PKMAH UMM Arms Students to be Halal Auditor

Author : Humas | Monday, May 25, 2015 12:28 WIB

The validity of Regulation no 33/2014 about Halal Product Assurance (UU JPH) demands all industries of food, medicine, and cosmetic in Indonesia to guarantee their product in terms of safe and halal. Consequently, Internal Halal Auditor (AHI) is gradually required, especially due to lack of this profession.    

            This condition was quickly responded by Center of Safe and Halal Food (PKMAH) formed by Food Science and Technology Department (ITP) University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) by yielding great graduates to be Internal Halal Auditor. It was realized through the workshop themed “Workshop Sertifikasi Halal dan Penguatan Bekal Auditor Halal Internal” held in Senate Courtroom of Economy and Business Faculty (FEB) UMM, on Monday (25/5).

            Vice Director of Center of Food, Medicine, and Cosmetic in Indonesian Ulema Council (LPPOM-MUI) Ir. Hj. Osmena Gunawan who became speaker in the seminar explained that society should be convinced that all products are safe and halal. Therefore, since 2012, LPPOM-MUI has established Halal Assurance System HAS2300 which has become International referral and been recognized by World Halal Food Council (WHFC).

            For Osmena, the practice of this system is very important, whether in terms of technology perspective, management, or business. “Currently, Halal Assurance is steadily increased in global market. So, the need of Halal Auditor should be developed in both national and international, regarding to the ASEAN Economy Society to come.”

            Chief of PKMAH UMM Dr. Ir. Elfi Anis Saati, M.P added despite the increasing demand of Halal Sertification in global market, the security and halal condition of foods in Indonesia remains alarming. Providing an instance, she told that no more than 15 percent small and medium-sized enterprises (UMKM) in Indonesia has received Halal Certification.  

            “To get this label (halal certification, red) an UKMK should own Certificate of Household Food Industry (PIRT). In Indonesia, there are only 45 percent of UMKM which having this certificate. Besides preparing great graduates in Internal Halal Auditor, we also support UMKM to receive this halal certification,” said Elfi, one of faculties in ITP.    

            Accordingly, the workshop provides many benefits for ITP students since it arms them after graduating. “In years ago, I have to come to Bogor to attend such workshop and it costs no more than 300 hundred rupiahs. But now, we have to spend 2.5 million rupiahs for it. Such a great opportunity for ITP students since they do not have to spend any money to attend it,” she told.  

            Responding the workshop, PKMAH UMM also holds another seminar themed “Pentingnya Sertifikasi Halal: Prospek, Manfaat, dan Peluang Bagi Perusahaan serta Perkembangan IPTEKS dalam Menyongsong Perdagangan Global” on June 11th, 2015. The seminar will invite Director of LPPOM-MUI East Java Prof. Dr. Sugijanto, M.Kes, Apt and Chief of Quality Assurance (QA) Cleo Corp. Pandaan-Pasuruan. It will also present Chief of PKMAH UMM Elfi Anis Saati as speaker. (han/t_stu)

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