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Recent Questions:

  • is frozen Ellio's pizza halal? - saima
  • AOA

    None of frozen cheese pizza is Halal except Amy's Kitchen cheese pizza.


    Category: Food Products
    11-23-14 17:26:00
  • I would like to ask your one more question brother; is white wine vinegar halal or haram? Thank's&Salaams - mehmet
  • AOA

    Due to left over wine in wine vinegar MCG do not consider it as Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    11-23-14 17:09:01
  • Salaamu Alaikum Brothers, I would like to ask you about SOY GRITS is it halal or no? Thank's&Salaams - mehmet
  • AOA

    Soy Grits are Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    11-23-14 16:09:33
  • What foods items are halal at cheese cake factory restuarant? - Kaaba yasini
  • AOA

    None because the cheesecakes are not kosher certified.


    Category: Food Products
    11-23-14 16:07:21
  • Asalamualaikum wa rahmat'allah. I have a question concerning the Wen Hair Care ingredients because in bit sure what type of glycerin is used in the conditioner. Thank you for your time. - Hawa
  • AOA

    From our FAQ:

    Glycerin:

    Glycerin is a fat based ingredients used in foods and non food products. Since it is a fat based ingredient so it is either obtained from animal fat such as pork or beef or it is obtained from vegetable fat. Only vegetable fat based Glycerin is Halal or it is Halal if there is a Kosher symbol on the food package containing glycerin which means glycerin the food is obtained from vegetable fat


    Category: Ingredients
    11-23-14 16:04:19
  • My daughter is muslim & she is fed by an ng tube shes also allergic to dairy cows protein & lactose! Shes bin prescribed neocate is this halal?? - Kay khan
  • AOA

    Neocate infant formula and other milk allergy products are kosher certified. But I need exact name of the product to check whether it meets the Halal requirements.


    Category: Food Products
    11-23-14 15:58:33
  • Slm, Is glyceryl laurate halal when used in hand cream. Its is used as an ingredient in Nivea handcream. I look forward to your reply. Jzk & Wslm. - Aftab Nawaz
  • AOA

    It is Halal only if it is from vegetable fat please contact the company for source because they are only one who know the source.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-23-14 15:31:25
  • Assalam o alaikum I recently came to know that carrageenan and xanthan gum may or may not b halal...only manufacturer knows the answer about these things. So what i understand is that cream contains stabilizer like carrageenan... But if only cream is written in the ingredients like haagen daz strawberry ice cream contains cream, skim milk, strawberries, sugar, egg yolks So my question is do we need to worry about this cream?because may be this cream also have carrageenan in it?is this the case?please clarify when cream is written on the pkg it is same thing or not. - Sana
  • AOA

    Isopropyl alcohol is used for crystalization of Xantthan gum, we are steel consulting with manufacturer and ulema. But Isopropyl alcohol is obtained from propene and not used in any alcoholic drink and it will fit to Hanafi Fiqa for Halal. But we still waiting answer from Hanafi ulema. Ethanol or isopropyl alcohol or Potassium Chlroride is used in crystalization for Carrageenan. It has to be invested to find out whether ethanol was used or not.

    Haagen Daz strawberry ice cream is a Halal ice cream.


    Category: Food Products
    11-23-14 13:16:40
  • may i know fair and lovely fairness beauty cream halal or not - raihana
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    11-23-14 10:22:46
  • Assalamualikum, During making an order at subway you have suggested "Please ask the worker to change the gloves for bread and vegetables. October 2014". The vegetable items already would be potentially contaminated before we make an order as the server does not change the gloves while serving for other customers who eat haraam prior to our order. The mixing would already take place. Could you please put some light on this issue as just by changing the gloves practically wont stop the mixing. Jazakallah Khair - Vazeer Ali
  • AOA

    MCG did research on raw item at Subway, it is up to Muslim consumer not consume vegetables if you think they are contaminated. My suggestion is to eat them without vegetable if you have doubt. MCG can not control waht happen at Subway. My personal opinion is to avoid eating at subway if there is great chance of contamination. I can not those Halal raw material as Haram because of cross contamination by server there.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    11-23-14 10:04:09
  • Bismillah i think i asked about the Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal how the tittle changed. You said that its just the name that changed(something like that) but i think there could be a slight diffeence i the old one and new one. Also when you label CAPNCRUNCH PEANUT BUTTER CEREAL halal did you mean the old one or the new one as well that says CRUNCH after Peanut Butter? BARIKALLAHUFEEKUM - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    If it has kosher symbol and ingredients are not changed then it is Halal. General Mills Stove Top Stuffing was developed in early 70s but when I was working on them in 1985 the still have the same formulas.

