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Recent Questions:

  • I want to know if Jergens body lotion is halal or not? - Ambsyed
  • AOA

    They do not give guarantee it will be pork free.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-28-15 15:42:53
  • Is sugar alcohol halal - talha mazhar
  • AOA

    Yes, they are Halal except few. Please search it under News section.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-28-15 14:02:05
  • Is Cadbury fudge halal? - zaynab
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    01-28-15 13:14:17
  • The I can't believe it's not butter original product ingredient list contains no gelatin, yet your website claims so. What am i missing here - Shihab
  • AOA

    It was for Light The I can't believe it's not butter not original. If the original has a kosher then then it is Halal only if no alcohol was used in natural and artificial flavor.


    Category: Food Products
    01-28-15 11:44:58
  • I want to know in detail which Avon cosmetics are halal. How can i check if a particular ingredient used in a particular cosmetic item is halal. e.g. the ingredients of a lipstick which i am giving below: hexadecanol, polybutene, palm acid/adipic acid/pentearythritol, diisostearyl malate, glyceryl, behenate/eicosadioate, polyamide-8,ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, dibutyl lauroyl glutamide, stearyl dimethcone, hydrogenated polyisobutene, calcium sodium borosilicate, polyhydroxystearic acid, parfum, acrylates copolymer, isopropyl titanium triisostearate, ammonium glycyrrhizate, saccharin, pentaerythrityl tetra-di-t-butyl hydrozyhydrocinnamate, propylene glycol dicaprylate/dicaprate, butyrospermum parkii butter, silica dimethyl silylate, cera alba, polyester-1, PEG-200, (+/- Cl 77891, MICA, Cl 15850, Cl 19140, Cl 77491, Cl 77492, Cl 77499, Cl 45410, Cl 42090, Cl 17200). Thank you. - Mahreen
  •   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
    01-28-15 09:18:18
  • Which company noodles is halal - anas
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-28-15 09:02:32
  • Assalamualaikum ,I live in California . I read in your website that maggi masala masala noodles with gren dot and if E635(if I am not wrong) is not there in ingredient section then it is hala( what I understood).but somewhere I read it contains soy so it is not halal. I ll appreciate you if you can help me with that.. And please let me know which flavor we can eat or not and my other question is ... Is all food which contain soy like bread or something else is haram ?thank you and you are doing a great job - Nilufer naaz
  • AOA

    Did see any Green dot if not then it is not Halal. Please provide compalete ingredients list.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-27-15 23:50:46
  • Asalamwallekum.. I was looking at some weight gainers in http://www.koshervitamins.com and i found this "NutraBio Kosher Extreme Mass Weight Gainer Vanilla" . i am not sure if this is halal or not but it is kosher certified. I would like to consult an expert before using.. Your help would be appreciated to a great extent.. Jazakhalla Khair. - Abdul
  • AOA

    Vanilla is not Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    01-27-15 23:26:02
  • Hi, First, I appreciate your work you do for us. I believe you heard SEBAMED non food products; like shampoo, cream etc. are they halal? I could dot find on your website. Thank you! - Yasin
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    01-27-15 22:08:03
  • Salam: are these ingredients halal? PROPECIA (finasteride) tablets are film-coated tablets for oral administration. Each tablet contains 1 mg of finasteride and the following inactive ingredients: lactose monohydrate, microcrystalline cellulose, pregelatinized starch, sodium starch glycolate, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, hydroxypropyl cellulose, titanium dioxide, magnesium stearate, talc, docusate sodium, yellow ferric oxide, and red ferric oxide. - Ali
  • AOA

    Lactose has to be kosher certified. Magnesium Stearate shoul dnot from pork fat but from vegetable fat. You have to contact the manufacturer.


    Category: Ingredients
    01-27-15 18:22:34
  • My brother would like to know if "chili cheese Fritos" and "flaming hot cheetos" are halal - Mrs. Mackall
  • AOA

    They are not Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    01-27-15 17:55:10
  • Assalamualaikum, I live in Europe. I read on your site that Salted Butter of any brand is Halal. However, every butter that I see where I live list their ingredients as so "lecithin, mono and di glycerides of fatty acids, aroma". Now, according to what I've read, fatty acids are also Mushbooh. What is your opinion concerning salted butter containing the ingredients I have mentioned? Doesn't it raise questions as to whether ALL salted butter regardless of halal symbol is indeed halal as you have stated? I would appreciate your clarification. - Hafsa
  • AOA

    The only solution, if there is a claim on the package which says"Suitable for Vgetarian" and no alcohol is used in aroma. This claim indicare that the mono & diglycerides are obtained from vegetable fat and lecithin is obtained from soy lecithin. Aroma should obtained from Halal sources and should not have alcohol in it.


