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Recent Questions:

  • Is Pillsbury Chocolate Fudge Brownie (mix) halal? JazaakAllahu khayran katheer. - umar
  • AOA

    Pillsbury Brownies mixes are Halal if no alcohol is used in flavor.


    Category: Food Products
    10-28-11 16:58:13
  • Milky Way Minis seems to be halal according to the site, MCG, does that means it does not contain any hidden alcohol including the content of artifical and natural flavours as carriers? Another question is; Is the halal chocolate section is upto-date that comes via searching in the product list? Could you please answer considering a khanafi person who consider any alhocolic and non-halal cut animal content haram, no matter hidden or not? You have been helping a lot with this site; great job. May Allah help you. - kevser
  • AOA

    According Mars company, whenever there is a artificial flavor menrtioned under ingredients section it means Vanillin which used in owder for so it does not require any solvent like alcohol. There is hidden alcohol in artificial flavor. Chocolate list is up to date. I am also Hanafi, I do not consume any food product which is made with hidden alcohol and also do not eat machine slaughter chicken.


    Category: Food Products
    10-28-11 16:56:20
  • I have a question about Soothing aloe vera Softsoap liquid soap. I was wondering if it contains any animal byproducts or any other animal ingredients? Jazak Allah! - SKhan
  • AOA

    I do not have any information but you can their 800 number to ask whether this product made with animal derived ingredients or not and also any alcohol in fragrance.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-28-11 14:06:22
  • is Vaseline petroleum jelly halal or haram ?? - laila khan
  • AOA

    Vaseline petroleum jelly is a Halal product.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    10-28-11 13:51:01
  • Assalamualaykum, I asked a question about halal status of dum dum lollipops.I recieved my answer. I want a document that shows the message that Dum Dum lollipops r not halal with the name of a person who find this answer. I need this just bcoz my son's school principal she wants some written proof for haram status of lollipops for her organization. I'll be glade if u can provide me an email that shows the Haram status of "Dum dum Lollipos" with the name of person who search all this things. Waiting for ur positive and quick response, Taneem Saiyed - TasneemSaiyed
  • AOA

    We do not have resources to ask all question on e-mail sometimes we use phone and report the result. How could one person will do all job for community while working full time in a food company. Many brothers and sisters do the job on behalf of me and I report their finding on the website. I appreciate their help, actually they are helping the ummah. This is time I will do for you. I already send an e-mail to them and I will e-mail you their answer.


    Category: Food Products
    10-28-11 13:24:17
  • Assalamualaikum, I am from india and i wanted to know does mac make up contains ethyl alcohol? Can you please name a few more alcohol free makeup products. Thanking you, Mahsina - mahsina sultana
  • AOA

    I am from Hyderabad, India. Alcohol can be use in fragrance and they will not give the alcohol information. But if you could find fragrance free MAC cosmetic then you can use it.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    10-28-11 12:17:53
  • Salaam i asked the General Mills about the "Trix Cereal".Following is the Email which I sent and the answer which I got . "Dear Sir /Madam I am an old customer of your product. I need to ask specifically about one of your cereal "TRIX". "Alcohol is a hidden ingredient in flavor, it will not appear on ingredients statement. Alcohol information is known by your quality Asssurance department because they have specification of flavor from flavor supplier. The specification must have the name of "solvent" used in flavor. If it is alcohol then it is mentioned and if other than alcohol the name must be written. I want to know: 1.If alcohol is used as a solvent in "TRIX"or not? 2. If alcohol is not used then what solvent is used in this product? This alcohol information is not provided to Consumer relation/Customer service department, so must be asked by the Quality Assurance department. Thank you very much for your time. I will really appreciate if an authorized person from your Quality Assurance department will answer the questions.Thanks again." This is the answer which I got :"Dear Valued Consumer: Thank you for contacting General Mills. We would like to be able to answer all the questions we receive; however, the information you have requested is proprietary. If there is a certain ingredient other then Alcohol which isn't in the Trix cereal please let us know which ingredient you are looking for and we can check for that specific ingredient. Again, there isn't any alcohol in the Trix cereal. We appreciate your interest. Sincerely, Darcy Smart Consumer Services" So on the basis of this answer what should be the criteria of the cereal being Halal?JazakAllah - mrs az
  • AOA

    This is a usual way of responding to customer by a food company by using phony word " Proprietary" so that they can not loose the customer. The no alcohol answer is a tricky one because they claimed this answer is on the basis of ingredients statement which do not mentioned alcohol. 

