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Recent Questions:

  • Which cheese are halal in USA (detroit)? What are the names and where are they available? And what does the kosher symbol look like? There are son many its confusing sometimes.. - unknown
  • 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.

    The kosher symbols are :


    Category: E-Numbers
    07-27-14 15:05:01
  • is boots simply sensitive cleansing wash gel halal or haram?? the ingredients are as follows:aqua, cocamidopropyl betaine, butylene glycol, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, sodium chloride,phenoxyethanol, sodium methylparaben, propylene glycol, sodiun ethyl paraben, citric acid,tetrasodium EDTA, aleo barbadensis leaf extract, methyl paraben - flower
  • AOA

    In leaf extract they mau or not use alcohol. Please contact the manufacturer for that and also ask them any ingredient is obtained from animal by product because there are the one who know the source of ingredients in their product.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    07-27-14 12:53:52
  • fat used in imperal leather from which animal you get. name those animal? and is it halaal or haram? - dr alee
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: Ingredients
    07-27-14 09:48:50
  • Is galaxy chocolate halal??? - mrs javed
  • AOA

    I have no information. This is a UK product.

     


    Category: General Question
    07-27-14 09:32:57
  • Is fusen bubble by marukawa conf. Halal? The ingredients are sugar, gum base, glocuse, corn syrup , artificial strawberry flavour, citric acid, color added(grape skin extract). I was confused about the gum base wether it is halal or not. - Anonymous
  • AOA

    It is a Haram product.

    haram Grape Seed Extract Grain and plant based ingredients Grape Seed Extract is not Halal because seeds are typically obtained from grape seeds waste of wineries or after wine making.

    Category: halal Certification Process
    07-27-14 09:28:08
  • Assalamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu Sir can I know whether PAAN is halal?? Is PAAN MASALA HALAL?? BETEL NUTS(commonly known as CHALIYA) halaal?? - Mohammed Abdullah Farooqui
  • AOA

    It is Halal.


    Category: General Question
    07-27-14 07:40:06
  • Is Nan infant formula milk halal?i have doubt about Lactose in ingredients.please reply. - Mushtaq Ahmed
  • AOA

    I have no information because this is not a US made product.

     


    Category: Ingredients
    07-27-14 06:24:50
  • Dear sir can you conform me is Snyder's of Hanover honey mustard & onion pretzel pieces Halaal or not ? kindly conform me - taimoor
  • AOA

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


    Category: Food Products
    07-27-14 01:22:27
  • Assalamualikum...is britani digestive biscuits of india halal..? - xyz
  • AOA

    It is Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    07-26-14 23:52:37
  • is tostitos chunky salsa (mild) halal? The ingredients at the back are all natural - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    It is not Halal because it has no kosher symbol on the package.


    Category: Food Products
    07-26-14 23:50:53
  • ARE ICE CREAM TUBS (1.5L) BY NESTLE PARLOUR HALAL IN CANADA? e.g, french vanilla, chocolate chip, maple,walnut? - Ruqaiya
  • AOA

    They are not Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    07-26-14 23:49:13
  • In response to your previous email you replied "Rosa Damscena flower distillat may be part of alcohol distillation. Most of the products contains amino acids they are Halal if obtained from vegetable prodtein. Please provide their e-mail because I do not see any claimed natural moca, zink and magnesium in Mascara." Not all of their products contain zinc, mica etc. I will send an ingredient list for the natural mineral products. This is their email you requested. customerservice@bellaterracosmetics.com - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Ok but Rosa Damscena flower distilate is still Mashbooh.


    Category: E-Numbers
    07-26-14 20:10:41
  • Does ice cream contain castoreum and/or civet? - Gregory Fisher
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: E-Numbers
    07-26-14 13:58:20
  • AssalamuAlaikum we have got chocolates from Marks &Spencer U.K. by the name of "Summer of flavour" on which it is written "suitable for vegetarians",along with other ingredients there are E471&vanilla extract.will it be halal to eat. - mrs Imran
  • AOA

    It is a Haram chocolate due to presence of vanilla extract which contains 35% alcohol.

    From our FAQ:

    Is Vanilla Extract a Halal ingredient:

    No, Vanilla Extract is used as a flavor and it is made from vanilla bean extract. It contains a minimum of 35% ethyl alcohol otherwise it will not be called vanilla extract according to the FDA regulations. It is a Haram ingredient.


