[:en]Seminar on Halal Certification: Promoting Sustainability and Fairness in Halal Concept[:id]Kegiatan Seminar on Halal Certification: Promoting Sustainability and Fairness in Halal Concept[:]

[:en]On 23rd of August, 2017, Indonesian Student Associations in Wageningen (PPIW) in corporation with Agriculture and Environment Agency (LPLH) of Special Branch Nahdlatul Ulama (PCI-NU) in the Netherlands held a Seminar on Halal Certification: promoting sustainability and fairness in Halal Thoyyiban concept. The event was held in FORUM Building, Wageningen University & Research, and was also supported by Wageningen University & Research and the Indonesian Embassy to the Kingdom of Netherlands.

There were around 100 participants attending the event whom comprised as groups of students, researchers, practitioners, members of PPIW, members of PCI NU the Netherlands, and members of PCI NU Germany. Furthermore, our special attendees came from Indonesia, whom were represented by Indonesian Ulama Council (MUI) and Central Board of Nahdlatul Ulama Indonesia (PB NU). Along with our representative guests from MUI and PB NU, Prof. Bambang Hari Wibisono as the attaché of Educational and Cultural Affairs and Senior Superintendent Yuda Gustawan as the Police attaché also joined the event.

The event was opened with the audiences sang the National anthem of Indonesia “Indonesia Raya” together, and then followed by welcoming speeches from the chairman of PPIW – M. Gumilang Pramudyatama, chief of LPLH PCNU the Netherlands – Achmad Sahri, and from the Deputy Chief of Mission from the Indonesian Embassy to the Kingdom of Netherlands – H.A. Ibnu Wahyutomo.

The chief of Indonesian Ulama Council (MUI) and Rais ‘Am (Supreme Leader) of Central Board of Nahdlatul Ulama Indonesia – Dr. (HC) KH. Ma’ruf Amin, as the first keynote speaker, took a privilege of his speech to explain about the history of halal certification in Indonesia and the applied Islamic laws to define the halal criterions and practices in Indonesia. As the second speaker, we had the Director Food Program, WUR – dr. ir. R (Ralf) Hartemink who explained about complexities of halal products from the perspectives of food technology, and challenges that might arise in non-Muslim countries for the application of halal certification. Meanwhile, Ine van der Fels-Klerx (RIKILT, WUR) gave a speech about their evaluation on some samples (snacks) which were already certified as halal products. Of which, unfortunately, 2 out of 10 products that have been tested were positive containing the trace of pork DNA. Abdul Qayyoem, as the chief of Stichting HVV (Halal Voeding en Voedsel) the Netherlands, brought an awareness and remarks about challenges for halal certification practice in the Netherlands. He also mentioned that this topic has been intensively discussed with Dutch government, in order to make sure that the Muslim community who are living in the Netherlands able to practice their religion and be sufficient with halal food. As the last speaker, we had the Associate Professor in Law and Governance (WUR) – Kai Purnhagen, PhD, stated that there are indeed challenges to apply the halal certification globally, yet it might not impose the global preferences or become political. After a fruitful discussion, the seminar was continued with lab tour to RIKILT to have a look on halal product verification based on food technology approaches.[:id]Pada tanggal 23 Agustus 2017, bertempat di Forum Building, Wageningen University and Research, Perhimpunan Pelajar Indonesia di Wageningen (PPIW) dan Lembaga Pertanian dan Lingkungan Hidup (LPLH) PCI Nahdlatul Ulama Belanda bekerjasama menyelenggarakan seminar tentang sertifikasi Halal didukung oleh Wageningen University and Research dan Kedutaan besar republik Indonesia untuk Kerjaan Belanda.  Kegiatan ini dihadiri oleh sekitar 100 orang peserta dari pelajar, peneliti dan praktisi internasional. anggota PPIW, anggota PCI NU Belanda, dan PCI NU Jerman.  Dari Indonesia dihadiri oleh rombongan dari MUI dan PB NU didampingi oleh Prof Bambang Hari Wibisono (atase pendidikan dan kebudayaan) dan Kombes Polisi Yuda Gustawan (atase kepolisian).

Kegiatan ini dibuka dengan para hadirin menyanyikan lagu kebangsaan Indonesia Raya, dilanjutkan dengan sambutan oleh M. Gumilang Pramudyatama selaku Ketua PPIW, Achmad Sahri selaku Ketua LPLH dan Bapak Ibnu Wiwoho Wahyutomo selau Wakil Kepala Perwakilan Republik Indonesia untuk Kerajaan Belanda- (HA).

Ketua Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI) – DR.(HC) KH. Ma’ruf Amin selaku pembicara utama menyampaikan sejarah sertifikasi halal di Indonesia serta dasar-dasar hukum islam dalam penetapan kriteria halal di Indonesia.  Kemudian dilanjutkan oleh Ralf Hartemink (Director Food Program, Wageningen) tentang rumitnya menerapkan kriteria halal dalam perspektif teknologi pangan dan aplikasinya di dalam sertifikasi di negara non-muslim.  Ine van der Fels-Klerx (RIKILT) menyampaikan hasil penelitian di eropa tentang evaluasi terhadap produk snack yang telah di sertifikasi halal.  Beliau menyampaikan bahwa penelitiannya menemukan 2 dari 10 sample produk snack yang diteliti terdeteksi mengandung Babi.  Sementara Abdul Qayyoem, dari HVV lembaga sertifikasi halal di Belanda menyampaikan tantangan dan kerumitan penerapan sertifikasi halal di industri pakan dan pangan di Belanda.  Pembicara terakhir, Kai Purnhagen (Associate Professor Law and Governance, WUR) menyampaikan tantangan sertifikasi dalam perdagangan global.  Setelah itu dilanjutkan dengan sesi tanya jawab dan rombongan PPIW, PCI NU beserta undangan melakukan kunjungan lab tour ke RIKILT untuk mengetahui lebih jauh proses verifikasi kehalalan produk dengan teknologi pangan mutakhir. (Dikky Indrawan/M Gumilang Pramuwidyatama)

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