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Recent Questions:

  • IS EMULSIFIER E471 A HALAL OR HARAM? - AHMAD KAMAL
  • AOA

    If there is claim on the package "Suitable for Vegetarian" on foodpackage containing E-Number 471 then it is made from vegetable fat and Halal but if there is no claim then it could be made from pork or beef fat.


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-09-11 10:58:03
  • can we eat bakers square pies or any kind of pies execpt frozen pies. - amir abbasi
  • AOA

    If pies are kosher certified and no alcohol in flavor then you can consume.


    Category: Food Products
    10-09-11 10:36:19
  • I would like to know if hydro-proxide is Halal or Not? Jzk.! - Sara
  • AOA

    Hydrogen Per Oxide is Halal because it is a chemical.


    Category: Food Products
    10-09-11 09:10:59
  • i want to buy a cake from superstore bakery on sunday 9 oct afternoon.plz tell cream cakes like black forest or others are halal or not ,thank you - raheel
  • AOA

    I have no information about superstory bakery whether they make cakes from kosher certified frozen batters or bakery mixes with no alcohol in flavor.


    Category: Food Products
    10-09-11 00:58:45
  • adakah produk syampoo dove halal? - aady
  • AOA

    If you are asking Dove shampoo then they are made without any animal derived ingredients and have no information of using alcohol in fragrance.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    10-08-11 18:50:48
  • Are fruit roll ups halal. - fareeda
  • AOA

    They are Halal all Halal if no alcohol is used in 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 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".


    Category: Food Products
    10-08-11 13:53:59
  • I received an email for sargento that all their chedder cheeses have no animal products - Masroor Khan
  • AOA

    Before any Muslim write a letter to any cheese company he or she must read the Halal requirements for Halal cheese under "Ingredients"section. No animal does not mean it is Halal. Cheese is Halal only if they meet Halal requirements.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-08-11 11:25:10
  • I noticed the previous answers for Ferrero Rocher is that it is not halal and it is not kosher certified...But the Ferrero Rocher chocolates that I have (from USA) have a "U-D" symbol on them...Does this make them halal? JazaakumAllah khair. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    That was an old answer and we have changed it status to Halal when they introduced kosher certified products few years back.


    Category: Food Products
    10-08-11 08:24:02
  • Is Geordanos pizza Halal??? - Shabbir
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    10-07-11 08:56:18
  • Assalamoalaium, Inshallah we are going for hajj, can you please tell us about unscented detergent and soap and toothpaste? Jazakallah! - qamar
  • AOA

    Mubarak

    Kirkland(Costco brand) Bath & Body Unscented Bar Soap, Ivory Snow Detergent, Lavera Neutral Tooth Gel Toothpaste Fluoride-Free Anti Allergy,
     


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-07-11 06:17:26
  • Is Simply Orange with Pineapple halal? What about Simply Raspberry Lemonade? JazaakAllah khair katheer. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Simply 100% Orange juice is the only Halal juice. Any juices with flavor are not Halal because alcohol is used as a solvent in flavor.


    Category: Food Products
    10-07-11 06:01:33
  • Are muscletech products like mass-tech and cell-tech supplements halal? Jazakallah. - Fshaikh
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    10-07-11 00:12:30
  • is pizza huts cheese and crust in the us halal. and is burger king's fish and chips halal. i would also like to know that if arthurs fish and chips are halal or not - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Pizza Hut Mozzarella cheese, originla or regular pizza sauce and only six crusts in USA only are Halal. List of 6 US crusts are listed on our website under Pizza Hut. Burger King fish is not Halal because it is fried with pork patties in USA. In USA Burger king French Fries are Halal. I have no information about Pizza Hut, Burger King and Arther in Europe.


    Category: General Question
    10-06-11 23:19:58
  • aoa i want to know that can we consider any cheese with kosher kd symbol as halal....as i know kd is less restrictive kosher certifying organization....is there any harm in consuming kd product with out 16 ingredients listed on ur website.. - sana
  • AOA

    KD kosher symbol carrying cheeses are Halal because they use kosher certified rennet, culture and culture media.