    Category: Food Products
    01-27-15 15:34:36
  • Is Oat extract halal? What about banana extract? - muslimah
  • AOA

    These extracts are Halal only if Halal solvents are used. If they use alcohol as a solvent for extractin then they are not Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    01-27-15 13:33:40
  • Salaam alaikum, Why isn't vegetarian cheese halal? What if it has microbial enzymes? Can I use it then and would it be halal then? - muslimah
  • AOA

    The Halal requirements for cheese is different from vegetarian. MCG has determind the only way cheeses are Halal if they Halal or kosher certified not vegetarian claim. Here are the requirements for Halal cheese. From our FAQ:

    Is all cheeses are Halal:

    No, only those who meet the following MCG requirements:

    CHEESES AND ITS HALAL STATUS:

    The following things have to be Halal in order for a cheese to be considered Halal: 1. Ingredients used to make the Mother Starter Culture growth Media ((if whey used, it has to be made from non animal rennet, Lactose is also from non animal rennet, yeast extract has to be from baker’s yeast, starter culture growth media has to be kosher certified). 2. Ingredients used to make the Bulk Starter Culture growth Media ((if whey used, it has to be made from non animal rennet, Lactose is also from non animal rennet, yeast extract has to be from baker’s yeast, bulk starter culture media has to be kosher certified). 3. Starter Bacterial culture are Halal if they obtained from milk source and not from meat source, usually in practice they obtained from milk. 4. Milk Coagulating Enzyme, such as Microbial rennet used to coagulate milk or Rennet obtained from Zabiha slaughtered calves (not available in USA and Canada) and has to be kosher certified 5. Fat Hydrolyzing Enzyme, such as Microbial Lipases has to be kosher certified 6. Dairy ingredients such as Non Fat dry milk solid or cream or dry milk or whey protein concentrate if added has to be kosher certified 7. Artificial color such as artificial blue or green color is added to neutralize natural yellow color in curd for Asiago or Blue cheese has to be kosher certified 8. Media to grow mold Penicillium roquefortti providing blue color in blue cheese has to kosher certified 9. Harmless plant based enzyme is if added for curing or flavor development and growth media for biological curing agent used on the surface of Brick cheese has to be kosher certified 10. Flavoring, hydrolyzed lactose, whey for cold packed cheese food is allowed in cream cheese but most manufacturer use gums. 11. Cheese must be Kosher certified and the kosher certification must meet the Halal requirements with exception cheese used on pizza, in that case cheese does not have to be kosher certified but if they used kosher certified starter culture bacteria, media and enzyme then meet above requirements then it is consider Halal. Cheese if Halal certified by other Halal certifying organizations must meet above criteria and if above criteria used for Halal certification then it must display on their websites otherwise MCG will not consider their Halal certified cheese as Halal.

     


    Category: Ingredients
    01-27-15 13:30:03
  • Assalamoalaikum, Please let me know if all the ingredients of GNC Women's Ultra mega 50 plus or 30 plus halal or not. My mother in law has been asked to use these and I need to be sure before use. Jazak Allahu Khairun Kaseer - Ummay Abdullah
  • AOA

    They are not Halal. Only following products are Halal at GNC:

    Search results for the term: gnc

    Total results generated: 1
    Halal StatusProduct NameCategoryProduct BrandCommentsDate
    halal Vitamin B-12, Big 150, Vitamin B-1, Choline Vitamins GNC Only three Halal with Kosher Sysmbol KO on back of the bottle. 03-23-13

    Category: Non-Food Products
    01-27-15 11:41:25
  • السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته Is all cocoa powder halal? If it has ingredients cocoa and flavour would it be halal - asiya
  • AOA

    No, only 100% Coacoa powder Halal. The flavor has to be from Halal sources and should not have alcohol to be Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-27-15 10:41:44
  • we use chaina salt . its a halal? give me detail plz - chaines salt
  • AOA

    Monsodium Gluatmate or MSG is Halal in USA, Canada and Indobnesia because it is kosher and Halal certified in Indonesia. But I do not know about it in other countries.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    01-27-15 09:10:10
  • Is keratin used from sheep's wool halal. This animal by-product is found in OGX shampoo and conditioners. Also is silk amino acids, derived from silk worm halal. - Mrs. Khan
  • AOA

