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Recent Questions:

  • jello pudding is halal - tasneem
  • AOA

    Jello Puddins are Halal only if no alcohol is used in flavor.


    Category: Food Products
    03-27-15 21:31:11
  • Does every product that contains natural flavor contain alcohol? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Majority, some natural flavors are Vanilla or Vanilla flavor unless the manufacturer say otherwise.


    Category: General Question
    03-27-15 21:27:39
  • The blaze pizza is halal - Sobia
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    03-27-15 20:38:10
  • Assalaamu alaykum, Is chocolate halaal? After the fermentation they do? I read something like that the cocoa beans are encased together in something like banana leaves, or in a large wooden box. They let it sit for about fiveish days and it goes through a fermentation process. Sugars > Alcohol? Then they drain the liquefied pulp. Please explain, if possible. Thanks. - Abdullaah
  • AOA

    " Fermentation can be carried out in a variety of ways, but all methods depend on removing the beans from the pods and heaping them together to allow micro-organisms to develop and initiate the fermentation of the pulp surrounding the beans. Fermentation can be carried out in a variety of ways, but all methods depend on removing the beans from the pods and heaping them together to allow micro-organisms to develop and initiate the fermentation of the pulp surrounding the beans. In plantations or fermentaries, fermentation is normally carried out in large wooden boxes that typically hold 1 to 2 tonnes of beans. The boxes must have provision for the liquefied pulp to drain away and for entry of air. The fermentation process begins with the growth of micro-organisms. In particular, yeasts grow on the pulp surrounding the beans. The yeasts convert the sugars in the pulp surrounding the beans to ethanol. Bacteria then start to oxidise the ethanol to acetic acid and then to carbon dioxide and water, producing more heat and raising the temperature. The pulp starts to break down and drain away during the second day. Lactic acid, which converts the alcohol to lactic acid in anaerobic conditions, is produced but, as the acetic acid more actively oxidises the alcohol to acetic acid. The acetic acid and high temperatures kill the cocoa bean by the second day. The death of the bean causes cell walls to break down and previously segregated substances to mix. This allows complex chemical changes to take place in the bean such as enzyme activity, oxidation and the breakdown of proteins into amino acids. These chemical reactions cause the chocolate flavour and colour to develop. The length of fermentation varies depending on the bean type, Forastero beans require about 5 days and Criollo beans 2-3 days. Following fermentation the beans are dried. The oxidation reactions begun through fermentation continue during drying (from International Cocoa Organization)."

    First sugar of the pulp not beans is converted to ethanol which then converted to acetic acid and water, this is the same way the vinegar is made from alcohol this process is calkled Tabdeele Mahiya in Islamic Sharia. The strong cell wall of cocoa beans protect inside of the beans from alcohol leaching into it. Then after all ethanol or alcohol converted to acetic acid and water then beans start to repture and biochemical changes occur for cocoa which has effect on the flavor chocolate the end product.

    I hope you understand the biochemistry of cocoa beans. The articles on internet makes many Muslims confused about the Halal status of cocoa beans, cocoa butter and chocolate. This is a natural process a gift from Allah to all Muslims to eat Halal food only.

    The bottom line is that fermentation occur on pulp surrounding the beans not in beans itself. So cocoa beans and chocolate made from cocoa beans are Halal.


    Category: General Question
    03-27-15 19:56:10
  • Is enzymes in kosher products halal? - monsur reza
  • AOA

    If it is a orthodox kosher symbol such as OUD, Kuf K, Circle K, CRC, V,


    Category: Ingredients
    03-27-15 18:31:57
  • Why is kosher gelatin not halal? - monsur reza
  • AOA

    From our FAQ:

    Is Kosher Gelatin Halal:

    Kosher gelatin is not Halal because it is made either from pork or non zabiha beef and therefore kosher gelatin from pork is Haram. Kosher gelatin is also obtained from kosher certified beef but it is not Halal because the Sachet a Rabbi who slaughter animals pronounce Allah's name on the first animal and last and no in between. Some liberal Rabbis is also consider pig gelatin as kosher with  kosher symbol K appears on yogurts containing kosher gelatin and Jell-O Gelatin because they think the original pig collagen changed during gelatin processing


    Category: Ingredients
    03-27-15 18:28:00
  • Is krikland signature fish oil (contains gelatin?) Halal or not? - mirage
  • AOA

    It is not Halal may be Haram if gelatin is from pork. From our Alert section:

    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
    03-27-15 16:59:20
  • I was wondering whether hockey sushi in Ottawa, Canada was halal and if the food they made was separate from the pork they served there as well as the alcohol if they serve alcohol there - andy
  • AOA

    I will not recommend any Sushi to a Muslims because use of alcohol and other not Halal ingredients. Muslims are not allowed to eat raw fish.