    Category: Food Products
    10-06-11 19:53:55
  • I want to ask that Is Tasty brand organic fruit snack gummies halal? from Costco. - nadia hasan
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-06-11 17:12:54
  • is magnesium stearate,silica gelatin halaal or haraam thanks - ahmad
  • AOA

    Magnesium Stearate is only Halal if the fat source is soy fat or vegetable fat. Only Zabiha slaughtered cow gelatin and fish gelatin are Halal. Silica is a chemical and it is Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    10-06-11 16:16:04
  • what if gelatin is made with different animal from pig,how do we know that animal is halal or which e number represent gelatin with different animal - aslihan
  • AOA

    Gelatin is Halal only if it is made from zabiha slaughtered cow or fish. There is no way of knowing the source of gelatin unless you ask the manufacturer. Kosher gelatin is not Halal because it is made from pork or non zabiha cow. So avoid any gelatin even if there is any kosher symbol.


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-06-11 14:04:45
  • ajinomoto halal or haram in islam? the people said that ganda ingredients include in the ajinomoto. - liaqat ali khan
  • AOA

    Monosodium glutamate from Ajinomonto USA is the only Halal MSG but I do not know about other countries.


    Category: Food Products
    10-06-11 08:38:27
  • i would like to know if the glycerine in dayquil is halal according to mahe qalbiat fatwa because i have recieved information from vicks as follows: Some Vicks version contain gelatin which is derived from animal sources, and/or glycerin, which may or may not be derived from animal sources. Vicks is made from raw materials that can come from either animal or vegetable sources. This may be either beef or pork, depending on available supplies. There is no way to determine which source is in any particular package of product. However, the animal source, if used, is chemically altered during manufacture and no longer resembles the original material by the time it is added to our product. so base on the information that it does not resemble it's original form would it be halal according to the mahe qalbiat fatwa? - raaz
  • AOA

    Please you should read about gelatin and animal fat used in bar soap under "Ingredients"ection of our website. It is explained technically that nothing happened to original source of pork or non zabiha beef during gelatin and bar soap manufacturing. The statement from VICK is wrong and they do not understand the requirement of chemical changes in Islamic Sharia. The first requirement of Tabdele Mahiya is the basic unit of a product or ingredient must complete changed to a new things. This is not happened during gelatin and bar soap chemical changes. The basis unit of gelatin is amino acids which remianed same as from pork raw material to pork gelatin. Same thing is to apply to Glycerin. Glycerin is Halal only if it is made from vegetable fat or from Halal synthetic material. Please alos read the essentila requirements of Tabdeele Mahiya rules in Sharia. Alcohol is Haram but when converted to acetic acid and water it became Halal as vinegar. Those Ulema who is giving fatwa should consults with food scientist before giving fatwa because they do not have scientific knowledge.


    Category: Food Products
    10-06-11 04:39:43
  • Which brand cough/fever syrup is halal. Also which pain reducer pill is halal - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Please go to NON Food Products section and click the medicine you see all the results.


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-05-11 21:02:00
  • is great value icecream halal - waleed hussain
  • AOA

    Great Value's Chocolate ice cream is only ice cream which is Halal.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    10-05-11 18:07:54
  • well... i really dont know but i found this: http://www.mrsfields.com.au/images/PDFs/halal_certification.pdf - fati
  • AOA

    Mrsfileds cookies are Halal certified by IFANCA. The majority of Mrsfields cookies are made with Vanilla Extract which contains 35% alcohol. IFANCA Halal certified all products made with Vanilla Extract and alcohol containing flavors. MCG consider those Mrsfields cookies made with vanilla extract and alcohol containing flavor as not Halal based on MCG criteria for Halal status.


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-05-11 16:44:07
  • Is cream of tartar halal ? - Ayesha
  • AOA

    Cream of Tartar is Halal in USA because it is made from unferneted grape according to industry.


