follows:

  • Increase a restaurant’s revenue and enhance its marketability especially to Halal consumers.
  • Widen the range of customers by attracting Muslim customers and non-Muslim who are Halal consumers.
  • As a confirmation for Muslim customers that the food served is Halal and is in accordance with Islamic Law.
  • Assure customers that the food served is Halal and healthy and the premise’s hygiene and sanitation procedures are in top-notch.
  • If planning to export, the Halal certificate will help to assure Halal consumers in importing countries