    Keratin from sheep wool is Halal if no alcohol is used to extract it. Silk protein is also Halal because it is secretion of silk worm.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    01-27-15 08:25:39
  • Assalamu Alaikum, I hope this finds you well. I have a question about a digestive enzyme medication called "Vegan Bean-zyme". This helps digest fiber before it reaches the colon therefore it helps reduce the gas. The ingredients are: Alpha-galactosidase enzyme (from Aspergillus niger) 300 GALU/dose, rice flour, cellulose (capsule), silica. Do you think this medication is halal? Thank you very much. Jazakallah. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    You can consume it. But ask your doctor before use whether it is good for you.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    01-27-15 07:46:24
  • Is tuna subway sandwich. Elite vegetables is halal to eat - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Tuna is Halal, white bread is Halal, but see the our Alert about vegetables:

    Alert TitleDescriptionDate
    Veggtables at Subway Stores

    A brother has suggested the following message to all Muslims:

    Salam Alaykum, this isn't a question it's actually advice for subway lovers..... I saw someone ask about cross contamination in the veggies, I see the workers they ONLY change the gloves when it's a new person ordering, they still touch the pork and chicken then go straight to the veggies, so yes the veggies are contaminated by haram meat.... Subway always has new freshly cut veggies in the fridge, they don't always have all the veggies but they have tons, well to avoid eating contaminated veggies ask the worker to use the veggies in the fridge, they're fresh and not contaminated! :) I hope you post this for everyone to see. Jazzak Allah Kheir for this website. - 12-21-14 14:38:57

    12/22/14

    Category: E-Numbers
    01-27-15 06:07:41
  • corn grits products require halal certificate - J C P Enterprise P V T Limited.
  • AOA

    If it ia 100% corn gritt without adding any hidden ingredients then it is Halal without kosher or Halal certification in USA. I do not know in other countries., how they made what else they add to it.


    Category: Food Products
    01-27-15 03:22:21
  • i want to know is coca cola halal or not - islam mohammed aminul
  • AOA

    It is not Halal because it contains alcohol in it.


    Category: Food Products
    01-27-15 03:04:39
  • Assalamualeikum, are protein powders halal?can you tell me whether optimum nutrition serious mass halal or haram to consumer - tariq ali
  • AOA

    Optimum Products are not Halal. Here are Halal whey protein products:

    Total results generated: 6
    Halal StatusProduct NameCategoryProduct BrandCommentsDate
    halal Natural CFM Whey Protein Isolate Powder Natural Unflavored Dairy 2 LB Whey Protein Integrated Supplements Available only at various Vitamins stores. Please go to www.integratedsupplements.com to find out nearest store in your town. 02-17-14
    halal ProCel Whey Protein Powder Unflavored Dairy 10 OZ Whey Protein Global Health Available only at WWW.koshervitamins.com 1-800-645-1899 02-17-14
    halal Tara’s Whey Kosher Goat Protein Powder Dairy - Plain Unsweetened 12 Packets Whey Protein Tara's Available only at WWW.koshervitamins.com 1-800-645-1899 02-17-14
    halal Tara’s Whey Kosher Organic Grass Fed Protein Dairy - Powder Plain 12 Packets Whey Protein Tara's Available only at WWW.koshervitamins.com 1-800-645-1899 02-17-14
    halal Tara’s Whey Kosher Organic Grass Fed Protein Dairy - Powder Plain 12 OZ Whey Protein Tara's Available only at WWW.koshervitamins.com 1-800-645-1899 02-14-14
    halal Procel Whey Protein Powder Unflavored Whey Protein Global Health Products The Halal whey protein is available from Global Health Products Inc. company. The product name is Global Health ProCel Whey Protein Powder Unflavored Dairy 10 Oz. Product # GH - 80. It can be obtained from www.globalhp.com. This product is kosher certified and use for body building and nutritional needs. 07-30-13

    Category: General Question
    01-27-15 02:26:49
  • Ferrero Rocher chocolate is Halal or not? - Fahad
  • AOA

    It is Halal in USA and Canada only.


    Category: Food Products
    01-27-15 02:04:57
  • Assalaamu alaikum, I bought nestle cereal in UAE which is produced in turkey. It shows free from pork and its derivatives only. No any other symbol as halaal or suit for vegetarians. Is that halaal product? - Basith ali
  • AOA

    I have no information on product made in Turkey. You can look its Halal status on www.gimdes.com a Turkey Halal certifying organization.


