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Recent Questions:

  • Is SNICKERS a halal product or otherwise? - Abrar
  • AOA

    Snicker is Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    01-29-13 08:29:30
  • does mnt dew contains percentage of alcohol 2 in its contain how about pepsi? - uzair
  • AOA

    Mountain Dew was not tested for alcohol.


    Category: General Question
    01-28-13 20:54:54
  • does hersheys sundae syrup contains alcohol?bc it says it has cocoa processed with alkali - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    HERSHEY'S Double Chocolate Sundae Syrup is a Halal syrup because it contains Vanillin a artificial vanilla flavor. But HERSHEY'S Classic Caramel Sundae Syrup contains alcohol.


    Category: Ingredients
    01-28-13 19:27:54
  • Is Kellogg's Special K blueberry flavored bar halal? It does not have a Kosher symbol, so is it haram? - Iemaan
  • AOA

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


    Category: Food Products
    01-28-13 18:47:18
  • is baileys's coffee creamers r halal? - muhamad asim
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    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-28-13 17:47:48
  • is pepperidge farm's goldfish bead is halal? - muhammad asim
  • AOA

    All Pepperidge Farm Gold Fish crackers are not Halal including Goldfish bead because there is no kosher symbol on the package.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-28-13 17:44:09
  • October 15, 2012 Dear Ms. Vanvelzor, Thank you for taking the time to contact Nestlé® Coffee-mate® Non-Dairy Creamer Café Latte regarding if there is any alcohol used as a solvent in the artificial and natural flavors in this or the Hazelnut. We welcome questions and comments from loyal consumers such as yourself and appreciate this opportunity to assist you. There is no alcohol used in the products for the natural and artificial flavors; nor is it used as a solvent. At Nestlé, we are dedicated to you and your family throughout every phase of your lives. Your feedback is valuable to us, as it helps us to improve our products and services. We appreciate your interest in our products and hope you will visit our website often for the latest information on our products and promotions. Sincerely, Beverly Watson Consumer Response Representative Ref #:20180345 - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Thanks for your information. But Ms Beverly Watson who I talk to her several time did not specify the liquid form or dry form because Hazel Nut is available both liquid and powder while there is no Cafe latte mentioned on their product lsit.

    There are two problem with with Coffee-Mate, one is Carrageenan where ethyl alcohol can be used during its processing and second problem is that they claim no alcohol in the dry Coffee Mate which start with liquid natural and artificial with alcohol as solvent and alcohol is evaporated during drying of the product to claim no alcohol which is not right with respect of MCG Halal Criteria which dictates that no alcohol containing ingredients should be mixed with Halal ingredients because those Halal ingredients became not Halal. An e-amil provided by Nestle to one of our Muslim consumer mentioning the alcohol is dried out during drying. Majority of natural flavor are vanilla flavor which is obtained through alcohol.

    based on these facts we do not consider the e-mail Nestley provide to you lack technical details such as whether original flavor has alcohol or not and dried out during drying.

    I do not considered the e-mail you provide to change our status on Nestle Coffee mate products.

     

    Search results for the term: coffee mate

    Total results generated: 1

    Halal Status

    Product Name

    Category

    Product Brand

    Comments

    Date

    Dry Powder and Liquid Non Dairy Coffee Creamers

    Coffee Creamers

    Coffee Mate

    Muslim Consumer Group is educating Muslim consumers that whenever the word "Natural Flavor" attached to Vanilla food products, it means vanilla natural flavor is extracted with alcohol and water from vanilla beans. One of our sister questioned Nestle regarding their claims "No Alcohol is used in Coffee Mate's flavor" including the Coffee Mate's Liquid Vanilla Latte which is made with Natural and Artificial Flavor. Here is their response: Dear Ms------, Thank you for taking the time to contact Nestlé® Coffee-mate® Non-Dairy Creamer regarding the alcohol content of our product. We welcome questions and comments from loyal consumers such as yourself and appreciate this opportunity to assist you. You are correct that natural vanilla is obtained by alcohol extraction. In fact, there are FDA standards of identity for vanilla extract. However, all of the flavors used in Coffee-mate are dry flavors so any alcohol will be removed during the drying process. At Nestlé, we are dedicated to you and your family throughout every phase of your lives. Your feedback is valuable to us, as it helps us to improve our products and services. We appreciate your interest in our products and hope you will visit our website often for the latest information on our products and promotions. Sincerely, Beverly Watson Consumer Response Representative Ref #:19997486 If they say no alcohol in flavor, we recommend Muslim consumers to ask to clarify whether it is originally made from liquid flavors then dried to make dry flavors. I myself exposed to this experience when I was working for Best Eaton Donut chain in Rhode Island when we are using dry flavor for vanilla donuts. The flavor supplier told me it contained dried natural vanilla flavor. This means the alcohol is evaporated during spray drying processing. So please do not consume any Natural Vanilla flavor containing food products or where Vanilla is product name with Natural & Artificial flavor. If vanillin or artificial vanilla flavor mentioned then there is no alcohol in it. This is the reason we assign "Not Halal" status to all Coffee Mate dry powder or liquid products.