    If formula has changed then it has to be investigated but marketing words are changed without changing formula then you do not have to worry.


    Category: Food Products
    11-23-14 07:44:55
  • is snichers minis chocolate halal or haram - zola
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    11-23-14 06:43:03
  • Is Lipstik halal or haram - mohammad shoebul Haque
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    11-23-14 02:43:00
  • Assalamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu Br I know you are not well but br I want to tell u that the fatwa given by the mufti of hyderabad regarding alcohol I think it is not known to many of hyderabadis so I request you if you are in touch with mufti of hyderabad pls ask him to spread the given fatwa through pamphlet,news,newspaper etc.This is possible as he is a member of Jamia Nizamia. Jazakallah khayr - Mohammed Abdullah Farooqui.
  • AOA

    I can not control them. I think they might have store the fatwain their fatwa bank.

    FATWA FROM DARUL IFTA JAMIA NIZAMIA HYDERABAD, INDIA ON ALCOHOL

    Jamia Nizamia has issued the following Fatwa on Alcohol:

    Although there is difference of opinion among ulema about alcohol being consider as wine but according to "Mufti Ba Qhool" (saying of Mufti) anything which causes intoxication in large or small quantity is consider as Haram. So use of alcohol is prohibited.

     


    Category: General Question
    11-23-14 01:43:51
  • are nature identical butter scotch flavor ,E-100 ,E-160b and E-412 halal - sumbul khan
  • AOA

    Muslim do not drik Scotch so any thing do it is not Halal even if it is made with chemicals to immitate scotch flavor.


    Category: E-Numbers
    11-23-14 01:17:21
  • I have purchased lypotrim and saw gelatin listed in its ingredients. Can u please find out if it is halal or not because I purchased it in karachi and cannot find any info on it on the Web. - afshan
  • 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: Ingredients
    11-23-14 00:03:42
  • Whether foodles from horlicks ala masala halal or not? - Harshiya samaan
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    11-22-14 23:27:09
  • Is the sour gum dubble bubble haram or halal - Ibtihal youssef
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    11-22-14 22:53:47
  • I bought these lypotrim 90 capsules dietary supplement for weight loss however the ingredients say that it has gelatin in its composition. I would like to know if its halal or haram. - Sana Alvi
  • AOA

    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
    11-22-14 22:36:23
  • Salaam please please please please tell if there is any Halal ice cream in aldi in your website there is only few aldi ice creams and non of them are halaal.there has to be one halal ice cream there .How about Sundae shoppe .:-):-):-) please please please help me. Thank you - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    11-22-14 22:35:34
  • Bismillah, so why is it that you classe halal on products containing artificial flavor. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Because alcohol may be used as a solvent in artificial flavor. Alcohol is Haram so does those artificial flavor containing alcohol are also Haram.


    Category: E-Numbers
    11-22-14 21:57:15
  • Dear Brother Salamualaikom Would you be so kind and advice me whether the following product is Halal or no ? : Ortega Diced Green Chiles ( kosher certified) Ingredients FIRE ROASTED GREEN CHILIES (GREEN CHILIES, WATER, SALT, CITRIC ACID, CALCIUM CHLORIDE). http://www.ortega.com/products/ortega-diced-green-chiles-4oz_13140. Jazakum Allah khayraa - younes
  • AOA

    It is Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    11-22-14 21:25:39
  • Dear Brothers salamualikom, Would you be so kind and advise me whether the following product is Hala or no : Darigold half and half (product is kosher certified). INGREDIENTS: Milk, Cream. http://www.darigold.com/products/half-and-half-creamers/half-and-half-pint Jazakum Allah khayraa - younes
  • AOA

    It is Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    11-22-14 21:04:27
  • Salamualikom I would like to know whether this product is Halal or no : Organic Valley Half and Half Lactose Free, Ultra Pasteurized, (Kosher certified) Ingredients Organic Grade A Milk, Organic Cream, Lactase Enzyme. Jazakum Allah khayraa - younes
  • AOA

    It is a Halal product.


