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Recent Questions:

  • So all Snickers that are bought in the U.S are halaal? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Yes.


    Category: Food Products
    05-23-15 11:56:10
  • Assalaamualaikum!! Plz let me know "specific requirements" for a cake to be halal - aabda
  • AOA

    The cake MIX has to be Kosher certified no alcohol is used in flavor of cake mix. The dairy and fat based ingredients has to be kosher certified without alcohol in flavor. Frosting has to be kosher certified without alcohol in flavor.

    Total results generated: 1
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    Halal Birthday and Wedding Cakes in Chicago Area

    Many birthday and wedding cakes are made with non Halal ingredients such as pork gelatin even kosher certified birthday and wedding cakes are made with alcohol containing flavor in cake mixes and icing.

    MCG has extensively researched these cakes and identified kosher certified cake mix and filling/icing with no alcohol is used in flavor of cake mix and filling/icing.

    Where they available:

    In Chicago they are available at:

    1. Hot Bread Hoffman Estates, IL

    1065 W Golf Rd, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169

    (847) 882-8883

    2. Hot Bread Naperville, IL

    1603 N. Aurora Road Ste 113

    Naperville, IL 60563

               (630) 369-7482

    "What is the Catch"

     Should request to make birthday and wedding cakes from:

    1. Yellow Cake Mix number 00499865 from Dawn Foods only

    2.  Heavy Whipping Cream from Byrne Dairy or Dean.

    3. Strawberry Filling Number 01063057 from Dawn Foods only for icing/filling

    4. Fresh Strawberry

    5. Sugar and water solution

    Another choice is Pineapple from pineapple can and sugar water solution as icing

    PS: Cherry filling and Mango Filling icing/filling are not Halal because they are made with alcohol containing flavors.

    Note: Hot bread are in other part of USA but may or may not use Dawn Food mix and icing/filling

    05/10/15

    Category: Food Products
    05-23-15 09:00:57
  • Are imported barbeque flavored lays halal? - Daniyal khan
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    05-23-15 08:57:11
  • A/A Horlicks (India) is using new flavour as a natural flavour but its asterisk mark reads "almond flakes are used as natural flavour".Is it halal? - israr ahmad mir
  • AOA

    100% Almond flakes without any ingredient are Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    05-23-15 08:30:02
  • why the kurkure is making from pig ? give reason - SONAM THAWANI
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    05-23-15 03:03:28
  • Assalamulaikum can you help me to find if the Omeprazole capsule 20 mg (medicine) are halal? it stated , they using Bovine. info: Manufactured by: Hovid Bhd, Malaysia. - Lili
  • AOA

    Please ask JAKIM about it because I have no knowledge of ingredients and capsule. You can take out medicine from capsule and add to your food and eat and throughout the capsule.


    Category: Ingredients
    05-23-15 03:00:35
  • which products is used to come pig? - SONAM THAWANI
  • AOA

    Many, you have to investigate.


    Category: Food Products
    05-23-15 02:56:30
  • Assalam-o-Alaikum, I know that tyne lol (acetaminophen) is not halal but is the kroger brand acetaminophen extended release tablets 650 grams 8 hour relief halal? - javaria
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    05-23-15 02:01:27
  • is starkist tuna halal ? - Murtada
  • AOA

    It is Halal if no flavoring added.


    Category: Food Products
    05-23-15 01:21:52
  • As Salamu Alaykum Brother I am ready to support and help you in my capacity for bringing up an Indian website and InshAllaah i'll do my best and send you the ingredient list of products or send you a snap of it . InshAllaah then you'll have access to ingredients and many others will also benefit Was Salam - Syed Areeb
  • AOA

    I need ingredients statemant and green dot on the package to decide Halal status of Indian made food products. I appreciate your help in developing a MCG Indian Halal website.


    Category: Food Products
    05-23-15 01:08:08
  • As Salamu Alaykum Whenever you update some info about any particulara product the date is mentioned next t it in all your listings ...now the question is that what is the guarantee that its status is not going to change ...and what if we consume the product that has undergone a change in its manufacturing method after you mentioned with a particular date (like as of 10 oct 2009 this product is halal now what if the company guys make changes post that date). - Syed Areeb
  • AOA

    Are you in USA, the webs developer has removed all old product from 2009. Most of them 3-4 years old. Some product do not change for 30 years. Kellogg Special K Original was developed in 80s still Halal and use same ingredients.


    Category: General Question
    05-23-15 01:05:04
  • As Salamu Alaykum I wanted to know that what is the status of those fruits and vegetables here in India in which some kind of at times sweetening or colouring chemicals are injected...at times some chemicals are used so as to fast the ripening process...like in mango and papaya often or some fruit seller use calcium carbide (known as "carpet" locally) so that the fruit ripe fast .in watermelon color is injected don't know about if the chemicals are also used ....another point is that it is not that easy to distinguish between the injected and non injected ones ...also there is no ingredient label ( lol ) but like its good to presume that when season starts like for mango mostly they are artificially ripened but as the season comes in full swing it becomes a bit difficult to distinguish ...so whats their(as in all such food items) status...shall we consume them. - Syed Areeb
  • AOA

    I have no information about them in India.


    Category: E-Numbers
    05-23-15 01:00:37
  • Assalam.o.alaikum Please tel if Sunquick fruit squashes are halal. It mentions in ingredients: concentrates ...and flavorings with milk substances - wish
  • AOA

    It has to have a kosher symbol on the package and no alcohol used in flavoring to be Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    05-22-15 23:15:11
  • Pringles BBQ Flavored Potato Crisps-are they Halaal? On your web site, it says chips instead of crisps. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    halal Fat Free Barbacue Potato Chips Potato Chips Pringle Source of Yeast Extract is baker yeast according to Pringle, this information is supplied by a sister. 09-07-13

    Category: Food Products
    05-22-15 21:15:56
  • I would like to know which brands in the cosmetic industry are halaal. - Tayyiba
  • AOA

    The following are the requirements of Halal cosmetic products:

    1. No animal derived ingredients are used.

    2. No alcohol is used as hidden solvent or carrier in fragrance or perfume.

    3. No Carmine red color is used.

    4. No marine derived ingredients are used except fish for Hanafi Muslims.

    5. The manufacturer of cosmetic is one who knows the source of ingredients in cosmetic products.

    6. No alcohol is used in extracts.

    Only manufacturer knows the source of cosmetic ingredients so please contact them.


    Category: E-Numbers
    05-22-15 19:17:39
  • my second question is about perfumes. i collect so many perfumes in so many years and since i amaware that i cannot use them because of ethly alcohol i stop using them on my skin, when i use them i spray them on my clothes (which my salah clothes are seperate i dont pray with the clothes i put perfume on) and sometimes when i spray the perfume comes to my hand little bit than i wash my hand. my question is even i wash my hand and it just came so tiny my hand sometimes not all thetime,does it prevent my salah? JazakAllah Kharian - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Ulema say to avoid any perfume containing alcohol. Please use alcohol free ather.


    Category: E-Numbers
    05-22-15 18:16:19
  • Salamun aleykum, i have two questions: 1)about haribo candy which are made in Turkey. this is their website saying that they have halal certifications and showing the halal cretitifications.. GIMDES halal certification is not there tho. so i dont think they have certifications from gimdes. our information was haribo only in Turkish one is good and dont have any pork derived anything but the other contries haribo is not good and they use pork gelatin in other contries other than Turkey. also on their website they show their halal certifications doesnt it mean that they dont have pork derived ingridients? also beef gelatin %100 not halal or only specific ones are halal? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    If GIMDES certification not there then they are not Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    05-22-15 18:11:55
  • which milk cream is halal in the U.S.? I don't know the exact name of the product but its for cooking, "cream milk" in Turkish translation to English. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Any 100% cream from milk is Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    05-22-15 17:01:33
  • AOA Is chex mix snack mix (sweet and salty) halal??? Ingredients are ENRICHED FLOUR(wheat flour,niacin,iron,thiamin mono nitrate,riboflavin,folic acid), Degermed yellow corn meal, whole wheat, sugar, vegetable oil( soybean, canola or rice bran), contains 2% or less brown sugar, partially Hydrogenated soYbean oil, salt, dextrose,molasses, baking soda, natural and artificial flavor, distiller monoglycerdies, yeast, maltodextrin, malt syrup, sodium phosphate, yellow corn flour, honey, corn starch, calcium carbonate, modified corn starch, freshness preserved by BHT, nonfat milk,soy lecithin - Mrs malik
  • AOA

    If they do not use alcohol in flavors then it is Halal otherwise not. Please send this e-mail to them:

    " is ethanol or ethyl alcohol used as a solvent in flavor; ethanol or ethyl alcohol is a hidden ingredient or processing aid ingredient of a flavor, it will not appear in the ingredients statement. The knowledge of presence or absence of ethanol or ethyl alcohol in flavor is only known to your QA or Technical service department because they have access to the specification of flavors. In the specification of flavor, your flavor supplier has written  the name of solvent or carrier used in that particular flavor. So please request your QA or Technical service department to find out whether ethanol or ethyl alcohol was used or not in the flavor as a solvent".