    Category: Food Products
    10-05-11 09:33:28
  • Is betty crocker super moist chocolate fudge cake mix halal? - sara gilani
  • AOA

    Any cake mixes containing flavor are not Halal inncluding Betty Crocker. Both Betty Crocker adn Duncan Hines makes flavor free cake mixes which are Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    10-05-11 07:56:11
  • is Erythritol HALAL, knowing that many companies are providing a HALAL certificate for their Erythritol product - Jalal Al-Muhtaseb
  • AOA

    Halal Status Ingredient Category Description
    haram Erythrito Grain & plant based ingredients Erythritol is a sugar alcohol obtained either from cornstarch or fruit alcoholic fermentation.
    Halal Status Ingredient Category Description
    haram Erythrito Grain & plant based ingredients Erythritol is a sugar alcohol obtained either from cornstarch or fruit alcoholic fermentation.

     

    According to MCG criteria for Halal status is no alcohol, no alcoholic fermentation. Erythritol is a product of man made alcoholic fermentaion and this is the reason it is not Halal no matter if alcohol evaporate or gone during drying process. Some Halal certifiers are either do not have this knowledge or if even they this knowledge they anyhow Halal certified to make money knowing it is not acceptable to all Muslims. Cargill is one the manufacturer and I have a e-mail from their technical person about alcoholic fermentation.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-05-11 05:49:07
  • A, O,L .my son is 15months old and his docter say he eat the multevitamen serap or tableats. please tel me halal multevitamens producted name. - sabra sultana
  • AOA

    There several Kids vitamins available at www.koshervitamins.com or 1-800-645-1899 ask about no alcohol in flavor for children chewable vitamins.
     


    Category: Food Products
    10-05-11 01:12:07
  • Assalamalaikum. Good Humor ice cream (36 Variety pack) has the Kosher Diary symbol on it but in the ingredients it says 'Chocolate Liquor'. Is that halal? Also, it says artificial flavor; so we don't know what artificial flavors are used. Would this ice cream be halal? Jazakallah Khair - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Chocolate Liquor is a Halal ingredients. All flavors in ice cream are made with alcohol so buy ice cream or icecream bars without alcohol in flavor and there are many Halal ice cream and few ice cream bars wherer alcohol is not used.


    Category: Food Products
    10-04-11 21:34:42
  • Is Edy's Drumstick Ice cream halal? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Drumsticks is only Halal if no alcohol is used in flavor. Ask the manufacturer:

     

    " 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".


    Category: Food Products
    10-04-11 20:53:54
  • is fresh tilapia fish halal from wal mart (this is fish with a face) - talha
  • AOA

    If it has scales then it is Halal. but it does not have fin, so please ask a Islamic scholar for its shaped mouth, an abnormal spine, and an occasionally missing caudal fin.


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-04-11 17:00:43
  • Is oral b dental floss okay to use? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    ALL CREST BRAND FLOSS ARE HALAL

    P & G has informed MCG that all Crest brand floss are made with teflon and coated with beeswax a Halal ingredient.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    10-04-11 16:35:23
  • I want to know that is carvel cakes are halal not? - Rabi
  • AOA

    I think it is kosher certified but Halal only if it does not have alcohol in flavor and must kosher certified.


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-04-11 13:54:39
  • is Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate halal ? - thania khan
  • AOA

    Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate does not have any alcohol attachment. It has ethylhexanol attachment and it is a chemical and it is Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-04-11 13:05:01
  • Salaamualakum, please i would like to know if MARUCHAN RAMEN NOODLE SOUPS are halal. i normally buy the shrimp flavor for my kids but i'm still not sure since there is no kosher symbol on it. Beef and chicken are the other flavors available. thank you - Amina Ahmadou Karim
  • AOA

    All Maruchan noodles soups are not Halal because they are made with naturally brtewed soy sauce which is just made like a wine containg2-3% alcohol. They are not kosher certified so we do not know what Haram hidden ingredients they are using.