    So if there is no alcohol they will say right away that no alcohol is used. They will not hide "No alcohol in flavor" from customer. It is the company policy some do not want to answer the question.They want keep you buying their products.  


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-28-11 11:00:28
  • Is the black diamond cheese halal? or which company's chadder cheese we can use? - Ayesha Hasan
  • AOA

    None of Black Diomond cheese are Halal in Canada because they are not kosher certified.


    Category: Food Products
    10-28-11 10:47:31
  • salaam o alaikum, I want to know the halal status of the Smucker's Red Plum Jam. It has a OU kosher symbol.The ingredients are: Red plums,High fructose corn syrup, Corn syrup, fruit pectin, citric acid, sodium citrate.Is it Halal or not as this product is not mentioned in your halal products 'list.Jazakallah - mrs az
  • AOA

    This is a Halal product.


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-28-11 05:03:48
  • is the red square on (mars,snickers,.....)chocolat bar mean they include pork in it,or what - heba said
  • AOA

    It does not mean pork.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-28-11 02:30:57
  • Assalamu alaykum; I wanted to know if the frozen meat products by Mezban (DAWN brand) sold in US pakistani and indian markets are halal? - Asra Hasan
  • AOA

    I do not know, I tried to contact them but with no success.


    Category: Food Products
    10-27-11 20:51:32
  • Are the glazed donuts at walmart bakery halal ? - Sister in Islam
  • AOA

    I have no inforamtion.


    Category: Food Products
    10-27-11 13:17:42
  • Can Muslims eat beef ramen noodles. - sakinah assidiq
  • AOA

    No, because they are made from non zabiha beef but also they are made with not Halal soy sauce.


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-27-11 11:12:57
  • is cetyl alcohol halal ?? - laila khan
  • AOA

    If it is made from soy fat then it is Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-27-11 10:03:42
  • i called Garnier and asked them about cetearyl alcohol in one of their products and they said its not vegetable or animal they said its a chemical so i need to know if its halal or not. - laila khan
  • AOA

    They might used synthetic Cetearyl alcohol which is Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-27-11 09:48:01
  • is instant yeast halal? - Muhammed waseem
  • AOA

    It is a Halal yeast.


    Category: Food Products
    10-27-11 09:26:26
  • pretzels stix enriched wheat flour ,niacin,reduced iron thiamine monontrate riboflavin - zakia
  • AOA

    No you missing Sodium hydroxide because they give a bath with sodium hydroxid to provide brown color during baking. The bingredient list is incomplete.


    Category: Food Products
    10-27-11 06:09:47
  • salam alikum is kroger cheese halal or not ? if we found the kosher symbol on the cheese dose that mean it is halal thank you very much - zainab ali
  • AOA

    Kosher cheeses except Cream cheese are not Halal because there is kosher symbol on it. Yes, if find kosher symbol on a cheese then you can consume it. 


    Category: Food Products
    10-26-11 22:46:22
  • Can Muslims eat black pepper? - sakinah assidiq
  • AOA

    Black pepper is a Halal spice.


    Category: General Question
    10-26-11 21:39:02
  • is mcdonald fish burger halal - muhammad younus
  • AOA

    It is mushbooh.


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-26-11 20:40:01
  • i call the head office and the lady gave me lot of information on the indegeration what the put in the cheese crust, dough. i told her that i'm allergy to pork and any other animal substance. please reply by eid.708-333-9826 - seema vhora
  • AOA

    You did not give me the detail of cheese pizza, brand name or extra. Many food companies do not know the requirements for Halal food. Pork is served in all pizzaria. We spent time and efforts to find the Halal of raw cheese pizzza and those meet Halal criteria then we recommend to Muslims.


    Category: General Question
    10-26-11 19:35:21
  • aoa i again asked nestle nesquik flavors with ur previous comment their reply is: October 26, 2011 Dear Ms. Chughtai, Thank you for taking the time to contact Nestlé® Nesquik® 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. Our flavor supplier for Nesquik Strawberry Syrup uses both Propylene Glycol and Benzyl Alcohol in the flavor, each with its own function. The flavor supplier for Nesquik Chocolate Syrup uses an alcohol as solvent in the last step of crystallization. The product complies with the current regulations concerning the solvent residual content. All of the flavors used in Nesquik ready to drink are dry flavors and would not contain alcohol. kindly suggest their status. - sana
  • AOA

    Thanks for the information because I can not write to food companies because I works full time for a food company. This is the first time iI know Halal Benzyl Alcohol is used as a solvent. I know that Propylene Glycol is a Halal solvent. I will ask our flavor person at my company why they use Benzyl Alcohol. The letter shows that the Nesquik Strawberry Syrup is Halal based on Nestle's information. They also said no alcohol is used in ready to drink milk products but I am inetersted to know slovent used in Nesquik Powder products so that I can inform other Muslims on this website. So please ask again about Nesquik Powder products.