    Category: E-Numbers
    03-27-15 15:45:45
  • is neutrogena visibly clear désincrustant points noirs halal? - ibtissem
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    03-27-15 14:40:25
  • Salaam, I have a question, is any Aveeno lotion halal or not ? Thank You, Aamir - Aamir
  • AOA

    Those which are made without animal derived ingredients and no alcohol in fragrance can be use by Muslims. Please conatct them.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    03-27-15 11:57:21
  • A-0-A, i searched for yoplait greek and found it is not halal because they are using Haram Gelatin. The update on website was April 2012 sometime. As of today the product i have in my hand Yoplait Greek 100 Calories BC: 070470433325 it is saying Gluten Free . No Gelatin? Is this consider as HALAL now as there is not GELATIN? Another question. How frequent are you guys updating the product details about HALAL/HARAM on your website? because there might be products that were not HALAL 2, 3 years back but now HALAL? - Faizan Kureshy
  • AOA

    Before go to conclusion and asking how offten we update. We do not updat yogurts if they no kosher symbol or if they KD kosher symbol. The only Halal yogurt who have orthodox Kosher symbol such OUD or KUF K or Circle K or CRC.

    Yoplait is used liberal kosher symbol KD which include Kosher gelatin and also non kosher gelatin BUT the main point is that they are all made on the same line the product with kosher gelati9n and the one without kosher gelatin. Since you do not work in food plant, there is a big possiblity of cross contamination of kosher gelatin conatining products with non kosher gelatin containing product. The company will never guarantee it.

    This is the reason none of Yoplait yogurts are Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    03-27-15 11:15:05
  • Is sensodyne toothpaste halal to use. Thank you - Rashidat
  • 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: Non-Food Products
    03-27-15 10:00:12
  • are loreal and maybeline cosmetics products halal or haram - anassaifi
  • 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: General Question
    03-27-15 08:57:48
  • Are the normal brown m&ms halal? - hajra
  • 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
    03-27-15 07:26:02
  • Can you please provide information with respect to the Schogetten Alpine Milk Chocolate that whether this product is halal or not? - Farrukh
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    03-27-15 02:54:46
  • OberWeis is halal? - Bilquis raza
  • 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: halal Certification Process
    03-27-15 00:21:52
  • Can you plz tell witch ice cream has halal ingredients such as nestle, rolo, parlour vanilla , president choice, brayer - Tanveer Aslam
  • AOA

    Only these ice cream are Halal in Canada and rest are not Halal:

    Search results for the term: ice cream

    Total results generated: 15
    Halal StatusProduct NameCategoryProduct BrandCommentsSupermarketDate
    halal Chocolate Ice Cream Ice Cream Haagen Dazs   Food Basic Supermarket 2012-10-16
    halal Chocolate Ice Cream Ice Cream Haagen- Dazs   Loblaws Supermarket 2012-10-16
    halal Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Ice Cream Haagen- Dazs   Loblaws Supermarket 2012-10-16
    halal Coffee Ice Cream ice Cream Haagen Dazs   Food Basic Supermarket 2012-10-16
    halal Coffee Ice Cream Ice Cream Haagen- Dazs   Loblaws Supermarket 2012-10-16
    halal Half Fat Lemon ice Cream Ice Cream Haagen- Dazs   Loblaws Supermarket 2012-10-16
    halal Ice Cream Cups Ice Cream Cups Selection   Metro Supermarket (Old Dominion) 2012-10-16
    halal Ice Cream Waffle Bowls Ice Cream Bowls Keebler   Wal-Mart Super Center 2012-10-16
    halal Ice Cream Waffle Cones ice Cream Cones Keebler   Wal-Mart Super Center 2012-10-16
    halal Mini Ice Cream Cones Ice Cream Cones Selection   Metro Supermarket (Old Dominion) 2012-10-16
    halal Nestle Chocolate Peanut Butter, Coffee, Strawberry, Chocolate Ice Cream Ice Cream Haagen - Dazs   Fresh Co (Old Price Chopper) 2014-05-27
    halal Perfect Peach Ice Cream Ice Cream Great Value No Flavor. Wal-Mart Super Center 2014-12-31
    halal Strawberry ice Cream Ice Cream Haagen Dazs   Food Basic Supermarket 2012-10-16
    halal Strawberry Ice Cream Ice Cream Haagen- Dazs   Loblaws Supermarket 2012-10-16
    halal Sugar Cone For ice Cream Ice Cream Sugar Cones Selection   Metro Supermarket (Old Dominion) 2012-10-16

