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Recent Questions:

  • I need to know if european cookies are halal or not from kirkland - almas
  • AOA

    They are not Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    01-13-13 08:42:41
  • Which of these are Halal / Haram ,commonly used in cosmetics And personal care items ?? -- ethyl alcohol, ethanol, methanol, denatured alcohol, methyl alcohol, benzyl alcohol, isopropyl alcohol, and SD alcohol . - Asma
  • AOA

    Only ethanol and ethyl alcohol are Haram.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    01-13-13 06:48:54
  • salam please can you check this pita bread is halal or not international bread arabic bread gloden grain pita international bread phone (323)526-4000 ingredient : unbleached wheat flour ( wheat flour, malted barley, niacin, iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid, ), water, salt, yeast, and calcium propionate added to retard spoilage . thanks - javed
  • AOA

    It is a Halal pita bread


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-12-13 23:46:45
  • is agar gelatin halal or haram? Jazakallah - Nurdan
  • AOA

    There is no such thing agar gelatin because both are sperate ingredients. Agar is Halal and gelation excpet fish gelatin may be Haram if from pork and not Halal from non zabiha beef.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-12-13 21:43:17
  • Is UD certified unsalted butter halal? - Haroon
  • AOA

    If there is no flavoring then it is Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    01-12-13 19:55:56
  • Assalamualaikum! I would like to know, are Jan's soursop juice halal or are they haram? Thank you. - Tahmina R.
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-12-13 16:55:54
  • In Deen's mozzarella cheese one of its ingredient is ( RENNENT FROM ENZYMES) is this ingredient is halal or haram (company name: Deen's) - Bint e Saleem
  • AOA

    If does not have kosher symbol then it is not Halal.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    01-12-13 13:03:10
  • I am looking for halal gum, after finding out that wrigley's is not halal. i want to see if trident is halal. I also wanted to check on my favorite chapsticks: so is chapstick and carmex halal? and also the kid's gum: hubba bubba? - Nusrat
  • AOA

    I have no furher information on chewing gum. For Chapstic, please use the Tutorial video on home page to find out the Halal status of any food product.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    01-12-13 12:16:58
  • Salaam, Is American Crew Fiber halal? These are the ingredients: Water, Lanolin Wax, Cetearyl Alcohol, Alcohol Denat., Tribehenin, Propylene Glycol, Tridecyl Stearate, Dipentaerythrityl Hexacaprylate/Hexacaprate, Ceteareth-25, PEG-8 Beeswax, Tridecyl Trimellitate, PEG-40 Castor Oil, Acrylates/C10-30 Akyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Triethanolamine, Tetrasodium EDTA, Fragrance, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Caramel, Yellow 5. Thank You. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    The source of above ingredients are known to manufacturer only, so plase whter any ingredinet is obtained from animal fat except Lanolin Wax and alcohol in fragrance.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    01-12-13 11:35:17
  • Assalam-o-Alaikum Is Vinagre de vino (Spanish language) halal or haram? Jazakallah khair - Habib
  • AOA

    Except wine vinegar, rice vinegra and Balsamic vinegar, all other vinegar are Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    01-12-13 10:30:11
  • Assalamualaikum, I wanna ask you about nutella ferrero that made by poland, is it halal? because in the ferrero.pl there is not halal statement, but in nutella.com.au there is halal statement, these are the ingridients : sugar, vegetable oil, hazelnut, lowfat cocoa powder, skimmed milk powder, whey powder emulsifer : soya letichin, vanillin in this bottle there us no halal symbol and another symbol that prove this as halal product. jazakallah khair - husna
  • AOA

    It is not Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    01-12-13 10:03:00
  • Assalamualaikum brother. JazakAllahu khair for all your hardwork. I have a question about vanilla essence. The name of the product is BAKER'S IMITATION VANILLA FLAVOR. INGREDIENTS: WATER, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, VANILLIN, CARAMEL COLOR, 0.1% SODIUM BENZOATE(added as a preservative), PHOSPHORIC ACID AND ETHYL VANILLIN. Also I would like to ask you if we can use vanilla beans instead of vanilla essence. Is vanilla beans considered halal. JazakAllahu khair - Sadia
  • AOA