    Category: Food Products
    07-26-14 13:56:09
  • i want to know the red vines candy also known as red vines licorice are halal or not - usman
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: Food Products
    07-26-14 12:50:41
  • Assalamu Alaykum. I asked a cosmetic company bellaterra about their products and they replied: "Our all natural mineral makeup are made from 100% pure and natural mica, zinc and magnesium No alcohol, talc, oil, additives, fillers or dyes No preservatives Hypoallergenic Anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties Natural UVA and UVB sun protection ***Entirely animal-free and therefore cruelty-free*** Please tell me if the Mascara Ingredients are halal according to above information. Mascara ingredients: Water (Aqua), Beeswax (Cera Alba) Wax, Propylene Glycol, Stearic Acid, PVP, Paraffin, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Acacia Gum, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Triethanolamine, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Simethicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Panthenol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Distillate, Pelvetia Canaliculata, Sodium PCA, Sodium Lactate, Arginine, Aspartic Acid, PCA, Glycine, Alanine, Serine, Valine, Proline, Threonine, Isoleucine, Histidine, Phenylatanine. Mascara Primer Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Polybutene, Beeswax (Cera Alba), VP/VA Copolymer, Stearic Acid, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Propylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, Glycol Stearate, Nylon 6, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol. Thanks. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Rosa Damscena flower distillat may be part of alcohol distillation. Most of the products contains amino acids they are Halal if obtained from vegetable prodtein. Please provide their e-mail because I do not see any claimed natural moca, zink and magnesium in Mascara.


    Category: E-Numbers
    07-26-14 12:11:28
  • Japanese style panko seasoned bread crumbs are hala? please let me know. - rushna Hasib
  • AOA

    They are not always Halal. May be unseasoned will be Halal it depend upon the brand. The Halal panko bread crumbs are :

    Search results for the term: bread crumb

    Total results generated: 1
    Halal Status Product Name Category Product Brand Comments Date
    halal New Panko Japanese Style Bread Crumb Bread Crumb Kikkoman UPC Code: 041390050046 No flavoring is used. 02-05-12

    Category: Food Products
    07-26-14 11:54:08
  • Assalam-o-alekum i have a question regarding loreal paris and those cosmetic products as u mentioned in the cosmetic list are halal if there will be no carmine. so my question is so if they use frangrance so they also confirmed that they are alcohol free too..because you just mentioned about carmine so rest of the things is halal. we can take them without inquiry of fragrance? - asif
  • AOA

    Our website has an old information so I have  do further research on Loreal product. So it is recommended to avoid it.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    07-26-14 11:24:52
  • Assalamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu Sir can I know whether WIKFIELD CUSTARD POWDER IS HALAAL IT CONTAINS NATURE IDENTICAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVOURING SUBSTANCES. - Mohammed Abdullah Farooqui
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: General Question
    07-26-14 11:01:22
  • AoA any halal single cheese please tell me the brand i didnnot fint in your product list thanks - saba
  • AOA

    Miller American cheese singles are Halal and avaialble in Shoprite in New Jersesy or any kosher food stores.


    Category: General Question
    07-26-14 09:16:34
  • Is sunny select coffee creamer dairy free with artificial flavor halal? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    If it has kosher symbol then it is Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    07-26-14 07:52:30
  • assalam o alaikum! i got a L'OREAL infalible foundation powder from pakistan...it's ingredients are:TALC, MAGNESIUM STEARATE, DIPHENYL DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIPHENYL DIMETHICONE/SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, METHYL METHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, NYLON-12, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, ISONONYL ISONONANOATE, HYDROGENATED POLYDECENE, VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, C9-15 FLUOROALCOHOL PHOSPHATES / C9-15 FLUOROALCOHOL PHOSPHATE, DIMETHICONE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE, LAUROYL LYSINE, PALMITOYL PROLINE, METHICONE, HYDROGENATED PALM OIL, SODIUM HYALURONATE, HYDROGEN DIMETHICONE, SODIUM PALMITOYL SARCOSINATE, MAGNESIUM PALMITOYL GLUTAMATE, PALMITIC ACID, [+/- MAY CONTAIN MICA, CI 77891 / TITANIUM DIOXIDE, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / IRON OXIDES, CI 42090 / BLUE 1 LAKE]. (F.I.L. B163109/2). kindly tell me if it\'s halal or not.... n kindly help pakistani people also..we have got so much problem in searching halal products...people here think that they are living in a muslim country so everything is halal...although it's not! - bint e fayyaz
  • AOA

    I have no information because the source of above ingredients are known to the manufacturer so please contact them to ask any ingredients obtained from animal by products because there are few ingredients which are fat based.

     


    Category: Non-Food Products
    07-26-14 03:27:10
  • ajinomoto halal or haram and veg or non-veg product in india. please give answer. thank you. - MOHAMMAD NDEEM ANSARI
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: halal Certification Process
    07-26-14 03:01:21
  • Is glamorous face usa lipstick halal? They only mention their 7 ingredients in each and every lipstick? - Mish
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: Non-Food Products
    07-25-14 18:47:03
  • Is snicker chocolates haram or halal - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    It is Halal in USA but not in Canada.


    Category: E-Numbers
    07-25-14 16:21:17
  • Just enquiring is rossmoor halal gelatine really halal made with halal animal bone not with any animal - Khan
  • AOA

    Non of gelatin is Halal unless it says fish gelatin under the ingredients statement.


