Tue, 09 Aug 1994

`Halal' label intensified

BANDUNG, West Java: The provincial branch of the Indonesian Ulemas Council (MUI) has asked several countries to cooperate in the labeling of halal ("good" for consumption in the Islamic religious teaching) on their products.

So far, MUI has contacted the New Zealand Meat Management organization, the Australian Federation of Islamic Community and Japan, branch chairman KHR Totoh Abdul Fatah said.

The council will carefully study the validity of halal labeling of imported products, he said, as reported by the Antara news agency. (pan)