    The above vanilla essence is Halal. Only 100% vanilla beans without processing with alcohol is Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    01-12-13 09:47:57
  • Colgate toothpaste and Pronamel Sensodyne toothpaste are they halal, please email response jazakhallah - Mohmaed
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    AOA

    Please use the Tutorial video on home page to find out the Halal status of any food product.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    01-12-13 08:49:53
  • is foostar clarks is halal? - abdullah.saleh783
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    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    01-12-13 06:36:56
  • Is rite biscuit halal in pakistan? - ayesha
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    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    01-12-13 04:42:49
  • Salaam Aleykum, I wanted to know if fermented cod liver oil is halal. The specific brand I was looking at is Green Pastures, and they have capsules that combine fermented cod liver oil with high vitamin butter oil. I wasn't sure if fermented products are halal.... Here is the ingredients list: High Vitamin Butter Oil, Fermented, High Vitamin Cod Liver Oil, plant cellulose (capsules), and unbleached beeswax. and the link: http://www.greenpasture.org/public/Products/ButterCodLiverBlend/index.cfm Thanks for the help - sf
  • AOA

    Only non alcoholic fermented products are Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    01-12-13 02:24:35
  • Is L\'oven fresh \"Split Top Wheat bread\", from Aldi halal in NJ? Thanks. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    They are Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-11-13 22:59:09
  • Is mountain dew halal - Abdullah Dada
  • AOA

    MCG did not research it for alcohol.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-11-13 21:08:10
  • Is President's Choice The Decadent chocolate chip cookie halal? or other chocolate chip cookies have alcohol in it - umasafa
  • AOA

    They are not halal because they are made with Vanilla Extract which contains 35% alcohol.


    Category: Ingredients
    01-11-13 20:45:03
  • As salam alaikum: Which band-aids are halal? - Anonymous
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    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-11-13 18:37:35
  • I read on your website, some time ago that Bounty paper towels were halal. Now, this evening, I read on your site, that there haram because of pig fat in a lubricant, or something like that. For the last, I don't know how many months I've been using Bounty paper towels on everything in the house, now I found out there forbidden?! Kleenex tissues are haram, too?! Could you please respond and suggest for me some paper towels, tissues and toilet paper that are halal? Please NAME the brands, so I know which ones to buy. Quickly, please, because since I read that, I don't have any paper towels Thank you As salam alaikum - OpenEyes
  • AOA

    We never say Bounty paper are Halal on our website. You have to watch our Tutorial video to search products because you are writing something which is not right.

    Seach results for the term: paper towel

    Total results generated: 1

    Category Name Brand Description
    Paper Towel Paper Towel Scott No animal derived ingredients are used

    Kleenex & Scott are pork free

     

    Kleenex facial tissue, Scott paper towels, bathroom tissue are free from pork

    Kimberly -Clark Company has notified MCG in an e-mail # 012469272A that  there is no animal derived ingredients are used in lubricant for Kleenex facial tissue, Scott paper towels, bathroom tissue.  Only hydrocarbon are used in the lubricant on molds.

     


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-11-13 16:23:57
  • Are Artisan Fresh toffee cookies and Artisan Fresh sugar cookies halal? - Iemaan
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    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    01-11-13 15:38:22
  • is crush soda halal - naheed ansari
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    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    01-11-13 14:22:49
  • is e 330 is halal? - abdullah.saleh783
  • AOA

    Please check our E-Number list on home page.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-11-13 08:39:37
  • emulsifire - abdullah.saleh783a
  • AOA

    Emulsifiers are Halal only if they obtained from vegetable fat.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-11-13 08:36:20
  • is malt which is used in making beer is hallal in islam? - sadia iqbal
  • AOA

    Barley Malt is a Halal ingredients because it obtained from grain without alcohol. Then it is a different story when Halal barley malt and Halal grape used to make beer and wine.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    01-11-13 07:32:03
  • Is cherry pepsi halal? - saiyed
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    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    01-11-13 06:56:45
  • is breadcrumbs is halal? - abdullah.saleh783
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    AOA