    Category: Food Products
    10-26-11 14:46:48
  • Is Laziza malt beverage halal? - Fathima
  • AOA

    I did not see the product so I do not know its Halal status.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    10-26-11 11:40:37
  • is nutmeg used in most of crackers halal? - samina
  • AOA

    Nutmeg is a Hala spice according to all Indian/Pakistani ulema but it is not consider Halal in Saudi Arabia.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-26-11 07:12:15
  • Is lanolin present lip balms are safe to use? - samina
  • AOA

    Lanolin is a Halal ingredient.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    10-26-11 07:03:52
  • are cosmetic products from estee lauder and clinique halal?? - aasiya
  • AOA

    Please chweck the cosmetic under Non Food product section.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    10-26-11 04:22:08
  • ASAK, Can you please advise if Meijer's Pasteurized Cheese (Single slices in particular) is Halal and it it's ok for us to buy. Jaazak-Allah-Khair. - Mohammed Vasay Mohiuddin
  • AOA

    No, they arevnot halal because they do not varry kosher symbol.


    Category: Food Products
    10-25-11 12:33:53
  • i noticed that subway and other fastfood stores use same knives when cutting bread which they previously used to cut foot long bread with pork in it. they also use clean gloves but with it they touch pork and after that veggies and cheese, so all veggies and other stuff is pork and non-zabiha meat contaminated - abu laila
  • AOA

    We already provide this information and ask Muslim consumer to tell them to change glove and use washed knif.


    Category: General Question
    10-25-11 09:46:01
  • assalamualaikum.....you have written at your website that natural vanilla is haram but is natural vanillin also haram? many candies contain vanillin and its not written whether they contain artificial or natural vanillin...how to find out - bilal
  • AOA

    Vanillin is a Halal ingredient.It can be written as Vanillin or Vanillin; a artificila flavor or as artificila flavor such as in Mars products.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-25-11 06:23:00
  • I purcahsed Dana Brand Bulgarian Feta Cheese distributed by Ziyad brothers and it contains rennet. Do you have info about the source of rennet in this product? Is this cheese halal? Thank you. - Fadime Kuz
  • AOA

    Ziyad products does not mean Halal. I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    10-25-11 02:32:00
  • As-salaamu 'Alaikum. I know that you say the only halal pizza places are Papa John's and Little Caesars. But what my dad would like to ask you is how can even those 2 places be halal when he saw at Papa John's that the pizzas were placed on a rack one on top of the other. And the pepperoni pizza one dripped down onto the cheese one. Yes the bread was separating the pepperoni from directly dripping its liquid but he thinks it doesn't matter it's still not good. And then he says that they use the same gloves, same knives, same pans. And when he at least asked them to change the gloves they said they can't. Considering all this, wouldn't it be wrong to say that it's okay to eat at Papa John's or Little Caesars if these type of things are happening? Jazakallah - Mader
  • AOA

    First of all MCG recommend not eat at places where pork is served but only Papa John and Pizza cheese pizza raw material are Halal. You should take acer of your self to avoid contamination like use of cleaned screen i npapajohn or pan, using new glaoves and knife. If you think you can ask them to achived these thing then stay away from papa john and pizza Hut. Little caesar is not Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    10-24-11 16:33:49
  • is dominos and papa johns pizza halal - humera
  • AOA

    Papa John cheese pizza is Halal not Domino.


    Category: General Question
    10-24-11 15:53:31
  • Salaam'alaykum, 1. Do you know if Great Value (Walmart) brand's new product called ICE MILK contains halal ingredients? It is similar to ice cream, but contains less fat. 2. What brands of ice cream are halal besides Nestle? - Saba
  • AOA

    I ahve no information.


    Category: Food Products
    10-24-11 11:19:06
  • what is the v symbol mean? i found it on peanut butter it is name is east wind - safa
  • AOA

    V is a kosher symbol.


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-24-11 10:18:31
  • what is the symbol that mean this food is halal? and what kind of bread i can buy,,i live in minnesota? - safa
  • AOA

    Write Bread on search engine and find Halal brand Minn.


    Category: General Question
    10-24-11 09:40:49
  • what kind of yogurts are halal? is chobani greek yogurt is halal? - ahmad
  • AOA

    Write Yogurt on serach engine and you will get results.