    Category: E-Numbers
    07-25-14 14:58:36
  • Asalaamualaikum, I think vanilla ice cream from Polar Treats (available at Sam's Club) is halal as I had previously called them to ask about their natural and artificial flavors and they said that alcohol is not used in the flavoring. Can you please confirm? The ingredients are Ingredients: Milk, cream, buttermilk, corn syrup, whey, high fructose corn syrup, sugar, mono & diglycerides, guar gum, artificial and natural flavors, sodium phosphate, cellulose gel, cellulose gum, sodium citrate, polysorbate 80, carrageenan, annatto (for color). It has an OUD symbol. JazakAllah Khayr - Asim Mohiuddin
  • AOA

    They got be kidding because they do not know that natural vanilla flavor is made by use of alcohol and it contains alcohol. Please do not trust them reagrding Halal foods. Vanilla ice cream is Halal only if Vanillin or artificial vanilla flavor is mentioned under ingredients statment. But if they mentioned natural and artificial flavor it means they use natural vanilla flavor with alcohol. Alcohol is a hidden ingredient of natural vanilla flavor.


    Category: Food Products
    07-25-14 13:20:19
  • Assalamu Alaykum can a white makeup product contain carmine? Is carmine used in only reddish tints or is it also white in color? Thanks. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Carmine is provide red color but it is not used in white make up they use Halal titanium dioxide for whitening both in foods and cosmetic. But you to find out from them whethe any ingredient in the make up is obtained from animal fat or pork fat. Also if it contains fragrance then you have to ask whether alcohol was use din fragrance as hiddin ingredient.


    Category: E-Numbers
    07-25-14 12:37:11
  • Is daily chef lemon crunch bundt cake halal or not.? it is sold in sam's club. - Intikhab Zafar
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: E-Numbers
    07-25-14 11:44:05
  • i like to know the bar code for adding pig cholesterol in eatable item - shreya
  • AOA

    There is no such thing like bar code for pic fat. Bar code does not dectate ingredients. It is iassigned to a food company for a particular food. Same companies has different bar codes for their different foods.


    Category: E-Numbers
    07-25-14 09:47:47
  • nitro tech halal or haram???? - Ahmer Akhlaq
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: Food Products
    07-25-14 06:02:24
  • The ingredients of a fizzy candy are; glucose, sodium bicarbonate, sodium carbonate, tartaric acid, proteoglycan, maltodextrin, artificial flavor ( lemon). Can i consume this? the package has a halal mark printed in it but it is not a halal mark of any official halal certifying organization. the product is from china. Can i use this product? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I have no information. i do not know what Halal criteria the Halal certifying used. It may or may not contain alcohol in artificial flavor.

     


    Category: Food Products
    07-25-14 04:32:05
  • Is Picklecoombe House Manuka Honey & Cider Vinegar halal? - Syeda shahid
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: Food Products
    07-25-14 02:40:35
  • Salam, I want to know if Kellogg's Chocolaty Trail Mix is halal. You can find the product on their website http://Kellogg' s.com It has UD written on it and the ingredients are halal. Can you please find out as soon as possible? Thank you. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I could not find on their website please provide me full ingredients list.


    Category: Food Products
    07-25-14 01:57:28
  • Hi, Can you please tell us TRIVEEN prx RNF Capsule, what kind of animal gelatin is in the Capsule. is it PORK Gelatin or any other animal gelatin? Thanks hope to receive your prompt reply. have a Good Day hszia@hotmail.com - Zia
  • AOA

    It could be pork gelatin. Please avodi any product with gelatin because only fish gelatin is Halal. Please use these Halal prenatal vitamins:

    Search results for the term: prenatal

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

    Category: E-Numbers
    07-25-14 01:21:28
  • Is lurpak butter halal? It indicates that its kosher certified but not super kosher, please explain the difference? - Mourad Suleiman
  • AOA

    Super kosher probably they mean orthodox kosher certification which do not consider pig as kosher leberal kosher symbol if it contain kosher gelatin then it is from pig or non zabiha beef gelatin.

    In USA only Lurpak salted butter is Halal because it made of cream and salt or sea salt. Unsalted butter if contains flavoring then it contains alcohol.


    Category: Food Products
    07-25-14 00:17:46
  • is merci loacker halal? - saturawinter
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: halal Certification Process
    07-24-14 23:55:46
  • Is it halal or hrama o can send you pucsnor ingridents for them!!! Thanks Reply asap - Ahmad
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: halal Certification Process
    07-24-14 22:46:34
  • What are the symbols of halal - Humera
  • AOA

    Different Halal certifying organizations has different Halal symbol. But most important thing you must know crietrai for Halal such as whether they Halal certify with alcohol containing flavor or they Halal certify chicken if they are machine slaughtered which is not accepted by many ulema. Halal symbol does not alway Halal you have to investigate further.

    MCG do not use alcohol in the product for their Halal certification. Our Halal symbol is on our home page.

     


    Category: E-Numbers
    07-24-14 22:34:28
  • Does Shahi Nihari serve zabiha halal meat? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Yes.