    Please use the Tutorial video on home page to find out the Halal status of any food product.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-11-13 06:29:09
  • Assalam o Alaikum. This is a brother from palistan. I read information about soya sauce on your website. I want to inquire about a soya sauce which says naturally brewed and contains the ingredients Soy Bean, Wheat, Water, Salt, Vinegar, Caramel Color, Sodium Benzoate less than 0.1%. BUT it is certified halal by South African National Halal Authority (SANHA). website: www.sanha.org.za/ . Could you plz guide in this matter whether i should use it or not. The company name is shangrila. - Saim
  • AOA

    Many Halal certifying organizations Halal certify food ingredients or food products containing alcohol but MCG do Halal certify or assign Halal status to nay food ingredient and food products containing alcohol. The naturally Brewed soy sauce contains 2-3% alcohol because it is a alcoholic fermented products such as wine.

     

    What are the ingredients of Haram Soy Sauce

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

    What are the ingredients of Halal Soy Sauce

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


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-11-13 03:22:10
  • salam i idid not see any dry nonfat milk powder in your halal list so please can you check is there any halal nonfat dry milk powder and where can i buy los angeles thanks - javed
  • AOA

    Non Fat dry milk is Halal only if there is a kosher symbol on the package.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-11-13 00:08:22
  • Assalamu alaikum how r u is sprite n Sierra mist halal to drink - Nida
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    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-10-13 21:57:20
  • Is the Dove lotion halal? - samin saiyara
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    AOA

    Please use the Tutorial video on home page to find out the Halal status of any food product or non food product..


    Category: Non-Food Products
    01-10-13 21:22:09
  • As salaam U Alikum, Is any Doritos from fritolay s or any brand halal.thanks - Saeed Bhakti
  • AOA

     

    News:

    The information in News section could be either for Food or Non Food items and other news items which are important for Muslim consumers.

    TITLE: Doritos Halal Toasted Corn Tortilla Chips named has changed to Toasted Corn

    Frito Lay has the change of Doritos Toasted Corn Tortilla Chips to Toasted Corn and also changed the packaging but it is still has kosher symbol and it is still a Halal product.

    Posted on: 12-22-12 00:00 AM


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-10-13 20:57:24
  • saalam, is the corn at KFC halal if there is no cross contamination because there is no kosher symbol on the box and the box says the only ingredient is corn. - hasan
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    01-10-13 16:38:53
  • saalam, is the corn muffin and donuts at dunkin donuts halal because the website dosent say any thing about donuts. - hasan
  • AOA

    Please use the Tutorial video on home page to find out the Halal status of any food product.


    Category: Food Products
    01-10-13 16:36:35
  • Butter Naturally Flavored Microwave Popcorn by ACT II are Halal or not, please let us know, Thanks - Qamar Nisa
  • AOA

    It is not Halal because of alcohol in flavor.


    Category: Food Products
    01-10-13 12:27:13
  • Assalam-o-alaikum, I would like to know is any item of Tim Hortins is Halal or eatable by Muslims?Please mention that... Also Burger King: Veg Burger is Eatable? Thanks & Regards - Nazia
  • AOA

    Please use the Tutorial video on home page to find out the Halal status of any food product.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-10-13 11:19:38
  • Is farm raised Tilapia fillets and Salmon Fillets are Halal? Please brother, if they are are not halal then which Fish we can eat (Alexandria, VA , USA). - Qamar Nisa
  • AOA

    MCG do not consider farm raised fish (any) because they might use the pork meal in the feed. Only fresh, wild cought sea or liver fish are Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    01-10-13 09:59:51
  • I want to know about the cereal made by "Post" name as Honey Bunches Of Oats with Almonds halal to eat - Qamar Nisa
  • AOA

    Alcohol is used in flavor. Post cereals with out flavor with kosher symbol are Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    01-10-13 09:56:42
  • I want to know about Chewy variety pack by Quaker, is that Halal to eat and also please about Nature Valley Granola Bars Oats n Honey - Qamar Nisa
  • AOA

    Please use the Tutorial video on home page to find out the Halal status of any food product.