    Category: General Question
    01-26-15 23:40:45
  • Is Galaxy fruit & nut halal?(contains- cocoa solids, milk solids,vegetable fat,emulsifier-soya lecithin, natural vanilla,sultanas, poly glycerol polyricinoletate E476) product of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, JZK - Farheen
  • AOA

    It is not Halal due to presence of natural Vanilla.


    Category: General Question
    01-26-15 22:57:25
  • Is Rimmel London and Nyx cosmetics halal ? - Sasha
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-26-15 21:43:08
  • Assalamualaikum, is there any halal cheese balls. In mcg site its mentioned about only utz brand as mashbooh.Is there any halal brand.and also is there any halal cheese cakes, please explain. Jazakumullah. - Sumayya Ashraf
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    01-26-15 17:44:07
  • Is tang halal - Maryam sultan
  • AOA

    It is Halal only if no alcohol is used in flavor.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-26-15 17:00:14
  • Assalamualaikum, can I know if there is any halal food in the mamafu's chain of restaurants, please explain. Jazakumullah. - Sumayya Ashraf
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: News & Alerts
    01-26-15 16:57:38
  • My question is that, is pactene halal. It's found in yogurts and I'm wondering if it's halal. Please tell me on my email above at hunterhacker500@gmail.com. Thank you! - khalid
  • AOA

    Search results for the term: pectin

    Total results generated: 1
    Halal StatusIngredientCategoryDescription
    unknown Pectin Grain & Plant based Ingredients A gum obtained from citrus peel. Fruit Pectin is Halal only if Isopropy alcohol is used to crystalized during its processing but if alcohol is used then it is not Halal although no alcohol left in pectin powder. December 2014

    Category: E-Numbers
    01-26-15 16:56:33
  • Does polar treat brand ice-cream contains alcohol or pork.It contains carrageen, monodiglycerides and vanilla extract.So I want to know if its halal or not.The package has a UD symbol on it. thank you - Ayesha Nawab
  • 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. Carrageenan is a mashbooh ingredienrt and Vanilla extract is a Haram ingredient.


    Category: Ingredients
    01-26-15 15:53:17
  • Assalamualaikum.. Is great value clover honey halal ? - sufya
  • AOA

    It is Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-26-15 15:34:39
  • Is Ricola Action plus Halal - Shama
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    01-26-15 15:02:40
  • is gycol is Halal ??? because it is present in ingredients of Enchanteur Charming Perfumed Talc................. - Mr.Anwar
  • AOA

    Glycol is also ethylene glycol. It is a synthetic liquid used to make antifreeze and de-icing solutions for cars, airplanes and boats. Ethylene glycol is toxic to humans and animals. It is an intoxicant and not Halal.

     


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-26-15 13:51:54
  • Salamalakum, Is Sensodyne Extra Whitening toothpaste halal or haram? Thank you - Jennah
  •   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
    01-26-15 12:22:49
  • Is krispy creme doughnuts halaal? - Areej
  •   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
    01-26-15 09:46:08
  • Salamalakum, Is Sensodyne Extra Whitening toothpaste halal or haram? Thank you - Jennah
  •   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
    01-26-15 08:41:00
  • Is NyQuil the one with 10% alcohol halal or haram? Or we as Muslims allowed to drink it? - Mohammed siraj
  • AOA

    It is a Haram product.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    01-26-15 07:55:08
  • Assalam o alaikum These are the ingredients in the kitkat made in dubai uae: sugar, wheat, milk powder,cocoa butter, cocoa mass, hydrogenated palm kernal oil, whey powder, milk fat, vegetable oils (palm and sunflower),reduced fat cocoa powder, emulsifier soya licithin, salt,raising agent : sodium bicarbonate, natural vanilla flavour. Cocoa solids in the milk chocolate. Contains wheat gluten. please let me know if it is halal and if it is not then why and which ingredient is the reason of making it haram. jazakallah - Asma Khaleel
  • AOA

    It is not Halal due to presence of vanilla flavor.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-26-15 06:53:53
  • Are products containing Benzyl Alcohol allowed? - Wasim
  • AOA

    Yes.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    01-26-15 04:19:02
  • Fem hair removal cream halal or haram - imtiyaz khan
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    01-26-15 03:59:43
  • Assalam-u-Alalikum, Could you please guide me understanding is seagra or schweppes ginger ale drink is halal or haram? Thanks, Zahid - Zahid Mahmood
  • AOA

    They are not Halal bceause they are made with alcohol containing flavor.