    06-14-12

     


    Category: News & Alerts
    01-28-13 16:43:26
  • January 28, 2013 RE: Case ID# 88750 Thank You from Blue Diamond Dear BRENDA VANVELZOR , Thank you for contacting Blue Diamond Growers with your product inquiry. I have checked with our lab and it is confirmed that we do not use Ethyl Alcohol as a solvent. Should you have any additional questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. Sincerely, Pam Schiller Assistant Consumer Advocate BLUE DIAMOND GROWERS (800) 987-2329; toll free e-mail: customerservice@bdgrowers.com - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I need complet ingredients and product name.


    Category: News & Alerts
    01-28-13 16:39:40
  • saalam, I would like to clarify that the website that you provided ww.koshervitmains.com, so are all the vitamins there halal? because iam going to buy gym supplments. - hasan
  • AOA

    Only Kosher certified vitamins without flavor and without caoting are Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-28-13 16:07:01
  • Assalamu aleikum. Is "Egg roll wrap" halal or haram? I read ingredients but, I have no idea halal or haram. If you're answer, I will be happy. Egg roll is too important for housewife. Thanks, JazakAllah.. - Seyyah
  •  

    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-28-13 15:13:05
  • Asalaam alikum, does centrum silver contains any pork gelatin? They said on the centrum site of the uk that it contains pork, but the centrum that I have is made in the USA, and on their site it\'s not mentioned if it contains pork gelatin or not, so would you please tell me? - Sarah
  • AOA

    Please do not use any food product with gelatin except it says fish gelatin. All Centrum vitamins are Haram if they use pork gelatin. Nobody know which gelatin they use.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    01-28-13 13:29:27
  • saalam, can u tell me if Vitargo supplment is halal - hasan
  •  

    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-28-13 12:56:41
  • I want just 2 know that in fair n lovely product face wash or cream used by e631 ...? - shamim shaikh
  •  

    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    01-28-13 12:55:45
  • Is Swedish Backery Fruit Cake Halal? Backery is located on Clark and foster ave in Chicago - Toufiq yakoob
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    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    01-28-13 11:36:02
  • saalam, Could u please tell me which supplements from GNC are halal? - hasan
  • AOA

    None of them are Halal. We already provided the lsit of Halal vitamins on our home page, please take the advantage of it.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-28-13 11:25:08
  • Is any yeast use for baking is Halal ? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Only Baker Yeast is used for baking.


    Category: Food Products
    01-28-13 08:06:15
  • P;ease let us know if any halal Italian sub rolls bread in Chicago area - Anonymous user
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    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    01-28-13 07:55:27
  • As salam alaikum: I think you pretty much answered this question the last time I asked something similar... At the supermarket,if someone in front of me online is purchasing a pork product, even though the cashier is handling their items prior to handling mine, that doesn't affect the halal status of my items. Correct? - OpenEyes
  • AOA

    Yes.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-28-13 07:37:48
  • Cinnamon toast crunch crispy whole wheat and rice cereal,real cinnamon in every bite it said color added on the ingredients. Ingredients: whole grain wheat ,sugar,rice flour, canola and/or rice bran oil, fructose,maltodextrin, dextrose,salt,cinnamon,soy lecithin,trisodium phosphate,color added,BHT added to preserve freshness. Vitamins and minerals: calcium carbonate,zinc and iron(mineral nutrients),vitamin C(sodium ascorbate),A B Vitamin(niacinamide),Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride),vitamin B2(riboflavin), vitamin B1(thiamin mononitrate), vitamin A (palmitate), AB vitamin (folic acid), vitamin B12, vitamin D3. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    It is Halal only if it has a kosher symbol on the package otherwise not.


    Category: Ingredients
    01-28-13 07:29:46
  • Can we use those products where 'cetyl alcohol' is used as one of the ingredients? - Sumaiya Tasneem Khan
  • AOA

    The knowledge of source of Cetyl alcohol is known to the manuafturer. It is is not a alcohol but fat based wax and Halal only if obtained from vegetable fat.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    01-28-13 06:29:37
  • I am from India. Are these amway products Halal? I have mentioned below the links..I would appreciate a quick reply. (1) NUTRILITE® Bone Health with Ipriflavone http://www.amway.in/Shopping/Products.aspx?pid=AA0089IDM&ctg=Nutrilite 2) NUTRILITE® Glucosamine HCl with Boswellia http://www.amway.in/Shopping/Products.aspx?pid=A8086IDI&ctg=Nutrilite - Hafeezan Gaisaway
  • AOA

    Amway's Nutrilte products are not Halal hear in USA so I do not know them in India.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    01-28-13 06:23:17
  • in the suppliment STRESSTABS con tains FD&C yellow no.6 whats this ?is this haram? - afsheen
  • AOA

    If Stresstabs has kosher symbol on the package then FD&C Yellow N0. 6 is Halal otherwise not.