    Category: General Question
    10-24-11 08:53:33
  • Kya bakray kay kapooray halal hain. - Wajahat Ali
  • AOA

    Ye swal aap mifti saheb se puche.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    10-24-11 08:53:27
  • Is Maggie chicken cubes are halal it is contain MCG.It is a product of Egypt. - Mrs Fattah
  • AOA

    I do not MSG Halal status in Egypt.


    Category: Food Products
    10-24-11 07:30:05
  • Salaam, Kellogg's Nutri Grain cereal Bars ( Apple Cinnamon made with real fruit )carries KD symbol . Is it considered as Halal.?Jazakallah - unknown
  • AOA

    They are Halal only if no alcohol is used in flavor.


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-24-11 06:03:49
  • Salaam, I want to know about the halal status of "Swiss Miss classics Milk chocolate flavor".It is a hot cocoa mix. The ingredients are:sugar, corn syrup,modified whey cocoa(processed with alkali),hydrogenated coconut oil, nonfat milk,calcium carbonate,less than 2% of :salt, dipotassium phosphate, mono and diglycerides, artifical flavor, carrageenan. I want to know also what is whey cocoa? - unknown
  • AOA

    There should be a coma between modified whey and cocoa because they are two different product. 


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-24-11 05:54:15
  • Salaam,iIwant to know about the halal status of Smucker's Red Plum Jam.It is not mentioned in your halal list, although it carries the OU symbol on its bottle . The ingredients are :Red plums, High fructose corn syrup, corn syrup,Fruit pectin, citric acid, sodium citrate . Jazakallah. - unknown
  • AOA

    Not every product is listed.It is a Halal Jam.


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-24-11 05:44:41
  • is apple cider vineger haram or halal? - maryama omar
  • AOA

    Apple Cider Vinegar is a Halal vinegar.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    10-24-11 04:26:24
  • is KAL ultra omega 3-6-9 50's halal? - nurmasyitoh
  • AOA

    Sorry, I ahev no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    10-24-11 02:45:06
  • I need to know which Medifast products are halal. Would it be possible for you to email a list? I have some clients who wish to lose weight with Medifast, but not sure which products are OK. Thanks for your help. - Luanne
  • AOA

    Sory, I hav no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-23-11 20:14:03
  • Assalamu Alaikum I wanted to know if yellow 5 is halal. Also, it would be nice if someone could tell me if Shan Masala is halal since, it contains yellow 5. Juzak - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Since Shaan Masala contains powder yellow number 5 then it is Halal.

    Red 40 & Yellow 5 are chemical dyes 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: Food Products
    10-23-11 14:53:30
  • are vassiline skin products halal? - shazia sami
  • AOA

    We have one product listed under personal care products of Non Food Products and it is made without animal derived ingredients and I do not know the other products.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    10-23-11 14:00:34
  • Is Brown Sugar (light and dark ) halal? - Shireen
  • AOA

    White, Brown sugar and Molsses are Halal.


    Category: General Question
    10-23-11 11:07:41
  • is rocky road haagen dazs halal - Asmaa
  • AOA

    Although no gelatin is used in marshmallow but if has kosher then it is Halal if alcohol is used in flavor.


    Category: Food Products
    10-23-11 09:27:52
  • aoa is natural vanilla flavour haram too?i understand that natural vanillin is haram.. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    According to our Mufti Saheb if alcohol touch the Halal ingredients then it makes them not Halal for Muslim consumption. Vanill Flavor is made by extracting natural vanillin with alcohol and water.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-23-11 04:43:58
  • please can you tell Ritter sport products are HALAL or not? - abs
  • AOA

    Sorry, I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    10-23-11 00:36:49
  • Salam alikum. My som'n low drinks a lot of pepsi, I need to know is there any alcohol in the ingredients?? thanks - s. khatib
  • AOA

    We send regular Pepsi to outside to find out the alcohol content, the lab send us the report indicating no alcohol found in Pepsi. This is mentioned under News section of our website.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-22-11 23:38:18
  • Salaam, These are the ingredients of concord juice from Welch's: filtered water, concord grape juice from concentrate(filtered water, concord grape juice concentrate), High fructose corn syrup,grape juice concentrate,citric acid(for tartness), Ascorbic acid(vitamin c),grape seed extract, no artificial flavor, no artificial color,no preservatives.My question is, what should I be looking for to judge whether it is halal to consume or not . Thanks - mrs az
  • AOA

    Grape seed extract is a by-product of grape wine, it is a Haram ingredient, so grape juice is also Haram.