    Category: General Question
    01-25-15 22:40:37
  • is rivaj lispsticks range is free from animal fat? - sam
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    01-25-15 22:34:35
  • The soap range of soap works present in bulk and barn halal? - aisha
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    01-25-15 20:37:33
  • Are kosher and unilever products halal even if they contain animal ingredients? - Sayed
  • AOA

    If they meet Halal requirements then they are Halal otherwise not.

    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: E-Numbers
    01-25-15 20:34:51
  • Assalamulikum wr wb can u plz tell me that body lotionlait pour le corps brand coach is halal or not jazakallah khair - Binte Hawa
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-25-15 20:31:11
  • Are Enzymes necessarily haraam? - Mohammed Malik-ul Abbas
  • AOA

    Not necessary, enzymes used in bakery products are because they are made from cerel, fubgal and bacteria.


    Category: Ingredients
    01-25-15 18:49:01
  • Is Royal Flan with Caramel Sauce Halal? It has carrageenan in it. - Momin
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    01-25-15 18:03:14
  • Is GNC product(ultra triple strength omega 1560 epa&dha code 8093322) halal? - Mustafa Yapici
  • AOA

    If there is no kosher symbol on the package then it is not Halal. They are not Halal because there is no kosher symbol on the package.  Here Halal omega or fish oil:

    Search results for the term: fish oil

    Total results generated: 5
    Halal StatusProduct NameCategoryProduct BrandCommentsDate
    halal Omega-3 2000 Fish Oil EPA/DHA Maxigel Fish Oil Maxi Health   05-05-14
    halal Omega 3 Premium Fish Oil Maximum Strength EPA/DHA 180 Softgels Fish Oil Nutri-Supreme Research   05-05-14
    halal Omega-3 & Q10 Plus D3 Fish Oil EPA/DHA 120 Softgels Fish Oil Nutri-Supreme Research   05-05-14
    halal Omega-3 Gold 120 Softgels (Fish Gelatin) Fish oil Nutri Supreme Available at Nutri Supreme by calling 1-888-686-8874. 02-17-14
    halal Nutri-Supreme Research Kosher Omega-3 Silver EPA/DHA Fish Oil Softgels Fish Oil Nutri-Supreme Available at www.koshervitamins.com or call 1-800-645-1899 03-26-13

    Category: Food Products
    01-25-15 16:16:49
  • My question is regarding Rice Crispy Squares - Original! It says not on the box but on the packet holding the bar that it has Gelatin ... I am not really sure if it's animal source or plant? Also if animal is it fish or pig? Can some one please answer ... Thank You SAWERA - Sawera Bhatti
  • AOA

    Gelatin can not be made from plant. all Kelloggs Rice Crispy Squares are not Halal because lack of kosher symbol and gelatin could be from pork.

    From our Alert:

    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: Food Products
    01-25-15 15:51:04
  • is vanilla halal or haram? - A Alam
  • AOA

    It is not Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    01-25-15 15:34:23
  • In your website, it is stated that weather original candy are haram because it doesn't have kosher symbom on the packet but when I went to the FAQ section of their website, I saw this question"is our sweet kosher?" and this was the answer to that "weather original sweets contain no meat or alcohol but at this time our products are not kosher" so can I buy it? Jazakallah, Assalamualikum - Anonymous user
  • 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
    01-25-15 15:30:11
  • Is Heinz Organic Tomato Ketchup halaal? If halaal, Since when? JazakAllah Khair - 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
    01-25-15 14:56:34
  • Is Ahmed Hari Chutney Green Chili Sauce halaal? JazakAllah Khair. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    01-25-15 14:51:54
  • I was going thru a pre workout supplements ingredient list and i saw they mentioned red wine concentrate . Could u plz let me know if it is a alcoholic product or non alcoholic. The name of the supplement is PUMP-HD by BPI. - zain
  • AOA

    It is Haram.


    Category: Ingredients
    01-25-15 14:34:36
  • Is Pizza Hut halal??? - Sobia
  • AOA

     It is mashbooh.


    Category: Food Products
    01-25-15 12:07:45
  • I asked about the cheese products of 365 a little while ago. I apologize if I have offended you. We all respect you and appreciate the work you are doing. May Allah give u the best reward for your hard work. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    It is OK I am trying provide the trusth based on Quran and Sunnah.