    Category: Food Products
    11-22-14 20:54:58
  • Salarmualikom I would like to know if the following product is halal or no : Old el paso Enchilada Sauce-Medium Red Ingredients Water, tomato puree (water, tomato paste), modified corn starch. Contains less than 2% of: salt, sugar, distilled vinegar, chili pepper, soybean oil, citric acid, hydrolyzed soy and corn protein, onion powder, red pepper, color added, natural flavor. Jazakum Allah khayraa - younes
  • AOA

    It is a mashbooh product may be Haram if alcohol is used in natural flavor or liquid color is added which is made with pork glycerin.


    Category: Food Products
    11-22-14 20:35:42
  • Salamualikom, i would like to know whether this product is halal or no : Las Palmas® Medium Red Enchilada Sauce , Ingredients -water-dried red chiles-salt-cottonseed oil-cider vinegar-garlic powder spice-fumaric acid-olive oil-calcium hydroxide. http://www.laspalmassauces.com/products/las-palmas-medium-red-enchilada-sauce/ Jazakum Allah khayraa - younes
  • AOA

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

     


    Category: Food Products
    11-22-14 20:25:34
  • Can we eat fish fillet sandwich from mcdonalds - zunera
  • AOA

    Fish coating is mashbooh, bun is Halal, cheese and tartar sauce are not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    11-22-14 18:09:20
  • Is graeters ice cream halal? Which flavors? - hina
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    11-22-14 17:57:02
  • Asalam u alaikum, What about after dec 8, you said your medication will be finished until then right? until then i add links to items? ------------------------ Sorry, I can not do it because I am sick. - Muhammad Usman
  • AOA

    My doctor will decide next week to put a wound vacuum on my foot or not if she decide then my movement will requested because it will be attached for 24/7.


    Category: General Question
    11-22-14 17:35:55
  • Is the laughing cow cheese in uk is halal? - Marwa
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    11-22-14 17:23:49
  • Could tell me wingstop fries are halal are not.. Thank u.. - Habeebullah
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    11-22-14 17:04:23
  • i contacted Guittard chocolate company about their products (two separate emails) : Extra Dark Chocolate Chips with the ingredients : Chocolate liquor, sugar, soya lecithin and real vanilla. ALLERGEN STATEMENT: Contains soya. Processed on equipment previously used to process milk chocolate. and the product : Butterscotch Chips with Sugar, partially hydrogenated palm kernel oil, whey, nonfat milk, mono and diglyceride and soya lecithin emulsifiers, natural flavor, artificial color (Blue 2 Lake, Yellow 5 Lake, Yellow 6 Lake) and real vanilla. The link : https://www.guittard.com/our-chocolate/detail/butterscotch-baking-chips. My question was whether ethanol or ethyl alcohol was used or not in the flavor as a solvent? and their answer for both of them : Younes, The answer to your question is no ethanol or ethyl alcohol was used as a flavor or solvent. cid:image002.jpg@01CE9452.DF37D390 Micki Weinberg Regulatory & Culinary Specialist Direct Number : 650.552.2207 Main Number : 800.468.2462 Fax Number : 650.692.2761 Follow us on Facebook and Twitter www.guittard.com Both products are Kosher and they are certified Halal by IFANCA. Jazakum Allah khayra - younes
  • AOA

    Natural vanilla is not a Halal ingredient only Vanillin a artificial vanilla flavot. We do not accept IFANCA Halal certification because it did not meet out Halal criteria. They Halal certified food products made with alcohol containing flavor and this is a fact.


    Category: Food Products
    11-22-14 16:53:31
  • Asalam u alaikum, Coding: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0S_683ssSvGZGhfY1YzTW5VNmM/view?usp=sharing Watch this video, and notice the background color and website colors, also notice the search bar on top staying on screen, also the buy now button added to website. There are still people who buy online not going to store?, it will be good for them. I am not saying you to add links to 10,000 products, I was saying that I was going to do it. I was going to write the code which will give links to these products, and then give you the code, [code= giving links] and then you will paste that code. Watch the Video. Jazak Allah Khayr - Muhammad Usman
  • AOA

    Sorry, I can not do it because I am sick.


    Category: General Question
    11-22-14 15:35:53
  • Please list which sweets are halal and which sweets are not halal? Thank You - Mehreen
  • AOA

    Please provide the names of sweets.


