Many drug and cosmetic companies do not have halal certification.
The body charged with halal certification of medicine and cosmetics companies, the LPPOM, a division of the Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI), says there are 120 drugs' companies and seven make-up producers that have failed to obtain their halal certificate. Only five of the former and one of the latter have managed to get the certification from MUI, says Muhamad Nadratuzzaman Hosen of the LPPOM.
Muhamad said that producers of food, medicines and cosmetics are not obliged by the government to obtain the halal certificate but that his organisation strongly urged companies to do so in order that Muslims not have to consume forbidden things. antara