    Category: Food Products
    05-22-15 16:35:18
  • I have heard that shampoos and lotions in Canada also use some material sourced from pork. Can we use these products? - Mohammad Ali
  • AOA

    Yes, they may use in them so you have to call and verify that they do not use or use it.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    05-22-15 14:26:58
  • Is coca cola halal or haram? - seema
  • AOA

    It is not Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    05-22-15 13:58:18
  • Assalaamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu.Brother, I read on your website about Animal char in India. On one Islamic website, I read that Pork Gelatin in capsules, detergents,soaps, chocolates also comes under the category of Tabdeele Mahiya. Also this website changed my mind and I feel that it is very important for YOU to read it as it can also change your mind. Please read it at least once --------------------------------------------------------http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?233434-Gelatine-is-halal------------------------------------ ---------------------------And please explain me the process clearly according to your view.Jazak Allahu Khairan. - Syed Muteeb
  • AOA

    It is 100% wrong, the Islamic website does not know what they are talking please stay away from them. Chocolate is made with cocoa, cocoa butter and no flavor then it is Halal. There is no Tabdeele Mahiya for chocolate, gelatin and bar soaps.

    From our Fiqah & Science subsection under FAQ section:

    Gelatin

    Gelatin is not the case of Tabdeele Mahiya.

    There is lot of literature available about how gelatin is made, which can be found on the internet. But we have to understand the basic biochemistry of gelatin raw material and gelatin itself. The basic components of collagen (raw material for gelatin) and gelatin itself are the protein and amino acids. If the components of the raw material and finished product is the same, that means the chemical reaction and processing does not cause any changes to the original component. Then it does not become the case for Tabdeele Mahiya.

    • If you run a DNA analysis (nowadays it is used to detect pig by-products in a food product developed by a Florida company as mentioned on our web site) of Type A gelatin (pig) and Pig, you will find no difference. According to Tabdeele Mahiya, it should not match because the new product has to be different.
    • Gelatin is a derived water-soluble protein made by controlled hydrolytic conversion of collagen, the protein constituent of white fibrous connective tissue from animals. The manufacturing process will take out the extraneous material from bones, skin, and hide trimming. Neutralizing, washing and converting the collagen to gelatin occurs but the basic components remain the same.
    • Extensive study has shown that the amino acid (basic component) content of white connective tissue whether from bone, skin or tendon is very uniform and yields gelatins also having uniform amino acid composition. This confirms that no change has occurred in the basic components.
    • The gelatin is subject to hydrolytic breakdown by which it is converted from insoluble macromolecular collagen to water soluble protein.
    • The whole manufacturing process is based on purification and conversion of water insoluble collagen protein to water soluble gelatin. There is no new product, and the originality of gelatin raw material remains the same during manufacturing process.

    Gelatin is not an example of Tabdeele Mahiya. Type A gelatin (pig) is Haram because it still contains the original pig protein and amino acids.

    Bar Soap

    THERE IS NO PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL CHANGES (TABDEELE MAHIYA) DURING THE PROCESSING OF PORK GELATIN AND BAR SOAPS MADE FROM PIG FAT

    There is lot of discussion among Muslims living in western countries about physical and chemical changes of Haram raw materials during the manufacturing of food products, such as Type A gelatin from pig source, or emulsifiers such as Mono & Diglycerides from pork fat and personal care items such as bar soaps made from pork fat or glycerin. Several Muslims are quoting Fatwas (Fatwa is a legal statement in Islam, issued by a Mufti or a religious lawyer, on a specific issue) which were issued 50-60 years back, to justify to consume or use them due to physical and chemical changes occur during their processing.

    There is no doubt about the following physical and chemical changes or Tabdeele Mahiya of Haram raw material to Halal products. This includes production of vinegar from alcohol, falling of pig in a salt mine and becoming part of salt mine, bone ash, tanning of dead animal skin. These Tabdeele Mahiya cases are acceptable to majority of Islamic scholars.

    But few things such as vinegar from wine, pig gelatin, bar soaps made with pork fat are not acceptable according to scientific facts and opinions of several Islamic scholars. Since some of the fatwas are issued 50-60 years back, it seems that no assistance from Muslim scientists was used to check it out scientifically.

    Requirements for Tabdeele mahiya are (1) complete change from originality to new things which are not present in the original material (2) change in the name (3) Complete conversion of basic components of a raw material to a complete new product containing new components and several others. The common understanding about change in the original status is that it should not contain original components. Some Islamic scholars do not pay attention to this fact and consider that any chemical changes or reactions result in a new composition, which is not true. Let us discuss this in detail:

    Bar soap from Pig fat and other fat based ingredients:

    Bar soaps are made from animal fat or vegetable oils or their fatty acids by reacting them with inorganic water-soluble alkali salt or bases. The source of fat is mutton or beef tallow or pork fat but glycerin is also added besides stearic acid (fat based).

    The animal fat or vegetable oil is made of distinctive mixture of several different triglycerides. A triglyceride molecule consists of one molecule of glycerin to which three fatty acid molecules are attached, and these fatty acids are specific to different type of triglycerides. Fatty acids are the basic components of any fat. During manufacturing of bar soaps, fats or oil are heated with liquid alkali, such as sodium hydroxide or caustic soda or potassium hydroxide or caustic potash to yield neat soap, water and glycerin. This process is known as saponification of fat or oil. During this process, the basic components fatty acids are transferred without change in its composition from triglyceride to alkali making neat soap (combination of alkali and fatty acid). Neutralization with alkali is also used to produce neat soap. The neat soap is dried and made into pellets, then glycerin and other ingredients are added, and then mixture is extruded to make bar soaps. If the bar soap is made from pork fat then nothing happens to its basic components fatty acids, it remains as it is, same as in pork fat. So bar soap manufacturing process is not the example of Tabdeele Mahiya. The emulsifiers and mono and diglycerides also fall under this category.

    On the other hand in manufacturing of distilled white vinegar, dilute ethyl alcohol is converted to acetic acid, water, and a very minute amount of unconverted dilute ethyl alcohol. Tabdeele Maheyia applies here in the case of dilute ethyl alcohol, which is converted to new material acetic acid and water by acetobacter bacteria. The name is changed from dilute ethyl alcohol to vinegar. Distilled white vinegar is Halal but raw material ethyl alcohol is not Halal.

    In the case of wine vinegar, the table wine contains 12.2% ethyl alcohol by volume or 9.9% by weight, 85% water, 4% carbohydrate, 0.1% protein and volatile wine flavoring compounds. In wine, only alcohol is subjected for change by acetobacter bacteria to acetic acid and water. So wine vinegar contains acetic acid, water and rest of the above thing, unconverted small amount of wine and wine flavors which are the result of wine making. Imam Shaafi RA does not consider it as Halal. Presence of unconverted wine, wine flavoring compounds are the scientific basis for its not being consider as Halal.

    Liquid raw materials are best suitable for Tabdeele Mahiya compare to solids. So it is very important to use scientific facts in deciding the Tabdeele Mahiya of Haram raw materials for the processing of food products, food ingredients and personal care items.


    Category: Ingredients
    05-22-15 13:12:16
  • Assalaamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu. Brother, the following is the list of ingredients of Cadbury Dairy Milk in India--- Milk solids, cocoa powder,Butter,Sugar, Nature Identical and Artificial(Ethyl Vanilin) flavoring substances. And there is Green logo on the pack. When I phone called the company two times they told me that no alcohol was used in flavors both the times. Jazak Allahu Khairan - Syed Muteeb
  • AOA

    Ethyl Vanillin is a Halal ingredient. It is Halal. I hope in India butter is made of cream and salt not natural flavoring like in USA. It is Halal ice cream if butter is indian butter or Ghee.


