The Indonesia Halal Assurance Agency (Badan Penyelenggara Jaminan Produk Halal/ BPJPH) has published the Ministry of Religion Decree No. 1360/2021 on the Materials Exempted from the Obligation of Halal Certification on their official website. This decree will serve as guidance for regulatory bodies to decide whether the materials of a product would need halal certification.

The following are the materials exempted from the obligation of halal certification:


Materials Description



Materials originated from nature without any processing or physical processing and without the addition of auxiliary materials, additives, and other materials

a. Materials originated from plants

fresh fruits, fresh/dried vegetables, cereals, pure coconut

b. Materials originated from non-slaughter animals

fresh milk, eggs, fish, fresh/dried, cera alba, cera flava

c. Materials originated from microbial fermentation process

red oncom, black oncom, fermented buffalo milk, tempeh

d. Materials originated from natural water

Ice cube, water for injection, groundwater


Processed materials not at risk of containing and/or being contaminated with non-halal materials

a. Materials other than materials derived from nature as well as materials and chemical products resulting from addition or the result of inorganic and organic synthesis

Absorbent cotton gauze, cotton, cellulose, synthetic polymer


Chemicals that are not classified as dangerous and do not contain ingredients that are not halal

a. Chemicals originated from mining and/or purification process from natural materials

Magnesium oxide, Zinc Oxide, Paraffin, Silicone Dioxide, Calcium Oxide

b. Inorganic and organic synthesized chemicals

Aminophylline, Noscapine, Ammonia, Alginic Acid, Sorbic Acid, Valproic Acid

The regulation contains an extensive list on the materials exempted from the obligation of halal certification. For more details, please refer to the following link (page 5).



Ministry of Religion Decree No.1360/2021 on Materials Exempted from the Obligation of Halal Certification