JAKARTADAILY.ID – Indonesian Halal Product Assurance Agency (BPJPH) of the Ministry of Religion (Kemenag) issued 10,164 halal certificates for micro and small business actors who took part in the Phase 1 Free Halal Certification (Sehati) program.
"Alhamdulillah, as of today we have issued 10,164 halal certificates," said Head of BPJPH Muhammad Aqil Irham, in Jakarta, Wednesday, September 14, 2022.
According to Aqil, the certificates issued are part of the 25 thousand free halal certifications through the self-declaring mechanism, whose program was closed in July 2022.
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Aqil said, for UMK actors who have not received a facilitation quota in July 2022, there is no need to be discouraged.
"Last August BPJPH again opened Sehati facilitation phase 2 with a quota of 324,834. So those who haven't had the chance to participate in phase one, register now," said Aqil.
Sehati registration phase 2 is carried out through ptsp.halal.go.id until September 17, 2022. "Until yesterday, there were only nine thousand new registrants. So there are still many opportunities," he said.
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"I also appeal to the Halal Product Process Assistance Institutions (LPPPH) to coordinate the Halal Product Process Facilitators (PPH Assistants) to immediately move quickly to help business actors who want to register," he concluded.
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