    Category: E-Numbers
    07-24-14 20:59:47
  • İs torula yeast extract halal? - iclalgocmez
  • AOA

    If torula yeast obtained from alcohol it is not Halal but obtained from sugarcane then it is Halal. If they use sugarcane torula yeast and did not extract with alcohol then it is Halal otherwise not.


    Category: Ingredients
    07-24-14 20:36:54
  • Plz tell me Funyuns (onion flavoured rings) with flamin hot is halal, somebody told me it's halal but I doubt. Also if possible plZ send me the list of halal snack for kids. - Maliha
  • 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
    07-24-14 18:46:56
  • Are Lays wavy ranch flavor halal - asfia fatima
  • 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
    07-24-14 18:44:27
  • Is Alpina Greek yogurt authentically strained nonfat strawberry halal - Love.flowers
  • AOA

    It is not Halal if no kosher on the package or contain kosher gelatin or natural strawberry flavor made with alcohol. All flavored yogurts with any brand are not Halal only plain kosher certified yogurts are Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    07-24-14 18:42:01
  • Is Doritos (blue,red) is Halal? - moqadas
  • AOA

    They are not Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    07-24-14 18:23:49
  • how can i know halal meats or not halal meat? - rizak barre
  • AOA

    You have to reserach it whether a Muslim is slaughetr by hand specially chicken if it is machine slaughtered then it is not Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    07-24-14 16:34:58
  • dose natures bounty biotin vitemin have pig or beef geliton in it - saad
  • AOA

    Any vitamins with gelatin is not Halal unless it says fish gelatin.

    MUSLIMS ARE NOT PAYING ATTENTIONS TO HALAL VITAMINS

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

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

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

    03/22/14

     


    Category: E-Numbers
    07-24-14 15:22:33
  • I heard Nido contains pig fat. Is Nido halal? I also wanted to know Nido is a product of which country. Thank you - Khan
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    07-24-14 12:15:46
  • If a slurry for spray dry is made using ethyl alcohol, is the end spray dried flavor considered Halal? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    No it is not consider as Halal. As soon as you alcohol to Halal ingredients they loose their Halal status.


    Category: Ingredients
    07-24-14 12:04:52
  • Assalamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu Sir can I know whether WIKFIELD CUSTARD POWDER IS HALAAL IT CONTAINS NATURAL IDENTICAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVOURING SUBSTANCES -VANILLA FLAVOUR COLORS INS 102 110 122 - Mohammed Abdullah Farooqui
  • AOA

    Search results for the term: natural identical

    Total results generated: 1
    Alert Title Description Date
    Difference in terminology regarding natural flavor and identical natural flavor used in Europe and Australia

    Food companies in USA and Canada donot use the word "Natural Identical Flavor" instead Natural flavor is used. But in Europe and Australia following termeinology is used for flavors:

    Type

    Description

    Natural flavoring substances

    Flavoring substances obtained from plant or animal raw materials, by physical, microbiological or enzymatic processes. They can be either used in their natural state or processed for human consumption, but cannot contain any nature-identical or artificial flavoring substances.

    Nature-identical flavoring substances

    Flavoring substances that are obtained by synthesis or isolated through chemical processes, which are chemically and organoleptically identical to flavoring substances naturally present in products intended for human consumption. They cannot contain any artificial flavoring substances.

    Artificial flavoring substances

    Flavoring substances not identified in a natural product intended for human consumption, whether or not the product is processed. These are typically produced by fractional distillation and additional chemical manipulation of naturally sourced chemicals, crude oil or coal tar. Although they are chemically different, in sensory characteristics are the same as natural ones. (From Australian Food Standards Guidelines and The Flavourings in Food Regulations, Amended 1994 of UK)

    02/10/14

    Category: General Question
    07-24-14 11:30:26
  • Assalaamualaikum.. I just wanted to know if the perfume of "Issey Miyake" called L'EAU D'ISSEY POUR HOMME for men halal or not? I would highly appreciate your response as soon as possible. JazakAllahu Khairan in advance. Assalaamualaikum! - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    You have to contact the manufacturer to find out whether they use alcohol in perfume because it is a hidden ingredients of fragrance. Please ask whether they use any animal by product.


    Category: Ingredients
    07-24-14 10:51:32
  • Mother dairy ice creams are halal in india - Shadab Nadeem
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    07-24-14 09:08:33
  • Are milani lipsticks halal - maham
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    07-24-14 06:55:59
  • Assalamu Alaikum. kindly Help me. My children like to eat jellybeans. I bought jellybeans from Dubai. Those was Halal. Now I Bought MCENNEDY JEALLY BEANS in Sweden at Lidl Store. Ingredients: suger, Glucose syrup, Modified Maize starch, Fumaric acid, Natural Flavouring, Beeswax, Carnauba wax, Shellac, Curcumin, Carmines, Brilliant Blue FCF, Sulphite Ammonia Caramal, Titanium Oxide. Kindly Tell me if its MCENNEDY JELLY BEANS Halal? (It is American Company). - Muhammad Arslan
  • AOA

    None of them Halal because alcohol was used in flavor.


