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Recent Questions:

  • Is Tylenol haram? - Husne
  • AOA

    Please check it at our Medicine section.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-08-12 16:30:58
  • are the original gourmet premium cookies halal? can we eat them? - ghufrana
  • AOA

    If it kosher symbol, no alcohol in flavor, no vanilla extract then you can use it otherwise not.


    Category: Food Products
    12-08-12 14:54:49
  • I recently bought chicken patties and chicken wings from a whole sale store ""Restaurant Depot".It was from Delta Valley Springdale, AR 72765-2020.It had halal sticker on it.Please let me know if I bought the right stuff.Jazak Allah Khair. Riffat - Riffat Khan
  • AOA

    They are not Halal because they are machine slaughtered not hand slaughtered,

     


    Category: Food Products
    12-08-12 14:18:26
  • is the drink arizona halal? if so what flavors if not all - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    They are Halal only if no alcohol was used in flavors. This information is known to the manufacture. Please ask the question to them by the following:

     

     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: Food Products
    12-08-12 13:20:14
  • Hi, I would liek to inquire about White Balsamic Vinegar. Some balsamic vinegar are trditionally made and they are haram as per your website, but there are some that are made synthetically and no alcohol is added to it. Please could you let me know which type of balaic vinegar is halal? I needed a reply urgently, and will appreciate your help. May Allah reward you with the best for the excellent work you are doing. Jazakallah khair - M ADAM
  • AOA

    All Balsamic vinegar are not Halal because of presence of alcohol. Vinegar can not be made synthetically. Balsamic vinegra is made from special grape variety which contains more sugar in it that means more alcohol is developed and not all alcohol is converted to acetic acid and water so alcohol remained in it and provide a wine flavor.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-08-12 08:13:35
  • Is. Nature"s own bread halal - ramzan aly
  • AOA

    They are Halal and listed under Halal bread list on our website.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-08-12 08:01:26
  • is phenethyl alcohol permissable - kauser tahir
  • AOA

    Phenethyl alcohol is permissible.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-08-12 02:10:02
  • is klondike the original bar ice cream halal if is have symbal have K OR .KD - tariq
  • AOA

    They are not Halal because alcohol is used in flavor.


    Category: Food Products
    12-07-12 22:44:03
  • Is Msm that is Methylsulfonylmethane halal?It is a form of sulphur which is taken in powder or pill form to ease joint pain.Jazakallah - Shadaan Zafer
  • AOA

    It is a Halal chemical.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    12-07-12 20:32:09
  • there is a FPL Food‘s Halal Beef program Certified and approved by Halal Transactions of Omaha, is all their national products in US are halal certified or just those for export ? is there any way to know more about the subject pls ? - Nisrine
  • AOA

    I can not comment on any Halal certification of meat because MCG is not in Halal meat certification.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    12-07-12 19:49:46
  • I have question about two restaurants. One is domino's pan pizza. And other is tutti frutti frozen yogurt. Can you please let me know if these two products are halal? - Javaria Alvi
  • AOA

    Domino pizza is not Halal. If the frozen yogurt has U under circle kosher symbol and no alcohol in flavor, no kosher gelatin, no Carrageenan then it is Halal otherwise not.


    Category: Food Products
    12-07-12 19:46:54
  • I was wondering if Pillsbury products like their crescent rolls or their buns are halal? Thank you. - Nimra S
  • AOA

    They are not Halal because they do not have kosher symbol on it.


    Category: Food Products
    12-07-12 19:42:22
  • Is there any information about the source of the l-cysteine in JJ cassone sandwich rolls come from? I have tried to contact the company for information several times but they haven't responded to me, so I was hoping perhaps you had found its source. Thank you - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-07-12 19:38:21
  • I am using a Chapstick(Strwberry Flavour), when i checked for ingredients it says it contains "cetyl alcohol", pls let me know if it Halal or not. - Azeez
  •  

    AOA

    Cetyl alcohol is Halal only if it is obtained from vegetable fat otherwise it is not Halal. The source of Cetyl alcohol is known to manufacturer only. It does not contain alcohol because it is a waxy fat.