    Category: Food Products
    01-10-13 08:38:38
  • We have Turkey Hill Black Raspberry Ice Cream and many other flavors of Turkey Hill in the Giant stores here in Alexandria VA 22311. I want to know is that ice cream Halal to eat? - Qamar Nisa
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    01-10-13 08:32:47
  • Is emborg whipped cream halal?...it contained E471,E407,E942 - noridah abdul rahman
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-10-13 06:17:14
  • My brother from USA has sent me Kellogg's mixed berry fruity snacks (sweets) for my grandchildren.The ingredients includes gelatin. Can you please confirm if the gelatine used in this product is veg and therefore halal or not. Jazakallah - Mohmed V. Patel
  • AOA

    Gelatin can not be made from vegetable or plant. Probably it is from pork. Kelloggs Mixed Berry Fruit Snacks are not Halal. Ask your brother to visit our website www.muslimconsumergroup.com so that he can bring Halal food products to his house and send the Halal food products to you.


    Category: Ingredients
    01-10-13 05:23:47
  • Assalamualikum i want to know about all vinegars..reply me in detail plz thanks of ur help - shaik mohammed
  • AOA

    The vinegars and their Halal status is published under "Ingredients Section" and subsection "Description of Ingredients".


    Category: Ingredients
    01-10-13 05:09:43
  • I love chinese food and would like to know what the halaal alternatives r for sherry and rice wine venegar. Allso can I use grape vinegar of only spirit or neither. Shukran. - kl Abrahams
  • AOA

    Sherry Vinegar, Rice Vinegar and naturally brewed soy sauce are not Halal in chinese foods. Only Distilled white vinegar or simply vinegra is Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-10-13 03:32:08
  • aslm Is vin blanc sur maltodextrine halal - Mehreen
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    01-10-13 03:02:33
  • pls let me know is irish spring bar soap halal - abdullah
  • AOA

    It is not consider Halal because it is made with non zabiha beef but ulema allows it to be use and after its use you have to wash it thoroughly.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-09-13 21:31:10
  • I would like to learn that if toffifay contain any alcohol in natural flavor such as solvent . Thank you - Mehtap
  • AOA

    This information is only known to the manufacturer and nobody knows.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-09-13 18:11:18
  • i have purchased a bread crumbs box which has a "R" symbol on the box.i want to know what does the "R" means because i have seen this "R" on many sauce bottles also. - tanzeel kazi
  • AOA

    "R" is a registered for brand name or product name . It got nothing to do with Halal or not Halal status. Bread crumbs are Halal only if it has a kosher symbol on the package and no alcohol in flavor. Please search our website for Halal bread crumb.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-09-13 17:06:00
  • saalam, Hi i was wondering if " I ca't belive its not butter" halal - hasan
  • AOA

    Please use the Tutorial video on home page to find out the Halal status of any food product.


    Category: Food Products
    01-09-13 16:31:48
  • salaam, I was wondering that if the EGG at dunkin donuts was halal. I know that the may not be but what about the egg. - hasan
  • AOA

    Eggs at Dunkin Donut is not Halal because they are 100% eggs and also cooked on the same hot plate where bacon cooked.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-09-13 16:28:04
  • salaam, Hi i would like to know if Arnold whole wheat bread is halal because on the website it does not mention whole wheat. - hasan
  • AOA

    If it has a kosher symbol and no flavor then it is Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-09-13 16:26:04
  • salaam, I would like to know if the wheat kaiser rolls at A&P are halal - hasan
  • AOA

    If it has a kosher symbol and no flavor then it is Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    01-09-13 16:23:53
  • Kosher Certified Dukin donuts are halal ???because some of dunkin donut hai kohser halal certification so can we eat all donuts and ice cream there if they have kosher certification ??? - sibtain
  • AOA

    Only few Dunkin Donuts are Halal because they do not contain flavor. Please check the information on Dunkin Donut.

    Please use the Tutorial video on home page to find out the Halal status of any food product.


    Category: Food Products
    01-09-13 14:52:07
  • in newchapter whole mega had halal geletin.is it halal or not - kaythi
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-09-13 14:47:23
  • V8 V-fusion vegetable & fruit juices are halal ??? because on web site it show last update for that company is in 2007 and also would like to know about Mcdonald PAN CAKE are halal??? - sibtain
  • AOA

    They are not Halal because they are not kosher certified. Please check the website first then write. McDonald pancake is cooked on same hot plate where bacon cooked.

    haram V8 Fusion, V8 Splash Vegetable Juice Vegetable Juice Campbell No certification symbol 04-25-12

     


    Category: Food Products
    01-09-13 14:30:45
  • is miranda halal - aziza
  • AOA

    I have no information.