    Category: Food Products
    10-04-11 12:21:34
  • You have mentioned Dannon\'s Fat Free Yogurt as halal but it has Gelatin in the ingredients!!! Only Dannon's regular full cream yogurt is gelatin free, otherwise they use gelatin in all the other yogurts. It is clearly written in the ingredients on the container. What do you have to say to this?? - Aisha
  • AOA

    Please check the product name first because they are so many Fat Free Yogurt products from Dannon and we never assign Halal status to any yogurt containing kosher gelatin. There are only two Halal yogurts from Dannon both are plain, Premium Low fat Plain yogurt and Premium Non Fat plain yogurt.

    Before you accuse us, you should provide the evidence from our website. If write "Dannon" on our serach engine and click Food Product by Brand Name you will see only 39 yogurts listed as all Not Halal except above two. So please show me where we wrote Dannon Fat Free yogurt is Hala yogurt on our website.


    Category: Food Products
    10-04-11 12:10:49
  • as salam alai kum 1)I went to ALDIS store their I found MSG free on potato chips pack what does it mean 2)In ALDIS store I like bakers corner brand products are they halal please help me by giving the answers - nafees
  • AOA

    Only three products from Aldi is report5ed on our website but all them are mentioned in our Halal Food book and you have to get book to shop at Aldi.


    Category: Food Products
    10-04-11 10:45:00
  • Assalamualaikum.. I want to know is the kretcshmer wheat germ the product of Quaker is halal?? - fit
  • AOA

    kretcshmer wheat germ has a kosher then it is Halal otherwise not because it contains vitamin E which is a fat based vitamin.


    Category: Food Products
    10-04-11 07:15:41
  • Restaurant Depot has now Halal Meat with the halal stamp on it, Is is Zabiha? - Rehana Ahmed
  • AOA

    MCG do not recommend any Halal meat from Restaurant Depot because all chicken are machine slaufghtered.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    10-04-11 05:22:11
  • السلام عليكم most Halal products including meat... are very expensive in USA. many people (large Family) will not afforded it, and some locations do not have Halal store, farm. other locations will not allow halal slaughterhouse, or halal slaughter because of regulations . 1. Do you know Halal on line web site that have affordable Halal products in USA. 2. Do have list of Halal slaughterhouse in USA. 3. I did look at www.zabihah.com/ and I found it not to have enough information. thanks - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    The number one problem in Halal meat is machine slaughtered chicken which are not consider zabiha by many ulema including MCG ulema. You will not find hand slaugtered chicken in many part USA including small cities. Best advice is to buy real Halal zabiha Halal meat at big cities and stored in freezer. I do not have list of Halal slaughtered houses except one in Shannon, IL and Chicago IL. Many Zabiha meat is slaughtered at non Muslim slaughter houses. www.zabihah.com is especilized in Halal restuarnts not Halal foods or sluaghetred houses. Many slaughetered Halal animals by themself in small cities.


    Category: Food Products
    10-03-11 21:15:17
  • I want to know if Great Value Flour Tortillas are halal. It is Kosher certified and ingredients are below: Enriched Bleached Flour, Water, Vegetable Shortening (Hydrogenated Soybean And Cottonseed Oils), Contains 2% Or Less Of The Following: Salt, Calcium Propionate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Fumaric Acid, Sorbic Acid, Distilled Mono- And Diglycerides, Sugar. Thank you - Evren
  • AOA

    It is a Halal producrt.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-03-11 19:27:41
  • which sea food brand is halal in kroger nad walmart bcz all contain whey - ruqaiya
  • AOA

    They all mentioned in our Halal food book.


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-03-11 15:38:59
  • Some tablet for joint formulae at CVS has listed collagen(hydrolyzed gelatin) on them, is it halal? - Aamir Habib
  • AOA

    If it pork collgen then it is Haram, if it is non zbiha beef collagen then it is not Halal if it a fish collagen then it is Halal so you have to ask them the source of collagen.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-03-11 13:00:03
  • IS DR.PEPPER HARAM IF IS HOW - shahwaiz
  • AOA

    Dr, Pepper is not because they use alcohol in their natural flavor.