     

     


    Category: Non-Food Products
    12-07-12 15:06:38
  • If you use toothpaste with alcohol in its ingredients is it halal - Aamer
  • AOA

    If it is Ethyl Alcohol then answer is no.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-07-12 14:31:40
  • Assalaamu alaikum, Please let us know about kraft monterey jack cheese. Is it halaal? Also, please explain if "All Natural" signifies animal free? Jazakallah - Amena
  • AOA

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


    Category: Food Products
    12-07-12 12:09:36
  • Hawaiian Host, The orgional MAUI CARAMACS(Milk Choclate Covered Caramel & Macadamias) is hallal? - Tahir Khan
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    12-07-12 11:24:15
  • Is Publix Mozzarella Cheese Halal? Ingredients: Low Moisture Part-skim Mozzarella Cheese (Pasteurized Part-Skim milk, Cheese Culture, salt, Microbial Enzymes) Potato Starch, Corn Starch, and Calcium Sulfate added to prevent Anti-Caking, Natamycin (A Natural Mold Inhibitor) - Elizabeth
  • AOA

    Publix Mozzarella Cheese is not Halal because it does not have  a Kosher vsymbol on the package.


    Category: Food Products
    12-07-12 09:23:12
  • Are Godiva chocolates made in USA Halaal? - Mervyn
  • AOA

    If it has a koshwer symbol on the package no alcohol in flavor no vanilla extract then it is Halal otherwise not.


    Category: Food Products
    12-07-12 09:08:38
  • Can we take Emulsifier 472? - Salim laskar
  • AOA

    Emulsifier 472 is only Halal if it is made from vegetable fat, this information is known to manufacturer only. If there is a statement on the package "Suitbale for Vegetrain" on a food product containing E-Number 472 it means that it is obtained from vegetable fat.


    Category: Food Products
    12-07-12 06:02:25
  • Salam I have a question about soy sauce, are all naturally brewed spy sauce haram? I Lebanon we have kikkoman and Maxim's, almost only those two, kikkoman is 100% sure haram, and it smells like alcohol, but maxim's ,I have no idea, it does not smell like alcohol, and I couldn't find the producing company's website or phone number, so how can I know if it is halal or not. Jazakom allah khayran, Salam - Mahmoud Hamandi
  • AOA

    Please read the ingredients mentioned on Maxim soy sauce:

     

    What are 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 mentioned Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce name under the ingredients statement, they just mentioned soy sauce but within parenthesis they write Wheat and Soy. This is the only way to find out Haram Soy Sauce.

    What are ingredients of Halal Soy Sauce?

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


    Category: Food Products
    12-07-12 05:51:50
  • I would like to know if Kenneth Cole shoes (both men and women's) have pigskin in them. EIther in the lining or outer. - n.husain
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    12-07-12 04:55:57
  • is skittles halal? The skittles company said it is halal - themariobro
  • AOA

    Please provide me the company letter that it says Halal. They are not Halal because there is no kosher symbol on the package which protect Muslims from adding Haram Hidden Ingredients.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-06-12 15:47:46
  • as salaam alai kum is maggi chicken stock cubes are halal..it says on wrapper halal.just want to verify..can we use them or not.. jazakallah - anjum
  • AOA

    If Maggi Chicken stock is made in Pakistan without any flavor then it is consider Halal if chicken are hand slaughtered rather machine slaughtered but if the product is made in India then it is not Halal. 


    Category: Food Products
    12-06-12 12:55:14
  • is nature's own wheat bread (available in arkansas) halal? - maloofa
  • AOA

    It is Halal if there is no flavor in it.


    Category: Food Products
    12-06-12 12:30:41
  • is the gelatine used in flintstone vitamins for kids halal? - faisal
  • AOA

    If Gelatin used in Flintstone Vitamins from pork then it is Haram and if it is from non zabiha beef then it is not Halal. 


    Category: Ingredients
    12-06-12 07:16:31
  • is atlanta bread mini cream cheese croissant halal? - halima
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    12-06-12 07:15:04
  • please tell me which moisturiser i can use , i am looking for halal lotion and halal chapstick for lip - Meher samiuddin
  • AOA

    Please visit our Cosmetic subection under Non Food Products.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-06-12 03:16:02
  • maggi contain pork fat - ferozkhan
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    12-06-12 00:47:44
  • Is mcdonalds soft serve vanilla cone, Mcflurry and sundae are halal or not? how about burger king's soft serve cone and sundea, halal or haraam? - haseeb
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    12-05-12 20:49:54
  • could you please let me know if kinders bueno is halal. I have checked the ingredients and there are no whey powder, but no suitable for vegetarian symbol is to be found?? Jazak Allah - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    If there is no label Suitable for Vegetarian then it is not Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-05-12 13:21:19
  • is monster energy drink hallal? - umeir
  • AOA

    FDA is now investigating all Energy Drinks includeing Monster.