    Category: Ingredients
    05-22-15 13:00:42
  • Assalaamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu.Brother, this question is regarding Ice Cream made by Unilever company in India. As shown on your website, I asked them about the use of Ethyl Alcohol and they replied--------------------Dear Mr. Muteeb, Thank you for writing to us. Apologies for the delayed response. Alcohol (ethyl alcohol) is not used in flavors that we use in our ice creams. Warm Regards, Lever Care Team, Toll free number: 18001022221 PO Box No 14080, Mumbai 400099 Email: lever.care@unilever.com --------------------------------------------------------And also there is a Green logo on every Ice cream cover. Please tell if it is Halal. Jazak Allahu Khairan. - Syed Muteeb
  • AOA

    Do they have Vanill flavor ice if so can you send me the ingredients list of vanilla ice cream in order to check what they said about alcohol. Also their ice creams conatain Carrageenan or not.


    Category: Food Products
    05-22-15 12:55:43
  • Assalaamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu. Brother, u told me that a new website is getting launched in India through New Delhi for Halal and Haram products in India. Please tell me when will it be available and what is the name of it? Jazak Allahu Khairan. - Syed Muteeb
  • AOA

    I am helping www.halalsign.com in New Dehli, India, they have our logo on their website.


    Category: General Question
    05-22-15 12:49:00
  • Assalaamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu. Brother, after checking the Indian section, I found that some Amul products are listed Halal. Please tell me on what basis they are Halal. Jazak Allahu Khairan. - Syed Muteeb
  • AOA

    They are based on the information on their website except

    unknown Table Margarine Margarine Amul Non complete ingredients provided by Amul Company. 02-09-15

    Category: General Question
    05-22-15 12:44:38
  • Assalaamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu. Brother, as I told u earlier, the doctor also prescribed me a Syrup which is also an Ayurvedic product. All the ingredients are plant based. But at the end of the ingredients list it was written that it contains flavor. Since it is a local company in Hyderabad, no email address or phone number is given on the pack. It is also very necessary for me to take that syrup and no other alternative syrup is available. Please tell me what to do. Jazak Allahu Khairan. - Syed Muteeb
  • AOA

    Alcohol is used by vegetarian. Ayurvedic does not mean Halal. Please call Mufti Khaleel Ahmed of Jamia Nizamia ask his opinion. His phone number is 9849071327.


    Category: Ingredients
    05-22-15 12:42:25
  • Assalaamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu. Brother, I came to know through your website that if it is necessary to take a gelatin capsule then we must throw the capsule and pour the ingredients inside apple sauce and consume it. I ask u why only Apple sauce is prefered? Why not others? I got this question because in Hyderabad it is difficult to get Apple sauce. But we get Tomato sauce or Acchaar (Pickle). Jazak Allahu Khairan. - Syed Muteeb
  • AOA

    Since apple is in every Muslim house in USA so it is written for US Muslims. You can use any Halal thing.


    Category: General Question
    05-22-15 12:37:51
  • is white wine vinegar halal. I'm confused. It's in so many things like coleslaw and salad cream Thank you - Aaminah
  • AOA

    It is not Halal according MCG Criteria.

    From our Fiqah & Science:

    Wine Vinegar

    THE CHEMISTRY OF WINE VINEGAR AND ITS RELATION WITH FIQAH

    It is necessary to familiarize the chemistry of wine making before discussing the chemistry of wine vinegar. Wine making started about 3000-4000 B.C and is mostly made from fermented grapes, but wine is also made from other fruits, and grain such as rice. Influence of raw material in wine making is very important because it needs high sugar content of 10-24% and low acidity of 0.5 to 1.5% as Tartaric acid. Higher acidity inhibits the yeast fermentation. Alcoholic fermentation occurs through enzymes produced by yeast Saccharomyces cerevisia on the sugar of the Must (Must refers to crushed grapes including juice, seeds and skin) and this alcoholic fermentation ( proceeds with 20 enzyme protein, 3 to 8 organic cofactors and several inorganic cofactors) results in:

    Ethyl Alcohol, Carbon Dioxide, Polyphenols, Organic Flavor compounds, Odors compounds

    The yeast fermentation is followed by lactic acid fermentation of malic acid, present in grape. This is called Malolactic fermentation in which malic acid is converted by lactic acid bacteria into: Lactic Acid, Carbon Dioxide

    The lactic acid bacteria also change the fruit flavor of wine and add some flavor compound from their metabolism. But majority of wine flavor comes from alcoholic fermentation and wine flavor is continued to change during storage.

    A typical wine consists of: Water, Ethyl Alcohol, Tannins Acids, Polyphenols, Flavor compounds and color if from red grapes

    Polyphenols contribute the bitter taste of the wine and astringent mouth feel of wine, characteristic aromas are related to wine maturation. Wine is the raw material for wine vinegar.

    Presently Vinegar is produced from a wide variety of substances but the basic requirement is that, those substances should have sufficient amount of alcohol and a satisfactory level of flavoring. The conversion of alcohol to acetic acid by acetobacter bacteria is as follows:

    The acetobacter bacteria act only on alcohol content of wine, not on other components of wine according to literature. Organic chemistry of wine vinegar and other literature indicate that the coloring and flavoring of wine vinegar are the characteristic of the wine from which the particular wine vinegar is made. From this we can derive the following equation for wine vinegar:

    So the Acetobacter bacteria do not act on wine flavors and wine colors during the production of wine vinegar. The same flavors and colors are present in wine vinegar and they are not subjected to any chemical reactions during the process. So chemically they remain the same in wine vinegar. There is no research or literature found to suggest that the wine flavors and wine color are subject to Tabdeele Mahaya (chemical change to new products) in wine vinegar production.

    It means some part of Haram wine is present in wine vinegar. Besides the above, the processing of wine to wine vinegar is not 100%. Some minute amount of wine is also left over in wine vinegar. According to a Hadith small portion of intoxicant is also Haram as large portion. Wine vinegar is not Halal according to Imam Shafi but it is considered clean according Imam Abu Hanifa (according to Sahee Muslim). According to Anas Bin Malik RA, Prophet Mohammed Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallum did not give permission to make vinegar from wine (Hadith from Sahee Muslim).

    We recommend Muslim consumers to avoid using any wine vinegar based on the above Hadith and scientific facts.

    Wine (Ethyl Alcohol + Wine Flavors + Wine Colors + Oxygen) → Acetic Acid + Water + Wine Flavors + Wine Colors 2 CH3CH2OH + 2 O2 → 2 CH3COOH + 2 H2O

    Alcohol + Oxygen → Acetic Acid + Water


    Category: E-Numbers
    05-22-15 12:34:20
  • Assalaamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu, Yesterday, the doctor prescribed me a Capsule which contains all Halal items.On the cover of the capsule it is written that it is Natural and Safe. Also it is an Ayurvedic (Vegetarian) capsule. Under the ingredients list it is written as " Each capsule contains.......''. ---------It is not written as "Each gelatin or coated capsule contains...........". So what can u say about this capsule. Please tell me as soon as possible. Jazak Allah. - Syed Muteeb
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    05-22-15 12:33:14
  • Is retinox capsule given as vitamin A supplement halal. Th encapsulated has soft gelatine cover - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    They are not Halal. Most soft gell are made with pig gelatin.

    MUSLIMS ARE NOT PAYING ATTENTIONS TO HALAL VITAMINS

    Many Muslims are using non Halal vitamins from stores like Wal-Mart, Walgreen, CVS Pharmacy, GNC. This is because of lack of knowledge about the Halal status of those vitamins. MCG get every day a question from Muslims asking about the Halal status of xyz vitamins. MCG is providing help in picking up the Halal vitamins after it researched at Vitamin Shoppe stores which are located in every city of USA. MCG advises Muslims to check the Halal status of vitamins before consuming them.

    Many major brand of vitamins are not Halal such as: Centrum, Equate, Citracal, Nature Made, Vitafusion, One A Day, GNC, Flintstone, Nature Beauty, Walgreen, Geritol, Nature Bounty, Garliq, Estroven, Disney Gummies, Fiber Smart, Caltrale, Finest Nature, One Source, Lill Critteers, Culturelle, Philps, Ultimate Florea, Viactive, Elatins, Os-Cal, Spring Valley, Schiff, Stevia, Optimum Nutrition, Mega Red, Ocuvite, Alive, Centrum Kid, Active Kid, Spring Valley, Bayer, CVS Vitamins and Kirkland Signature. They are not Halal because they are not Halal or Kosher certified or do not have a Halal or Kosher symbol on the package.