    Category: Food Products
    10-03-11 12:52:31
  • Salam. I have searched news and alerts archive for information on "caramel flavor" but I could not find it. Could you tell me if caramel flavor and color in kosher certified cookies is halal? Jazakallah khair. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    There is no Caramel flavor it is only Caramel color which is a Halal ingredient because it is made from sugar by burning it. All cookies if kosher certified if they contain caramel color then carmel color is Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-03-11 12:09:19
  • A request- if you do nto want to label Coke, pepsi and wrigleys as haram- please kindly do not label it as halal, as alot of people have faith in your words and follow you (including myself). as whenever I ahve asked these companies about alcohol and alcoholic flavourings, they NEVER Aanswer clearly that they do not use alcohol or contain alcohol- they always twist the answers and and never answer that we do nto contain alcohol. Previously when I coresponded with them, they did admit they have alcoholic flavourings, but now they have changed their story that we are accepted in all muslim countries, bt they NEVER EVER say, our products DO NOT contain alcohol or alcoholic flavourings. I had emails from them, but my computer went bust and I lost all my emails, otherwise I would have forwarded it to you. I even had an email from Ferrero Rocher who said they use rennet from pigs, but I lost this email too. please kindly let me knwo your honoured opinion. jk request fro duas - M ADAM
  • AOA

    We also same e-mails from Coke, Pepsi, only 7 UP admit in their e-mail that they use alcohol as a solvent in natural and artificial flavor while Coke and Pepsi were saying their products do not consider as alcoholic. This is all lawyer and FDA language which food companies said based on their attorney's advise to protect them from law suite. So MCG on its own money send coke, pepsi and 7 UP to a Chicago based independ lab. One lab in Florida refused to analyse the pepsi and coke products becaus they do business with them. The results came out zero alcohol in coke, Pepsi and 7 UP. We discussed this matter with one of Mufti saheb who adviced since 7 UP admit of using alcohol then publshed as not Halal. Then recommed to provide Halal status to Coke and Pepsi based on lab results. errero Rocher's chocolates were assigned as Not Halal on our website for many year because lack of kosher certification in their Italin plants. Since few years back they started producing their chocolate in New Jersey plant or close to it which is kosher certified and they are using kosher certified raw materiakl which meet Halal requirements. Since last few years we are assigning them as Halal chocolate.


    Category: General Question
    10-03-11 09:56:06
  • Is lanoloin halal? Is vitamin D3 halal? Why, please kindly give reason. Is Vitamin D halal? Why, pleasse kindly give reaon. jk. May Allah reward you with the Best. - M ADAM
  • AOA

    In USA for Vitamin D used only for milk fortification it is obtained from sheep wool fat called Lanolin without slaughtering the sheep. Sheep wool is a Halal source so Lanolin from sheep wool is Halal and vitamin D3 obtained from sheep wool lanolin is also Halal and it is kosher certified and meet Halal requirements.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-03-11 09:49:41
  • can i have marks and spencers halal and haram listing? i would very appriciate if u reply my questions.. hope to hear from you soon.. an advance thank you :) - wan li
  • AOA

    Mark & Spencers is on line shopping store selling furniture, cloth, flower and wine and it is a UK retailer and I have no information about it.


    Category: Food Products
    10-02-11 22:51:08
  • is dove bath soap or bar halal? - noreen
  • AOA

    No it is not Halal vbecause the company will not give any gurantee about pork free.


    Category: General Question
    10-02-11 20:56:43
  • انا اسئل عن المنتج الغذائي الحلال الخاص بتنزين او زينه الكعك او كيك - دينا
  • Salam

    ولا أملك تقدم فإنني صحيفة او عناصر حول وضع الحلال, لأنني لا اعرف بلدك. يرجى سؤالك.