    Category: General Question
    11-22-14 12:39:41
  • Fine bone china is made from bone ash. Are fine bone china dishes/dinnerware halal to use? - A. Ahmed
  • AOA

    Bone ash is Halal it is the example of sharia law Tabdeele Mahiha. When bones from non zabiha beef became ask then the ash became Halal.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    11-22-14 11:06:04
  • Do u know any lady finger cookies is halal specially product of Italy - samya
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    11-22-14 10:30:08
  • Is Costco Mac & cheese halil? - Ayesha
  • AOA

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


    Category: Ingredients
    11-22-14 10:29:02
  • Assalamuwalikum, i want to know is del monte juice halal? Jaza kallahu khayran - Misbah Ahemd
  • AOA

    If it is 100% juice without natural flavor then it is Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    11-22-14 08:14:53
  • in which food product pig fat is used and it also sold to muslim states or countries - M Bilal khan
  • AOA

    I have no information. But it is used many food product if they do not have Halal or kosher symbol on the package.


    Category: Food Products
    11-22-14 04:06:10
  • is nestle company add juice extracted from beef in chocolate kitkat? - nepal reddy chityala
  • AOA

    Hershey Kit Kat in USA is a Halal product because it has kosher symbol and it is not Halal in Canada. I do not know about it in other countries.


    Category: Food Products
    11-22-14 03:50:15
  • Many of drug with capsule use gelatin which extract from pork which is haram.I want a list of drug with capsule made from halal animals. I am a doctor and it is important for me and also for my muslim patients - Isshaq
  • AOA

    Even if the gelatin in capsule from beef then it is still not Halal because it is non zabiha. Some capsules are made from Halal cellulose but you have to investigate with manufacturer. Fish gelatin can not be used in capsule because fish gelatin is weak.

    The best advise you can give to your patients as a Muslim doctor is to ask them to open the capsule and dump the powder medicine on apple sauce consume the medicine and throughout the pork gelatin capsule. You also investigate if powder medicine inside the capsule contain any pork derived ingredients such Magneium Stearate a fat based ingredient is used to for free flow and avoid lumping of powder.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-22-14 03:26:16
  • As sallamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh I just wanted to ask what are the haram foods besides swine, dead meat, blood, the animals that got fangs like snakes, dogs, cats, crocodile ; dolphin etc. A. Abstaining from alcohol Al-Qur'an 5:90 Proverbs 20:1 Ephesians 5:18 B. Abstaining from prohibited food Al-Qur'an 5:5 Al-Qur'an 2:173, 5:3, 6:145, 16:115 (i) Dead meat Leviticus 17:15 Deuteronomy 14:21 (ii) Blood Genesis 9:4, Leviticus 17:14, Deuteronomy 12:16, I Samuel 14:33, Acts 15:29 (iii) Pork is prohibited Leviticus 11:7-8 Deuteronomy 14:8 Isaiah 65:2-5 (vi) Food on which names beside Allah have been invoked Acts 15:29; Revelation 2:14 - Safurah
  • AOA

    All prohibited is mentioned in sharia books but you can go our Ingredients or E-Number section to find out Haram ingredients. You can also contact a Islamic scholar.


    Category: Food Products
    11-22-14 03:24:24
  • does the soy sauce product of yamama contains ethanol? - saada omeish
  • AOA

    From 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
    11-22-14 02:42:29
  • rani nail henna - dza
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    11-22-14 01:20:47
  • I am looking for a halal gelatin in houston, to make certain desserts. Kindly advice which brand can I use. - afsheen
  • AOA

    The only Halal gelatin is from fish but it is not available in retail market. You can use Pakistani made Halal Jello dessert to make Halal dessert.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-21-14 19:03:17
  • AOA. I wanted to know that what is whey? How is it obtained? Is it halal or not? Should one consume or avoid products that have whey listed as an ingredient? And how can one verify if whey is halal or kosher in a product? Jazak'Allah khair. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    From our Ingredients section:

    Whey and its Halal Status:

    Muslims think that if whey is a milk based ingredient then it has to be Halal, but this is not true. There are two kinds of whey, one is sweet or rennet whey and the other is acid whey. Acid whey is obtained during the making of acid type of cheese such as cottage cheese. Sweet or rennet whey is used more in food products then acid whey. Sweet whey or rennet whey is a by-product of rennet cheese  such as cheddar cheese or Mozzarella cheese. Whey is a portion of milk remaining after coagulation and removal of curd. Whey is Halal only if the Halal starter culture bacteria, Halal medium on which starter culture bacteria are grown (Starter culture bacteria are Halal if they are obtained from milk source not meat source), and media on which these starter culture bacteria are grown. These requirements can only obtained if the cheese and whey are Halal or Kosher certified (which meet the Islamic dietary requirements). A Halal or Kosher symbol (which meet the Islamic dietary requirements) appears on a food package containing whey indicating that it is manufactured under Halal or Kosher supervision.