     

    Red 40 & Yellow 5 are chemical dyes, lakes and they are Halal if used as powder or granular forms but if they have to use as liquid then vegetable oil or glycerin is added as a solvent. Glycerin can be made from pork or beef or vegetable fat. Only vegetable fat based glycerin is Halal.

    A kosher symbol such as U or K  on any food package containing red 40 or yellow 5 indicates that either Red 40 or Yellow 5 is used either as a dry powder or if it is used as in liquid form in the product then vegetable oil or vegetable fat based glycerin was used as a solvent


    Category: Ingredients
    01-28-13 02:34:34
  • Salam alaikom dear brother, Is this mixture Halal: "water-based mixture of polyvalent alcohols and benzocaine" - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Benzocaine can be prepared from ethanol so it is not Halal but polyvalent alcohol is Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-27-13 23:34:40
  • is HARIBO Sour S\'ghetti halal here is the Ingredients: Sugar, Corn Syrup, Corn Starch, Sorbitol, Wheat Flour, Citric Acid, Malic Acid, Artificial and Natural Flavors, Carnauba Wax, Artificial Clors Blue 1, Yellow 5, Red 40. thank you! - shafun
  • AOA

    If it has a kosher symbol on the package and no alcohol is used in natural and artificial flavor then it is Halal otherwise not.


    Category: Ingredients
    01-27-13 22:31:57
  • benzy alcohol and denat alcohol is it halal? - NAZIR
  • Benzyl alcohol is Halal and denatured alcohol containing personal care products can be use.


    Category: Ingredients
    01-27-13 22:22:44
  • BURMAN,S tomato ketchup halal or haram? - rashid mahmood
  • AOA

    I am not familiar with this brand, you have to send me the complete ingredients list and which supermarket it is available which town and state.


    Category: Food Products
    01-27-13 18:35:14
  • what is color added? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Sorry, I do not understand your question about color.


    Category: Ingredients
    01-27-13 18:12:32
  • Assalamu alaikum. peanut crish candy, made in myanmar.Name of company is Grand manufacturing co. ltd,fax-00952153370;phone-009525154479.is it halal ? - batuta
  •  

    AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: Food Products
    01-27-13 10:40:20
  • Is there any info on haram / halal of face wash? There are many differnt brands - Asima
  •  

    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
    01-27-13 09:58:59
  • is mauripan yeast is halal - shamhan b.zaman
  • AOA

    If it is for baking purpose then it is Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    01-27-13 07:30:43
  • salam can you check is instant nonfat dry milk powder is halal or not fortified with vitamin A & D ingridient : nonfat dry milk , vitamin A palimate , vitamin D3 , U D sign U with circle thanks - javed
  •  

    AOA

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


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-27-13 00:03:29
  • I have bought Edy's Drumstick and Breyer's Ahoy Cookie Ice cream that contains 'natural flavor'. I went to through your web site but there is no mention that whether these ice cream flavors are haram or not. Please clarify. - Faran Behram
  •  

    AOA

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


    Category: Ingredients
    01-26-13 23:33:47
  • What is the source of gelatin used in Swiss Natural Wild Salmon & Fish Oil 1000mg soft gel capsules? - Hamid Chaudhry
  • AOA

    Please do not use any thing with gelatin because none of them are Halal exceptit says fish gelatin.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    01-26-13 22:06:32
  • 1)Are L'oven FRESH's sandwich skinnys (multi-grain) bread halal? 2) Are Lewis's 100% Whole Wheat Whole Grain Bread halal? - Suhaib Nadaria
  •  

    AOA

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


    Category: Food Products
    01-26-13 22:06:06
  • Are oreos halal? - Put Vjernika
  •  

    AOA

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


    Category: Ingredients
    01-26-13 21:04:12
  • Is Koch chicken zabiha - Sami
  • AOA

    They are machine slaughtered and they are not Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-26-13 18:52:33
  • your chicken hand slaughter or machine cut - saleha
  • AOA

    Only hand slaughtered chicken are Halal not machine slaughtered.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    01-26-13 18:20:06
  • Assalamualikum, Is m&m pretzel halal - ubaid
  •  