    Category: General Question
    01-25-15 11:57:21
  • Assalam u alaikum, Recently there was an alert on the MCG page regarding the 365 Everyday Whole Foods Brand cheese. The alert said that it is not halal if there is no kosher symbol on it. A lot of the 365 cheese have a vegetarian label on them. According to the website of whole Foods the vegetarian symbol is on products which meet certain requirements. The following paragraph is from the website. " 365 Everyday Value and Whole Foods Market brand products labeled as vegetarian do not contain any ingredients derived from the flesh of meat, fish or fowl or ingredients derived from animal slaughter. Animal by-products that are not derived from animal slaughter, such as honey, milk, eggs, etc., are considered acceptable for our vegetarian products." Is there anything that we can ask them to see if muslim can consume this product especially as not all muslims have access to kosher cheese products. A few months back the MCG website had the requirements for halal cheese listed but I can not find that on the website anymore. Can you rewrite the requirements again and can you tell what I need to ask the Whole food company specifically to see if muslims can consume their cheese. Thanks - Saima Memon
  • AOA

    If so interested then ask the following questions to Whole Food supermarket. I have assigned the Halal status based on my 35 years of experience in US food industry with working in cheese plants. If you do not want to follow my advise then you are free to eat whatever you want to eat. My job is to inform Muslims. I do not forced. You are not a food scientist this is the reason you don not how cheese is made what imprtant thing to be known from manufacturer for its Halal status. You do not understand what Halal or Kosher on food package mean. Vegetarian is not equal to Halal because for example all vegetarian drink alcohol to them alcohol certian other ingredients ok. Lot of vegetarian label on cheese does not mean Halal. Whole Food supermarkets does not know the Halal requirements. So please do not trust them. I am saying again 365 cheeses at Whole DFood supermarkets are not Halal.

    CHEESES AND ITS HALAL STATUS:

    The following things have to be Halal in order for a cheese to be considered Halal: 1. Ingredients used to make the Mother Starter Culture growth Media ((if whey used, it has to be made from non animal rennet, Lactose is also from non animal rennet, yeast extract has to be from baker’s yeast, starter culture growth media has to be kosher certified). 2. Ingredients used to make the Bulk Starter Culture growth Media ((if whey used, it has to be made from non animal rennet, Lactose is also from non animal rennet, yeast extract has to be from baker’s yeast, bulk starter culture media has to be kosher certified). 3. Starter Bacterial culture are Halal if they obtained from milk source and not from meat source, usually in practice they obtained from milk. 4. Milk Coagulating Enzyme, such as Microbial rennet used to coagulate milk or Rennet obtained from Zabiha slaughtered calves (not available in USA and Canada) and has to be kosher certified 5. Fat Hydrolyzing Enzyme, such as Microbial Lipases has to be kosher certified 6. Dairy ingredients such as Non Fat dry milk solid or cream or dry milk or whey protein concentrate if added has to be kosher certified 7. Artificial color such as artificial blue or green color is added to neutralize natural yellow color in curd for Asiago or Blue cheese has to be kosher certified 8. Media to grow mold Penicillium roquefortti providing blue color in blue cheese has to kosher certified 9. Harmless plant based enzyme is if added for curing or flavor development and growth media for biological curing agent used on the surface of Brick cheese has to be kosher certified 10. Flavoring, hydrolyzed lactose, whey for cold packed cheese food is allowed in cream cheese but most manufacturer use gums. 11. Cheese must be Kosher certified and the kosher certification must meet the Halal requirements with exception cheese used on pizza, in that case cheese does not have to be kosher certified but if they used kosher certified starter culture bacteria, media and enzyme then meet above requirements then it is consider Halal. Cheese if Halal certified by other Halal certifying organizations must meet above criteria and if above criteria used for Halal certification then it must display on their websites otherwise MCG will not consider their Halal certified cheese as Halal.

     


    Category: Ingredients
    01-25-15 11:35:46
  • Is milky way halal? - hafsa siddiqui
  • 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
    01-25-15 10:33:10
  • Is mars halal? - hafsa siddiqui
  • 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
    01-25-15 10:32:11
  • Is bounty halal? - hafsa siddiqui
  • 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
    01-25-15 10:31:13
  • is Ragu classic alfredo pasta sauce is halal - saima
  • AOA