    Category: halal Certification Process
    01-09-13 13:55:48
  • As Salam u Alaikum, Is Perkins Halal? Please guide me. Jazakahu Khairan - Zufar
  • AOA

    I did not research the Perkins restaurants.


    Category: Food Products
    01-09-13 13:36:18
  • need the complete information of Zabiha Halal regarding the product - "MARUCHAN Instant Lunch with Shrimp"? - akbar hussain
  • AOA

    They are not Halal because they use soy sauce with alcohol.


    Category: Food Products
    01-09-13 10:11:33
  • I saw all makeup products of body shop can be used by muslım woman. Is lip balm of body shop included in? can I use lip balm - nur
  • AOA

    Cosmetic All Makeup Product Body Shop No animal derived ingredients are used according to Ethel 5058(December 2010), . Look for cochineal, if present then it is not Halal.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    01-09-13 03:04:10
  • what is the status of Hershey\'s semi sweetened dark chocolate or bitter chocolate? - nida
  • AOA

    Please use the Tutorial video on home page to find out the Halal status of any food product.


    Category: Food Products
    01-08-13 21:56:47
  • are cosco bakery items like muffins halal - Syeda
  • AOA

    Every Costco bakery buy from different bakery so I can not say they are Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    01-08-13 20:45:02
  • Asslamoalikum, Can u plz tell if Cochineal is the same thing as Carmine? almost all the make up products have it. Plz tell if it is haram or musbooh since it is made of dried insect bodies. Thanks a lot for this useful website ! - Aqsa
  • AOA

    It is the same and it is Haram.


    Category: Ingredients
    01-08-13 15:31:17
  • As salaam alaikum Is delicia truffles chocolate from Italy ,Delacre Ensemble choclate biscuits from Belgium is halal.Wise cheez doodle puff is halal? - Faisal
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    01-08-13 14:40:00
  • Is these is vinegar at the ingredients like mayonaise or ranch is the mayonaise or ranch halal? - Zain
  • AOA

    Vinegar mentioned under Mayonnaise is Halal if it has kosher symbol.


    Category: Ingredients
    01-08-13 14:31:21
  • Is UD certified unsalted butter halal? - Haroon
  • AOA

    Yes, there are kosher wine, alcohol is not prohibited for Jewish people.


    Category: Food Products
    01-08-13 14:17:30
  • Asalaamu Alaikum, I had another concern about Coco Pops Kelloggs due to the presence of Barley Malt flavouring. The product has the following ingredients: Rice,Sugar ,Chocolate (4%) (Sugar, Cocoa Mass) ,Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder ,Calcium Carbonate ,Salt ,Barley Malt Flavouring ,Flavouring ,Niacin ,Iron ,Vitamin B6 ,Riboflavin (B2) ,Thiamin (B1) ,Folic Acid ,Vitamin B12. It is vegetarian and I contacted Kellogg's and was told the following ' I can confirm that there is no alcohol used as part of the flavouring or as a solvent or carrier in Coco Pops.' Is it then halal for me to use this now? - Aishath
  • AOA

    Did you the question about alcohol in flavor this way:

    HOW TO PHRASE YOUR QUESTION ABOUT ALCOHOL IN FLAVOR OF A FOOD PRODUCT

    The question about alcohol in flavor is a tricky one because it is a hidden ingredient of the flavor. If you ask alcohol question to non technical consumer department person of a food company, first they look at the ingredients list of the food product and will find no alcohol is mentioned. Then they will say we do not use alcohol in our products because they do not know the alcohol is a hidden ingredient of the flavor. We request Muslim consumers to use the following phrase when asking or writing the question to consumer department of any food company regarding the presence or absence of alcohol in the flavor of a food product.

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

     

    I need written response from Kelloggs to accept it as Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-08-13 13:51:38
  • is maple lodge zabiha halal chicker products are halal or not? - rubbia
  • AOA

    They are not Halal because they are machine slaughtered.