    AOA

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


    Category: General Question
    01-26-13 17:34:29
  • i wanted to know if the restaurant Tangerine Asian Cuisine is Halal or not? Some people say it is some people say it is not. so wanted to make sure. Thanks - fahim jaan
  •  

    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    01-26-13 17:07:32
  • Assalamualaikum i really need to know if Market Pantry® Cheese Balls hot - 22 oz. are halal please tell me if they are haram I need to know - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    They are not Halal because there is no kosher symbol on them.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-26-13 15:08:04
  • Is Big K cola and similar soft drinks of Big K are Halal? - FatmaElzahraa
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    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    01-26-13 03:41:41
  • IS EAST END VEGETABLE MARGARINE HALAL - ayaz
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    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    01-25-13 15:04:01
  • which breads of panera bread resturant can we eat. - shazia
  • AOA

     

    Search Category: News

    Seach results for the term: panera bread

    Total results generated: 1

    New Title Description Date
    Panera Bread Products

     

    Following Breads do not contain any Haram ingredients at Panera Bread restaurants:


    Artisan Bread:


    1. Country Bread   2. French Bread  3. Sesame Semolina Bread


    4. Three Seeds Bread   5. Stoned Milled Rye Bread   6. Ciabatta Bread


    7. Whole Grain Bread   


    Specialty Bread


    1. Sour Dough Baguette   2. White Whole Grain Wheat Loaf Bread


    All the bagels contain L-cysteine and there is no information on the source of L-Cysteine.
    Panera Bread Company does not use all Kosher certified ingredients, they use some ingredients but kosher certified ingredients are mixed with non Kosher certified ingredients in a product.

     

     

     


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-25-13 13:54:34
  • Since, imported products (including food products) are so widely available in Muslim countries such as Pakistan, should we be careful of ingredients etc, determining if these products are halal? For example, Magnum ice cream available in the UK is not halal (contains alcohol in flavouring), how would I know that the Magnum ice cream available in Pakistan is halal or not? - Anonymous user
  •  

    AOA

    I have no information on it but I learned from Muslims visited pakistan telling me that all not Halal food products made in USA are available in Pakistan and people have no idea whether they are Halal not because Govt. do not control any imported food product for Halal status except pig.


    Category: Food Products
    01-25-13 13:41:08
  • Asalaamu Alaikum, Is the following juice by ocean Spray halal. the ingredeitns are Water , Cranberry Juice from Concentrate (25%) , Sugar , Vitamin C. no mention of flavours, doesn't say vegetarian or kosher though. Also, is grape juice concentrate halal without flavouring. - Aishath
  • AOA

    Both juices are Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    01-25-13 11:52:20
  • Assalamulikum, is that baked! barbecue lay's flavored potato crisps, is halal or not, jazakallah khair - Jabeen
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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: E-Numbers
    01-25-13 08:43:18
  • The Knorr chicken soups in India are available in the Muslim states also, but HALAL is not written there. I wanted to know if it is HALAL? - asma
  • AOA

    It is not Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    01-25-13 08:24:23
  • canada dry soft drink is halal or haram please reply - dr syed waqar ahmed
  • AOA

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


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-25-13 01:42:20
  • AOA, i know that Kraft mozzarella string cheese is halal but there are some new flavors are they halal as well? For example there is a mozzarella string cheese with black pepper and there are some other ones. Also is Pringles Stix halal? Jazakalah - Hasan
  • AOA

    If there is no KD and flavor mentioned under ingredients then they are not Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    01-24-13 20:51:57
  • Are Pillsbury 3 cheese pizza pops halal? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    They are not Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    01-24-13 19:13:14
  • اسلامعليكم i have a question about the utz company can i please get a listing of all their halal chips i am especially in doubt about their cheeseballs - Tasnim
  • AOA

    Utz cheese balls are not Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-24-13 18:30:03
  • saalam, what are e numbers?? - hasan
  • AOA

    In Europe all ingredients are assigned E-Numbers instead of writing ingredients name.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-24-13 18:27:41
  • saalam, is the cream cheese at dunkin dounuts halal? - hasan
  • AOA

    If it regular or plain cream cheese then it is Halal but flavored ones are not Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    01-24-13 17:04:17
  • saalam, what can make chicken seasoning haram? - hasan
  • AOA

    Presence of Haram ingredients.


    Category: Food Products
    01-24-13 17:02:55
  • saalam, is LA CHOY sweet and Sour sauce halal?? - hasan
  • AOA

    This product was not listed on our website.


    Category: Food Products
    01-24-13 17:01:18
  • saalam, if any type of cheese has a kosher sign on it are we allowed to eat it? - hasan
  • AOA

    Yes, except if it has flavorsuch as in many flavored cream cheeses.