    From our ALERT Section:

     

    Search Category: Alerts

    Seach results for the term: monster

    Total results generated: 2

    Alert Title Description Date
    FDA: 5 reported deaths with Monster drink link

    FDA today reported 5 deaths with Monster Energy Drink link. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it's investigating reports of five deaths and a non-fatal heart attack linked to highly caffeinated Monster Energy Drinks.

    Monster Drink is not considered as Halal because it has no Halal or Kosher symbol on the package. MCG has contacted the manufacturer and they told MCG that ingredients they used are not Halal. MCG recommend Muslims to stay away from Monster Energy Drink.

    10/22/12
    Monster Energy Drinks are not Halal

     

        MONSTER ENERGY DRINKS ARE NOT HALAL

    Monster Energy Beverage Company's products are not Halal because they are not Halal or Kosher certified. The knowledge hidden ingredients are also not known. The source of nutritional ingredients are also not known.


     

    12/11/10


    Category: halal Certification Process
    12-05-12 12:35:24
  • are reese's peanut butter cupcakes in usa halal? - aaisha
  • AOA

    Rees\'s Peanut butter cups chocolate is Halal and it is already listed on our website under Chocolate bar.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    12-05-12 11:23:08
  • is fillo dough halal and which brand ? - sabnom
  • AOA

    Please search it on our website.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-05-12 09:56:08
  • are "no name" ice cream halal? i've checked in the list but coudnt find anything about no name ice cream please can u tell me ..thanx. - anonomys
  • AOA

    You have to check at our Canadian website www.canadianhalalfoods.com


    Category: Food Products
    12-05-12 08:31:39
  • is chocolate in bulk barn halal? and please can u tell me which food products in bulk barn are halal? - ALI
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    12-05-12 08:19:53
  • Is the veggie sandwich in portillos halal? And what else is halal in potillos? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-05-12 06:24:17
  • aoa can u plz tell me if the new eclips mints from wriglies are halal they say artifical flavour and have humercant ( 440 ) which is a haram e code made from pig fat but the box says artificial flavour - shehreyar
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    12-05-12 06:21:37
  • Is mr donut and dunkin donut halal in Bangkok. Thanks - Tariq
  • AOA

    I have no idea what Halal in Bangkok.


    Category: Food Products
    12-05-12 01:05:17
  • Please guide me. Which cosmetic companies are selling halal cosmetics in Bangkok. And where I can buy them. Thankyou - Tariq
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-05-12 01:02:46
  • Dove soap halah or haram.plz tell me about it.jzk - M tayyab
  • AOA

    It is not Halal.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    12-04-12 23:40:49
  • Is vesaline lotion's halal? - tauqeer
  • AOA

    Please check our Non Food Section.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-04-12 19:27:47
  • halal ovalete - cah
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-04-12 18:29:38
  • I am living in malaysia, want to ask that the food chains here are halal or not ? even though they mention halal. - nosheen
  • AOA

    Food products Halal Status in Malaysia is run by JAKIM and ask them.


    Category: Food Products
    12-04-12 18:13:08
  • kraft jello packets have kosher sign on it...when i called them they said that source of gelatin is animal but he said any product that has kosher sign is certified by jewish rabbi. my question is that can we use any product which contains kosher gelatin or not? its so confusing caz ppl say that everything which has kosher sign is not halal. please reply soon - fareha fawad
  • AOA

    It is a Haram product because all gelatin in Kraft Gelatin products are from pork and beef. There is a liberal kosher organization which use symbol K appears on their product but even they are not kosher.

     

    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: Food Products
    12-04-12 17:29:21
  • i saw ppl selling crunchy cheetos in sunday school at a msjid and when i asked them why they selling it contains animal products they said that it doesnt contain animal products and showed me a list of food items that doesnt contain any animal product and it included crunchy cheetos too. so my question is that can you please verify that is it ok to eat it or not? jazakallah - fareha fawad
  • AOA

    Please give this information to Sunday school management and told them not trust what Frito Lay says on their website because they do not have knowledge about requirements of Halal food products:

    1. All cheetose products do not carry any Halal or kosher symbol on their packages, that mean they can add pork derived ingredients as a Hidden Ingredients. Nobody in Frito Lay talk about Haram Hidden Ingredients.

    2. They do not use Halal or Kosher certified dairy or non dairy ingredients. Similarly they do not use Halal or Kosher certified Color and Flavors.

    3. They are made on the same line where pork carrying products are made. Fritay Lay will not guarantee against cross contamination with pork carrying products.