    Category: Food Products
    07-24-14 06:31:45
  • I live no in italy and all cheese in thier ingredients contain Caglio this caglio could be haram or all halal - wael
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    07-24-14 05:55:08
  • Priyagold cakes and biscuits are halal in India? - Shadab
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    07-24-14 05:15:53
  • Assalam'mou'alaikoum. Please kindly assist me with some information on one of the soft drink product widely available on the UK market. I am a keen drinker and seller of Kopparberg Alcohol Free Pear Cider. However, I have been led to believe that although it says Alcohol Free on the bottle, still it contains 0.5% of alcohol. I shall therefore be most grateful if you could please shed some light on this, for which I thank you. Jazaak'Allah Khair. I shall appreciate a quick response. - Adam Tally
  • AOA

    It is not Halal.

    Is alcohol free beer or wine Halal to consume, the answer is no

     

    IS ALCOHOL FREE BEER OR WINE HALAL TO CONSUME, THE ANSWER IS NO

    All alcohol free beer, wine, champion are not made from scratch but they are all made from real beer, wine and champion. In Islamic fiqah such as tabdeele Mahiya does not applied to alcohol free beer and wine because Tabdeele Mahiya has specific requirements to apply to Haram product to become Halal  such as converting alcohol a Haram ingredient to vinegar a Halal ingredient.

     In the case of alcohol free beer or wine no such thing happened, there is no chemical reaction, there is no name change which are few requirements of Tabdeele Mahiya. Production of alcohol free beer or wine is 100% based on physical action i.e. removing only alcohol from beer or wine without touching any other components of beer or wine. In USA, FDA requirements of alcohol free beer or wine must contains not more than 0.5% alcohol by volume or Dealcoholised: over 0.05% but less than 0.5% ABV(Alcohol By Volume). So all alcohol free beer from USA in Muslim countries contains a maximum of 0.5% Alcohol by ABV. This 0.5% is the result of alcoholic fermentation of sugars by yeast the principle used in making alcoholic beverages. This alcohol is the part of alcohol present in real beer and wine. Intoxicants were defined by our Prophet Sayyidina Mohammed Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallum when he said in the authentic hadith that was reported by Abu Da’wwod and Al Tirmithi: whatever a lot of it intoxicates a person, little of it is forbidden. In the above hadith there is no mention of amount or number of serving of getting intoxicated by consuming little amount of intoxicant in a product which contains little amount of intoxicant. So consuming number of cans of alcohol free beer is irreverent. The basic point is the large or little amount of intoxicant is Haram and alcohol is a intoxicant. 

     Alcohol content in Alcohol free beer or wine disqualify to consume based on the above hadith. There is no way any company in USA or anywhere can eliminate completely 100% alcohol from a beer or wine used by vacuum processing or using micro filter system to remove alcohol from beer or wine as they currently used in alcohol free beer or wine industry. What about rest of component of beer or wine. It remains as is, nothing happened to them. Alcohol free beer has the same volatile compounds as in original beer or wine. The purpose of alcohol free beer or wine is to maintain similar characteristic including taste, smell as in real beer or wine. All components of intoxicant are Haram because they are not present in original grape for grape wine or original cereals for beer made from cereals. All the components of beer or wine are the by-product of alcoholic fermentation of sugar content of grape or cereal by yeast.

    So it is in the opinion of MCG that alcohol free beer or wine is not Halal to consume by Muslim.

     

     

    02/21/11
    Facts about Non Alcoholic Wine

     

    FACTS ABOUT NON ALCOHOLIC WINE OR BEER
                                                     
    This information is provided for Muslims all over the world so that they understand how a non alcoholic wine or beer is made and available throughout the world including in Muslim countries. The following are the facts about alcohol free wine, beer, its manufacture methods and its possible impact on Islamic Sharia(I am not a Alim but I will provide information so that the Muftiyans can  make their own fatwas).
    1. Fact number one, Alcohol free wine or beer is made from real wine or beer. Wines from grape, date, honey, wheat is Khamr and Khamr is Haram according to several ahadith.
    2. Questions for Muftiyans, do they think that every component of wine also Haram including water in wine even wine made from grape.
    The composition of wine is:
    Water 80-85%, Alcohol 10-20%, Acids 0.4 - 1%, Sugar 0.1%(because all sugar in grape is used to produce alcohol), Mineral Salts 0.2 to 0.4%, Coloring substances 0.01 to 0.5%,
    Aromatic substances 0.01 to 0.1%, Sulphites 10 to 200 Part Millions
     3. Manufacturing processes used in manufacture of alcohol free wine or beer:
     
    a. Alcohol free wine beverages is produced by using  US patented process(4775538) where table wine is combined with demineralized water and poured into a centrifugal evaporator where alcohol is spin off to produce a alcohol free wine base. Then grape juice concentrate is added to alcohol free wine base to make alcohol free wine.