    Category: Food Products
    10-02-11 16:22:00
  • i want to know if the PRECIOUS brand cheese stick hallal. if you can help me finding about what enzymes they use. was salam - mohammed khalid
  • AOA

    Only Preciousbrand of Mozzarella cheese is Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-02-11 14:23:47
  • is pears bar soap(made in india) is halal? - uzma atif
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    10-02-11 11:05:37
  • Assalamu alaykum I would like to know about enzymes in the cheese used at pizza hut.Is it from animal or the micro ones. Then generally about enzymes.in which cheese brands are the enzymes halal - Muhammad Mangera
  • AOA

    Microbial Halal enzyme is used in Pizza Hut's pizza cheese. It is made from Halal yeast cells. Enymes is cheese are two kind one is milk clotting enzyne called rennet and fat breaking enzyme called Lipase both have to be from microbial source to be conside as Halal. Then they also use starter culture bacteria which has to be from milk source not meat source. Then these bacteria has to grow on Halal meadi like milk inorder for cheese to be consider Halal. So the Halal requirements of cheese is microbial rennet and Lipase enzymes and Halal starter culture bacteria and Halal media upon which these bacteria grow to produce milluions bacterial cells.


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-02-11 09:09:29
  • aasalamualikum, is the kirkland chocolate from USA halal. And is the kitkat chocolate from USA halal. - Abdullah
  • AOA

    Kirkland Belgian Choclate if has kosher symbol on it and no flavor then it is Halal otherwise not.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    10-02-11 08:27:02
  • i just want to know etude house is halal? - alyaa
  • AOA

    It is mentioned under our Cosmetic section of Non Food Products:

    Cosmetic All Makeup Products Etude House USA No animal derived ingredients are used(December 2010). Look for Cochineal, if it is there then it will not be Halal because Insects are Haram


    Category: Non-Food Products
    10-01-11 21:41:22
  • Which flavors of frozen yogurt and toppings are halal at the Pinkberry (frozen yogurt chain)? Jazakallah - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    10-01-11 14:35:06
  • can i eat prenatal multivitamin of spring valley?is it hallah because it has gelatin. - sabeen aziz
  • AOA

    It is not Halal because of gelatin which could be from pork. This is from our News section if search "Prenatal" on our search engine:

     

    1. LANDAU CENTRALAN MULTIVITAMINS & MINERAL WHICH EQULA TO CENTRUM  LN-735-1  UPC: 078328973511AVAILABLE AT 1-800-645-1899.

    2. MAXI HEALTH SUPREME MULTI VITAMINS MXM-110 UPC 753406001064 AVAILABLE AT 1-800-645-1899.

    3. Solgar Formula VM-2000 Multi Vitamin & Mineral 1180 TAB SL-1189 UPC 033984011892 AVAILABLE AT 1-800-645-1899.

    4. Solgar Formula VM-75 90 TAB SL-1182 UPC 033984011823 AVAILABLE AT 1-800-645-1899.

    5. Zahlers MultiVite Complete One-A-Day Multi Vitamin & Mineral 90 Tablets ZA-110462 UPC 779663110462 AVAILABLE AT 1-800-645-1899.

    6. Maxi Health Maxi One Prenatal 60 TAB MXM-14306 UPC 753406143061 AVAILABLE AT 1-800-645-1899.

    7. Landau Prenatal 100 TAB ln-725-1 UPC 078328972514 AVAILABLE AT 1-800-645-1899.

    8. Solgar Calcium Citrate With Vitamin D3 60 TAB SL-432 UPC 03398004320 AVIALBALE AT VITAMINS STORES SUCH AS VITAMIN SHOPPEE.

    9. Maxi Health Maxi Health Maxi Omega-3 Fish Oil Mood Formula EPA/DHA 60 Maxicaps Product # MXF-21706 UPC: 753406217069 AVAILABLE AT 1-800-645-1899.