    4. No animal derived ingredients does not mean Halal for food products because (a) they do not mentioned Haram animal derived Hidden ingredients under Ingredients list. Even the no animal dervied ingredients are made on same line where animal derived ingredients are made.

    5. The following ingredients of Cheetos Crunchy Cheese flavored are not Halal:

    1. Cheese Seasoning

    2. Whey Protein Concentrate

    3. Natural and Artificial Flavor

    4. Artificial Color

     

    Whey and its Halal Status

    Muslims think that whey is milk based ingredient, it has to be Halal but answer is no. There are two kinds of whey, one is sweet or rennet whey and other is acid whey. Acid whey is obtained during the making of acid type of cheese such as cottage cheese. Sweet or rennet whey is used more in food products then acid whey. Sweet whey or rennet whey is a by-product of rennet cheese making such as cheddar cheese or Mozzarella cheese. Whey is a portion of milk remaining after coagulation and removal of curd. Whey is Halal only if the Halal starter culture bacteria, Halal medium on which starter culture bacteria are grown (Starter culture bacteria are Halal if they obtained from milk source not meat source and media on which these starter culture bacteria grown has to be made from Halal ingredients such milk). These requirements can only obtained if the cheese and whey are Halal or Kosher certified (which meet the Islamic dietary requirements).

    A Halal or Kosher symbol (which meet the Islamic dietary requirements) appears on a food package containing whey indicates that it is manufactured under Halal or Kosher supervision. Acid Whey which is obtained from cottage has the same Halal requirements as cheddar or Mozzarella cheese except rennet is not used but starter cultures are added and they have to be from milk source not meat source. Starter culture requirement for acid whey is same cheddar or Mozzarella cheese.


    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). 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). 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 5. Fat Hydrolyzing Enzyme, such as Microbial Lipases 6. Dairy ingredients such as Non Fat dry milk solid or cream or dry milk added 7. Artificial color such as artificial blue or green color is added to neutralize natural yellow color in curd for Asiago or Blue cheese 8. Media to grow mold Penicillium roquefortti providing blue color in blue cheese 9. Harmless plant based enzyme is added for curing or flavor development and growth media for biological curing agent used on the surface of Brick cheese 10. Flavoring, hydrolyzed lactose, whey for cold packed cheese food, gelatin(if it is used then it is not Halal) is allowed in cream cheese but most manufacturer use gums instead of gelatin. 11. Cheese must be Kosher certified(if kosher certification meets Halal requirements) or the starter culture bacteria, rennet, media upon which the culture bacteria grows has to be kosher certified or use of microbial rennet or Lipase or whey is made from using culture bacteria obtained from milk source, microbial rennet or milk is used as a media.


    Cheetos & Doritos are not Halal

     

    CHEETOS AND DORITOS (EXCEPT TOASTED CORN TORTILLA CHIPS) ARE STILL NOT HALAL

    MCG has received an inquiry about Halal status of Cheetos from a Muslim consumer who saw Muslims at Islamic Community Center of Des Plaines, IL(Masjid on Porter Road in Des Plaines, IL) consuming Cheetos. They said that Frito Lay has changed the ingredients and it is Halal now . This is not true, Frito Lay did not change the ingredients nor the source of their ingredients is  Halal or kosher certified. There is no protection for Muslim consumers in USA for Frito Lay’s non kosher certified products against the use of non Halal ingredients, non Halal hidden ingredients, use of non Halal rework products added during processing of non kosher certified products.

    http://halalcentral.wordpress.com website has published the following Alert on their website :

    ALERT: PLEASE AVOID ALL CHEETOS, DORITOS, AND OTHER PRODUCTS CONTAINING CHEESE

     


     

    10/08/

     

     


    Category: Food Products
    12-04-12 17:22:10
  • Is Starbucks refreshers energy beverage haram? - Akash
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    12-04-12 16:58:11
  • Is PreHistin halal? - Sharifah
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    12-04-12 16:36:27
  • i am aware that carmine is haram but if only the shell of the cochineal beetle is used is cosmetic products is it still haram please help? - zee
  • AOA

    Any part of insect is Haram in Islam except the secretion.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-04-12 14:13:42
  • Slms I would like to enquire if duramine tablets r halaal? If not , is there a halaal alternative ? - Atiya
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-04-12 13:06:05
  • What sodas are halal and what energy drinks are halal - hasan
  • AOA

    Please search on our website.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    12-04-12 12:56:51
  • Is snapple halal, does it contain alochol? - hasan
  • AOA

    Snapple are Halal only if no alcohol is used in flavor. Please ask Snapple about alcohol because they are the only one who has information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    12-04-12 12:55:13
  • what breads are halal - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    If a bread in UK has a claim "Suitable For Vegetarian" and do not contain any flavor then it is Halal otherwise not.