    Category: E-Numbers
    11-21-14 16:40:47
  • Asalam U alaikum, You are welcome, should I link the items until then in code. like product name to buy now link. Also I have coded a fixed search bar which says this (Please type in your question or phrase below:) and also the search bar for finding product. Now it will follow you on the screen if you scroll down. ------------------ Asalam U alaikum, May Allah Give You Health. Ameen. You are doing a great work and benefiting Muslims. ok, Insha Allah. ---------------------- AOA Brother I am sick with infection on my right foot due to surgery went wrong and a nurse coming every day since October 29 to give me antibiotic with IV until December 8. I am suffering from pain every day. I do not want to spend time rather than resting and resting helps my pain this is the reason I did not reply to your e-mail. I can not take any reserach project now. But I am still answering questions and updating website. Inshallah when I become healthy then I will do your project. Please pray for my health. - Muhammad Usman AOA Thanks for your dua, Ameen. - Muhammad Usman
  • AOA

    What  many Muslims are doing now is using our Halal Food app to search a food product Halal or noy while they are shopping at suppermarkets.

    I still do not understand your coding system. If I have add coding to current 10,000 products on our website then it is not possible for me.


    Category: E-Numbers
    11-21-14 16:15:27
  • Dogiorno pizza crust can we eat? - Siraj munshi
  • 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
    11-21-14 14:33:30
  • Salaam I would like to know if dairy exchange dairy and ice cream factory shop address shop 23 town centre, wellington street, durbanville has a halal certificate in store... - fouquiyah olieslager
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    11-21-14 12:44:45
  • Alsalam alaikom, is e451 triphosphate from Bones of zabiha slaughtered animals are Halal? - ahmed
  • AOA

    Mashbooh but if it is obtained from zabiha beef bones then it is Halal but there is no such thing in Europe.

    unknown E451 Triphosphates Phosphate in Europe is also obtained from animal bones. So please the check the source of phosphate. "Suitable for Vegetarian" label on food package indicates that it is obtained from from mineral." In USA it is obtained from minerals and it is Halal.

    Category: E-Numbers
    11-21-14 11:21:38
  • Salamualaikom Dear Brother or Sister, Could you advise wether this product is halal or no (product is with UD symbol) : BAILEYS® Mudslide coffee creamer / INGREDIENTS: WATER, SUGAR, CREAM*, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS, DISODIUM PHOSPHATE, SODIUM CASEINATE, ARTIFICIAL COLOR, SALT AND CARRAGEENAN.*NOT A SIGNIFICANT SOURCE OF LACTOSE http://www.baileyscreamers.com/Flavors/BAILEYS--Mudslide.aspx - younes
  • AOA

    It is a mashbooh product dues to carrageenan and natural and artificial flavor although it has kosher symbol.

    NOT ALL KOSHER CERTIFIED (NON MEAT) OR GREEN DOT ON THE FOOD PACKAGE OR IF IT SAYS SUITABLE FOR VEGETARIAN 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). 


    Category: Food Products
    11-21-14 11:10:05
  • Alsalam alaikom, I contacted the UAE perfume co. Swiss Arabian where there perfumes ingredients are: denat alcohol and fragrance and aqua. And Asked about their fragrance is it oil or using alcohol as hidden solvent and they replied as below: From: Huzaifa Attari Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 1:00 PM To: Sofiane Jamoussi Subject: RE: Swiss arabian perfumes If it is a CPO then there is no alcohol, only perfume oil. If it is an EDT or EDP it contains perfume oil and ethyl alcohol denatured. We do not use any harmful substances like methyl alcohol and iso propyl alcohol. Our perfumes in any form are 100% safe to use, Best regards, Swiss Arabian Perfumes Group SAPG Huzaifa Attari Head Perfumer. huzaifa.attari@sapguae.com can I use it? - ahmed
  • AOA

    You can use it.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    11-21-14 11:02:27
  • is galaxy smooth milk chocolate halal - mohd swaleh
  • AOA

    I have no information. This is not a US product.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    11-21-14 06:34:08
  • is motha gelatine and motha jelly hala? - sham
  • AOA

    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
    11-21-14 06:32:20
  • Asalam U alaikum, May Allah Give You Health. Ameen. You are doing a great work and benefiting Muslims. ok, Insha Allah. ---------------------- AOA Brother I am sick with infection on my right foot due to surgery went wrong and a nurse coming every day since October 29 to give me antibiotic with IV until December 8. I am suffering from pain every day. I do not want to spend time rather than resting and resting helps my pain this is the reason I did not reply to your e-mail. I can not take any reserach project now. But I am still answering questions and updating website. Inshallah when I become healthy then I will do your project. Please pray for my health. - Muhammad Usman
  • AOA

    Thanks for your dua, Ameen.