    Even if they do not contain gelatin, they are still not Halal because they add without restriction any Haram hidden ingredient. Halal or Kosher certification protects Muslims from adding Haram Hidden or Processing Aid Ingredients which are not required to be mention under ingredients statement by FDA. MCG has a list of Halal multivitamins, individual vitamins, prenatal vitamins and fish oil or omega 3 on our website under "Vitamins". Please use this list of Halal vitamins. How to search Halal vitamins on our website: Please write vitamins or prenatal vitamins or fish oil (for Omega fish oil) under the search box then click Food Product by Category then click Show Only Halal then click search. You will get a list of 45 Halal vitamins, 3 Halal prenatal vitamins, 6 Halal fish oil (Omega fish oil) and where to buy them.

    03/22/14
    Gelatin in any food product or ingredient or Vitamins or medicine is not Halal unless it says Fish Gelatin under ingredients statement in USA and Canada

    MCG is receiving many inquiries about gelatin foods or ingredients or in vitamins whether it is Halal or not.

    The important point is none of the gelatin carrying food products or ingredients or vitamins are Halal unless it says fish gelatin under ingredients statement. The use of fish gelatin in foods in USA is on rise because of demand by Muslim consumers and Jewish consumers. Food companies have booths at IFT Food Expo in July 2013 in Chicago promoting use of fish gelatin. It is important to know the fish gelatin from cat fish is not consider Halal or Kosher. Beta Carotene suppliers use fish gelatin as  a processing aid ingredient or hidden ingredient in Beta Carotene powder form so that it mixes well with other ingredients and fish gelatin is not mentioned under ingredients list.

    08/15/13

    Category: E-Numbers
    05-22-15 12:22:07
  • is Peanut Butter & Co halal? For every flavours? Because i want to sell it in my country, Indonesia Salam - tyas
  • AOA

     I did not research them.


    Category: Food Products
    05-22-15 10:19:29
  • Is Ben & jerry ice cream halal? - wajiha javed
  • AOA

     I did not research them.


    Category: Food Products
    05-22-15 07:04:06
  • Are doritos halal?i checked the ingredients there wasnt any thing haram in it but wanted to make sure if its halal or not ,thank you - Daniyal khan
  • AOA

    Search results for the term: why cheetos

    Total results generated: 1
    Alert TitleDescriptionDate
    Why Cheetos and Doritos (except Doritos Toasted Corn Tortilla Chips) are not Halal

    There is no kosher symbol on the package of Cheetos and Doritos. This makes them Non Halal because they can add any Haram Hidden or Processing aid ingredients without mentioning under the ingredients statement. Cheese used in Cheetos and Doritos are not Kosher certified and not Halal. Sine these products are not under Halal or Kosher certification then Frito Lay can use non kosher certified flavors or colors. There is no restriction for Frito Lay to make Cheetos or Doritos on their own lines or on co-packers line where pork containing products are made. This exposes a great possibility of cross contamination of pork containing ingredients. All these snacks are very attractive to adults and children but there is a Hadith which says that Allah will not accept your dua for 40 days if a Muslim eats intentionally a bit of Haram food. So MCG recommend Muslims not consume above snacks.

    03/22/14

    Category: halal Certification Process
    05-22-15 02:24:34
  • is dominos pizza halal? - mohammed
  • AOA

    It is Mashbooh.


    Category: E-Numbers
    05-21-15 22:50:42
  • Food color red 40 and yellow 5&6 are halal? - Rubina Mehmood
  • AOA

    It is already expain in FAQ, please visit our FAQ section.


    Category: E-Numbers
    05-21-15 18:28:11
  • salam, i am a muslim living in UAE...i have recently joined a company called forever living products as a distributor..last night i was tellin a friend of mine about the benefits of using forever aloe face gelly n forever alluring eyes. she was interested in dem n she said she will get bak to me..the nxt day she sent me a link which i have shared at the end of this email in which all da halal forever living products were mentioned n i could nt find the face gelly n alluring eyes products listed under the halal category. Now when i asked a consultant about this she said that the link myt b frm a distributor n is an old list n hw can u get haram products in an islamic countty like UAE she said all the products that are shipped to the UAE are tested in a lab n den allowed into the country..now if this is the case, den hw cum pork is allowed in UAE dat is also haram..im vry confused i don knw if i should contiue workin for this company n recommend these products or nt..plz help me to find a solution http://www.aloe-vera-usa.com/Certification_and_Dietary_Information.php - rimaza
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    05-21-15 17:18:57
  • Is Dunkin' Donuts Original Blend Medium Roast Ground Coffee halal? Package has: COFFEE (and a little above , a U in a circle). It also says 100% Premium Arabica Coffee? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    It is Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    05-21-15 16:16:01
  • Alslam Alyakum Wrahmat Allah Wbrakath .we brought a fruit flavored snacks assorted flavored .it has gulatin. Barka Allah Fikum tell me if it contain pork. Jazakum Allah Kiar - Muslim
  • AOA

    It is not Halal:

    Gelatin in any food product or ingredient or Vitamins or medicine is not Halal unless it says Fish Gelatin under ingredients statement in USA and Canada

    MCG is receiving many inquiries about gelatin foods or ingredients or in vitamins whether it is Halal or not.

    The important point is none of the gelatin carrying food products or ingredients or vitamins are Halal unless it says fish gelatin under ingredients statement. The use of fish gelatin in foods in USA is on rise because of demand by Muslim consumers and Jewish consumers. Food companies have booths at IFT Food Expo in July 2013 in Chicago promoting use of fish gelatin. It is important to know the fish gelatin from cat fish is not consider Halal or Kosher. Beta Carotene suppliers use fish gelatin as  a processing aid ingredient or hidden ingredient in Beta Carotene powder form so that it mixes well with other ingredients and fish gelatin is not mentioned under ingredients list.

    08/15/13

    Category: E-Numbers
    05-21-15 15:26:04
  • is Indian sweets,Nan,snacks with green dot is halal,.is costco bagels are halal. - uzma
  • AOA

    Indian Sweet and Nan, snacks are Halal I do not know about Costco Bagel Please use either Sara lee or Thomas plain bagel.


    Category: E-Numbers
    05-21-15 14:44:19
  • Is Chloraseptic (Oral Anesthetic) Sore Throat spray contains pork product? Is it halal? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I have no information.

    Please use this:

    Soar Throat Soar Throat Lozenges Sucrets No animal derived ingredients and no alcohol are used. A sister has this e-mail: Thank you for your inquiry. None of the Sucrets contain any alcohol or animal by-products. Best Regards, Insight Pharmaceuticals Consumer Affairs Department 1-800-344-7239 consumeraffairs@insightpharma.com March 2014

     


    Category: Non-Food Products
    05-21-15 13:48:18
  • is Rite aid ice cream with U.D symbol without vanilla is halal, - uzma
  • AOA

    They are Halal only if there no flavor and no Carrageenan in them.


    Category: E-Numbers
    05-21-15 13:45:37
  • Salam alikoum. My question is about prenatal vitamins. Most of them contact gelatin and the only one I found that doesn't contain gelatin is Personnelle brand Prenatal and Postpartum vitamins and minerals. However, these vitamins also contain polyvinyl alcohol partially hydrolyzed. Is it halal? - M
  • AOA

    Please use the following Halal Prenatal vitamins, all others are not Halal:

    Search results for the term: prenatal

    Total results generated: 6
    Halal StatusProduct NameCategoryProduct BrandCommentsDate
    halal Prenatal Caps, Prenatal Tabs, Omega-3 Premium 180’s with Fish Gelatin Softgel Prenatal Vitamins Nutri Supreme Available at Nutri Supreme by calling 1-888-686-8874. 02-17-14
    halal Zahlers Kosher Total One Prenatal 120 Capsules Prenatal Vitamins Zahlers Available at www.koshervitamins.com 10-26-13
    halal Maxi Health Kosher Maxi Prenatal Caps One Per Day 120 MaxiCaps Prenatal Vitamins Maxi Health Available at www.koshervitamins.com or call 1-800-645-1899 03-26-13
    halal Nutri-Supreme Research Kosher Prenatal Caps Once Daily 90 Vegetarian Capsules Prenatal Vitamins Nutri-Supreme Available at www.koshervitamins.com or call 1-800-645-1899 03-26-13
    halal Zahlers Kosher Total One Prenatal 60 Capsules Prenatal Zahlers Available at www.koshervitamins.com or call 1-800-645-1899 03-26-13
    halal Landau Kosher Prenatal 250 TAB Prenatal Vitamins Landau Available at www.koshervitamins.com or call 1-800-645-1899 03-26-13

     


    Category: Ingredients
    05-21-15 13:11:18
  • al-salaamu alaykum. Thank you for all that you are doing with MCG and helping Muslims all over the world. If their is anything I can do to assist please let me know. JazakAllahu khayr. - Jacob Carroll
  • AOA

    Appreciate your kind comment so far I am ok thanks any way for offering the help. May Allah Bless you.