     


    Category: Ingredients
    03-26-15 22:52:42
  • Mono and diglycerides listed as ingredients in breaded pollock bites. is it halal - Harden Sabree
  • AOA

    From our FAQ:

    What is Mono and Diglycerides:

    Mono and Diglycerides are fat based emulsifier and are made by reacting glycerol (fat based) with fats and oils. Mono and diglycerides can be made from beef, pork, or soybean fat. Only soybean or zabiha slaughtered cow fat based Mono and Diglyceries are Halal. A Halal or Kosher symbol (which meet the Islamic dietary requirements) on a food package containing Mono and Diglycerides indicates that it is obtained from soybean fat. In the absence of Halal or Kosher symbol on the package Muslim consumers should contact the manufacturer to find out the source of Mono & Diglycerides.


    Category: Ingredients
    03-26-15 18:35:48
  • Is jolly ranchers halal or haram - Mahfuz Rahman
  • AOA

    They are not Halal because there is no kosher symbol on the package.


    Category: Food Products
    03-26-15 17:57:59
  • ASA Is Pillsbury Milk Chocolate Brownie mix halal? It does have a kosher symbol. - asma
  • AOA

    If alcohol is used in natural and artificial flavor then it is not Halal. 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: E-Numbers
    03-26-15 17:20:00
  • Salamun Aleykum, so isendthem email and i got the answer back `Thank you for your interest in Amara Halal Cosmetics. Our products are Halal Certified from Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (INFANCA) We use organic and oil base ingredients in our formulations. Please visit the website to learn more about the products. Best regards, Amara Cosmetics www.amaracosmetics.com`` My question is why MCG doesnt except INFANCA`s halal certification? if we use their products we cannot pray salah with it than? JazakAllah Khair. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Main reason for our ojection to IFANCA Halal certification is that their Halal crieria do not match ours. We do not Halal certify or assign Halal to a food product if alcohol is used in flavor, extraction or during processing of ingredients or food products. They do Halal certify food products or ingredients made with alcohol and they consider a food product Halal if it contains a maximum 0.5% alcohol. In ahdith there is no percent or amount allow for a intoxicant and alcohol is a intoxicant. Then how could we accept their Halal certification.

    A little bit of intoxicant/Alcohol is haram too:

    Narrated Aisha, Ummul Muminin RA:

    I heard the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) say: Every intoxicant is forbidden; if a faraq of anything causes intoxication, a handful of it is forbidden. ( Sunan Abu-Dawud, Book 26:Drinks (Kitab Al-Ashribah)

    Narrated Umm Salamah RA, Ummul Muminin RA:

    The Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) forbade every intoxicant and everything which produces languidness. (Sunan Abu-Dawud, Book 28:Drinks (Kitab Al-Ashribah) 3678 )

     


    Category: E-Numbers
    03-26-15 17:16:01
  • ASSALAM U ALAIKUM ARE HAAGEN DAZS GELATO VANILLA CARAMEL PIZZELLE ICE CREAM BARS HALAL? JAZAKALLAH KHAIR - ajmal
  • AOA

    Theya re not Halal because they are made with natural vanilla flavor which contain alcohol.


    Category: Food Products
    03-26-15 17:10:39
  • Is urea halal? - masi
  • AOA

    Ure made with chemical or earth material is Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    03-26-15 16:44:11
  • Which Doritos flavor are haram - Zaineb
  • AOA

    Only Dorito Toasted Corn Chips are Halal because it has a triangle K kosher symbol on the package.