    Category: Food Products
    12-04-12 12:18:12
  • i want to know that is rafhan custard powder is halal - toyi
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    12-04-12 09:21:34
  • is yellow 5 and 6 made from pork - mansoor
  • AOA

    From Service Section subsection FAQ:

     

    FD&C yellow No. 5 or FD&C red No. 40 colors:

    FDandC yellow No. 5 or FDandC red No. 40 are chemical dyes and they are Halal if use in pure granular or powder form but if the FDandC colors are required to make in liquid form then a solvent is needed to make FDandC colors in liquid form. Liquid FDandC colors are used in liquid foods such as soft drinks. Vegetable oil or glycerin is used to make liquid artificial colors. Liquid FDandC colors are Halal only if vegetable oil or soy fat based glycerin is used. If glycerin is obtained from pork fat then liquid FDandC colors will be Haram. A Halal or Kosher symbol (which meet the Islamic dietary requirements) appears on a food package containing these colors indicates that no pork or beef fat glycerin was used as a solvent


    Category: halal Certification Process
    12-04-12 07:56:17
  • Assalamualaikum... Just want to know is Americolor food colorings are Halal or not. In their website it says 'no ingredient derived from animals'. Please let me know. Thank you. - Fathima
  • AOA

    They are Halal only if they are Kosher certified otherwise not.

     

    FD&C yellow No. 5 or FD&C red No. 40 colors:

    FDandC yellow No. 5 or FDandC red No. 40 are chemical dyes and they are Halal if use in pure granular or powder form but if the FDandC colors are required to make in liquid form then a solvent is needed to make FDandC colors in liquid form. Liquid FDandC colors are used in liquid foods such as soft drinks. Vegetable oil or glycerin is used to make liquid artificial colors. Liquid FDandC colors are Halal only if vegetable oil or soy fat based glycerin is used. If glycerin is obtained from pork fat then liquid FDandC colors will be Haram. A Halal or Kosher symbol (which meet the Islamic dietary requirements) appears on a food package containing these colors indicates that no pork or beef fat glycerin was used as a solvent


    Category: Food Products
    12-04-12 07:32:22
  • IS alcohol sd 40b hala or haram. Also can you tell what to avoid when buying perfume - Abdul hye
  • AOA

    You can use perfume with Specilly Denatured Alcohol but not Ethyl Alcohol.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    12-04-12 07:25:51
  • Pharmaton capsules are made from bovine gelatine. Is it made halal for muslims? I am from Malaysia http://www.pharmaton.com/products/adults_products/capsules.html - Azmil Mohammad Amin
  • AOA

    MCG do not consider Non Zabiha Beef Gelatin as Halal. It has to obtained from Zabiha slaughtered cows.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-04-12 06:23:49
  • is vegetable oil antioxident from soy used in selects light crunchy halal? - maria nasir
  • AOA

    Vegetable oil Antioxidant from Soy fat is Halal but other ingredients has to be Halal in Light Crunchy. Light Crunchy are not Halal if they do not have kosher symbol on the package because we do not know what Haram Hidden Ingredients they use.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    12-04-12 04:33:32
  • Assalam o Alaikum, I have asked this question earlier but didn't get a reply.... After a very long time one reply came but my question was not mention on t so I am confused whether that answer was for the same question I asked or for some other question...... My question is about MR.NOODLES artificial chicken and beef falvour.. whether it is halal or not .. and If not then WHY? what is the procedure behind that artifical flavour.... please reply me in detail .. there are loads of muslim families who are using those noodles saying that these falvours are artificialy created and not directly related to chicken or beef...... 1 Please reply ASAP 2. Reply with my question to avoid confusion 3. reply in detail Jazak Allah - Anjum
  • AOA

    First of all you have to provide the complete Ingredients list of Mr. Noodles. If there is no kosher symbol on the package then it is not Halal because they can add any Haram Hidden Ingredient to it without declaring it under Ingredients Statement. Most far east products are made with naturally brewed soy soy sauce or soy sauce which contains 2-4% alcohol.

