Students Help MSME to Obtain Halal Certification Easily and Quickly

In order to encourage and support Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to obtain halal certification, the Students Build Village (MMD) Group 345, which consists of Brawijaya University students, held an education and outreach program regarding halal certification at the Resapombo Village Hall.

This event was attended by 32 MSMEs from the region. From the 32 MSMEs, nine MSMEs expressed interest in registering their products to obtain halal certification. One of the important moments in this event was the introduction of an online registration system to obtain halal certification. This new approach is the result of the hard work of MMD 345 students, which aims to simplify and speed up the certification process for MSMEs, making it more accessible and practical for entrepreneurs.

The students of MMD group 345 provided asisstance and guidance to MSMEs in the registration process, as well as providing important information regarding the benefits and positive implications of obtaining halal certification for their products. Their presence as agents of change in MSMEs proves that collaboration between academics and the community can create a positive impact on local economic development and improve the quality of MSME products.

To start the halal certification registration process, participating MSMEs are required to obtain a Business Identification Number (NIB), which can be obtained through Online Single Submission (OSS) platform. Furthermore, MSMEs can register products that want to be certified halal through a special website called “SiHalal.” The students also helped in the process of filling in important data and information regarding these products.

After completing the registration process and inputting all the required data, MSMEs are asked to send their application to the appointed accompanying team. This team carries out in-depth checks on the data provided to ensure its accuracy and compliance with halal certification standards.

After being successfully verified by the accompanying team, the data is then forwarded to the Fatwa Committee which is responsible for carrying out a final evaluation whether the products are worthy of halal certification. This evaluation process usually takes around 12 days.

The final result of this work program is obtaining halal certification for products from participating MSMEs. This certification is expected to increase the competitiveness of their products in the market, increase consumer confidence, and open up new business opportunities for them.

This event received wide appreciation due to the collaborative efforts of the MMD group 345 students in promoting halal practices among local businesses and creating an environment that supports the growth of MSMEs in the community. The success of this program is the result of dedication and good cooperation between MMD 345 and all MSMEs participating at Resapombo Village Hall.

With this initiative, it is hoped that more local businesses will follow in the footsteps and implement halal certification, thereby contributing to the growth and development of halal industry in the region. MMD 345 students are committed to continuing to strengthen collaboration with related parties and increasing the effectiveness of the program so that more MSMEs can obtain halal certification for their products, thereby having a positive impact on the general growth and competitiveness of MSMEs. (*/OKY/UB PR/ Trans. Iir)