    Category: General Question
    03-26-15 16:06:59
  • is extra chewing gum halal or haram - huma fatima
  • AOA

    It is not Halal.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    03-26-15 15:14:38
  • Asalaamualakum! Is Disodium EDTA for color retention in halal ingredient ? Jazakallah.and t was mention in a newspaper thatIn papajohn's pizza they use E-631 flavour which is not halal .is it true ? - mehnaz
  • AOA

    Papa John does not use E-Numbers in USA, it has to be outside USA for I do not have information. But its cheese pizza is Halal only USA.


    Category: Ingredients
    03-26-15 14:19:51
  • Is gerber all natural baby food halal? - vinter
  • AOA

    I just updated all Gerber products today. Please write Gerber under search then on right click Food Product by brand then click Show Only Halal then search.


    Category: General Question
    03-26-15 12:15:14
  • is kraft parmesan cheese halal? - vinter
  • AOA

    It is not Halal because it does not carry kosher symbol on the package.


    Category: E-Numbers
    03-26-15 11:39:46
  • Is riboflavin halal if there is kosher symbol on package? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Yes, also if it is a part of any flour enrichment then it is also Halal. Riboflavin used as a nutrient in vitamins stores has to have a kosher symbol.


    Category: General Question
    03-26-15 10:59:13
  • salam. there is a product made in japan. it is contain pure horse oil. it is a famous product from japan. there was no mix with other ingredient. just a 100% horse oil. which is horse fat. im wandering weather is is halal for a muslim to use the product, but we dont know weather it is slaughter in a muslim way. please explain to me? - noor syawanah asleh
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    03-26-15 10:25:12
  • Are m&ms made in usa halal? Because they do not cintain e120 instead e102 - hajra yakoob
  • AOA

    In USA they use FD&C artificial colors.


    Category: Food Products
    03-26-15 10:24:28
  • Assalamu Alaikom dear brothers I have a question about 2 ingredients if they are halal or not: brown rice syrup and sunflower lecithin. Thank you - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Sunflower lecithin is Halal but I need complete ingedients of Brown Rice Syrup.


    Category: Ingredients
    03-26-15 07:49:53
  • AOA.is dettol soap halal????? - heeba khan
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    03-26-15 07:44:11
  • This was the answer by pepsico india of the question i asked them in the way it is given on the homepage of MCG website:- "Dear Mr. Ahzam, We are in receipt of your email below and thank you very much for writing to us. We would like to assure that the food products manufactured by PepsiCo are from best quality ingredient including Spices in natural form & Flavours used. All PepsiCo products are labelled in accordance to the Packaging & Labelling guidelines by FSSAI. All our Product label provide list of all ingredients used to manufacture product, including listing of spices used. To answer your specific query, Flavours used in Lays – American Style Cream & Onion Product are alcohol free." PLEASE ASSURE ME THAT IS LAYS CREAM N ONION PERMISSIBLE TO EAT Mir Ahzam Maqbool - Mir Ahzam Maqbool
  • AOA

    Does it a Green dot or a statement "Suitable for Vegetarian" if not then they are not Halal. I am guessing whey may be used in those chips.


    Category: General Question
    03-26-15 07:08:36
  • Asalaam o alaikum. I would like to know if oyester sauce is halaal or haram in general? JazakAllah - Zaverai zeeshan
  • AOA

    It is not Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    03-26-15 07:07:56
  • Truffle oil is it Halal - Shyhrete Geci
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    03-26-15 06:12:17
  • Does enchanteur body lotion is halal? - shuhadha
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    03-26-15 04:13:09
  • does body on tap shampoo contains alcohol - Shaffia Khan
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    03-25-15 23:59:18
  • ASAK, Which tillamook cheese is halal? I found Tillamoo medium chedderatwalmart but it doest not carry a kosher sign. - Asma
  • AOA

    If it does not have kosher symbol on the package then it is not Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    03-25-15 21:55:29
  • Salam.Is Tom's Maine Toothpaste halal? Is carrageenan a haram ingredient? - Sara
  • AOA

    It is a mashboo toothpaste.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    03-25-15 20:32:25
  • Assalaamu 'alaikum. Does Oreo smile sandwich cookies and Hershey's Syrup Genuine Chocolate Flavor contain traces of alcohol? JazakAllah Khair - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    If both are made with natural flavor then alcohol is used in them.