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-22-11 18:36:51
  • What does no certification mean - Sunny Henton
  • AOA

    Very good question. No certification means the product is not under Halal or Kosher certification. It means they can add any Haram hidden ingredients without mentioning on the ingredients statement. But if all the ingredients are Halal and if they do not use the hidden ingredient then that product is Halal wiith no certification. Some baby food s are made with real Halal ingredients without certification, all Salted butter are Halal without certification because it is made with only cream and salt w/o hidden ingredients, milk is Halal without certification because they add only kosher certified vitamin mix.


    Category: Food Products
    10-22-11 16:51:49
  • Is cetearyl alcohol halal or haram ?? - Laila
  • AOA Cetearyl alcohol is not a Halal but it is fat based wax and it is only if made with vegetable fat.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-22-11 14:56:13
  • As'salamu Alaikum, I found this restaurent located on Kimball and Bryn Mawr. North Grill I believe the name is. They have a Halal Sign; I asked where they get their meat from, and I was told that sahar Meat Market. Will you be able to tell me if I can eat at their restaurent? Thank you - Saleha B.
  • AOA

    Sorry, I do not know about them.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    10-22-11 09:12:17
  • Are World's Finest MIlk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, and W.F. Crisp bars halal? JazaakumAllahu khayran katheer. - umar
  • AOA

    I am not familiar with these brands but the they are on line as fundraiser and do give ingredients list, kosher certification. You can call their 800 number to get ingredients list & ask kosher queestion.


    Category: Food Products
    10-22-11 06:34:01
  • i want to know which tooth paseis hallal and which childrens fever reducer is hallal - mrs noor
  • AOA

    I use Crest regular toothpast for fever if go to Non Food Section then to Medicine you will see the list of children medicine made without animal fat.


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-21-11 21:49:14
  • How about avon deodorant?its contain aluminium chlorohydrate,steareth-2,PPg-15 stearyl ether,dicapryl adipate,steareth-20, fragrance,isopropyl palmitate - Ardawati
  • AOA

    Sorry, I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    10-21-11 20:56:43
  • i bought these chocolates from walmart, called RIESEN chewy chocolate caramel covered in rich european chocolate madein germany by storck usa . it has whey in it also whey powder in it . how would i know just by looking at the package tht this whey is halal or not, and then similarly there are more regular daily food products tht i buy hve same ingridient in it..... so i get confuse if i shud use them or not, some ppl tell me to use it coz anything that changes its chemical form can be consumed, so is this whey thing can be consumed or not please describe in detail ..... its very imp reply asap. regards ur brother in distress - atif
  • AOA

    Storcj chocolates are not Halal because they are not kosher certified and they are mentioned on our website. No chemical changes occur, they are not Halal.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    10-21-11 18:40:18
  • is there any chips ahoy which is halal? - najib
  • AOA

    If Nabisco do not use alcohol containg flavor then they are Halal otherwise not. Some Oreos are Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-21-11 17:19:40
  • Can we Eat Singas Famous Pizza? Is it Halal? - Mehreen Bawla
  • AOA

    Sorry, I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-21-11 15:03:42
  • plz tell me soy lecithin ingredient is hilal - saira
  • AOA

    Soy Lecithin is a Halal ingredient obtained from soy fat.


    Category: Food Products
    10-21-11 13:53:01
  • If Wrigley's 5 Gum has no ingredients derived from animals and no alcohol present in its artificial flavors, then what else could make it haraam even though it is not kosher certified? jazaakumAllahu khayran katheer. =) - umar
  • AOA

    If they added Haram hidden ingredients the they will not be Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    10-21-11 12:29:02
  • assalaamu alaikum I just wanted to know who the scholars are that make the rulings on food and other products, and if they are from the true followers of the salaf such as sheikh ibn baaz and the like. Wa jazaakumullah khairan ma assalaam - Khalil Amin
  • AOA

    The names of our Islamic scholars are listed under Food Product section and under CRITERIA subsection. All our Islamic Scholars belong to Ahlet e Sunnatel Jamat of Hanafi school. They are not Salafi and not liberal ulema . But they are very conservative Islamic scholars.