    Category: Food Products
    01-08-13 13:29:32
  • is the chicken soup made by knorr of hindustan unilever ltd halal? - kamran
  • AOA

    If it does not have Halal symbol then it is not Halal.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    01-08-13 13:28:32
  • Asslamualakium, I wanted to know if Doritos nacho flavored, from the company frito lay halal? Jazzkallah khair - Amina
  • AOA

    WHY DORITOS AND CHEETOS PRODUCTS ARE NOT HALAL IN US & CANADA

     

    WHY DORITOS AND CHEETOS PRODUCTS ARE NOT HALAL IN US & CANADA

    Lot of Muslims calls Frito Lay Company to find out the Halal status of Doritos and Cheetos products. The 800 personnel are trained by the company to tell consumers that their cheeses are made with microbial rennet enzyme. But many Muslims are not aware that the rennet is not only thing, which decide the Halal status of a cheese. There are other things which has to be Halal if used during manufacture of a cheese such as Mother Culture Media, Bulk Culture Media (which is used to grow bacterial cheese cultures), other Enzymes such as Lipase and finally dairy flavors containing Enzymes, if the rennet is from microbial and above mentioned are not from Halal source then cheese will not be Halal. The culture medias are made with milk, whey and lactose (Haram if made from pork rennet, Haram media, pork enzymes), dried autolyzed brewer’s yeast (by product of beer) and Pancreatin (Haram if from pork). If culture media is pure milk then it is Halal.  There was a international uproar from Muslims around the world when Ajinomoto of Indonesia used a pork derived culture media to grow bacteria for the production of Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) in Indonesia in 2000 (Muslim Consumer Group’s News/Alert update Jan. 05, 2001).  We explained to Frito Lay Nutritionist supervisor Ms. Nina Ferguson about the requirements for Halal cheese and other ingredients. She is not aware of what are Halal and its requirements for Doritos and Cheetos products. We offered our help to educate them about Halal status of their products.


    Category: Food Products
    01-08-13 10:56:30
  • Asalaamu Alaikum, I recently contacted UK Kellogg's to ask about any alcohol in their flavourings. I wanted to confirm with you if their answer covers all the basics.Please note that this cereal is vegetarian already. 'Thank you for your email. I can confirm that there is no alcohol used as part of the flavouring or as a solvent or carrier in Coco Pops.' - Aishath
  • AOA

    Did you ask the alcohol in flavor question this way:

    HOW TO PHRASE YOUR QUESTION ABOUT ALCOHOL IN FLAVOR OF A FOOD PRODUCT

    The question about alcohol in flavor is a tricky one because it is a hidden ingredient of the flavor. If you ask alcohol question to non technical consumer department person of a food company, first they look at the ingredients list of the food product and will find no alcohol is mentioned. Then they will say we do not use alcohol in our products because they do not know the alcohol is a hidden ingredient of the flavor. We request Muslim consumers to use the following phrase when asking or writing the question to consumer department of any food company regarding the presence or absence of alcohol in the flavor of a food product.

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


    Category: Ingredients
    01-08-13 10:39:59
  • AoA. I went today to get Triaminic syrups and noticed that there is no kosher symbol on them any more. I called the company & found out that they have changed suppliers & cannot guarantee the use of non-animal by products any more. - Atiya Haider
  • AOA

    Did you call them or write a e-mail. I have to confirm it then I will change the status.


    Category: News & Alerts
    01-08-13 09:34:45
  • Are Ferrero Rocher chocolates made in Italy or Brazil halal - Merita
  • AOA

    No.


    Category: Food Products
    01-08-13 07:29:22
  • does pizza hut and kfc provides halal in india?????????? - mohd shoaib
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    01-08-13 05:05:02
  • wheat flour, Durum Whole Wheat Flour, Canola Oil, Dough Conditioner ( invert sugar, propylene glycol, sorbitol acid,sodium bicarbonate ), calcium propionate, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Fumaric Acid - Elif
  • AOA

    All above ingredients are Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    01-07-13 21:05:16
  • beatrice fruit yogurt contains gelatin.what is the source of this gelatin?is it Halal? - Farzana Aslam
  • AOA

    Gelatin in US and Canada is not Halal. If it from pork then it is Haram. If it is from non zabiha beef then it is not Halal. There are many Halal plain yogurt andjust add fruits or jam to it because non of fruit yogurts are Halal because some contain gelatin and they also contain alcohol containing flavor.