    It is not Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    01-25-15 09:17:49
  • Is arginine halal in skincare product? - Rozanah Bte Mohamed
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-25-15 08:44:36
  • AOA! Are all the flavors of Dum Dums lollipops halal? Under the alerts section on your website, there is an email from the company saying that there are four flavors that are use alcohol as a processing aid and the rest don't. So, does that make only those 4 flavors haram and all the rest are halal? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    All of them are not Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    01-25-15 06:54:23
  • is ’Bendicks mint collection’ dark mint chocolates halal? somebody brought them from England for me, so i want to ensure if these chocolates are halal - schemer q
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    01-25-15 06:27:37
  • Aoa Can you plz send me the halal list of E-numbers - hafsa siddiqui
  • 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
    01-25-15 03:57:25
  • Are cake frostings haram for us as we have listened from news - hafsa siddiqui
  • 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: General Question
    01-25-15 03:48:00
  • I asked you about creon enzymes capsules that the medicine within it is made from pig pancreas so being a muslim can i take these if they r nesessory for me or please guide me if u know any non animal based halal enzyme medicine. Thankyou - Rubina Naim
  • AOA

    Then it is Haram. Please contact a Islamic Scholar about it.


    Category: Ingredients
    01-25-15 03:24:45
  • Is little Caesar pizza halal - Sobia
  • AOA

    The cheese is mashbooh.


    Category: Food Products
    01-25-15 00:47:39
  • Camay soap halal - imtiyaz khan
  • AOA

    It is not Halal.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    01-25-15 00:32:06
  • Assalamualaikum Br., i think you trust the website more than what someone saw in person. I did see the website too long time back but what it says on the website is not what it has in store. What if Walmart hasn't changed the ingredients of the fruit cocktail Great Value brand on the website? I even have photos of the ingredients which I don't know how to send you. Anyway I just didn't want others to buy just because in your website it says it is halal. My job was to warn you. Wassalam, Thaseen - TA
  • AOA

    If I can able to go to Wlamart store then I can see myself right now I am unable to drive the car.


    Category: Ingredients
    01-24-15 22:33:33
  • is Kings Hawaiian Bread made with human hair? - Aminah Latimore-Muhammad
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    01-24-15 21:01:34
  • Ovaltine is halal in canada - aysha
  • AOA

    It is not Halal in Canada as it is mentioned on our www.canadianhalalfoods.com website.


    Category: Food Products
    01-24-15 20:13:54
  • Are sour cream & onion crackers halal - John
  • AOA

    Which brand?.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-24-15 19:51:21
  • What does malt flavor mean? I find it in kellogg's Raisin Bran ingredient. - Taghreed
  • AOA

    Malt flavor is obtained from Bareley Malt and it is Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    01-24-15 19:47:49
  • Are crackers halal - John
  • AOA

    Which brand?.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-24-15 19:47:31
  • Is corsodyl gel halal it contains isopropyl alcohol - Zubeidah
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    01-24-15 18:33:58
  • Salam alaykum, I want to send an email to the company of the products sour punch and redvines they are both kosher certified although they do have artificial flavor and color, how am I supposed to ask them about both the color and flavoring. - Bayan
  • AOA

    RED WINE IS HARAM. You do not have to send any e-amil.


    Category: Food Products
    01-24-15 16:17:25
  • Oats halal - imtiyaz khan
  • AOA

    They are Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    01-24-15 14:32:27
  • Is Vitamin Water Halal? It is my favorite drink and it says halal if no alcohol is used in flavoring. But is alcohol ever used in flavoring? - Amier Mun
  • AOA

    Alcohol is used in flavoring.


    Category: Food Products
    01-24-15 13:13:22
  • Is loaker wafers are halal - ibrahim
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    01-24-15 13:09:15
  • Is glycerin or glycerol halal? I have found it in ingredients of granola bar and I want to know if it is halal for Muslims or - Shahad Ibrahim
  • 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
    01-24-15 12:29:32
  • pork glazing agents - mohamed
  • AOA

    Haram


    Category: Ingredients
    01-24-15 11:24:56
  • Can we take beef protein and beef aminos in our supplement diet ? Is it halal? - Muhammad nasir
  • AOA

    No, becauase the beef is non zabiha.