    Category: General Question
    05-21-15 07:41:38
  • Kirkland signature fish oil soft gels contains non bovine gelatin, is it halal ? - Maleeha Ahmed
  • AOA

    They are Haram made with pig gelatin.


    Category: E-Numbers
    05-21-15 06:52:03
  • shopeint is a korean company having product spirolina + calcium is halal or not. This food suppliment company is working in pakistan so please tell us about their product. - waqas
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    05-21-15 01:54:06
  • assalam alaikum i want to know that priya gold biscuits are hala... - bilalkhan
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    05-20-15 20:18:34
  • Did daily greens bolthouse farms halal - worokia
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    05-20-15 20:10:05
  • Please let me know that sulphites from vegetable source are halal?I bought s product and confirmed from company they answered me that its not halal certified but we are sure that its suitable for vegetarians so should i use that product? - usman
  • AOA

    Sulphites are chemical and they are Halal in USA.


    Category: General Question
    05-20-15 18:17:45
  • Is Dunkin donuts vanilla chai halal? - Rahema Ahmed
  • AOA

    Vanilla is not a Halal ingredient so the chai is not Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    05-20-15 16:27:22
  • Asa I just want to know that whether princess Marshmallows halal or not. In the past , halal was written on their marsh- mallows packets. But now it is not written and it's now confusing that are they halal. Kindly solve this issue Thanks - Rhazia
  • AOA

    I have no information. Please do not use it.


    Category: General Question
    05-20-15 16:22:25
  • is nestle nido stage 3 halal made in U.A.E - sadaf
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    05-20-15 15:32:43
  • I called to Fritos and asked about their grandma's chocolate chip cookies , whether they have alcohol in them or not. The lady answer me that she is not sure because if they use alcohol in the process of making anything they don't consider it to be notified. - Sumira Rahman
  • AOA

    She is wrong, most of cookies are made with alcohol containing flavor. Please ask alcohol in flavor question this way:

    " is ethanol or ethyl alcohol used as a solvent in flavor; ethanol or ethyl alcohol is a hidden ingredient or processing aid ingredient of a flavor, it will not appear in the ingredients statement. The knowledge of presence or absence of ethanol or ethyl alcohol in flavor is only known to your QA or Technical service department because they have access to the specification of flavors. In the specification of flavor, your flavor supplier has written  the name of solvent or carrier used in that particular flavor. So please request your QA or Technical service department to find out whether ethanol or ethyl alcohol was used or not in the flavor as a solvent".


    Category: General Question
    05-20-15 14:42:17
  • El Viajero queso blanco is halal - Hadi Kattan
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    05-20-15 13:10:31
  • Is hot pockets halal from a store like walmart - tanweer
  • AOA

    They are not Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    05-20-15 13:03:56
  • Maggi - usman
  • AOA

    Maggi noodles with green dot or with vegetarian label on the package of products. Maggi noodles are consider Not Halal if there is no Green Dot on the package of noodles. Even if it has green dot it will be not be Halal if it contains E-Number 635, other Haram or Mashbooh E-Numbers and alcohol in flavor.


    Category: Food Products
    05-20-15 10:54:43
  • Asslamuaalikum i just want to know that does fair n lovely contain pig fat It is halal or haram cream - sumbul naaz
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    05-20-15 08:06:40
  • Is white petroleum jelly vaseline USP BP halaal? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    It is Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    05-20-15 07:12:15
  • Is storck merci chocolate halal? - ayse
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    05-20-15 06:38:05
  • Salam Aleikoum Wa Ramatoulah Wa Barakatouh, I have contacted Aunt Milli's concerning the breads 100% Whole Wheat Bread and 35 Calorie Whole Grain Bread. I asked them whether the 100% Whole Wheat Bread had kosher certified ingredients. I also asked them is they used ethyl alcohol for the 35 Calorie Whole Grain Bread. The following is the answer I received from Tara Withington, the Technical Service Manager at Aunt Millies Bakeries: Thank you for contacting us in regards to the 100% Whole Wheat Bread and the 35 Calorie Whole Grain Bread. The 100% Whole Wheat is not a Kosher Pareve item. The bread contains Whey, which is a milk ingredient. The majority of the rest of the ingredients are although Kosher Pareve ingredients. In the 35 Calorie Whole Grain bread we do not use ethyl alcohol in the natural and artificial flavoring. We do not use this in any of the ingredients in the bread. We hope this answered your questions. If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask. Thank you again for maintaining MuslimConsumerGroup.com. May Allah give you a good day. - Tikyda Couassi-Ble
  • AOA

    She did not answer question rightly. Kosher Parve means no diary ingredients. PLease ask again whether they use Kosher certied whey ask them to ignore kosher parve. Also please ask whether Natural and Artificial is kosher certified or not.


    Category: Food Products
    05-20-15 04:12:39
  • i am looking for hala vitamin D3 most brand hv animal fat gelatin,no vegetable,where I can find Halal vitamins.thank you. - AHMED AHMEDANI
  • AOA

    Tutorial video on home page is a learning tool to help you how to find out the Halal status of any food product,  vitamins under Food Products section, Food Ingredients under Ingredients section or E-Numbers under E-Numbers section. Personal Care Products, Medicine, or Cosmetics are under non food products section.


    Category: E-Numbers
    05-19-15 22:42:22
  • What kind of gelatin in this product?? - Sundown naturals Garlic odorless softgels
  • AOA

    Mostly from pig.

    Gelatin in any food product or ingredient or Vitamins or medicine is not Halal unless it says Fish Gelatin under ingredients statement in USA and Canada

    MCG is receiving many inquiries about gelatin foods or ingredients or in vitamins whether it is Halal or not.

    The important point is none of the gelatin carrying food products or ingredients or vitamins are Halal unless it says fish gelatin under ingredients statement. The use of fish gelatin in foods in USA is on rise because of demand by Muslim consumers and Jewish consumers. Food companies have booths at IFT Food Expo in July 2013 in Chicago promoting use of fish gelatin. It is important to know the fish gelatin from cat fish is not consider Halal or Kosher. Beta Carotene suppliers use fish gelatin as  a processing aid ingredient or hidden ingredient in Beta Carotene powder form so that it mixes well with other ingredients and fish gelatin is not mentioned under ingredients list.

    08/15/13

    Category: General Question
    05-19-15 22:09:00
  • Is shahi kulfi halal or not. The factory of shahi kulfi is in sterling , Virginia. - Sumira
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    05-19-15 21:29:52
  • Pls tell me about garnier products.halal or not? - Mohammad Khan
  • AOA

    Tutorial video on home page is a learning tool to help you how to find out the Halal status of any food product,  vitamins under Food Products section, Food Ingredients under Ingredients section or E-Numbers under E-Numbers section. Personal Care Products, Medicine, or Cosmetics are under non food products section.


    Category: E-Numbers
    05-19-15 20:22:08
  • Do you have any information,if magnolia bakery NYC banana pudding is halal or if they have any halal product? - esra
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    05-19-15 18:52:57
  • A.a Is Kellogs Rice Krispies (chocolate) cereal halal? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Tutorial video on home page is a learning tool to help you how to find out the Halal status of any food product,  vitamins under Food Products section, Food Ingredients under Ingredients section or E-Numbers under E-Numbers section. Personal Care Products, Medicine, or Cosmetics are under non food products section.


    Category: E-Numbers
    05-19-15 18:42:44
  • Al-salaamu alaykum, are pretzels and crackers made with bakers yeast? JazakAllahu khayr - Jacob Carroll
  • AOA

    Yes, but other ingredients has to be Halal.


    Category: General Question
    05-19-15 18:34:31
  • Is K in a circle orthodox kosher symbol? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Yes.


    Category: General Question
    05-19-15 16:44:56
  • I need to know glutamate halal or not - samim
  • AOA

    Monsodium Glutamate MSG is Halal in USA by Ajinomonto company USA.


    Category: E-Numbers
    05-19-15 16:13:52
  • Are Snickers all types and sizes from Mars or Snickers brand halaal? JazakAllah Khair - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    They are Halal in USA.