    Category: General Question
    10-21-11 10:30:32
  • I just call dannon and they told me their yogurt contain beef gelatin and no alchol in them. also yoplait email me that their yogurt has alchol for flavering. - blue
  • AOA

    Please read of FAQ for kosher gelatin, Dannon get kosher gelatin from China with zabiha slaughtering and som other manufacture makes kosher gelation from pork. Kosher gelatin is not a Halal ingredient. All Yoplait yogurts are not Halal. The rule for consuming Halal yogurt that it must contain orthodox kosher symbol such as OUD or Kuf K or Circle K and should not use alcohol in flavor. You should ask the following way for alcohol question in flavor. I do not how you ask alcohol question to Dannon because most customer service people look at ingredients list and dfind no alcohol listed so they say we do not use alcohol. Alcohol is a hidden of flavor.

    " is alcohol used as a solvent in flavor; alcohol is a hidden ingredient of 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 that has access to the specification of flavors, not the customer service. In the specification of flavor, the flavor supplier supposed to write the name of solvent or carrier used in a flavor by law. So please request them to find out from your QA or Technical service department whether alcohol a hidden ingredient in flavor is used as a solvent or not".


    Category: Food Products
    10-21-11 10:26:47
  • is colgate sensitive pro relief halal?? if no, could you tell me some halal sensitive teeth toothpastes? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    10-20-11 22:53:14
  • is kordel's lecithin 1200 halal? tq - siti
  • AOA

    I do not know Kordel brand but if the lecithin is made from soy fat in Malaysia then it is Halal and it should not be Enzyme Modified Lecithin because without Halal certification they can use pork based enzymes. 


    Category: Food Products
    10-20-11 21:24:09
  • I m Muslim.I want to know that which Tim hortons baking things and beverages are halaal and which are haram - Karin
  • AOA

    Please write "Tim Horton " under search and then click Alert. You will see the information about Tim Horton.


    Category: General Question
    10-20-11 15:52:37
  • Dum Dum lollipops's all flavor r not halal or just those u've mentioned? - TS
  • AOA

    Alcohol is used in flavor of DUM DUM Lolloipops.


    Category: Food Products
    10-20-11 13:03:56
  • According to your site Dairy Queen products are not halal. Is there any specific ingridient that make it haram or it is just because it is not halal or kosher certified. - khubaib
  • AOA

    It is because their products and ingredients are kosher certified.


    Category: Food Products
    10-20-11 10:46:13
  • is olay tatal effects a halal product? - Mrs. Islam
  • AOA

    Olay do not gurantee of pork free fat.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    10-20-11 10:25:19
  • is chick fil a food halal - hodan
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-20-11 08:02:08
  • is haliborange multivitamins halal? - khadiza
  • AOA

    I have no information but Halal vitamins are available at Vitamin Shoppe stores. Please check Vitamin Shoppe under News section.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    10-20-11 03:41:08
  • redbull is haram or halal? - abidkhan
  • AOA

    Red Bull Flavor is made with alcohol although it Halal certified by a South African Halal agency.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    10-20-11 00:18:33
  • Salam Alaikum, Is unpasteurized apple cider vinegar halal? The vinegar we have says on back "The 'Mother' of vinegar-- translucent shapes or veil-like film sometimes found floating in the bottle--is made up of beneficial microorganisms that turn alcohol to vinegar. The Mother is merely the sign of genuine natural (unpasteurized) vinegar." - esra binici
  • AOA

    Vinegar does not need to be pasteurize becauuse it contains 5% acetic acid on distilled white vinegar and has low ph which makes it safe from microorganization. I do not know about the vinegar you mentioned but all apple cider vinegar are Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    10-19-11 17:15:48
  • Is gillette clear shield deodorant halal?Does the fragrance contain alcohol. - Javed Kashani
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    10-19-11 15:45:14
  • Asalamwailaikum i want to know if dunkin donuts is hala? All i've been hearing that some are halal and some are not so could you tell me which ones are and which ones aren't? - Nada Jameeluddin
  • AOA

    Please go to Food Product section then to Chain Restaurants subsection and see yourself.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    10-19-11 13:57:15
  • Can anyone recommend where I can get Halal meat and chicken in phoenix, AZ. - Asker Shariff
  • AOA

    Check www.zabihah.com for Halal meat stores in phoenix, AZ.


    Category: Food Products
    10-19-11 13:05:12
  • What is the halal status of enzymes which are derived from the bacteria of pigskin origin? - Shauki
  • AOA

    Microbial enzyme is derived from yeast not from bacteria on pigssskin.


    Category: General Question
    10-19-11 10:26:07
  • I HAVE TO KNOW THERE ARE VITAMIN A PALMITATE 123-56 IN OATMEAL (QUAKER) IS IT HALAL? - Fathima
  • AOA

    If it has kosher symbol then it is obtained from Halal sources.


