LPPOM Majelis Ulama Indonesia had been established based on the mandate of the government / state that the Indonesian Council of Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, MUI) play an active role in relieving cases of lard 1988 in Indonesia. LPPOM MUI establish Januari 6th, 1989 by conducting a proper inspection/examination and halal certification.
To strengthen the position of LPPOM MUI in playing its function as halal certifier institution in Indonesia, then a Memorandum of Cooperation Agreement among Ministry of Religious Affairs, Ministry of Health and MUI had been signed in 1996.
The Memorandum of agreement was followed, then, by issuing the Decree by the Minister of Religious Affairs (Keputusan Menteri Agama, KMA) 518 2001, and KMA 519 2001, which strengthened the position of MUI as a Halal certification bodies to perform inspection / audit, determination of fatwa, and issuing halal certificates.
In the process and implementation of halal certification, LPPOM MUI cooperates with the National Agency of Drug and Food Control (Badan Pengawas Obat dan Makanan, Badan POM) Republic of Indonesia, Ministry of Religious Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Cooperatives and SMEs, Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Industry, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy and a number of university/colleges in Indonesia, among others, Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), University of Muhammadiyah Prof.Dr. Hamka, Djuanda University, the Islamic State Univesity of Syarif Hidyatullah (UIN), Wahid Hasyim Univeristy Semarang, and Indonesian Muslimin University Makassar.
While a proper cooperation have also been established with the National Standardization Agency of Indonesia (Badan Standarisasi Nasional, BSN), Indonesian Chamber of Commerce Committee of the Middle East, GS1 Indonesia, and Research in Motion (Blackberry). Specifically with Badan POM, halal certificate is a requirement in halal labeling on packaging for products circulating in Indonesia.