INDONESIA: Consumer group calls for independent halal certification bod
Following swiftly on the Ajinomoto debacle, the Indonesian Muslim Consumers Foundation (YLKM) has spoken of the need to establish an independent standardization agency, whose sole task would lie in the certification of halal food products. According to Islamic law, food is separated into that which is halal (allowed) and that deemed haram (forbidden). And in Indonesia, home to the largest Muslim nation in the world, clear definitions of which foods can be consumed are essential.
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