    Category: Food Products
    03-25-15 18:23:40
  • Assalaamu 'alaikum. If a food product contains traces of alcohol, would you consider it halaal? JazakAllah Khair b - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    No, it will be Haram too according to this Hadith:

    A little bit of intoxicant/Alcohol is haram too:

    Narrated Aisha, Ummul Muminin RA:

    I heard the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) say: Every intoxicant is forbidden; if a faraq of anything causes intoxication, a handful of it is forbidden. ( Sunan Abu-Dawud, Book 26:Drinks (Kitab Al-Ashribah)

    Narrated Umm Salamah RA, Ummul Muminin RA:

    The Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) forbade every intoxicant and everything which produces languidness. (Sunan Abu-Dawud, Book 28:Drinks (Kitab Al-Ashribah) 3678 )


    Category: General Question
    03-25-15 18:20:46
  • Asalaam Mualikum I just wanted to know is coca cola is halal or haram and also could you tell me which kind of alchohol is found in coca cola if there is. Also coca cola have products like Oasis and Fanta Orange are they halal Jazkhalla Khairan Thunbir Elahi - Thunbir
  • AOA

    Coca Cola is not Halal because it contains alcohol only Pepsi is Halal. Ethyl Acohol a Haram alcohol is found in coke. The other products are not tested yet.


    Category: Food Products
    03-25-15 17:42:27
  • Salam I wanted to ask what kind of slice cheese is halal similar to krafts or Borden - Muzammil
  • AOA

    Miller brand of sliced cheese is Halal and only available in Kosher Foods stores or Shoprite supermarkets in New Jersey/New York city.


    Category: Food Products
    03-25-15 16:59:49
  • is cottage cheese halal? - Amin
  • AOA

    If it does not have kosher symbol on the package then it is not Halal. If it contain alcohol in flavor then it is not Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    03-25-15 16:06:59
  • Are ramen noodles haram - mah jabeen
  • AOA

    They are not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    03-25-15 15:17:46
  • Please tell me wheather Amway hair skin nail is halal or haram. - amir suhail
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    03-25-15 12:00:12
  • Are McD's vegetarian products halal ? I have read in a couple of places that they use beef flavoring in the veg products as well, specially their french fries. I don't know how to actually check it out here in India ? - Jibran
  • AOA

    They are not Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    03-25-15 12:00:10
  • Is Otrivine nasal spray halal / permissible? - Adil
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    03-25-15 11:41:28
  • I am inquiring as to whether the strawberry cheesecake Haagen Daz ice cream is halal or not. It states in the ingredients that it contains flavouring, yet doesn't state whether it is halal or not. - 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
    03-25-15 11:25:27
  • are the halal food products in the list free from genetic modification? - kaneezulHAQ
  • AOA

    No, it needs atleast 100 professionals to sort it out.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    03-25-15 10:33:07
  • Indian manufactured cadbury dairy milk halal or haram? - A.muhammed hussain
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    03-25-15 09:21:08
  • Salamun Aleykum, while i was searching halal cosmetic i came across with amara cosmetic in usa. they say halal and the website they have faQ and it says: ``How is Amara Cosmetics different from other brands? Amara Cosmetics products are free of Animal and Alcohol contents. Amara cosmetics ingredients are free of harsh chemicals, dyes and parabens (preservatives), Amara Cosmetics products are made with natural sources like plant extracts and use raw (unrefined) ingredients. Amara Cosmetics products are USA made and certified by IFANCA, Islamic Food And Nutrition Council of America. `` however they have Arnica (Montana) Extract, Sage (Salvia) Officinalis Leaf Extract, Aloe (Barbadensis) Leaf Extract in the products. is all kind of extracts made from alcohol based for sure or if a brand says they are halal and free from alcohol and animal derived than should we be fine with that. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Majority of extracts are made by use of alcohol. IFANCA who certify Amara accept 0.5% alcohol as Halal. MCG do not accept IFANCA Halal certification.


