JAKARTADAILY.ID – Indonesian government through the Halal Product Assurance Organizing Agency (BPJPH), the Ministry of Religion, has again opened the Free Halal Certification (Sehati) program. In 2023, BPJPH opens 1 million quotas.
"Unlike the previous year, Sehati 2023 will be open throughout the year. Starting, January 2, 2023, business people can register. We open 1 million quotas for free halal certification with a self-declaring mechanism for business actors," explained the Head of BPJPH M. Aqil Irham in a press release quoted Tuesday, January 3, 2023.
Aqil hopes that business actors can take advantage of the Sehati 2023 program. According to Aqil, phase 1 of the mandatory halal certification will end on October 17, 2024.
"Based on the provisions, after October 17, 2024, food and beverage businesses, slaughter products, and slaughter services must be halal certified. If not, then they will be subject to sanctions,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Head of the Center for Halal Registration and Certification, BPJPH, Siti Aminah, said that to register for Sehati 2023, businesses can access ptsp.halal.go.id.
“Business actors can first create an account there. Apart from going through the ptsp.halal.go.id page, currently registration for halal certification can also be done through the Pusaka application," said Siti Aminah.
Pusaka is an application that provides various online service features of the Ministry of Religion for the community, such as Hajj registration, marriage registration, halal certification, and others. This application can be downloaded on the Play Store for Android users or the Appstore for iOS users.
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