    Category: General Question
    05-19-15 16:13:03
  • Is the U inside a circle with a D by it An orthodox kosher symbol? JazakAllah Khair - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Yes but:

    NOT ALL KOSHER CERTIFIED (NON MEAT) FOOD PRODUCTS ARE HALAL, ONLY THOSE WHO MEET HALAL REQUIREMENTS ARE HALAL

    The Kosher Certified food products are not considered Halal if they contain one of the following ingredient (based on MCG Halal Standard): (1) Gelatin (2) Kosher Gelatin (3) L-Cysteine made from human hair or chicken or duck feathers (4) Wine (5) Liquor (6) Beer batter (7) Rum flavor (8) Ethyl Alcohol or ethanol as a main ingredient (9) Cochineal or Carmine (10) Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce (11) Brewer’s Yeast Extract from byproduct of beer making  (12) Nucleotides (13) Vanilla Extract (14) Wine Vinegar (15) If ethyl alcohol is used as a solvent in natural and artificial flavors (16) Confectionary Glaze or Resinous Glaze (17) Torula Yeast grown on alcohol (18) if Carrageenan is made with ethyl alcohol, (19) Natural Vanilla or Natural Vanilla Flavor(because Alcohol is used in its extraction), (20) Any grape wine by-product such grape skin powder, grape seed oil, grape seed extract.


    Category: General Question
    05-19-15 16:07:54
  • which soy sauce is halal to put in food. - shirin ali
  • AOA

    From our FAQ (please read our FAQ):

    What are the ingredients of Haram Soy Sauce:

    The Naturally Brewed Soy is the Haram soy sauce. It is made just like wine containing 2-3% alcohol. The ingredients list contains Wheat, Soy and other ingredients. Food companies do not mention Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce under the ingredients statement. They just mention soy sauce but within parenthesis they write Wheat and Soy. This is the only way to find a Haram Soy Sauce.

    What are the ingredients of Halal Soy Sauce:

    All purpose soy sauce or non naturally brewed soy sauce is a Halal soy sauce made from water, salt, hydrolyzed soy protein, corn syrup and sodium benzoate. La Choy All Purpose Soy sauce is a Halal Soy Sauce.


    Category: Food Products
    05-19-15 15:46:19
  • is abott ensure powder drink halal? - anonymous user
  • AOA

    It is not Halal because it is made with alcohol containing flavor.


    Category: Food Products
    05-19-15 14:50:07
  • is dove shampoo,oreo cookies and mountain dew is ok to consume? - anonymous user
  • AOA

    Tutorial video on home page is a learning tool to help you how to find out the Halal status of any food product,  vitamins under Food Products section, Food Ingredients under Ingredients section or E-Numbers under E-Numbers section. Personal Care Products, Medicine, or Cosmetics are under non food products section.


    Category: Food Products
    05-19-15 14:49:18
  • maggi is haram or halal - adnan khan
  • AOA

    Maggi noodles with green dot or with vegetarian label on the package of products. Maggi noodles are consider Not Halal if there is no Green Dot on the package of noodles. Even if it has green dot it will be not be Halal if it contains E-Number 635, other Haram or Mashbooh E-Numbers and alcohol in flavor.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    05-19-15 12:11:16
  • In MCG website it says that Lush body lotion is halal but when I read the description of Skin's Shangri La moisturiser it said it is "steeped in vodka" so is it still halal? https://www.lush.co.uk/products/skins-shangri-la - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Our website is for USA not for UK.

    Search results for the term: Lush

    Total results generated: 6
    CategoryNameBrandDescription
    Body Body Lotions, Body Butters, Hand Care, Foot Care, Deodorants Lush Halal No animal derived ingredients no alcohol in fragrance. March 2014
    Henna Hair Dye Caca Marron, Caca Noir, Caca Brun, Caca Rouge Lush Halal No animal derived ingredients no alcohol in fragrance. March 2014
    Hair Gel Dirty Hair Cream, Sea Spray, Lush Halal No animal derived ingredients no alcohol in fragrance. March 2014
    Conditioner Big Solid Conditioner, Jungle, Coolaulin, Happy Happy Joy Joy Lush Halal No animal derived ingredients no alcohol in fragrance. March 2014
    Shampoo Jumping Juniper, Trichomania, Dr. Peppermint, Squeaky Green Lush Halal No animal derived ingredients no alcohol in fragrance. March 2014
    Bar Soap Ice Blue Soap, Honey I Washed The Kids Soap, Carrot Soap, Figs and Leaves, Rock Star Bar Soaps Lush Halal No animal derived ingredients no alcohol in fragrance. March 2014

    Category: Non-Food Products
    05-19-15 11:56:07
  • Salam alaykum, is the wheat bread in subway halal? Jazzak Allah kheir . - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    It is Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    05-19-15 08:01:27
  • can you please name some kind of salts or categories within them with their respective applications which have flavour in them ? if you know a few - Syed AREEB
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    05-19-15 07:59:03
  • As Salamu Alaykum Brother the site claims parle hide and seek to be halal but it has invert sugar syrup, cocoa solids, artificial vanilla flavouring in it also the product Mango Frooti - there it says that its non alcoholic but you have asked us to know that wether the solvent used is ethyl alcohol or not as these company people look at ingredient and say there is no alcohol . so I am just reconfirming Secondly, you post a date in front of the update for a product but whats the guarantee that post that date the manufacturer won't adopt unIslamic methods of production. What if we consume ? Also here in India nowadays some fruit sellers inject some sort of sweetening chemical in some fruit and for some fruits they inject color also .....Now i don't know that what is that chemical or agent made off .....secondly how can i be sure of this because its not that easy to identify which one is the injected one. Now when it comes to mango or some other fruits of which i don't know some people use calcium carbide to ripe the mangoes artificially ..whats it status ? Is the case of tabdeele mahiya (like use of bone char in case of sugar) considered in all the four school of thoughts or just in the hanafi fiqh Regarding the difficulty in bringing up an Indian website. I am ready to help, InshAllaah i'll send you the product ingredients or rather click a picture of it and send it to you . so that you may have access to specifications and InshAllaah will also give you their customer care no. and email id. - Syed Areeb
  • AOA

    MCG invested thoroughly and then published that they are Halal. The y use Halal artificial vanilla flavor, Invert sugar Halal. Please go to our Ingredients section see which ingredients are Halal.


    Category: General Question
    05-19-15 07:57:23
  • As-salamu_alaykum which vitamins brands r halal for Muslim men and women to use in india - Saba
  • AOA

    There are 53 Halal vitamins listed on our website. Please write Vitamin under search click Food Product by Category then click show only Halal then click search.

     

     

     

     

    MUSLIMS ARE NOT PAYING ATTENTIONS TO HALAL VITAMINS

    Many Muslims are using non Halal vitamins from stores like Wal-Mart, Walgreen, CVS Pharmacy, GNC. This is because of lack of knowledge about the Halal status of those vitamins. MCG get every day a question from Muslims asking about the Halal status of xyz vitamins. MCG is providing help in picking up the Halal vitamins after it researched at Vitamin Shoppe stores which are located in every city of USA. MCG advises Muslims to check the Halal status of vitamins before consuming them.

    Many major brand of vitamins are not Halal such as: Centrum, Equate, Citracal, Nature Made, Vitafusion, One A Day, GNC, Flintstone, Nature Beauty, Walgreen, Geritol, Nature Bounty, Garliq, Estroven, Disney Gummies, Fiber Smart, Caltrale, Finest Nature, One Source, Lill Critteers, Culturelle, Philps, Ultimate Florea, Viactive, Elatins, Os-Cal, Spring Valley, Schiff, Stevia, Optimum Nutrition, Mega Red, Ocuvite, Alive, Centrum Kid, Active Kid, Spring Valley, Bayer, CVS Vitamins and Kirkland Signature. They are not Halal because they are not Halal or Kosher certified or do not have a Halal or Kosher symbol on the package.

    Even if they do not contain gelatin, they are still not Halal because they add without restriction any Haram hidden ingredient. Halal or Kosher certification protects Muslims from adding Haram Hidden or Processing Aid Ingredients which are not required to be mention under ingredients statement by FDA. MCG has a list of Halal multivitamins, individual vitamins, prenatal vitamins and fish oil or omega 3 on our website under "Vitamins". Please use this list of Halal vitamins. How to search Halal vitamins on our website: Please write vitamins or prenatal vitamins or fish oil (for Omega fish oil) under the search box then click Food Product by Category then click Show Only Halal then click search. You will get a list of 45 Halal vitamins, 3 Halal prenatal vitamins, 6 Halal fish oil (Omega fish oil) and where to buy them.

    03/22/14
    Gelatin in any food product or ingredient or Vitamins or medicine is not Halal unless it says Fish Gelatin under ingredients statement in USA and Canada

    MCG is receiving many inquiries about gelatin foods or ingredients or in vitamins whether it is Halal or not.

