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Perkindo Mitra Analitika, PerkinElmer's
distributor in Indonesia, announced that they have signed an agreement
with Lembaga Pengkajian Pangan, Obat-obatan dan Kosmetika Majelis
Ulama Indonesia (LPPOM MUI), the leading Muslim clerical and Halal
accreditation body in Indonesia, for the regulatory management and
proper utilization of porcine
detection kits in Indonesia. Following a two year evaluation and
collaboration period and as part of the new agreement, PerkinElmer will
supply its porcine
detection kits to the LPPOM MUI for Halal food compliance testing
PerkinElmer's Porcine Detection Kits provide rapid, on-the-spot screening for pork in other types of meat, before sending samples to the laboratory for confirmatory analysis. (Photo: Business Wire)
Ensuring that food is Halal is an important issue in Indonesia, the
world's most populous Muslim country. However, the intricacies inherent
across the global food supply chain can make guaranteeing Halal- food
products a significant challenge. PerkinElmer's porcine detection kits
provide Halal-certifying agencies, contract laboratories and food
manufacturers with a screening capability providing on-the-spot rapid
characterization of food products. Through the distribution of
PerkinElmer's porcine detection kits, the LPPOM MUI organization is
equipped with the ability to make it easier, quicker and more cost
effective to provide consumers with the confidence in the integrity and
authenticity of food products to ensure that they are Halal.
Designed for the fast detection of porcine meat traces, PerkinElmer's
porcine detection kits can provide a positive or negative result for the
presence of porcine biomarkers in less than 15 minutes. Non-technical
users are able to conduct the testing through a simple interface and
minimal sample preparation. With detection limits of 0.5% for processed
meat to 0.05% for raw meat, manufacturers now have an effective rapid
screening tool for testing incoming raw ingredients to better ensure
Halal integrity of final food products.
"The LPPOM MUI is an extremely respected body in Indonesia and their
adoption of our porcine detection kit is a significant endorsement of
the quality and reliability that our Halal food screening solution
provides," said Boon-Chun Tan, South Asia Pacific Environmental
Marketing Director, PerkinElmer. "We look forward to helping food
processors purchasing porcine-free ingredients with utmost confidence in
their Halal products while providing consumers in Indonesia with better
peace of mind that the food that they are consuming is porcine-free."
The worldwide market for Halal food products represents $635 billion
($US) of the $4 trillion spent annually on food supplies worldwide, with
Asian countries accounting for over 60% of that expenditure. Halal food
testing represents a key part of this important market.
About PerkinElmer, Inc.
PerkinElmer, Inc. is a global leader focused on improving the health and
safety of people and the environment. The company reported revenue of
approximately $1.9 billion in 2011, has about 7,000 employees serving
customers in more than 150 countries, and is a component of the S&P 500
Index. Additional information is available through 1-877-PKI-NYSE, or at www.perkinelmer.com.
About PT Perkindo Mitra Analitika, Indonesia
PT. Perkindo Mitra Analitika was established in June 1998 and is
PerkinElmer's sole distributor in Indonesia. PT. Perkindo Mitra
Analitika has direct presence in Jakarta and branch offices in Surabaya
and Jogjakarta. In addition to promoting PerkinElmer products in
Indonesia, PT. Perkindo Mitra Analitika also provides after sales
service support and application assistance. Additional information is
available through +6221 5694504043 (Astri).
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