    Category: E-Numbers
    03-25-15 05:50:26
  • Is it the dove product or dove lotion and dove beauty soup is halal. - samira mangotara
  • 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
    03-25-15 04:56:55
  • assalamualaykom! the soft drinks like coke and pepsi and all their company bran are halal or haram - raihan
  • AOA

    We have tested only Coke, Pepsi and 7UP not all soft drinks only Pepsi is Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    03-25-15 04:00:18
  • assalammualaykom! the TANG juice is halal? Ingredients: Sugar, Citric Acid (Provides Tartness), Contains Less Than 2% Of Natural And Artificial Flavor, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Maltodextrin, Calcium Phosphate (Prevents Caking), Guar And Xanthan Gums (Provide Body), Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Artificial Color, Yellow 5, Yellow 6, BHA (To Help Protect Flavor). - raihan
  • AOA

    It is only Halal if no alcohol is used in natural and artificial flavor.


    Category: Food Products
    03-25-15 03:56:02
  • i want to know is nature bounty or nature made brand vitamins halal or haram? - rabia
  • AOA

    If they do not have kosher symbol on the package then they are not Halal. From our Alert section:

    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

    Category: General Question
    03-25-15 00:39:20
  • Is vegetable shortening (First Street) halal? - Farina O'Donovan
  • AOA

    If it is 100% vegetable shortening with a kosher symbol on the package then it is Halal otherwise not.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    03-24-15 21:39:16
  • Baby magic products are halal ??? Pls let me know thanks - Harris
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    03-24-15 20:06:18
  • Assalamualaikum. Sorry, i just want to know about the halal status of sushi king? Thank you - NUR ATHIRAH BINTI ADON
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    03-24-15 19:37:58
  • Is sensodyne whitening tooth paste halal - Anonymous user
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    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
    03-24-15 19:00:32
  • AOA, Can you please find out if we can eat crispy M&M's? Jazakallah - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    03-24-15 17:30:01
  • Is cheddar cheese string halal? - ali
  • AOA

    If it does not have kosher symbol on the package then it is not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    03-24-15 14:59:40
  • Salamun Aleykum brother, since i was searching and cannot find really halal lotion yet, i want to make my own lotion at home with oils, however than the oils i buy i don't know if they have any alcohol in their processes. how can i know which processing oil is be without alcohol like cold process oils are halal or haram.or it doesn't matter if it says %100 pure argan oil or apricot oil and if only ingredient shows %100 argan oil or apricot oil than is it halal.sorry about asking too many questions but its so difficult to find halal stuff in this country. JazakAllah Khair. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    You have to contact the manufacturer.


    Category: E-Numbers
    03-24-15 14:12:31
  • Is it heavy whipping cream with K sign Great value brand halal - Mersiha
  • AOA

    StatusProduct NameCategoryProduct BrandCommentsDate
    halal Heavy Whipping Cream with plant # 36-8580 0nly Whipping Cream Great Value A sister has provide this information: Our supplier has advised us that the careegan in the whipping cream is sourced from seaweed derivitive and there is no ethyl alcohol used in the processing of the carrageenan to make this product. A sister has send this e-amila: They also co-package for Walmart's Great Value "Heavy Whipping Cream". It does not have a kosher symbol on it though, since walmart has different suppliers. But if the package has the plant # 36-8580 listed under the ingredients and also stamped on the top of the package with a date stamp, it is manufactured by Byrne Dairy and would therefore be kosher. They also co-package for Shop-Rite. It should have the same plant# 36-8580. The shop rite one would have a kosher symbol on it. 02-08-15

    Category: E-Numbers
    03-24-15 14:12:20
  • Assalamu alejkum,is it Kosher Dill baby whole Vlasic brand halal - Mersiha
  • AOA

    It is Halal only if flavor is used.


    Category: E-Numbers
    03-24-15 13:22:38
  • is sunsilk shampoo halal. I don't see its description in chart. JazakAllah - Nadia Najeeb
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    03-24-15 12:27:33
  • Asalamu alaykum, Is 0,04 alcohol in the final product, Danone yogurt, haram? Djazakumullah - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Yes.