    Artificial Beef or Chicken flavor made by use of chemicals, source of chemical should not be Alcohol. The solvent used in artificial beef or chicken should not be ethyl alcohol. If ethyl alcohol was used then it is not Halal even though if it has a kosher symbol on the package. These information can only be provided the QC department of the company because the 800 people do not have this information.

    If artificial Beef or Chicken flavor made from 100% chemical without Alcohol then they consider as Halal otherwise not.


    Category: Food Products
    12-04-12 00:10:59
  • is presidents choice mozzarella cheese halaal?it has a symbol 'V' in circle and has mentioned vegetarian lactoand animal rennet free - shermila
  • AOA

    It is Has Circle V on President Choice Mozzarella Cheese then it is Halal but where did you find it in USA or in Toronto's supermarkets such as Loblaws.


    Category: Food Products
    12-03-12 21:58:40
  • AOA. Is rocky mountain chocolate factory cocoa mixing powder halal? It contains whey, and mono-diglycerides. Please give me information on them - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    If it has a Kosher symbol on the package no flavor then it is Halal otherwise not.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-03-12 19:34:49
  • ASSALAMUALIKUM n the lipton tea, bottled tea there is stevia extract and tea extract please help me out! - Amina
  • AOA

    Stevia Extract  or Stevia itself is not Halal because it is obtained through alcoholic fermentation. Most extracts are obtained through alcohol.


    Category: Food Products
    12-03-12 18:10:39
  • Is escargo (snails) halal to est? - sandra taimeh
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    12-03-12 17:07:14
  • Asalamualaikum, I was wondering if you could please let me know if Bazooka chewing gum is halal or not because I did not find it on your website Jazakallah - Bisma
  • AOA

    It is not Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-03-12 17:07:11
  • Are hot cheetos Kosher? Can Muslims also have Kosher products? - Fouzia
  • AOA

    Cheetos are not Kosher certified and are not Halal.

     

    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: Food Products
    12-03-12 15:08:39
  • Assalamu Alaikum, I called the Neilson company to ask about they're 1% chocolate milk. According to what I found, they do not use alcohol as a solvent for the flavoring and they have no animal products in they're chocolate milk. Why is it that you still do not consider it halal? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Because it does not have kosher symbol COR or MK on the package. If there is no Halal or kosher symbol on any food product then the Muslims are not protected against adding of Haram Hidden Ingredients by manufacturer.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    12-03-12 14:44:41
  • Salam Brother, I would like to know if the below fish oil product is halal or not. It containt fish gelatin. Garden of life, MorEPA, 80% Omega3. link: http://www.minamius.com/MinamiFormulas/MorEPAsupregsup/tabid/2088/Default.aspx - Mohamed
  • AOA

    It is no Halal if there is no kosher symbol on the package. Please get the Halal fish oil is kosher certified at www.koshervitamins.com


    Category: Food Products
    12-03-12 14:16:47
  • salam brother, i want to know about lava bar soap.... u mentioned only unscented bar sop of lava is halal...... i got one but i didn't see anywhere on cover that its unscented.... would u plz guide me about this.... INGREDIENTS ARE:- Sodium palmate,pumice,sodium cocoate,water,coconut acid,palmitic acid,titanium dioxide,sodium shloride,fragrance,glycerin,chromium hydroxide green,tetrasodium edta,tetrasodium etidronate,D&C yellow no 10, iron oxide..... and plz tell me is there anything doubtful besides fragrance..... plz reply me clearly...... JAZAKALLAH... - misba
  • AOA

    Fragrance represents scent. Because scent is not a ingredient but Fragrance which may contain alcohol is the ingredient. You can call them if they use alcohol in the fragrance.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    12-03-12 14:00:03
  • Is sargento swiss cheese(slices)halal? - darakshan
  • AOA

    Sargento Swiss Cheese is not Halal because it does not have kosher symbol on it.


    Category: Food Products
    12-03-12 12:24:11
  • what i do now i have eaten kirkland signature a haram according to ur point of view - bilal
  • AOA

    There are some Kirkland products are Halal and some are not Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    12-03-12 11:06:04
  • is pantene hair conditioner halaal? - bint Yusuf
  • AOA

    It is not Halal.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    12-03-12 09:03:49
  • Mountain due .it contains caffeine so is it halal or not.if it is haram please put it also in the search area or even if it is halal put it and do reply to this question and Allah will bless you - Sabah
  • AOA

    Caffeine is not a Haram ingredients, it is the alcohol in natural flavor that make Mountain Dew not Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-03-12 08:44:09
  • is emulsifier 322 471 in india halal? - Hasan
  • AOA