    Category: General Question
    11-21-14 06:20:55
  • Assalamu alaikum: Is Culver's Frozen custard Halal? Thank you. - Samana Siddiqui
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    11-21-14 05:58:59
  • Is gelatinous E104 halaal if found in medicine? - liban
  • AOA

    It is mashbooh.

    unknown E104 Quinoline Yellow Color It is a chemical dye and Halal if used as dry powder. Liquid form is Halal only if Halal solvent was used

    Category: E-Numbers
    11-21-14 04:50:42
  • Is fair and lovely pakistan halal for muslims? I heard that they are using pig oil as ingredients. Please make sure that it is true or not? - Sumayya
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-21-14 02:32:04
  • is a lip balm containing "Isopropyl Myristate" halal? - Samin
  • AOA

    This oil is manufactured by condensing myristic acid with isopropyl alcohol so it is not Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-21-14 01:47:16
  • Bismillah If someone is wearing a haram hair product and the hair touches you, are you as well impure or not? BarikALLAHUFEEKUM - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Please ask this question to a Islamic Scholar.


    Category: E-Numbers
    11-20-14 23:56:16
  • Is soy lecithin, soya lecithin and lecithin halal - Ali
  • AOA

    Soy lecithin and lecithin are Halal. It is same product obtained from soybean.


    Category: Food Products
    11-20-14 22:53:31
  • Is Vaseline total moisture a halal product? - Shahiya
  • 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: Ingredients
    11-20-14 22:24:31
  • Is Advil extra strength liquid gels has pork traces or pork fat or pork gelatin??? - Hasan
  • AOA

    It is a Haram product because made with pork gelatin.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-20-14 21:08:22
  • is donuts in dunkin donuts halal? or vanillan flavor or enzymes are halal in donuts and muffin ?plz reply me - sidra hayat
  • AOA

    I told you to look at Chain Restaurant but you asking same question.

    12
    halal French Cruller Donut Based on Dunkin Donuts ingredients statement. September 2014 09-05-14
    12
    halal French Cruller Donut Based on Dunkin Donuts ingredients statement. September 2014 09-05-14

    These are only two items are Halal at Dunkin Donuts rest are not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    11-20-14 20:23:56
  • Is aveeno lotion halal or not? - Gulnaz 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: General Question
    11-20-14 19:56:06
  • assalamualikum i asked question few times before but didnt get answer. im living in winnipeg canada,many food products u mentioned in ur list i cant find them,eg, orio cookies of nabisco are halal but we have here orio from christie it has k sign. the other thing which i really want to know that there are lot of food products which r not in ur list and it has k sign and no unknown ingredient, are we allow to buy these things. sometime it has not k sign but no unknown ingredient what about it. - bushra
  • AOA

    All Halal products in Canada are listed at our www.canadianhalalfoods.com and I already answer this question.


    Category: Food Products
    11-20-14 16:04:45
  • I like to know the Kelloggs nutri grain is halal. - S.Q.MOQEET
  • AOA

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


    Category: halal Certification Process
    11-20-14 15:24:45
  • Which gums are halaal?? Like the orbit or mentos or trident or eclipse and which flavours of these products - imran khan
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    11-20-14 15:22:31
  • Is breakstone unsalted butter halal??? If not, which unsalted butters are halal?? - Rabia
  • 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
    11-20-14 14:20:48
  • salaams, Is it permissible to use personal care products such as creams that contain parabens in them? Is - syra
  • AOA

    Parabens containing personal product can be use.