    b. Vacuum  Distillation where real wine or real beer is exposed to vacuum. Where due to change in atmospheric pressure with low heat or no heat the alcohol is distilled off.
    c. Reverse Osmosis, a procedure used to clean impurities from drinking water. Most American homes has this unit under their kitchen sinks. The reverse Osmosis has filters with very minutes pores Through these pores filters only alcohol and water with volatile acids in wine or in beer is filtered out of wine or beer without heat. Then those volatile acid and water is put back to a mixture of syrupy mixture of sugar, flavor  compounds on the other side of filter after distilling out the alcohol from alcohol and water acid mixture. This is also called dealcoholized wine or beer.
     
    d. Non alcoholic sparkling wine or beer is made with a secondary fermentation to produce a non alcoholic sparkling wine or beer with less than 0.5% alcohol. Then carbon dioxide  is forced to make a carbonated non alcoholic beer.

    4. Another fact is that all the experts in this industry said that it is very difficult and very expensive to eliminate all alcohol from wine or beer. This is the reason Non Alcoholic beverages still contain some original alcohol from wine or beer. This leads to a US Federal Law about Non Alcoholic wine or beer which states that Non Alcoholic wine or beer can contain up to 0.5% "original alcohol of wine or beer by volume."
    If you consider above breakdown of grape wine, the non alcoholic grape wine contains  5%  to 10% original amount of wine in the Non Alcoholic grape wine based on 10% to 20% alcohol content in grape wine and if the Non Alcoholic grape wine contains maximum 0.5% original alcohol of wine or beer by volume according to US federal law.

    So based on this calculation a Muslim who decides to consume Non Alcoholic grape wine  is consuming 5% to 10% of original grape wine in Non Alcoholic grape wine.
    5. Another fact is that many producers of Non Alcoholic wine and beer want to keep the same original flavors compounds in Non Alcoholic wine or beer because to match original flavor and taste of wine or beer. Sometimes they add 2-2.5% residual sugar content to match a completely dry alcoholic wine. Some companies advertized that their Non Alcoholic wine or beer contains same original abundant flavors of original wine and beer.
     
    It was reported in research that It takes about 10 nonalcoholic malt beverages to equal the alcohol in one American-style lager.

    MCG thinks every component of prohibited wine or Khamr is also Haram same as every part of pig is Haram. But some Muftiyans may have different opinion.
    The purpose of this scientific information is to provide facts about Non Alcoholic wine or beer to every Muslims so that they can make decision to consume or not to consume Non Alcoholic wine or beer. But Muslim
     
    Consumer Group consider Non Alcoholic wine or beer as Haram beverage and recommend Muslims not to consume them.
     
    This article is based on some available scientific literature and Allah knows better.


     

     


    Category: General Question
    07-24-14 05:13:30
  • Is Fanta halal - Fahad Afridi
  • AOA

    It is not tested fpr alcohol, it is a mashbooh soft drink.


    Category: Food Products
    07-24-14 04:36:59
  • Assalmualikum, I would like to know which hair dye product is halal in India. Jazakallah. - Syed Maaz
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    07-24-14 03:50:16
  • I am trying to make home made cheese. Where can I find Halal Rennet ? - Lutful
  • AOA

    I have no information. It is not available in retail market. Please use acid or vinegar to curd the milk.


    Category: E-Numbers
    07-24-14 03:05:55
  • Is the sunnyside brand powdered coffee creamer with artificial flavor halal? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    If it has a kosher symbol on the package then it is Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    07-24-14 02:59:18
  • Kraft kiri cheese is halal?? - zeba shaikh
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    07-24-14 01:14:50
  • Is SD alcahol 38-b halal or haram?I have been seacrching the internet for a few hours now but still no results...please help me!My breathspray contains SD alcahol 38-b i need to know if its haram or halal - Danny
  • AOA

    You can use product with Specially Denatured alcohol but other ingredients are not obtained from animal by product.


    Category: Food Products
    07-24-14 01:13:06
  • Just would like to confirm whether the fragrance under Victoria secret is halal or not - Asmah Zainuddin
  • AOA

    You have tofind it out from them because nobody knows.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    07-24-14 00:38:23
  • Assalamu alaikkum........ Sir is there any ingredients related to pork is added in making of the fair and lovely product - Thahira banu
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    07-24-14 00:10:05
  • Assalamialaikum. Is sperm whale halal? Cetyl palmitate is a chief component in the wax of sperm whale. cetyl palmitate is one of ingredient in lip balm and other cosmetic products. So, is the lip balm halal to be consumed? jazakallah khayr - Nurhafizah
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    07-23-14 21:39:10
  • Assalam o alikum How are you sir? you are doing very well work regarding Foods Jazakallah. My question is regarding Magnum Ice cream in Pakistan is this Halal or not?? Thanks and regards, MAT - MAT
  • AOA

    Thanks for asking but I recently had foot surgery and it is taking time to recover. Magnum ice cream is not Halal USA because it is made with alcohol containing flavors and I do not know about it in Pakistan.