    Category: Food Products
    01-24-13 17:00:30
  • saalam, is AMP energy drink halal? - hasan
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    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    01-24-13 16:58:45
  • I work for starbucks coffee co 16 yrs. and we have all information about most starbucks products in the store.( big book ) in our most products are Kosher ( UD - K ) it says on the back of boxes and cantiners. - Toor
  • AOA

    But it does not mean all of them 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: General Question
    01-24-13 15:13:28
  • Assalamu alaykum InshaAllah you can help me. I would like to know if inactive brewers yeast is halal. I read on your website that brewers yeast contaminated with alcohol is haram. I'm not sure about the inactive brewers yeast. It is a listed ingredient in a protein supplement. Jazak Allahu khaira Wassalam alaykum Sr sohret - Sohret Hussein
  • AOA

    Inactive yeast means it can not perform any activity because most consist of dead yeast cells for both bkare yeast and brewer yeast. Inactive Baker Yeast is Halal but Brewer inactive is not Halal because it is ether obtainedfrom by-product of beer making or grown on alcohol.It is most probably from beer because it is cheap. You always investigate any yeast ingredient in many vitamins or protein supplements.


    Category: Ingredients
    01-24-13 14:45:01
  • does centrum silver 50+ women...has gelatin or animal shortnening...which is HARAM for muslims? - RAIS HASSAN
  • AOA

    We have provided the list of Halal 26 vitamins on the home page of our website and we also educating Muslims do not buy any thing containing gelatin except if it says fish gelatin. Because gelatin is either Hraam if obtained from pork or not Halal if obtained from non zabiha beef. For Halal women vitamins please go to www.koshervitamins.com


    Category: halal Certification Process
    01-24-13 12:04:56
  • How do you slaughter the meat and where do you get your meat from? What is the proof of the meat you sell is halal? Can you please send me the information on my email address as soon as possible. Thank you. - Tahir Alimi
  • AOA

    We do not sell or buy anything we are a Halal Food educational organization.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    01-24-13 10:55:09
  • Hello, I wanted to find out if kryolan products dermacolour or dermablend makeup products are halal? - Mary
  •  

    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-24-13 10:18:27
  • Is imitation vanilla extract halal? - Shabana
  • AOA

    If it does not have alcohol as asolvent and made with vanillin only then it is Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    01-24-13 09:46:32
  • Is the chocolate ice cream 3 gallon bulk from jack and jill halal these are the ingredients: MILK, CREAM, CORN SYRUP, SUGAR, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, WHEY, NONFAT MILK, COCOA PROCESSED WITH ALKALI, MONO AND DIGLYCERIDES, GUAR GUM, CARBOXYMETHYLCELLULOSE GUM, POLYSORBATE 80, CARRAGEENAN CONTAINS MILK I emailed the company about the carrageenan and got this reply "I am told by the MFG of the Carrageenan that “Ethyl alcohol is not used during the processing of Carrageenan” Thanks MJ" So is it halal?? - Shabana
  • AOA

    It is Halal only if there is kosher symbol on the package and no flavor in the ice cream.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-24-13 09:37:29
  • Assalammua\'laikum is microbial rennet halal.?\'Cause, a source says that it\'s suitable for vegetarians since it comes from fungi or bacteria. However, another source says that it has undergone genetic modification and only a gene is extracted from the cows. Isn't the second source kind of contradicting the first one? - Nana
  • AOA

    In USA, microbial rennet is mostly made from yeast cells and it is Halal in USA and Canada. Halal or Kosher symbol is a must for the Halal status of cheeses. No hlal or Kosher certifying organizations accept microbial rennet obtained from genes of non zabiha or non kosher cow.


    Category: Ingredients
    01-24-13 08:15:15
  • Is there any website or place I could buy the documents of the halal standards. I am looking for latest version of hala malasyan standards. - Laura
  • Hi

    Sorry, I have no information.

     


    Category: General Question
    01-24-13 07:42:04
  • Dear all, Please can You help me with info: E 392 is it according HALAL? And also which sweetner is the best according HALAL for the juices and drink industrie? Best regards, ALKOP d.o.o. Alida Koporc Aljinović, Mag. Iurist - alida
  • AOA

    E-Number 392 is extract of rosemary which MCG consider as not because alcohol is used in extracting of rosemary. Corn syrup or high fructose corn syrup.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-24-13 06:52:44
  • Aswrwb, u have mentioned irish spring soap having non zabiha beef tallow but not pork tallow.is irish spring soap halaal or haram?? Plz revert back.jazakallah. - Dr.Naved Saiyed
  • AOA

    It can not assign as Halal status because it is made from non zabiha beef. But Mufti saheban allows it use on condition no remains on your hand or body that means requires several washing with water to get rid of soap.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    01-23-13 23:07:09
  • Is the BB anti aging PONDS halal? - hilda monoarfa
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    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    01-23-13 21:53:34
  • Are Jelly babies from Aussie fare halal because it says gelatine in the confectionary which I have heard gelatine can come from cow or pig and I'm concerned because I don't want to eat it if its pig you know what I mean - Mahdy
  • AOA

    You should not consume any food made with gelatin except it says fish gelatin.