    Category: Food Products
    01-07-13 19:24:21
  • Assalamualaikum Brother, if a nonfood product says not tested on animals and has a symbol which shows an animal crossed in a circle, it also says alcohol free. Will the mentioned product be halal? Jazalallah khair, TA - TA
  • AOA

    No, they have to say no animal dervied ingredients are used and no alcohol is used in fragrance.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    01-07-13 19:05:19
  • Is Rotiland uncooked roti-chapati flatbread ( bought from costco) halal? - elif
  • AOA

    I have no unformation on roti products. I have to know complete ingredients.


    Category: Food Products
    01-07-13 18:18:37
  • saalam, what toothpastes are halal and what tooth brushes can we use, becasue i read online some are made with animal products. - hasan
  • AOA

    Please use the Tutorial video on home page to find out the Halal status of any food product.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-07-13 15:51:05
  • are the sauces at KFC halal? such as sweet and sour, ranch, hot sauce, honey mustrad - hasan
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-07-13 15:46:53
  • AuA Br., JZR for all your efforts and research. Many a time you have written "Saudi Arabia allows a maximum of 0.05% alcohol in food products." My mother-in-law lives in Saudi Arabia and wants to know where you learned this information. JZR, Ws, Fatima Iqbal - Fatima Iqbal
  • AOA

    Please ask him to go to Saudi FDA website or write a e-mail to them. I was in bakery plant where they are shipping products to Saudi Arabia with alcohol containing flavor.


    Category: General Question
    01-07-13 15:00:12
  • i saw most of the items like bakery and other it mentioned vegetarian.......but in ingredient showing mono- diglycerides( i think is not halal) because i red in some where....... - shaik mohammed
  • AOA

    From our Services section and subsection FAQ:

     

    What is Mono and Diglycerides

    Mono and Diglycerides are fat based emulsifier and are made by reacting glycerol (fat based) with fats and oils. Mono and diglycerides can be made from beef, pork, or soybean fat. Only soybean or zabiha slaughtered cow fat based Mono and Diglyceries are Halal. A Halal or Kosher symbol (which meet the Islamic dietary requirements) on a food package containing Mono and Diglycerides indicates that it is obtained from soybean fat.


    Category: Ingredients
    01-07-13 13:00:37
  • loreal lipgloss have pork ingredients? - shumaila
  • AOA

    Cosmetic All Makeup Products L'Oreal No pork fat, No beef fat are used in L'Oreal makeup products(December 2010). Look for cochineal, if present then it is not Halal.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    01-07-13 12:43:19
  • Salam, is ethyl vanillin halal. Thank you - Sarah
  • AOA

    Yes, it is Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    01-07-13 11:52:36
  • I just want to know is it all Himalaya product is Halal or not? - Sakinah
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    01-07-13 08:47:51
  • Are huxD3 20000u capsules halal approve? my dr has prescribed me them .Dr says halal,chemist says not halal . - tabasam naz
  • AOA

    It has to have a label "Suitable For Vegetarian" to be Halal in UK.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    01-07-13 06:56:50
  • which brands of milk powdert and biscuits are halal in india - Kazi abdul rasid
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    01-07-13 04:34:56
  • do you think is there a suspicious about egg - ali
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-07-13 02:23:42
  • are u and d symbols the signals of helal products, for exp. nutella, it is written u and symbol, can we consume it, and other issue, is there any cow blood in this product. thank you - ali
  • AOA

     

    NOT ALL KOSHER CERTIFIED FOOD PRODUCTS ARE HALAL, ONLY THOSE MEET HALAL REQUIREMENTS ARE HALAL

    The Kosher Certified food products are not considered Halal if they contain one of the following ingredient (based on MCG Halal Standard):

    (1) Gelatin (2) Kosher Gelatin (3) L-Cysteine made from human hair or chicken or duck feathers (4) Wine (5) Liquor (6) Beer batter (7) Rum flavor (8) Ethyl Alcohol or ethanol as a main ingredient (9) Cochineal or Carmine (10) Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce (11) Brewer’s Yeast Extract from byproduct of beer making  (12) Nucleotides (13) Vanilla Extract (14) Wine Vinegar (15) If ethyl alcohol is used as a solvent in natural and artificial flavors (16) Confectionary Glaze or Resinous Glaze (17) Torula Yeast grown on alcohol (18) if Carrageenan is made with ethyl alcohol.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-07-13 02:00:22
  • is nescafe classico helal or not, thank you - ali
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    01-07-13 01:45:03
  • salam is there any halal instant nonfat milk powder - javed
  • AOA