    The important point is none of the gelatin carrying food products or ingredients or vitamins are Halal unless it says fish gelatin under ingredients statement. The use of fish gelatin in foods in USA is on rise because of demand by Muslim consumers and Jewish consumers. Food companies have booths at IFT Food Expo in July 2013 in Chicago promoting use of fish gelatin. It is important to know the fish gelatin from cat fish is not consider Halal or Kosher. Beta Carotene suppliers use fish gelatin as  a processing aid ingredient or hidden ingredient in Beta Carotene powder form so that it mixes well with other ingredients and fish gelatin is not mentioned under ingredients list.

    08/15/13

    Category: General Question
    05-19-15 07:21:22
  • I wanted to know if centrum particularly the one produced by Canadian Pfizer is haram or halal ? The contents mentions the word GELATIN. To mention I bought my centrum from a pharmacy right outside masjid nabawi. If it's haram how is it that they are selling it in medina ??? - Fhinam
  • AOA

    None of Centrum is Halal.

    From our Alert:

    MUSLIMS ARE NOT PAYING ATTENTIONS TO HALAL VITAMINS

    Many Muslims are using non Halal vitamins from stores like Wal-Mart, Walgreen, CVS Pharmacy, GNC. This is because of lack of knowledge about the Halal status of those vitamins. MCG get every day a question from Muslims asking about the Halal status of xyz vitamins. MCG is providing help in picking up the Halal vitamins after it researched at Vitamin Shoppe stores which are located in every city of USA. MCG advises Muslims to check the Halal status of vitamins before consuming them.

    Many major brand of vitamins are not Halal such as: Centrum, Equate, Citracal, Nature Made, Vitafusion, One A Day, GNC, Flintstone, Nature Beauty, Walgreen, Geritol, Nature Bounty, Garliq, Estroven, Disney Gummies, Fiber Smart, Caltrale, Finest Nature, One Source, Lill Critteers, Culturelle, Philps, Ultimate Florea, Viactive, Elatins, Os-Cal, Spring Valley, Schiff, Stevia, Optimum Nutrition, Mega Red, Ocuvite, Alive, Centrum Kid, Active Kid, Spring Valley, Bayer, CVS Vitamins and Kirkland Signature. They are not Halal because they are not Halal or Kosher certified or do not have a Halal or Kosher symbol on the package.

    Even if they do not contain gelatin, they are still not Halal because they add without restriction any Haram hidden ingredient. Halal or Kosher certification protects Muslims from adding Haram Hidden or Processing Aid Ingredients which are not required to be mention under ingredients statement by FDA. MCG has a list of Halal multivitamins, individual vitamins, prenatal vitamins and fish oil or omega 3 on our website under "Vitamins". Please use this list of Halal vitamins. How to search Halal vitamins on our website: Please write vitamins or prenatal vitamins or fish oil (for Omega fish oil) under the search box then click Food Product by Category then click Show Only Halal then click search. You will get a list of 45 Halal vitamins, 3 Halal prenatal vitamins, 6 Halal fish oil (Omega fish oil) and where to buy them.

    03/22/14
    Gelatin in any food product or ingredient or Vitamins or medicine is not Halal unless it says Fish Gelatin under ingredients statement in USA and Canada

    MCG is receiving many inquiries about gelatin foods or ingredients or in vitamins whether it is Halal or not.

    The important point is none of the gelatin carrying food products or ingredients or vitamins are Halal unless it says fish gelatin under ingredients statement. The use of fish gelatin in foods in USA is on rise because of demand by Muslim consumers and Jewish consumers. Food companies have booths at IFT Food Expo in July 2013 in Chicago promoting use of fish gelatin. It is important to know the fish gelatin from cat fish is not consider Halal or Kosher. Beta Carotene suppliers use fish gelatin as  a processing aid ingredient or hidden ingredient in Beta Carotene powder form so that it mixes well with other ingredients and fish gelatin is not mentioned under ingredients list.

    08/15/13

    Category: halal Certification Process
    05-19-15 06:46:55
  • We need Lactose monohydrate Halal certificate How can i proceed? Please suggest me. - HUSSAIN
  • AOA

    There is no Halal Lactose a milk sugar available for retail.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    05-19-15 01:17:40
  • Are cereals like (arhar dal, moong dal, choley ) halal in India ? because TATA Group have come up with their i-Shakti Dals and they claim the following " i-Shakti dals are unpolished and have not been damaged by artificial stone powder, colour or oil that are used by others to polish dals. While processing i-Shakti Dals we do not add marble powder (very harmful for intestines), oil polish (added fat), water polish (source of water is unknown) or leather belt polish (animal skin touch) Please Advise - Syed Areeb
  • AOA

    Without ingredients statement I can not judege the products. See if there is any Green dot. If there is no Green dot on the package then it is not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    05-19-15 00:38:56
  • ASSALAAM,-U-ALAIKUM! I called to the jell sert company who made ice pops like Fla-vor -ice pops and kool pops .For asking about the alcohol in thair flavor .They didn't transfer my call to Q/A department b/c they said that the Q/A department didn't produce these pops but they clearly said that there is no alcohol use in their factory.Can you please call them ask them deeply or we can use their pops after this answer .Their contact number is 800-323-2592.JAZAKULLAHKHAIR - mehnaz
  • AOA

    Alcohol is the hidden ingredient of flavor. This fact they do not know. Very rarely alcohol added directlt to food product. Please send this e-mail to them they will respond to you but if there is no kosher symbol on the package then it is not you do not have to send it.

    " is ethanol or ethyl alcohol used as a solvent in flavor; ethanol or ethyl alcohol is a hidden ingredient or processing aid ingredient of a flavor, it will not appear in the ingredients statement. The knowledge of presence or absence of ethanol or ethyl alcohol in flavor is only known to your QA or Technical service department because they have access to the specification of flavors. In the specification of flavor, your flavor supplier has written  the name of solvent or carrier used in that particular flavor. So please request your QA or Technical service department to find out whether ethanol or ethyl alcohol was used or not in the flavor as a solvent".


    Category: Ingredients
    05-19-15 00:18:49
  • is fair n lovely cream halal fr us - ismail
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    05-18-15 23:30:36
  • Is La Choy original stir fry sauce halal? - Arunee
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    05-18-15 18:49:00
  • Is bean boozled halal? - Dan mugisidi
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    05-18-15 18:44:18
  • Is Edy's (Grand Ice Cream) flavor: Butter Pecan Halal or not. It has natural flavor but no alcohol...? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Alcohol will not be mentioned under the ingredients statment because alcohol is the hidden ingredient of natural or artificial flavor. This ice cream is not Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    05-18-15 17:20:43
  • Is Ragu pizza sauce Halal? - Sofia
  • AOA

    Tutorial video on home page is a learning tool to help you how to find out the Halal status of any food product,  vitamins under Food Products section, Food Ingredients under Ingredients section or E-Numbers under E-Numbers section. Personal Care Products, Medicine, or Cosmetics are under non food products section.


    Category: Food Products
    05-18-15 16:42:52
  • I have a lip liner from maybelline brand , named as 540 Hollywood red. I lost its ingredient paper , pls suggest whether it is halal And a lipstick from maybelline which I had bought in the year 2013 aug . I lost its ingredient paper . Pls tell whether it's halal Jazakallahu khair Allah hafiz - Husna
  • AOA

    The following are the requirements of Halal cosmetic products:

    1. No animal derived ingredients are used.

    2. No alcohol is used as hidden solvent or carrier in fragrance or perfume.

    3. No Carmine red color is used.

    4. No marine derived ingredients are used except fish for Hanafi Muslims.

    5. The manufacturer of cosmetic is one who knows the source of ingredients in cosmetic products.

    6. No alcohol is used in extracts.

    Only manufacturer knows the source of cosmetic ingredients so please contact them.


    Category: Ingredients
    05-18-15 16:41:17
  • there is a (U) symbol on muscle milk. can you please review it. i didnt see it here and saw the symbol on it and just drank it several times. feeling ashamed - Syed Noman Ahmed
  • AOA

    If it has one of the following ingredient then it is not Halal:

    L-Cysteine made from human hair or chicken or duck feathers (4) Wine (5) Liquor (6) Beer batter (7) Rum flavor (8) Ethyl Alcohol or ethanol as a main ingredient (9) Cochineal or Carmine (10) Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce (11) Brewer’s Yeast Extract from byproduct of beer making  (12) Nucleotides (13) Vanilla Extract (14) Wine Vinegar (15) If ethyl alcohol is used as a solvent in natural and artificial flavors (16) Confectionary Glaze or Resinous Glaze (17) Torula Yeast grown on alcohol (18) if Carrageenan is made with ethyl alcohol, (19) Natural Vanilla or Natural Vanilla Flavor(because Alcohol is used in its extraction), (20) Any grape wine by-product such grape skin powder, grape seed oil, grape seed extract.