    Category: General Question
    01-24-15 10:58:23
  • is natur'es bounty red krill oil free of pork - maha
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    01-24-15 08:51:11
  • SALAM....I have choclates like twist,snickers,bounty,cadbury tht are made from UK...are these choclates are halal???? - maleeha saleem
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    01-24-15 06:24:47
  • Is dove soap halal Made in saudi arebia - imtiyaz khan
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    01-24-15 02:52:50
  • Is dove soap halal? - imtiyaz khan
  • AOA

    It is not Halal.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    01-24-15 02:47:10
  • Is all honey halaal? I have Apple cider vinegar made in usa 5% acidity is it halaal? I bought Johnson baby lotion I didn't find the reference number listed on this site but a number starting with 300...is it halaal? On the packaging it said "improved formula" I don't think it was apart of the title. Also I checked the back and it said C 2013. - 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
    01-24-15 00:08:49
  • Asalam wa Alaykum, I would just like to know if chocolate cinnamon toast crunch is halal, the original is and the chocolate one is not on your list. Could you please find out? Shukran! - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I have no information


    Category: Food Products
    01-23-15 23:25:13
  • Is Compliments Cheesecake halal? - Iftekher Sohan
  • AOA

    No.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-23-15 20:21:48
  • ASALAAM-U-ALAIKUM! I'want to ask that is "sorronto mozrela cheese" part skim milk of Golbany "is halal? b/c it has kD symbol and has no flavor and no cragenean.and is Ragu sauces are halal b/c most of them have 'Romano cheese "in their incredient list.and is "celulose gum" is halal which is present in incredient list of 'Ducan hines" frosting which is halal in your halal frosting list .and my last question is that "Triaminic "cough and cold syrup day time is halal in your medicine list but it is available in walgreen with a different bar code .it is not the same which is present in your list .So,can we still use this syrup. - mehnaz
  • AOA

    Sorronto moz cheese is Halal.  Pasta sauces with romano cheese or natural flavor are not Halal. Please follow Halal list of pasta sauces on our websites. Cellulose gum is Halal.

    What ever says Halal on our website is Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    01-23-15 19:23:42
  • Corn starch by great value is halal - Yasmeen Memon
  • AOA

    It is Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-23-15 17:27:13
  • can we eat sara lee plain bagels? - 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
    01-23-15 16:16:01
  • 👉MAIMUN INFORMATION Today, with technological advancements made in all fields, including the flavour industry, there are many forms of flavours to choose from. There are essenbces, emulsions, different types of powders and many others. We, as representatives of the French flavour house, Expressions Aromatiques can assure you of quality flavours. All our flavours conform to stringent EU specification, are 100% alcohol-free and have the added advantage of being halal. (Certificates available on request) We can custom make a flavour, counter-match and even submit numerous samples until a satisfactory one is found. Contracts are an available option. We can produce all sorts of flavour; from powder to liquid, oil-soluble to water spray-dried to emulsions, sprays (to sprinkle on food for that extra aroma). All these is based on your product information i.e. whether you require oil-soluble or water-soluble flavours, whether heating takes place during the production process, whether the product will undergo extra treatment or are at the final level of consumption etc. Accordingly, samples are submitted for appraisals. It is important to note that the right flavour can only deliver that perfect taste and aroma if the right form of flavouring is used. Let us flavour your foods for you. MAIMUN - Asalamualaiku... Maaf ....this is the information they have put in their website pls let know whether we can use their products. Sorry for takleef .. you can pls check the website of wish so .. but pls help to clearify if we can use as many muslims rely on their products and consider it safe to use jazakumullah... may Allah reward you - asiya
  • AOA

    They do not make food products themself but sell to the manufacturer. Even if their flavor free of alcohol or Halal certified it does not do good to Muslim consumers in Europe. It is the food product which need to be Halal. The food manufacturer might used Haram hidden ingredients or use othe alcohol containing ingredients.

    The statement do not help Muslim consumers because all other ingredients and hidden ingredients has to be Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-23-15 14:11:16
  • I have this moirs vanilla essence which is of south africa the ing are water ,denatured ethanol ,flavourings& colorants . It has a halal stamp and they have given their numbers n adress. Is this ok.. and if I need to inquire . How should I jazakallah khair - asiya
  • AOA

    MCG do not accept denatured ethanol in any food product because it is toxic but accept it in personal care products.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-23-15 12:59:13
  • Is braum milk and butter halal - Syedsumbulnaz
  • AOA

    Braum milk is Halal. If it is a salted butter then it is Halal. Unsalted butter with natural flavoring is not Halal.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    01-23-15 12:11:27
  • is baby cereal by HAPPYBELLIES by the name oatmeal baby cereal DHA, CHOLINE and probiotic, is it halal? - halima
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    01-23-15 08:52:37
  • Is ZORO in Saudi Arabia halal ?after reading the ingredients we found cheese which I think is not halal.... - hafsa siddiqui
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-23-15 08:49:35