    Please use the Tutorial video on home page to find out the Halal status of any food product.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-07-13 00:54:42
  • is midamar products halal and Cadbury chocolates produce in Australia and new Zealand are halal - mohammed
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    01-06-13 23:43:38
  • AOA is Dairy Fresh dessert topping halal here is the Ingredients:Water,partially hydrogenated palm kernel oil,sugar,dextrose,contains less than 2% of sorbitol,sodium caseinate (a milk derivative) Mono and diglycerides ,carrageenan ,polysorbate 80,sorbitan monostearate,Artifical flavor,salt,propellant:Nitrous. And it has k symbol Thank you so much. - dania
  • AOA

    It is a mushbooh product because of Carrageenan and alcohol may be in artificial flavor.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    01-06-13 21:41:22
  • Artificial and natural flavors if only written in this way in the ingredients.. Is it hallal? - Zain
  • AOA

    Artificial and natural flavor or natural and artificial flavor or natural flavor or artificila flavor are Halal only if no alcohol was used as solvent. The flavorin material in artificila flavor is Halal because chemicals are used but flavoring matreil in natural flavor is only Halal if it is Halal or Kosher certified.


    Category: Ingredients
    01-06-13 19:14:44
  • Actually, nevermind. I think I get it, now. The haram e-number bag is a non-issue, since theres no food involved. I'm trying to purchase a bike. So, if any parts of the bike touch anything on a bag that I distrust, I'll just wash it when I get it home. Theres something I think we can agree on. Correct? Respond, if I'm wrong Thank you - Much appreciated As salam alaikum - OpenEyes
  • AOA

    You are right.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-06-13 16:11:36
  • I didn't understand your response to a recent questioner. Are Kleenex tissues and Scott toilet tissue/paper halal or haram? As salam alaikum - Anonymous
  • AOA

    Please use the Tutorial video on home page to find out the Halal status of any food product or paper towel or napkin.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-06-13 15:18:51
  • Thank you for your responses concerning my e-number queries. I just want to clarify this before going on...The e-number I'm referring to, on the K-mart bag, to the best of my recollection, was e-345.It was a while ago when this happened. But I came home, and sent you a question about it and you confirmed it was haram. Anyway, the only reason I want to go back there is because, as I told you, there the only store in my area that sells bikes at a price I can afford. I mean, if I could just purchase the thing and walk it out of the store, there'd be no need for ANY bags. This isn't a food issue.I wouldn't shop at K-mart for food.It's a BIKE issue. I won't be eating the bike. That's why I was thinking, even IF there was a haram e-number involved, it should still be irrelevent, since I'm purchasing a bike, not food. Thank you again, for your time As salam alaikum - OpenEyes
  • AOA

    First of E-Number 345 Magnesium Citrate is a chemical and it is Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-06-13 15:10:04
  • it says on your website that "The alcohol level in Pepsi was less than 0.001% or 10 PPM as reported by Northland Lab." --then it says " It means they cannot detect alcohol in Pepsi.".. I am not sure what that means. They found 0.001 Percent, so how is it halal? - reda
  • AOA

    No lab write 0% results but write minimum amount what that machine can detect as zero results. The amount 0.001% or 10 PPM is consider zero.


    Category: News & Alerts
    01-06-13 14:26:18
  • Ranbaxy revital is a health supplement capsules it contains gelatin (food grade) arachis oil, emulsifying and stabilizing agents-422,460(I),322,901,vitamins, hydrogenated vegetable oil. Contains trans fats, ginseng extract powder, permitted natural colour-150d, preservatives-218,216, antioxidant32 and purified water. Is it halal? - Mir Ali Adil
  • AOA

    It is not Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-06-13 13:58:28
  • Is chobani fruit yogurt halal - asmath
  • AOA

    Please use the Tutorial video on home page to find out the Halal status of any food product.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    01-06-13 13:47:33