    From our FAQ:

     

    Is Gelatin Halal

    Gelatin is Halal only if it is made from fish bones and skin or if gelatin is made from a zabiha slaughtered cow.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    01-23-13 19:44:54
  • Optimum Nutrition(ON) is manufacturer of dietary supplements such as proteins, creatines etc. I would like to know if the ON Pro Complex Protein shake is halal or does it contain in questinables ingredients? - Subiyyal Akif
  • AOA

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


    Category: Food Products
    01-23-13 15:37:20
  • are lancome moisturizers halal? - madiha
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    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-23-13 11:21:53
  • Assalamu alaikum . I wanted to know if Tillamook (All Natural Cheese) Monterey jack cheese halaal or not? Hope to hear from you soon. - Razia
  • AOA

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


    Category: Food Products
    01-23-13 10:50:03
  • salem alikom. would you please let me know which gum in usa is halal because my mam hasa dry mouth and gum help her to maintain it wet .jazak eleh khir - aba
  • AOA

    So far I can not recommend any gum.


    Category: Food Products
    01-23-13 09:15:11
  • AoA, You mentioned in one of your answers that Shop Rite carries kosher certified parmesan cheese. Can you tell me what brand it is, because I have never been able to find any kosher certified parmesan cheese in Shop rite. I tried searching your site too, but couldn't find any brand besides Miller & Migdal, These are not avaliable at Shop Rite. - Atiya
  • AOA

    They used to carry Miller and Migdal brand cheese in 2009 at Lawrenceville, NJ Shop Rite and I do not it includes Parmesan. But call Shoprite ask them which Shoprite carries the Miller or Midgal brand of Kosher cheese.You can get Kosher Parmesan cheese from kosher food stores in your town.

    All Halal cheese except Parmesan under Shorite brand was listed in Halal food book. You can this book from any Halalco bookstore because MCG do not have this book. It all sold out. Please go Yahoo.com and type kosher food stores and write your town name and search. Call the Kosher store whether they carry Miller Parmesan or not. Kosher stores colsed on saturdays.


    Category: Food Products
    01-23-13 08:53:11
  • Salam aleikum. Why dry milk powder or milk powder( it is the same) can be haram? I see it almost on every product as an ingridient, and i dknt buy them because u say dry milk can be haram. Can u explain why? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I said if the food product has kosher symbol then dry milk powder will be Halal because it is dried on dryers which never used for pork carrying dries products.


    Category: Ingredients
    01-23-13 06:19:32
  • Salam aleikum. Is gelatin only haram ingridient of sour cream? If there is no gelatin then it is halal? I am afraid of bacterias that can be added (whem or serum) as well and we cant know if they have alcohol or not. Could u pleade clarify it. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Sour Cream is Halal only if it has a kosher symbol on it and it should contain Carrageenan and any flavor. There is list of 26 Halal Sour Cream from different brand. I always use Daisy Sour Cream which a Halal Sour Cream of top quality. The bacteria used in sour cream are obtained from milk source and they produce Halal lactic acid not alcohol.  


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-23-13 06:12:13
  • are the following types of gelatine halal? 1. gelling agent:gelatine 2. glazing agent:gelatine 3. bouvine:gelatine 4. sweets with vanilla extract ingredient - EMAD UDDIN
  • AOA

    They are all not Halal.

    From our FAQ:

     

    Is Gelatin Halal

    Gelatin is Halal only if it is made from fish bones and skin or if gelatin is made from a zabiha slaughtered cow.

     

     

    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.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-23-13 02:51:02
  • Contains no artificial ingredients and is minimally processed. processed and packed by Mar...Jac Poultry. inc. Gainesville. GA 30503 - Ahmed Hassan
  • AOA

    If it is regular chicken or so called Halal chicken slaugheterd by machine then it is not Halal according to MCG criteria.