    Category: Ingredients
    03-24-15 11:39:00
  • Please mail the E-no. List which are halal, without any doubtsThanks, regards, ashraf - mohammad Ashraf
  • AOA

    You can check yourself on our website under E-Numbers.


    Category: E-Numbers
    03-24-15 10:29:59
  • Sir/mam, I just want to know about creambell icecream. Is creambell icecreams contains pigfat? Kindly, provide me best answers in details as soon as possible. Thanking you Best regards shiraz shamsi - Shiraz shamsi
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    03-24-15 10:21:23
  • Is yougurt non-halal or halal? - Marisha
  • AOA

    Some yogurts are Halal some are not Halal.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    03-24-15 09:28:27
  • Perfectil supplements for hair or skin are halal or not? - S j khan
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    03-24-15 06:37:49
  • I am from India is sunfeast yippee noodles halal? - moin ansari
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    03-24-15 06:26:02
  • Hello dear, Can you please tell me that is Red Bull and Monster Energy Drinks Halal OR Haram? Thanks and Jazaka Allah. - Jameelurehman Haqmall
  • AOA

    Both are not Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    03-24-15 05:38:18
  • salam aleikum, here is an answer of the turkish company about the way they make cheese. is it halal way? ''Thank you very much for writing to us very kindly. The whey powder is entirely obtained by cow’s milk. The fat that is removed at the pressure moment in the process of cheddar cheese and white cheese production is a foodstuff like milk powder obtained by dehydration of protein and casein substances and evaporation of their water.'' JazakAllah Khair - muslims
  • AOA

    It does not tell it is Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    03-24-15 04:39:21
  • salam aleikum. i have a choice to buy a cheese and i was told that the owner of the company that produces it is a practicing muslim, the only thing i worry about is some ingredients that are in it, for example Vitamin C and some flavorings. From you site i know that they can be obtained using alcohol or am i mistaken? Is this cheese halal if it has Vitamin C and flavorings? Please dont say it has to have halal or kosher sign on it, we are not yet in the culture to do it in my country. jazakAllah Khair. - muslim
  • AOA

    It does not matter the owner is Muslims he may not have knowldge about Halal status of cheese.


    Category: Ingredients
    03-24-15 03:51:07
  • salam aleikum, no that is not the case for us, we can have absolutely halal products without any HALAL sign on the packaging, because the area i am talking about is Azerbaijan and Turkey. so please let me know which questions to ask the company to understand if their way of making cheese is halal. its my 5th question if i am not msitaken in which i am asking this from you and you just dont want to share this questions with me. jazakAllah Khair. - Tamilla
  • AOA

    I do not know the food laws of Azerbaijan and Turkey so I can not say their products are Halal or not except in Turkey if GIMDES Halal certify them then they are Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    03-24-15 03:32:58
  • about nutmeg,io cookis it halal - tasneem
  • AOA

    Ntmeg is a Halal spice and I do not know the other.


    Category: General Question
    03-24-15 02:50:01
  • All Lifebuoy shampoos and soaps are Halal or contain any haram ingredient ? - Mirza Husnain
  • AOA

    They are not Halal in India:

    haram Lifebuoy Sanitizer Lifebuoy Hindustan Unilever Limited #4002162851 Thank you for contacting Consumer Care cell of Hindustan Unilever Limited. Lifebuoy Handwash does not contain any alcohol in the formulation. Lifebuoy sanitizer has industrial alcohol in it to give the drying effect. Both the products are suitable for vegetarians. Thank you for taking the time to contact us! Warm Regards, Lever Care Team, Toll free number: 18001022221 PO Box No 1470, Mumbai 400099 Email: lever.care@unilever.com 02-28-15

    Category: Ingredients
    03-23-15 22:31:17
  • If use of ethanol is not halal, what is the recommended solvent for making herbal extracts? - N Ananth
  • AOA

    There are many such as water, vegetable fat based glycerin, Acetone and Benzyl Alcohol.


    Category: General Question
    03-23-15 21:43:28
  • assalamualaikum, Please advise whether these products are halal or haraam: 1. Meyenberg Goat Milk 2. Topfer Lactana Organic Goat Milk 2 Thank you so much. Regards, Lilia - Lilia
  • AOA

    100% goat milk is Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    03-23-15 20:03:24
  • Assalamualaikum, I want to know Giordano's cheese pizza and veggie pizza is halal or no ? Can we eat this pizza or no? Please let me know I will be very thankful to you. ZajakAllah. - Raheem Syed
  • AOA

    It is a masbooh pizza and may be not Halal because no technical information is available from the company. Please stay away from it.