    If there is Green Dot under Square on the package it means E-number 471 is obtained from vegetable fat. E-Number 322 Lecithin is Halal because it is obtained from vegetable fat.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-03-12 08:19:18
  • assalamo alikum in NIVEA lotion (dry skin) ingredients include benzyl alcohol and Cinnamyl alcohol.are these halal or not? - M.Atif
  • AOA

    From search of Q & A:

     

    Seach results for the term: Cinnamyl alcohol

     

    • Salaam, i found the following ingredients in a body cream Phenoxyethanol, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Lanolin Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol and Benzyl Alcohol are all of these ingredients halal, please advise? -[Anonymous user]
    • AOA

      Cetyl alcohol, Butyl alcohol are not ethyl alcohol but fat waxes. They are Halal if they obtained from vegetable fat. They are Haram if they obtained from pork fat. Phenoxyethanol, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Lanolin Alcohol and Benzyl Alcohol are Halal.


      Category: Ingredients
      10-04-12 04:42:54

    Category: Ingredients
    12-03-12 07:56:11
  • how do we know if the mono-sodium glutamate component contains ethyl alcohol or not... does it come in mention. in particular i am talking about savory collections ranch dressing(smooth and creamy) - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    First of the Dressing is not Halal if it does not carries a kosher symbol on the package. The ingredient MSG Monosodium Glutamate is Halal in USA & Canada only because it is kosher certified.


    Category: Food Products
    12-03-12 04:22:29
  • i went to hersheys website and i looked through a lot of jolly rancher products and found only is "awesome twosome chews " to have OU written in front of kosher status so is is alright for us (muslims) - shehreyar
  • AOA

    Kosher certified Jolly Ranchers showed zero results on Hershey website. I saw the front picture of awesome twosome chews and it does not show any kosher symbol. I do not know about back of the package. But all Jolly Ranchers are not kosher certified and they are not Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    12-03-12 03:09:27
  • aoa two new frozen yoghurt companies have opened in Pakistan the say that they are actually american companies (berrilicious and tutti fruti) they say that the ingredients are from america i was hoping weather u could tell me or ask them weather they are halal or not - shehreyar
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    12-03-12 02:59:59
  • AoA Do you have any site which is for Australian Muslims. Please me know. Jazak Allah - Abbid
  • AOA

    You can search Halal Australia on internet.


    Category: General Question
    12-02-12 23:44:24
  • The tea and stevia extract, in the lipton bottled tea is it halal? Please answer!!!!! - amina
  • AOA

    Stevia Extract is not Halal. Only 100% tea without any ingredient is Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    12-02-12 20:43:57
  • is sara lee hot dogs buns halal - sheeren
  • AOA

    They are Halal now.


    Category: Food Products
    12-02-12 19:58:13
  • As salamu alaykum I would like to learn if breadworks (bread company in pittsburgh) products are halal?Thanks. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I have no information on Breadworks.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-02-12 19:38:26
  • Can I learn if The laughing cow brand cream cheese is halal or not?Thanks. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    If it is a regular cream cheese without any flavor and have a kosher symbol then it is Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-02-12 19:36:43
  • There is Elastin (animal tissue) in the product W-II Skarslick of Ez Shop made in US. I am just not sure if I'll goin' to use it or not. - Shykie
  • I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-02-12 19:09:48
  • do you know which product is kosher in avon [ anti aging cream ,lip, skin care ] plz let me know - farhana ahmed
  • AOA

    Avon products are made with pork and they are not kosher certified.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-02-12 18:18:21
  • assalamualikm i want to know about milani cosmetic is it halaal or not jazakallah - umme mifrah
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-02-12 18:14:18
  • Salaam, I REALLY need a moisturizer for my skin. I have searched and looked all over your website but all i have found is that no one of them is completely certified halal. I don't know what to use now. What can I use? Thank you - Iemaan
  • AOA

    Personal Care Products are not Halal or kosher certified in USA. So only those made with non animal derived ingredients, without alcohol in fragrance can be use by Muslims.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    12-02-12 17:46:59
  • As salamu alaykum I would like to know is Hamam soap is halal or haram for one to use. - saihou Bojang
  • AOA

    If it has a Green dot under square then it is Halal if it is fragrance free.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    12-02-12 14:46:51
  • are chokolate chunk cookies halal - Mohammed
  • AOA

    They are only Halal if there is a kosher symbol on the package, no vanilla extract, no alcohol in the flavor.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    12-02-12 14:15:32
  • Halal if no alcohol is used in flavor means what? it is stated in the comments column for betty croacker super moist chocolate fudge. does the flavor mention is referred as flavor that i'm going to add on or flavor that is already present in the product contents? - nur
  • AOA

    The information about presence or absence of alcohol is known only to the manufacture. " Halal if no alcohol is used in flavor" you have to call the company to find out about by 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".

