Halal Controversy in Indonesia

Less Than 1% of Bakso in Indonesia is Halal Certified since obtaining  the certificalte is not mandatory

The Jakarta Globe: From more than 50,000 bakso vendors in Indonesia, less than 1 percent have secured a halal certificate, according to the Indonesian Ulema Council.

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Ma’ruf Amin, the deputy chairman of the organization known as the MUI — which is also the sole issuer of halal certificates in Indonesia — said they could not force bakso vendors to undergo halal verification.

“The law rules that halal certification should be voluntary. We cannot force someone to test their products,” Ma’ruf told a press conference in Jakarta on Wednesday.

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