    Category: Ingredients
    03-23-15 19:34:27
  • Is there any halal beef protein powder for bodybuilders? - Daher
  • AOA

    There is no Halal beef protein available in USA.


    Category: E-Numbers
    03-23-15 19:09:02
  • Hi this is bushra Tell me Is indain kurkure halal or not? - bushra
  •  

    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    03-23-15 16:00:14
  • are Italiano and villagio breads halal - Nadia najeeb
  • AOA

    Please check our Canadian website www.canadianhalalfoods.com


    Category: E-Numbers
    03-23-15 15:52:55
  • Assalamu Alaikum, i want to know the fair & lovely Cream and pink fairness cream product, if they use any Animal product and is it halal to use for us. InshaAllah Pls reply me soon as possible. Jazakallahukhair. - Fathima whaqid
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    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    03-23-15 14:32:08
  • Are chocolate chip cookies halal or haram? - Muslimah♥Islam
  •  

    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    03-23-15 13:10:18
  • AssalamuAliakum, is vanilla found in cub foods cookies halal or haram? It has only vanilla in it, not vanillin. Are vanillin and vanilla the same thing? Would cub foods cookies be halal at all? or are they haram? These cookies also have mono and di-glycerides in it, I don't know if it's from animals or plants and I don't know how to tell. Is this halal? Thank you for the information May Allah bless you for your effort to give the right information. Ameen - Muslimah♥Islam
  • AOA

    Natural vanilla is not Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    03-23-15 13:05:40
  • Alsalam alykom. Is Country Rich (Reduced Fat Chocolate Ice Cream) halal? It has UD symbol. The ingredients are: Milk, Cream, Corn Syrup, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Whey, Buttermilk, Sugar, Cocoa Processed with Alkali, Contains Less Than 1% of Mono And Diglycerides, Carob Bean Gum, Guar Gum, Cellulose Gel, Cellulose Gum, Carrageenan, Vitamin A Palmitate. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Carrageenan is a mashboo ingredient.


    Category: Food Products
    03-23-15 12:46:45
  • Is mountain dew halal?is 7up and sprite halal? - adil
  • 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
    03-23-15 09:47:16
  • Is Red Boat fish sauce halal? The only ingredients are anchovies and sea salt. http://redboatfishsauce.com/fish_sauce.html - Jaclyn
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    03-23-15 08:48:22
  • Is that pepsi n coke at whole thailand are halal?? - Naim
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    03-23-15 06:16:27
  • assalam i was wonderin if Daily Chef jelly beans are halal jassakallah - aafaq
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    03-23-15 06:07:03
  • Is all products of 'HERBALIFE' halal or haram. Please give me the answer immediately - Ahmed Kamal
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    03-23-15 05:22:25
  • Hello there I was wondering if your hot dog contains nitrite? Thank you. - Marwa
  • AOA

    Yes, it does, it is a meat curing chemical.


    Category: Food Products
    03-23-15 00:04:56
  • is there halal sourdough bread available in USA? - Zehra
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    03-22-15 22:33:57
  • Full list of non halal infant/baby formula, please. - Craig O'ROURKE
  • 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: Non-Food Products
    03-22-15 22:26:26
  • AOa, IF LITTLE DEBBIE & DRAKES SNACKS CAKE ARE HALAL.WHILE ITS SAYS UD FOR KOSHER. - F H MAZHAR
  • AOA

    They are Halal only if no alcohol is used in flavor.

     

    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
    03-22-15 22:10:34
  • please write about little caesars cheese pizza halal or not? - syed shah
  • AOA

    It is mashbooh.


    Category: E-Numbers
    03-22-15 21:42:45
  • what is the source of ALCOHOL FLAVOR .if its come from ALCOHOL or any thing else. its use in some snacks which says OUD FOR KOSHER. - f h mazhar
  • AOA

    Answer to your question is

    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: E-Numbers
    03-22-15 21:41:18