    Category: General Question
    11-20-14 13:01:40
  • are cinnamon rools of sunny select or any brand halal - ali
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: Food Products
    11-20-14 12:21:42
  • Gatred fruit punch it is good to drink or any other product of Gatred drink??? Jazakallah - Kamran
  • AOA

    Gatorade drinks are made with alcohol containing flavors and they are not Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    11-20-14 12:16:03
  • I want to know KNORR FOUR CHEESE SAUCE MIX or ALFREDO SAUCE MIX is Halal..Its a made in canada - Rehan Siddiqui
  • AOA

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


    Category: Food Products
    11-20-14 11:00:41
  • Assalamualikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatahu br pls read this article As New Scientist reports , we know that the waterproof barrier is found in a thin layer of fat found between the outermost layers of skin cells. A team at Sweden's Karolinska Institute led by Lars Norlén spent months shaving layers of skin off of volunteers and flash-freezing the tissue samples at -140° C in an attempt to keep the fat cells in their original positions and make it possible to study them up close. After a lot of trial and error and many failed attempts, the team has been able to get a slice thin enough to reveal the inner workings of the skin's waterproof boundary. New Scientist explains: Lipids have a hydrophilic (water-attracting) head and two hydrophobic (water-repelling) tails. Normally, the two tails point in the same direction, giving the molecule a hairpin-like appearance. A group of lipid molecules typically arrange themselves into a two-layered sheet – or bilayer – with all of the tails pointing inwards. However, the lipid molecules in between the cells of the stratum corneum are splayed outwards so that the two tails of each molecule point in opposite directions. These lipid molecules are stacked on top of one another in an alternating fashion. "By stretching out like this they form a more condensed structure which is much more impermeable than a normal bilayer," says Norlén. This uniquely structured fatty layer prevents any water from getting past in either direction – except where the skin layer is modified to form pores. Qs 1)Is our skin impermeable even to water. Is this theory or article wrong give reasons - Mohammed Abdullah Farooqui
  • AOA

    Our skin is permeamable to any thing. Please do not think any skin care product with pork or alcohol is permissible.


    Category: General Question
    11-20-14 07:22:35
  • valentino red grape halal or not - sharefkhan
  • AOA

    If it is 100% red grape then it is Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    11-20-14 06:05:05
  • Assalam o Alaikum, i recently read about Bio Oil..Please read its Product description by visiting this link :http://just4girls.pk/bio-oil-60ml.html and tell me can we use it..? - Bella Ahmed
  • AOA

    Oil extracted from any plant material is Halal.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    11-20-14 01:28:57
  • Is it Cinnamyl Alcohol can consume for muslim food? - Imelda Ardiansyah
  • AOA

    This question was answered many times please search it on "Ask Question".


    Category: Ingredients
    11-20-14 01:09:35
  • Is the IGA signature rainbow ice cream halal? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    If it does not have kosher symbol on the package contains carrageenan, vanilla, vanilla extract and flavor then it is not Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-20-14 00:18:59
  • I would like to know if glucerna shake is halal or not, I am on liquid deit and need a nutritional supplement so that my health will not deteriorate . any unflavored one which is halal plz mention the name - Mohammed Mohiuddin Khan
  • AOA

    Glucerna shakes are not kosher certified so they are not Halal. You have to find kosher certified unflavored nutritional shake.


    Category: Food Products
    11-19-14 23:45:15
  • Is pure cambogia ultra from biotrimlabs halal ? - Nuriza Amelia
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: Food Products
    11-19-14 22:13:39
  • Is acetylated lanolin alcohol halal?? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    It is Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    11-19-14 21:58:05
  • Assalamlaikum, my question is : If Alcohol is in Dish Liquid that's dish liquid is prohibit to use? - ASIF
  • AOA

    Kosher certified dish washer liquid containing alcohol as a solvent in fragrance can be used on dirty dishes but you have to was several time with water so that nothing remain on the dishes.


    Category: E-Numbers
    11-19-14 21:38:12
  • Which chesse is halal in pakistan( happy cow,almarai,Adams, president) - Mrs Ismail
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: E-Numbers
    11-19-14 21:20:27
  • AOA.. is half & HALF OF GREAT VLUE HALAL? - ali
  • AOA

    It is not under lisr on our website.

    Halal

    halal Half And Half Half & Half Land O Lakes   05-05-12
    halal Regular Half & Half, Fat Free Half & Half Half & Half Land O Lake   10-17-10

    Category: Food Products
    11-19-14 21:09:23
  • Is Dreyers icecream have pork gelatine - Mohd kamil
  • AOA

    If it has kosher symbol OUD or cirke K then there will be no pork ingredients in it. Kosher certified Dreyers ice cream do not contain gelatin.


