China’s barrage of Halal products

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

The Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) has confirmed a dramatic rise in the number of halal food products coming in from China, but remained skeptical over that country’s developing halal industry.

“The number of halal products from China has increased by 50 to 100 percent since last year,” the MUI’s Food and Drug Analysis Agency (LPPOM) chief Lukmanul Hakim told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday.

He said that some of China’s halal food exports to Indonesia, which by far exceeded those from Europe and America, were products that came from Ningxia, a province known for its Muslim Hui ethnicity.

Chinese Muslims in Ningxia, who make up around 38 percent of the province’s 6.3 million residents, recently announced that they had built a halal industry to accommodate not just the needs of fellow Chinese Muslims in China but also Muslims in other countries. Read more

Categories: Asia, China, Indonesia

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