    VITAMINS AND MINERALS WITHOUT ANIMAL DERVIED INGREDIENTS


    1. ONE A DAY VITAMINS 20 POWDER(ALCOHOL MAY OR MAY NOT BE USED IN FLAVOR, VITAMIN D OBTAINED FROM SHEEP’S WOOL, THIS PRODUCT IS NOT KOSHER CERTIFIED).

    2. ONE A DAY ENERGY ADVOCATE 20 POWDER(ALCOHOL MAY OR MAY NOT BE USED IN FLAVOR, VITAMIN D OBTAINED FROM SHEEP’S WOOL, THIS PRODUCT IS NOT KOSHER CERTIFIED).

    THESE POWDERS NEED TO BE DISSOLVED IN WATER.

    3. VITA FUSION CALCIUM WITH VITAMIN D(MADE WITH PECTIN NOT GELATIN, THIS PRODUCT IS NOT KOSHER CERTIFIED).

     


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-01-11 11:51:35
  • this is about enfamil premium infant formula the company says the alcohol used is very minute 20ppm and it is accepted by islamic shariah law could u plz answer in detail - mohammed
  • AOA

    Please provide the name of Islamic Sharia and it is not accepted by all Ulema. There are 21 Halal infant formulas why you have to use Enfamil Premium Infant formula which is made with Nucleotide. The Nucleotide is obtained from Torula yeast and Torula yeast is grown on alcohol. Our Mufti advisor has given this fatwa on alcohol which was published under Alert section:

     

    FATWA FROM DARUL IFTA JAMIA NIZAMIA HYDERABAD, INDIA ON ALCOHOL

    Jamia Nizamia has issued the following Fatwa on Alcohol:

    "Although there is difference of opinion among ulema about alcohol being consider as wine but according to "Mufti Ba Qhool" (saying of Mufti) anything which causes intoxication in large or small quantity is consider as Haram. So use of alcohol is prohibited."

    Here is list of 21 Halal Infant Formulas available in supermarkets and Wal-Mart:

     

    1. Parent's Choice(Wal-Mart brand) Infant Formula Added Rice Starch for 0-12 months babies

    2. Meijer Baby Milk based Nutrition for baby first year Added Rice Starch Infant Formula with Iron Lipids

    3. Meijer Baby Milk based Nutrition for baby first year Gentle Protein Infant Formula with iron Lipids

    4. Baby Basic Milk based Formula with Iron for older infant 9-24 months Lipids DHA & ARA

    5. Enfamil Prosobee Soy Infant Formula with Iron for 0-12 months babies

    6. Enfamil A. R. Lipil For Spit up Infant Milk based Formula with Iron

    7. Enfamil Gentlease Milk based Infant Formula with Iron

    8. Similac Isomil DF Soy formula for Diarrhea

    9. Similac Sensitive Isomil Soy Formula for Fussiness and Gas

    9. Walgreen Soy based Infant Formula with Iron

    10. Walgreen Infant Formula Gentle with Iron for Fussiness & Gas 0-12 months babies

    11. Enfagrow Premium Toddler

    12. Enfamil Premium Next Step Lipil for 10-36 months babies

    13. Enfamil A. R. for Spit up for new born 0-12 months babies

    14. Enfamil A. R. Lipil Milk based with Iron for Spit up

    15. Enfamil Rest Full 0-12 months babies

    16. Enfamil For Bedtime Feeds milk based Formula with Iron 0-12 months babies

    17. Mom To Mom Toddler Formula

    18. Mom To Mom Soy Infant Formula with Iron

    19. Meijer Toddler Formula with Iron

    20. Parent Choice(Wal-Mart brand) Gentle for Fussiness & Gas for 0-12 months babies

    21. Parent Choice(Wal-Mart brand) Soy based Infant Formula for 0-12 months babies

     

     

     

     


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-01-11 08:53:12
  • Is maltodextrin halal in Europe? - R
  • AOA

    Maltodextrin is Halal in Europe.


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-01-11 05:54:07
  • about product cosmetic : Pond's White Beauty UV protection cream is halal? Thank's :) - darnis
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    09-30-11 13:25:01
  • I have heard that ther is alcohol ingrdint in coca is that realy true - huseen kassim
  • AOA

    According to a independant lab where we send a sample of coke, there is no alcohol in coke.