    Category: General Question
    11-19-14 20:52:27
  • I want to ask about worchester sauce shown in the link.Is it halal or haram??? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worcestershire_sauce#mediaviewer/File:Lea_%26_Perrins_worcestershire_sauce_150ml.jpg - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Wikipedia will not decide status but it will give how it is made. It has to have a kosher symbol on the package no alcohol developed during fermentaion. I advise to stay from it because we do not know they made in USA.


    Category: E-Numbers
    11-19-14 20:18:16
  • Is seagrams ginger ale halal? i know coca-cola is not halal and this ginger ale is made from the coca-cola company. - Habib
  • AOA

    Seagrams Ginger Ale is not Halal because it is made with alcohol containing flavors.


    Category: Food Products
    11-19-14 17:20:02
  • Assalamu alaykum Are cadbury mini eggs halal or haram. Also, are M&M's halal as of 2014? Jazakalluh - anonymous
  • 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
    11-19-14 16:32:53
  • is maltrodextrin halal - nawaf
  • AOA

    Maltodextrin is a Halal ingredient.


    Category: E-Numbers
    11-19-14 16:25:34
  • whether b-100 by now 250 capsules is halal or not - mahmoud
  • AOA

    Majority of caspsules are made with pork gelatin. This is the you have to buy kosher vitamins.


    Category: E-Numbers
    11-19-14 15:44:22
  • AOA, would this be considered a halal food: mixture of fish and salt that has been allowed to ferment for 1 year to 18 months. - E.H.
  • AOA

    If it is not alcoholic fermentation then it is Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    11-19-14 15:01:14
  • Assalam o Alikum, i buy some chocolate from vienna local market from non muslim shop so this chocolate is haram to eat or hala? - mrs khan
  • AOA

    I have no information on foreign products.

     


    Category: E-Numbers
    11-19-14 13:17:56
  • Assalamualaykum, i emailed the company ostlers cider mill reguarding their apple cider vinegar and they replied as follows, is it halaal? Hello Mrs Fara, My vinegar starts as just apple juice made from whole Devonshire apples. It then ferments and turns into cider. You then let air get to the cider which turns the alcohol into acetic acid. The whole process takes about three years. So just to be awkward, yes it's made from apple juice and yes that apple juice does ferment, this is the natural way to make vinegar and as I would only make my vinegar naturally I would be unaware if there was a method of making it another way (perhaps the cheaper ones from concentrate and pasteurised?) but it is about two and a half years after the product has fermented that it becomes the vinegar that I sell. Hope this helps. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    It is not a Halal vinegar. Cider in UK is a fermented apple juice but cider in USA is non fermented apple juice so cider vinegar is Halal in USA but not in UK.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-19-14 11:11:07
  • which kind of yeast is halal in UAE - mohammed rizvi
  • AOA

    Baker's yeast.


    Category: Food Products
    11-19-14 09:48:40
  • Hey. I'm asking about cast iron skillets that come pre seasoned The company says that they use a soy based vegetable oil It's not certified kosher so I'm asking if it's ok being that they may add animal fat to the seasoning So you have any info on this? Is it ok? Thanks - Shimon
  • AOA

    I have no information. I have to know ingredients and the process.

     


    Category: E-Numbers
    11-19-14 08:57:04
  • Is dairy milk chocolate halal - rislan
  • 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
    11-19-14 08:34:44
  • Asalaam aleykum Is Solgars "Liquid Vitamin D3 with natural orange flavor" halal? Besides D vitamin, the ingredients are: sunflower seed oil, Natural orange flavor I have emailed the Company and asked about the orange flavor, and the answer was that the Product do not contain or use any alcohol. The Product is also kosher. Now, is this product halal to consume? Asalaam aleykum - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    You have to e-mail this way:

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

    If they say no alcohol is used in orange flavor as a solvent then it is Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-19-14 08:27:55
  • I want to know if the hand made bar soap,brand name Nesti Dante,is ok to use?And if it is not too much trouble,please inform me what to notice when one buys personal care product?thank u. - Mir_Ghojam
  • AOA

    I have no information because I have ingredient list and I do not know where this product make and sold.

     


    Category: Non-Food Products
    11-19-14 08:24:30
  • Is Yipee noodles Halaal for the Muslims - Umair Nasir Dar
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: halal Certification Process
    11-19-14 08:00:05
  • I live in India. Are products from Maggi (India) and Ching's (India) are halal bcoz they contain E627 ,E631??? - Reshma Sayed
  • 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.


    Category: E-Numbers
    11-19-14 07:27:31