As the government’s appreciation for the development of the national halal industry, the Ministry of Industry is again holding the Indonesia Halal Industry Award 2022. This award was held on Saturday (9/12/2022) at the Jakarta Convention Center. In this event, Universitas Brawijaya won two awards in two categories at once, namely Best Halal Social Impact Initiative and Best Halal Innovation for the higher education group. According to Dr. Sucipto, STP, MP, IPU, as Head of the preparation team for this event, IHYA is aimed at encouraging the halal industry to be more enthusiastic.
“UB wins because UB already has strong initiatives to integrate various institutions that give high social value and become a model for campuses in Indonesia. We call it the Higher Education Tri Dharma (3D) Halal Ecosystem, which includes aspects of education, research, and community service,” he added.
The Best Social Impact award was won because UB has developed various institutions and activities that have a big social impact, including UB’s Halal Inspection Institute (LPH) to become the first operating campus LPH in Indonesia. The halal laboratory under the Central Lab for Life Sciences (LSIH) UB is a reference for the establishment of LPH in East Java. “There are 10 LPHs referring to the LSIH UB halal lab, because they have been accredited by the National Accreditation Committee (KAN). Next, UB’s Thoyyib Halal Institute (IHT) has made an impact in training and mentoring for halal certification, especially through the self-declear program. Halal Qualified Industry Development (Hal-Q ID) which has contributed a lot in conducting halal research,” explained the lecturer at the Faculty of Agricultural Technology.
While Best Innovation was won because UB is considered as a campus that has innovation in developing the halal industry in Indonesia. “This innovation is in the form of halal tracking which can track halal aspects of products from producers to consumers,” said Sucipto, a lecturer of FTP who is also the chairman of the Halal Qualified Industry Development (Hal-Q ID) of the Faculty of Agricultural Technology. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology can be developed to identify meat shipments from slaughterhouses (RPH) to consumers, particularly industries. “We can identify and report in real time using temperature, humidity or relative humidity (RH) sensors, and position or Geographic Information System (GIS), then the type of carcass pieces, which abattoirs send, and which consumers receive. Everything can be monitored with a cellphone (HP) during the distribution of these products,” he added.
We hope that UB will be more enthusiastic about making various efforts, continuing to innovate in the development of halal industry, not only for UB, but for the national and world interests. The opportunity for the increasingly large halal industry can be captured by business people throughout Indonesia. This requires the cooperation of various parties, both research institutions, study programs, faculties, and various institutions in higher education. In fact, collaboration between universities and various ministries, institutions and industries is needed on a national and global scale. Because of this, the concept of the Tri Dharma (3D) Halal Ecosystem for higher education will continue to be strengthened.
“It is hoped that the role of stakeholders will become stronger from time to time. Therefore, it is necessary to involve universities, halal research institutions, companies and local governments, and even social organizations. The general criterion for social impact is how the development of halal industry can have a high impact on the surrounding community,” he concluded. [ Humas UB/ Trans. Iir]