    Category: Food Products
    01-22-13 23:02:30
  • AsSalam-o-Alaikum, I searched Canadian Halal Food website for halal yogurt and I found OiKos Plain yogurt (from Danone) as halal, I bought it and later I searched your website just to double check. Now here I found two things which confused me. When I search (on your website) "Yogurt" then it comes that All Natural Low Fat Plain Yogurt, All Natural Fat Free Yogurt from Danon are halal but if I search "OiKos" then the website shows the following: Danimals, Dan Active, Activia, Light Fit, Dan-O-Nino, Fruit On Bottom, Dannon Oikos, Pure, Greek and list these items under Haram status and the reason written there is: "Due to liberal Kosher certification, made on the same lines where Haram Kosher gelatin is used." Now, sir, to me it is quite confusing because on one place the website lists Low fat plain yogurt of Danone as halal and on the other place it is placing every item of Danone Oikos as haram because of Gelatin. Then I sent email to the Danone company and ask them if they use gelatin in Oikos their reply is given below: [ Dear Syed Danial, Thank you for taking the time to write to us. Danone products contain bovine (cow) gelatin . Also Danone has a product call Oikos that is gelatin free : http://www.danone.ca/en/products/oikos.aspx You can be assured of Danone's consideration for all comments and questions from its customers. Thank you for having communicated with Danone and please do not hesitate to contact us for any further questions or comments. It remains, as always, our pleasure to serve you. ] I am very confused could you please tell me if Oikos Greek Plain Yogurt halal which is also Fat Free and 0% M.F. and has COR symbol on it. I will be very much grateful. Syed Nasir Danial - Syed Nasir Danial
  • AOA

    If you are in Canada then why your are going to our USA website. Please do not follow MCG website because few food products are shipped to Canada. Food companies have plants in both countries and use different ingredients and some Kosher certified and some are not. I will give an example when I was total in charge of quality of Nabisco Oreo, Chips Ahoy and Snackwell Brownies at St. Elmo, IL USA plant and you used to pack same brownies for Nabisco Canada's Peak Freans brand which do not have kosher symbol while all US brownies has kosher symbol. We alos run the Canadian Halal food website and my raw data notes showed that Danon Oikos plain yogurt has COR Kosher (A othodox Kosher certifying organization) symbol and same product in USA is kosher certified by a liberal kosher certifying organization which consider kosher gelatin from pork is kosher.

    There is no reason for confusion, you should follow only Canandain Halal Foods webiste for food product only because Ingredients sections in both website is same.


    Category: Food Products
    01-22-13 22:36:08
  • What kind of Mondiglyride used in Publix Bakery? Is Publix bakery Halal? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    You have to ask this question to Publix bakery because they are the only one who know the source of Mono & Diglycerides.


    Category: Food Products
    01-22-13 22:00:06
  • Is Hersheys ice cream cake especially one with vanilla and chocolate flavor halal? - Aisha
  • AOA

    Vanilla Ice cream is not Halal because of natural vanilla and I do not know the chocolate ice cream cake.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-22-13 21:54:25
  • I reside in Burlington county NJ; I would like to know what Alfredo sauces I can use when I can not make my own. - Nisa Murray
  • AOA

    None of them are Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    01-22-13 19:28:33
  • Assalamulikum, Brother, i want to know that Benton's chocolate chip cookies, i have is that halal or not, jazakallah khair - Saima
  • AOA

    I am not familiar with Benton brand so I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-22-13 16:58:45
  • I noticed you made a mistake and you put if alcohol is used it is halal on this question here. Seach results for the term: locust bean Are the brand "Popsicles" halal? They are called "The Original Brand Popsicle". They have the symbol K parve on it with the following ingredients: water, sugar, corn syrup, contains 1% or less of the following: citric acid, malic acid, guar gum, strawberry juice concentrate, raspberry juice concentrate, grape juice concentrate, lemon juice concentrate, cherry juice concentrate, vegetable juice ( for color), natural and artificial flavor of apple juice concentrate, locust bean gum, red 40, yellow 5, blue 1, red 3, yellow 6. -[Anonymous user] AOA It is Halal if alcohol is used in flavor. - Monir Sider
  • AOA

    Yes, I forgot to write " It is Halal if alcohol is not used in flavor. Sorry about.

     

    Seach results for the term: popsicle

    Total results generated: 1

    Halal Status Product Name Category Product Brand Comments Date
    exclaim Air Heads, Sour Pat, Banana Maria, Rainbow, Scribbles Pops Pops Popsicle Halal if no alcohol is used in flavor. 07-12-12


    Category: General Question
    01-22-13 14:27:40
  • AOA I would like to know if Takis are halal? Please tell me because i have read the Ingredients and haven't found any haram substances. - Saba Arshad
  • AOA

    Please search this question on Q & A serach on top of home page orPlease use the Tutorial video on home page to find out the Halal status of any food product or non food product.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    01-22-13 14:07:16
  • L- Arginine-300mg is halal ingredients - shai
  • AOA

    L- Arginine is a amino acid and amino acid can be obtained either animal protein or vegetable protein. It is Halal only if it has kosher symbol on the package. You can get Kosher certified Halal L-Arginine from www.koshervitamins.com


    Category: Ingredients
    01-22-13 13:48:25
  • hersheys chocolate creme pie halal - zohra
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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: E-Numbers
    01-22-13 13:02:33
  • is distilled vinegar haram or halal - ashraf zafari
  • AOA

    It is a Halal vinegar.