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-19-11 08:08:34
  • AOA, i am working in a IT company, our company has many clients, one of them is Wine company, my boss wants i should make online marketing for this company (online marketing SEO on google) Can i do online marketing for any wine company , i m not working in wine company they want website marketing (SEO) on Google.? please define me with any references JAZAL ALLAH - imran Murtaza
  • AOA

    Please ask this question to well educated Islamic scholar.


    Category: General Question
    10-19-11 05:56:10
  • the products show the tag as 100%vegetarian but contains emulsifiers like 471,432 (which contains pig fat according to some information) is it halal? - fatima
  • AOA

    The information you got is not true because whenever there is claim "Suitable for Vegetarian"  or 100% Vegetarin food product containing E-Number 471 or 432 it means they are made from vegetable fat.


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-19-11 04:17:34
  • Assalamu u Alaikum, I just read the article NO ALCOHOL IN MANY CATEGORIES OF US FOOD PRODUCTS IN SUPERMARKETS, It states that They following food Products are Halal containing no alcohol: 1. Wonder Bread and other Halal bread. 2. Many unflavored kosher certified famous cereal brands which meet the Halal requirements. 3. Many kosher certified Ice cream which are not made with flavor 4. Sour Creams. 5. Cottages cheeses. 6. Plain Yogurts. 7. Cheeses. 8. Granola Bars. 9. Cookies and Crackers 10. Potato Chips 11. Barbecue Sauces I just want to know about item number 4 to 11, as no description is added, do you mean all of them from any brand or some specific ones. Please clarify. Thanks - Aysha
  • AOA

    They all obtained from our website data. So search each category and you find some of them under Halal. Natural HickorySmoke Flavor is part of BBQ sauce which is made with water not alcohol.


    Category: Food Products
    10-19-11 02:34:33
  • There is a UHT milk drink which has nature identical vanilla flavour. When I asked the manufacturer about whether they use carrier or solvent for the flavouring, he said that they do not use ethanol as a carrier. Does this mean that the product is halal for consumption or not? Your early reply will be appreciated. may Allah grant you wit the best he can give one who does khidmah of the Ummah. Jazakallah khair. - M ADAM
  • AOA

    Natural Identical Vanilla Flavor means it is not natural vanilla flavor, they only way they can copy is by artificial vanilla flavor Vanillin which made from natural tree wood. I have to know what is "Natural Identical". Without this information, I can not answer its Halal status. Ask then what is meaning of Natural Identical. ZDoes it mean n o natural vanilla flavor. Natural vanilla flavor is obtained from vanilla beans by extracting with alcohol and water.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-19-11 01:17:43
  • Maggi Noodles a product Nestle in India is having any haram food ingredients? Eating this food product is halal or haram as per islamic shariyah(Quran&Sunnah). - Mohammad Arif khan
  • AOA

    Use only those Maggi Noodle which has a vegetarin siymbol of Green dot under circle and should not contain any flavor.


    Category: Food Products
    10-18-11 21:46:14
  • On your list for cheddar cheese you list Cabolt there is no such cheese company do you mean CABOT? http://www.cabotcheese.coop/pages/about_us/faqs.php - Masroor Khan
  • AOA

    It is a typo. It is Cabot cheese company.


    Category: General Question
    10-18-11 20:55:39
  • Does panera bread sell zabiha slaughered turkey ? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    No.


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-18-11 17:04:45
  • I had multiple correspondences with Dominoes and they mentioned their cheese to be based from plant sources, also they have plain cheese, vege delight and three cheese pasta bowl as vegeterian products. Would you please clarify on what is your correspondence with them - AMNA
  • AOA

    I used to work for Domino Pizza, they are talking about rennet from microbial but that is not only thing decide Halal status, please the Halal requirements of cheese under Ingredients. Domino cheese pizza is not Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-18-11 12:44:36
  • Is Kellog's Eggo Buttermilk Waffles halal? Ingredients ENRICHED FLOUR (WHEAT FLOUR, NIACIN, REDUCED IRON, THIAMIN MONONITRATE [VITAMIN B1], RIBOFLAVIN [VITAMIN B2], FOLIC ACID), WATER, VEGETABLE OIL (SOYBEAN AND PALM OIL), EGGS, LEAVENING (BAKING SODA, SODIUM ALUMINUM PHOSPHATE, MONOCALCIUM PHOSPHATE), SUGAR, CONTAINS TWO PERCENT OR LESS OF CALCIUM CARBONATE, SALT, BUTTERMILK, SOY LECITHIN, VITAMIN A PALMITATE, REDUCED IRON, NIACINAMIDE, VITAMIN B12, PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE (VITAMIN B6), THIAMIN HYDROCHLORIDE (VITAMIN B1), RIBOFLAVIN (VITAMIN B2). Allergens CONTAINS WHEAT, EGG, MILK AND SOY INGREDIENTS. Dietary Exchange Per Serving 2 Carbohydrates, 1 1/2 Fat, 1 Protein Kosher Status Kosher Dairy ---- jazaakumAllahu khayran katheer. - umar
  • AOA

    It is already mentioned under Waffles as Halal Waffle on our website.