    Category: Food Products
    07-23-14 21:37:54
  • Assalam mu Alykum I want to known is Glucerna sr Halal? A product for diabetic peoples from abbott.this product has vanilla flavored. - Muhammad Faisal Hasan
  • AOA

    Natural vanilla flavor is not Halal. I do not know about the product.


    Category: E-Numbers
    07-23-14 17:56:58
  • i use the gnc or general nutrition corporation vitamins halaal - donna mahase
  • AOA

    They are not Halal except three:

    Search results for the term: gnc

    Total results generated: 1
    Halal Status Product Name Category Product Brand Comments Date
    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: General Question
    07-23-14 17:19:28
  • Want to know about some chocolates mars bounty and twix manufacture in U.A.E are they halal ?and my other question is are these companies helping Israel - shazia tariq
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    07-23-14 15:42:53
  • Britannia cakes are halal in India? As they have red dot and contains egg but they may contain alcohol as in their flavours? - Shadab
  • AOA

    It is not Halal if it has red dot.


    Category: E-Numbers
    07-23-14 15:26:47
  • Is mascarpone cheese halal? - Sanjidah
  • AOA

    Only if it has a kosher symbol on the package.


    Category: E-Numbers
    07-23-14 14:55:40
  • hi ,Using of LOREAL,ESTEE LAUDER,CLINIC,AND JERGENS are halal? - Moqadas
  • 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
    07-23-14 11:21:41
  • Like to know if burger king and McDonald fish sandwich are halal - arif siddiqui
  • AOA

    Please check our chain restaurant under food products section.


    Category: Food Products
    07-23-14 09:36:08
  • AOA i would like to know if kfc is halal or is kfc is formula of israel. my second question about soft drinks pepsi sprite coca cola 7up dew are halal or haram and from where are these all brands. thnx - malik khurram
  • 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
    07-23-14 08:29:11
  • Is Maggi Sauce in India halal or haram? - Shaikh Asaad
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: halal Certification Process
    07-23-14 08:17:38
  • Salaam. I wanted to find out if this product is halal. Its a Popcorn Flavour mix used in Cinema Popcorn. Its callled "GOLD MEDAL glaze pop caramel flavour" The ingredients are: Sugar, brown sugar, molasses, artificial flavours, lecithin, salt, FD&C yellow #5 (e102), FD&C red #40 (e129), FD&C blue #1 (e133). CONTAINS SOY. And also are the GODIVA CHOCOLATES halal? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Both are not Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    07-23-14 06:26:07
  • As salaam u alaikum, Can you please let me know halaal toothpaste manufacturers/suppliers here in New Delhi? Jaza K Allah. Wassalaam - Tabish
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: General Question
    07-23-14 04:37:14
  • brzil chicken is halal in uae - shahida
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: E-Numbers
    07-23-14 02:54:24
  • is knorr product in india contains haram ingriedents? - asrar ul haque
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: halal Certification Process
    07-23-14 02:52:10
  • Is Trehalose used as an ingredient for cookies halal? - Nadiah
  • AOA

    It is a Halal ingredient.


    Category: Ingredients
    07-23-14 02:05:35
  • Asalamualaikum. Pls i need information on which cadbiry chocolates are halaal. And also would you know about crunchie chocolate. Kitkat - asiya
  • AOA

    Kit Kat is Halal in USA but not in Canada. There are four cadbury chocolate Halal in USA only. Please search it on our website.


    Category: Food Products
    07-23-14 01:23:08
  • hi Is Doritos red and blue chips are Halal ? - Moqadas
  • AOA

    I do not know about blue chip because you did not provided brand name.

    Why Cheetos and Doritos (except Doritos Toasted Corn Tortilla Chips) are not Halal

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

    03/22/14

    Category: E-Numbers
    07-23-14 01:03:55
  • My face wash contains; Natural fountain water (aqua), sodium lauryl sulfate, terminalia chebula fruit extract,cocamidopropyl betaine, sodium lauroyl sarcosinate,sodium cocoyl isethionate, cyperus rotundus (nut - grass) Root extract, cocamide DEA, ceteareth-60 myristyl glycol,methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone, sodium hhydroxide, sodium chloride, salicylic acid, imidazolidinyl urea, bisabolol menthol, triclosan, mentha piperita (peppermint) oil, EDTA, Syzgium caryophyllus (clove) flower oil, cinnamon zeylanicum bark oil, Cl 19140, Cl 42090, Parfum. Can i use this face wash? the company has stated in its product that no animal products are used in the face wash. Jazakallahu khairan. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    The source of above ingredients is known to the manufacturer. Alcohol may be use in extracts and parfum.


    Category: E-Numbers
    07-23-14 00:45:03
  • Is surf excel halal? It is a washing powder that comes from the uneliver brand. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    It is Halal only if it has a kosher symbol on the package.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    07-23-14 00:36:31
  • please let me know the the meaning and details of conditions regarding TALAQ E BAYEN - abdul
  • AOA

    Please ask this question to a Islamic scholar.