    Category: Food Products
    01-22-13 10:58:45
  • Is there any halal chewing gum? - Ahlia Talha
  • AOA

    So far I can not provide the information.


    Category: Food Products
    01-22-13 09:55:19
  • Asalam alaykom .. What is ionic and non ionic surfactant .. Is it halal or not cuz I found it in dish washing liquid .. 15-30% non ionic surfactants and 5-15% non ionic surfactants, preservatives, perfumes. Also in floors and walls washing liquid : non ionic surfactant, alkyl benzoyl dim ethyl ammonium chloride 5% this product contains colorants , perfume and preservative. Also in the soap for clothes washing 5-15٪an ionic surfactant , oxygen based bleaching agent 5% phosphonates , polycarboxylates , soap, non ionic surfactants , , further ingredients : perfumes ( Hexyl cinnamal , citronellal, butyl phenyl methylpropional) optical brighteners Plz explain .. The first and second products are made in ksa .. Are the ingredients halal and if they are some haram ingredients tell me which one so I can ask the company about them. Thank u waiting for the answers. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Surfactants are low surface tension compound. Ionic means the surfatcant give a net negative charge and cation means it will give a net postive charge. They can be made with fatty acid which is a fat so it is Halal only if it obtained from vegetable fat but they are made with chemicals then they are Halal. The source of above surfactants is known only to the manuafacturer so they can answer your questions. Perfumes are mostly made with alcohol carrier. Where in case of bar soap and detergent dish washing liquid these perfumes are washawy, so it is not a problem. Liquid colors are also made with pork glycerin so manufacturer can answer this question. All other chemical ingredients are Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    01-22-13 02:06:37
  • Is "Sun Chips - French Onion Flavor" is Halal ? Kindly elaborate please. - Ahmad Usman
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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: Food Products
    01-21-13 19:29:16
  • Is President's Choice Feta Cheese Halal? - Sadia
  • AOA

    It is not Halal in Canada.


    Category: Ingredients
    01-21-13 19:07:15
  • Life manufectures multivitamins by the name of Spectrum. List of ingredients does not show Gelatin in them. Tablets are not chewable and do not have any gel. Could you please advise if they are halal. Thanks Siddique Siddiqui, Canada - Siddique
  • AOA

    They are not Halal. Halal vitamins can only obtained from www.koshervitamins.com or Kobo Pharmacy in Toronto, Canada.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    01-21-13 18:57:30
  • Are Powerade sports drinks halal. Do they have something in them that Muslims can't drink? - Maryam
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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: halal Certification Process
    01-21-13 18:25:20
  • Salam, I'm Hidayat from Malaysia. Just bought a US supplement product (whey protein) called ' Dymatize Elite XT'. Is it Halal? Appreciate your advice. Many thanks. - Hidayat Hamdani
  • AOA

    If it does not have kosher symbol than it will not be Halal. Only Halal whey protein can be obtained from

    Halal Whey Protein Powder

     

    The Halal whey protein is available from Global Health Products Inc. company. The product name is Global Health ProCel Whey Protein Powder Unflavored Dairy 10 Oz. Product # GH - 80. It can be obtained from www.globalhp.com. This product is kosher certified and use for body building and nutritional needs.

     


    Category: Food Products
    01-21-13 17:13:10
  • Salam Alaikum. While I was at Tim Hortons, I've noticed a Kosher symbol on their hot chocolate beverages that are sold in big cylindrical containers. They usually display them openly at the cafe inside shelves and stuff where customers eat their food. So I was wondering whether hot chocolate is halal to consume considering it has the K-sign? Thanks. - Rawi
  • AOA

    If it has flavor in it then itis is made with alcohol and it is not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    01-21-13 16:02:11
  • is cold stone creamery dark chocolate hot cocoa mix halal or haram - rakhda
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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: Food Products
    01-21-13 12:12:09
  • is wine/balsamic vinegar halaal? - faiza bham
  • AOA

    Both are not Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    01-21-13 11:39:31
  • Aslamalaykum, Is TBHQ halal if the product has a kosher symbol? And is Riboflavin halal if the product has a kosher symbol? Thank you. - Saffie
  • AOA

    Riboflavin is always Halal if it is part of any flour enrichment. But as a individual Vitamin or part of multivitamins then it is Halal only if there is a Kosher symbol on the package. For Halal status of TBHQ a Halal or Kosher symbol is need to conform teh carrier is vegetable oil not pork fat.


    Category: Food Products
    01-21-13 11:28:00