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-18-11 12:01:08
  • I´am a muslim student, I live in germany, I want to know whether -Braantweinessig in german- or brandy vinegar in english, is hallal or not, most groceries and shops sell this kind of vinegar, I want to know if it is halal or not ? - Aboubakr
  • AOA

    Brandy vinegar or any wine vinegar is not Halal because of left over brandy and flavor other ingredients of brandy remained as in brandy vinegar. Buy Distilled white vinegar.


    Category: Food Products
    10-18-11 03:01:22
  • I am a Muslim, and i m working with Dubai base company, i am marketing manager overthere, my Question is that they want to marketing a Wine company by me, wine is haram totally, but they are forcing me, in this situation what should i do ? please reply me i can not go against ALLAH and Rasool Allah... - imran Murtaza
  • AOA

    According Islamic scholars Muslims can not work in wine comapny because selling eveb carrying wine is Haram for Muslims. 


    Category: Food Products
    10-18-11 00:37:26
  • As-salaamualaikum. Do you have any information about what condoms and lubricants are halal to use? I am not sure about the ingredients in some of these products. - Anonymous user
  • NO information


    Category: Non-Food Products
    10-17-11 16:46:12
  • Are the dyes in food such has yellow 5 and etc halal - javed kashani
  • AOA

    Red 40 & Yellow 5 are chemical dyes 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: Food Products
    10-17-11 16:44:11
  • I want to know if it's ok to eat chicken at Chick-fil-A? - anwer alhumaidi
  • AOA

    They are not Zabiha.


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-17-11 14:58:27
  • i do not find many brands like ponds sunsilk clrarasil etc. - sohail zia
  • AOA

    This is Halal food website we tried as much possible to include cosmetic but we have limited resources and so we can not put every cosmetic brand.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    10-17-11 11:53:28
  • assalamualaykum warahmatullaahi wa barkaatahu, can you please tell me about unscented oil and shampoo for hajj purpose. Jazakallah - qamar
  • AOA

    Serach the answer which I recently reply to a future Haji saheb


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-17-11 11:17:24
  • aoa can lactose be obtained from milk? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Lactose is a milk sugar and it can only obtained from milk and it is only Halal if it is Halal or kosher certified.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-17-11 09:25:10
  • aoa i searched pringles' website andasked them if they use alcohol in them here is what they said...please read and advise if we should eat them or not.. Ethanol is not used as an ingredient in Pringles and is not used during the manufacture of Pringles. However, ethanol is a natural component of many foods, including orange juice, baked potato, rolls with butter, also essential oils sometimes used in seasonings for Pringles. These foods contain measurable levels of naturally present ethanol. The natural levels in food ingredients may contribute very low levels of ethanol to Pringles. We have no data on ethanol levels in Pringles and we’re not systematically getting info on whether traces are know to be present in seasonings yes or no. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    The answer was not what you want. You want to know whether alcohol is used in natural or artificial flavor. Here how phrase your question.

    " is alcohol used as a solvent in flavor; alcohol is a hidden ingredient of flavor, it will not appear in the ingredients statement. The knowledge of presence or absence of alcohol in flavor is only known to QA or Technical service department that  has access to the specification of flavors, not the customer service. In the specification of flavor, the flavor supplier supposed to write the name of solvent or carrier used in a flavor by law. So please request them to find out from QA or Technical service department whether alcohol a hidden ingredient in flavor is used as a solvent or not".

    Unless you get answer from them only those Pringles which are Halal if they are not made with any flavor and have a kosher symbol on it


    Category: Ingredients
    10-17-11 09:17:01
  • if any product not listed in brand items then it means it is halal?like minute maid juices flavor or Quaker's chewy chocolate chip bars. - zia
  • AOA

    The only those products which marked as Halal are Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    10-17-11 08:16:29
  • Is tempeh halal ? - astn
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    10-17-11 08:10:22