    The flavor present under the ingredients list is questionable because no recipe requires you to add flavor and no flavor is avialble at supermarket except vanilla extract which is a Haram ingredient and some extracts. 


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-02-12 13:35:41
  • There is some confusion with your answer to the following question. I think the question is meant to say "what things are halal at chipotle (resturaunt chain). What things are halal at chipotle -[Anonymous user] AOA If Cipotle is smoked with Halal flavor then it is Halal.It is a smoked Jalepane. Category: Food Products 05-08-11 22:44:46 - NASEERUDDIN KHAN
  • AOA

    I can not answre any question about Chipotle because I did not started reserach on them.


    Category: Food Products
    12-01-12 21:16:24
  • What shoud we ask Panera Bread when we call to ask the halal status of their bagles? - NASEERUDDIN KHAN
  • AOA

    The mushbooh ingredients of their bagels are presence of L-Cysteine(if present) , flavor if any added and their kosher status.


    Category: Food Products
    12-01-12 21:07:13
  • Does Carol Lee's Donuts use animal based products like gelatin in their donuts? Do they add in alcohol as well? In short, are the donuts halal? Carol Lee's donuts is a donut shop in Blacksburg, VA. - Aasia
  • AOA

    I have no information because they are not a national chain.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-01-12 20:51:06
  • SALAM ALEIKUM, IS GOYA FLAN HALAL - MOHAMED BETTACHE
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    12-01-12 18:46:24
  • Is jolly ranchers halal or haram - Afshan Ahmed
  • AOA

    They are not Halal because they are not kosher certified.


    Category: Food Products
    12-01-12 15:26:29
  • assalamou alikum. is minigo yougart halal or haraaam?. jazzaqalahou khaire - fatima chowdhury
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    12-01-12 14:28:43
  • ASSALAMU ALIKUM. IS PONDS ORIGINAL OKAY TO USE ON FACE. PLZ LET ME KNOW. JAZZAQALAHU KHAIRE! - fatima chowdhury
  • AOA

    Please check their status under Non Food Section.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    12-01-12 14:06:31
  • aoa, i had asked you this earlier but i guess i wasnt able to make my self clear.... i wanted to know the list of the cosmetics you have on your website is this information is only for US or it can be used in general because i think that big brands like loreal or nivea or maybelline have similar product all over whether its europe or USA. Regards, - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    The cosmetic list is based in USA. But the criteria for cosmetic is no animal derived ingredients, no alcohol in fragrance and no carmine red color in any part of the world.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    12-01-12 13:21:03
  • I am preparing christmas food baskets for our Christmas exchange. What woukd be an appropriate selection of products for a Halal food basket. - Dave Dallaway
  • AOA

    100% fruits basket.


    Category: Food Products
    12-01-12 13:10:21
  • Why are hot Cheetos haram? I know that you have mentioned that to other curious individuals, but I wanted to know the specific reason. Is it because of the cheese? >What other snacks can we eat, that contain no haram ingredients? - Fouzia
  • AOA

     

    Search Category: Alerts

    Seach results for the term: cheetos

    Total results generated: 2

    Alert Title Description Date
    Cheetos & Doritos are not Halal

     

    CHEETOS AND DORITOS (EXCEPT TOASTED CORN TORTILLA CHIPS) ARE STILL NOT HALAL

    MCG has received an inquiry about Halal status of Cheetos from a Muslim consumer who saw Muslims at Islamic Community Center of Des Plaines, IL(Masjid on Porter Road in Des Plaines, IL) consuming Cheetos. They said that Frito Lay has changed the ingredients and it is Halal now . This is not true, Frito Lay did not change the ingredients nor the source of their ingredients is  Halal or kosher certified. There is no protection for Muslim consumers in USA for Frito Lay’s non kosher certified products against the use of non Halal ingredients, non Halal hidden ingredients, use of non Halal rework products added during processing of non kosher certified products.

    http://halalcentral.wordpress.com website has published the following Alert on their website :

    ALERT: PLEASE AVOID ALL CHEETOS, DORITOS, AND OTHER PRODUCTS CONTAINING CHEESE

     


     

    10/08/09
    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
    12-01-12 11:23:14