    Category: General Question
    07-22-14 17:40:11
  • I am new to Islam, and am still learning about whats halal. I have bipolar disorder, and have been on three different medications to treat it: lithium carbonate, bupropion, and Abilify. I didnt see these on the list of medications this website has information on. How can I find out if they're halal? Thank you. - Jacob
  • AOA

    I have no information on those medicine.

     


    Category: Non-Food Products
    07-22-14 17:13:09
  • Is axe denim cologne talcum powder halal? - ruhie.m
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: Non-Food Products
    07-22-14 17:08:21
  • I disturbed you alot i m sorry ..i wil not eat cheese in sha allah untill i come to know whether it is halal or no ...someday i will jst email u the cheese ingridents in sha allah then it will be easy for you too tel me...if u get any information about it do tell me ...thanx for the replys ... - zeba shaikh
  • AOA

    You are welcome.


    Category: E-Numbers
    07-22-14 16:35:52
  • Asalam-Alaykum, I would like to Know if Sprite ( a soft drink ) is halal? - Mehrin
  • AOA

    It is not tested for alcohol so it is mashbooh.


    Category: Food Products
    07-22-14 15:11:49
  • Is it haram if muslims dye their hair naturally using home remedies? - Farzana Azamuddin
  • AOA

    This is a sharia question please ask a Islamic scholar.


    Category: E-Numbers
    07-22-14 14:10:43
  • AOA , IS CADBURY DAIRY MILK AVAILABLE IN PAKISTAN HALAL AS IT IS DOUBTED TO CONTAIN PIG FAT.... INGREDIENTS : SUGAR,MILK SOLIDS,COCOA BUTTERCOCOA MASSMEMULSIFIER(soya lecithin E322) & artificial flavours - Mohammad Ozair Sultan BaghPati
  • AOA

    I have no information on it in Pakistan.


    Category: Food Products
    07-22-14 13:48:28
  • Assalamualaiekum It seems that there are no cosmetics companies that muslim sisters can wear their products. Especially lipstick and all that. So could you please ask more companies about their products, since youd be more familiar with what ingredients need to be asked about then we would. This would greatly benefit all the muslim sisters. Jazakallah - Rahila
  • 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
    07-22-14 13:15:13
  • Assalam Alaikum, Can you please add Tim Hortons to your chain restaurants page? I would like to know which Tim Hortons products are Halal and which are not. Also, do you know if Starbucks frappucinos are Halal if no flavour syrup is added? Thank you in advance - Abdullah
  • AOA

    None of Products at Tim Horton are Halal except 100% coffee or tea and this is the reason they are not our list.


    Category: Food Products
    07-22-14 12:32:20
  • what does K, U and D on a food product mean - Hina
  • AOA

    They are kosher symbols of many kosher certifying organizations.


    Category: General Question
    07-22-14 10:56:38
  • Enfamil formula milk is halal - kashif
  • 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
    07-22-14 10:46:24
  • Some product contain gomma di xantham when i read about it i find that is poly sacharide purified in ethanol or propanolol Is it halal or not - wael
  • AOA

    We are discusssing this issue with our ulema.


    Category: E-Numbers
    07-22-14 10:29:41
  • Assalamu alaykum. I asked a question to ifanca about the requirement for halal status of cheese and they said "I am not sure about your question. Here is the basic requirement for cheese or whey to be halal certified. The culture used in the cheese making process has to be halal certified, plus the enzyme has to be of microbial source, or if it is from calf, that enzyme must be halal certified. If you have any other question, please do not hesitate to contact us." According to the criteria of this website does it mean its not halal? JazakAllahu khayran - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Here is MCG criteria for Halal status of cheese. Please read and compare their status and judge by yourself.

    From MCG Ingredients section on our website subsection Ingredients Description:

    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: E-Numbers
    07-22-14 10:29:19
  • Assalamu alaykum. I have Daily delight samosa (veg). The ingredients are refined wheat flour, potato, refined veg. oil, greenpeas, salt, coriander, meat masala, green chilly, ginger, coriander leaves, cumin, ajwan, garam masala, turmeric powder. Is it halal? Does not have kosher or halal symbol. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    It is Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    07-22-14 10:21:52
  • Aoa, I emailed cici's pizza about there status on halal food and this is the response I received. "Hello, Thank you for your question about vegan / halal friendly ingredients. Our cheese is processed using microbial clones. The standard red pizza sauce (not the Italiano – used on the thin crust pizza), the cheese and the veggies all meet your dietary needs. There is no alcohol used in our products. Please let me know if you have any additional questions. " Eadie Skelton Training Coordinator CiCi’s Pizza – Franchise Services 972-745-9319 - phone 972-692-0419 - fax - Farwa Khan
  • AOA

    This guy is a training coordinator for Cici Pizza but not a technical or consumer affair person. Cici Pizza is 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: Food Products
    07-22-14 09:35:12