    Category: Food Products
    05-18-15 16:14:13
  • is new coco puff star cereal halal? - saima
  • AOA

    If it has flavor in it then it is not Halal because alcohol is used in flavor.


    Category: Food Products
    05-18-15 14:14:55
  • Is VitaFusion Calcium 500mg and Spring Valley Vitamin B12 500mcg Halal? - Sulaiman
  • AOA

    It is not Halal if no kosher on it.


    Category: Ingredients
    05-18-15 08:21:39
  • Is papa john's pizza halal? - Nikhat
  • AOA

    It is only Halal cheese pizza in the market.


    Category: E-Numbers
    05-18-15 07:12:24
  • Ingredients like stearic acid and its chemical derivatives (magnesium stearate, etc) are sometimes obtained from non-zabiha fats or tallows and, according to most muftis, undergo a chemical change when they undergo processing. What is the extent of this chemical change? Does the final product that is used in deodorants and soaps have a different chemical structure? Even the addition/substitution of a chemical change would yield different chemical properties, correct? Jazaak Allah khair - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Please these article which I wrote and listed under Fiqah and Science to those Mufti who said chemical cha ges happened during bar saop making . It is due to lack of scientific knowledge, some mufti say chemical changes occur. Actually no chemical change happened during making bar soaps. Some Mufti gave Halal status to non zabiha made bar soap such as Irish Spring which is made with 100% non zabiha beef fat on one condition that you make wash all the soap from your body.

    Fiqah & Science:

    Bar Soap

    THERE IS NO PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL CHANGES (TABDEELE MAHIYA) DURING THE PROCESSING OF PORK GELATIN AND BAR SOAPS MADE FROM PIG FAT

    There is lot of discussion among Muslims living in western countries about physical and chemical changes of Haram raw materials during the manufacturing of food products, such as Type A gelatin from pig source, or emulsifiers such as Mono & Diglycerides from pork fat and personal care items such as bar soaps made from pork fat or glycerin. Several Muslims are quoting Fatwas (Fatwa is a legal statement in Islam, issued by a Mufti or a religious lawyer, on a specific issue) which were issued 50-60 years back, to justify to consume or use them due to physical and chemical changes occur during their processing.

    There is no doubt about the following physical and chemical changes or Tabdeele Mahiya of Haram raw material to Halal products. This includes production of vinegar from alcohol, falling of pig in a salt mine and becoming part of salt mine, bone ash, tanning of dead animal skin. These Tabdeele Mahiya cases are acceptable to majority of Islamic scholars.

    But few things such as vinegar from wine, pig gelatin, bar soaps made with pork fat are not acceptable according to scientific facts and opinions of several Islamic scholars. Since some of the fatwas are issued 50-60 years back, it seems that no assistance from Muslim scientists was used to check it out scientifically.

    Requirements for Tabdeele mahiya are (1) complete change from originality to new things which are not present in the original material (2) change in the name (3) Complete conversion of basic components of a raw material to a complete new product containing new components and several others. The common understanding about change in the original status is that it should not contain original components. Some Islamic scholars do not pay attention to this fact and consider that any chemical changes or reactions result in a new composition, which is not true. Let us discuss this in detail:

    Bar soap from Pig fat and other fat based ingredients:

    Bar soaps are made from animal fat or vegetable oils or their fatty acids by reacting them with inorganic water-soluble alkali salt or bases. The source of fat is mutton or beef tallow or pork fat but glycerin is also added besides stearic acid (fat based).

    The animal fat or vegetable oil is made of distinctive mixture of several different triglycerides. A triglyceride molecule consists of one molecule of glycerin to which three fatty acid molecules are attached, and these fatty acids are specific to different type of triglycerides. Fatty acids are the basic components of any fat. During manufacturing of bar soaps, fats or oil are heated with liquid alkali, such as sodium hydroxide or caustic soda or potassium hydroxide or caustic potash to yield neat soap, water and glycerin. This process is known as saponification of fat or oil. During this process, the basic components fatty acids are transferred without change in its composition from triglyceride to alkali making neat soap (combination of alkali and fatty acid). Neutralization with alkali is also used to produce neat soap. The neat soap is dried and made into pellets, then glycerin and other ingredients are added, and then mixture is extruded to make bar soaps. If the bar soap is made from pork fat then nothing happens to its basic components fatty acids, it remains as it is, same as in pork fat. So bar soap manufacturing process is not the example of Tabdeele Mahiya. The emulsifiers and mono and diglycerides also fall under this category.

    On the other hand in manufacturing of distilled white vinegar, dilute ethyl alcohol is converted to acetic acid, water, and a very minute amount of unconverted dilute ethyl alcohol. Tabdeele Maheyia applies here in the case of dilute ethyl alcohol, which is converted to new material acetic acid and water by acetobacter bacteria. The name is changed from dilute ethyl alcohol to vinegar. Distilled white vinegar is Halal but raw material ethyl alcohol is not Halal.

    In the case of wine vinegar, the table wine contains 12.2% ethyl alcohol by volume or 9.9% by weight, 85% water, 4% carbohydrate, 0.1% protein and volatile wine flavoring compounds. In wine, only alcohol is subjected for change by acetobacter bacteria to acetic acid and water. So wine vinegar contains acetic acid, water and rest of the above thing, unconverted small amount of wine and wine flavors which are the result of wine making. Imam Shaafi RA does not consider it as Halal. Presence of unconverted wine, wine flavoring compounds are the scientific basis for its not being consider as Halal.

    Liquid raw materials are best suitable for Tabdeele Mahiya compare to solids. So it is very important to use scientific facts in deciding the Tabdeele Mahiya of Haram raw materials for the processing of food products, food ingredients and personal care items.


    Category: Ingredients
    05-18-15 06:57:47
  • It hala. To used speed stick gear - Ahmed
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    05-18-15 06:35:19
  • Assalamualaikum...I have recently came across that certain soft drinks contaim traces of alcohol.So, can you please tell me which soft drinks are halal ? - Tabassum
  • AOA

    They are not Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    05-18-15 04:20:52
  • kosher symbo OU, kya hai Jo aap ne mere sawal ke jawab me likha hai. Our Jo bazar me ( appifiz aa raha hai use pi sakte hain ya nahin) - Anwar ali
  • AOA

    Kosher symbol OU Yahudi ke kosher organization ka symbol hai jo kosher food ke mutabiq ho to magar her OU Halal nahi huta hai agar following ingredients isme hai to wo Halal nahi hai:

    NOT ALL KOSHER CERTIFIED (NON MEAT) FOOD PRODUCTS ARE HALAL, ONLY THOSE WHO MEET HALAL REQUIREMENTS ARE HALAL

    The Kosher Certified food products are not considered Halal if they contain one of the following ingredient (based on MCG Halal Standard): (1) Gelatin (2) Kosher Gelatin (3) L-Cysteine made from human hair or chicken or duck feathers (4) Wine (5) Liquor (6) Beer batter (7) Rum flavor (8) Ethyl Alcohol or ethanol as a main ingredient (9) Cochineal or Carmine (10) Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce (11) Brewer’s Yeast Extract from byproduct of beer making  (12) Nucleotides (13) Vanilla Extract (14) Wine Vinegar (15) If ethyl alcohol is used as a solvent in natural and artificial flavors (16) Confectionary Glaze or Resinous Glaze (17) Torula Yeast grown on alcohol (18) if Carrageenan is made with ethyl alcohol, (19) Natural Vanilla or Natural Vanilla Flavor(because Alcohol is used in its extraction), (20) Any grape wine by-product such grape skin powder, grape seed oil, grape seed extract.


    Category: Food Products
    05-18-15 02:39:59
  • kinder joy eggs (with surprise) from south Africa is halal or haram - Dilshad
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    05-18-15 01:13:38
  • Is Arnold "bakery light bread" 100% whole wheat bread halal? Also Arnold bakery light bread MULTI GRAIN halal? - Syed latif
  • AOA

    I need to know the ingredients and in which supermarkets they are available because in North East and Florida they have kosher symbol but not in Midwest.


    Category: Food Products
    05-17-15 22:13:38