    Category: E-Numbers
    09-30-11 04:31:31
  • salam alaik..i would like to ask about the dry yeast named 'mauri pan'..which contained imusilfier (e49**)..this product is from china..is it halal coz i used it to baked a breads..and if it is non-halal product i hope you can give another option for me to use the halal yeast for baking breads..syukran khairal jazak.. - zulfa
  • AOA

    There is no E-Number 49 probably you missing one number but by 100% dry yeast in supermarket wich is a Halal ingredient and forget about yeast from China.


    Category: Ingredients
    09-29-11 23:21:42
  • Is (Betty Crocker) Old El Paso Enchilada Sauce (Medium) halal? JazaakumAllah khayr katheer, wassalaam. - Umar
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    09-29-11 20:28:37
  • Is Portillo's chocolate cake halal? - Noor A
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    09-29-11 20:08:41
  • what is the real zabiha halal chicken? Crescent Foods, Mediterranean Halal, or well bread farms? they are so many companies who claimed "Halal" but some of them use slaughter machines. - Musa Giron
  • AOA

    I do not know about them except Crescent Foods chicken are hand slaughtered.


    Category: Food Products
    09-29-11 09:10:45
  • Are the food products of KFC,Pizza Hut & McDonald's halal certified? - Mohammad Imran
  • AOA

    No, not to my knowledge.


    Category: Food Products
    09-29-11 04:31:16
  • My frient took some chocolates (Snickers and Twix) from Korea. Wrappers of chocolates are written in Korean. I need to verify that these chocolates are Halal or not. We have a confusion over here so kindly help us in this regard. - Muhammad Sulaiman Loane
  • AOA

    I can provide answers on only US and Canadian made food products not from any other country.


    Category: Food Products
    09-28-11 23:54:38
  • Is Great Value Cherry Pie Filling halal? Please insha'Allah include the full status (if alcohol is used in flavoring or not) because it benefits us immensely. Otherwise people do not know whether to eat it or not. JazaakumAllah khair katheer, wa baarakAllah feekum, wassalaam. - omer
  • AOA

    Sorry, I have no information but I will investigate and published it on our website.


    Category: Food Products
    09-28-11 20:41:23
  • http://www.nuun.com/ , these are used by hajjis. can you please confirm the halal status for this - Ariff Shaik
  • AOA

    It does not mean Halal if hajjis used it. It is drink for dehydration, sports other but there is no sign of any kosher symbol even they do not have ingredients statement. Without these requirements I can not they are Halal or not.


    Category: Food Products
    09-28-11 15:03:25
  • aquafresh(uk) tooth paste halal or haram ? - ahmed
  • AOA

    I have no information about it in UK.


    Category: General Question
    09-28-11 13:45:41
  • i would like to know whether tropicana orange juice sold in costco, the white and wheat breads sold in costco and the laughing cow cream cheese spread are halal or not? - balkhis banu gaffoor
  • AOA

    Tropican 100% Orange juice without flavor is a Halal product. If Laughing Cow Cream cheese has no flavor and if it carries a kosher symbol then it is Halal. I have no information bread at Costco becaus ethey buy from reginal bakeries in differrent region.


    Category: Food Products
    09-28-11 13:43:28
  • I just want to know that which fruit juice is halal and is apple & eve brand juices are halal or not? - Rabi
  • AOA

    All apple juices which carry OU kosher symbol are Halal including Apple & Eve. Please do not buy apple juice with kosher symbol because they might use pork gelatin in the filtering system. All 100% juices except apple juice without any flavor are Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    09-28-11 13:16:20
  • Salam, is Sunny D beverages (eg: Orange Juice) halal? - Nisa
  • AOA

    From our News section:

     

    A Muslim consumer has provided this e-mail from Sunny Delight Beverages Company (It is a fact all natural 100% fruit juices contain a very little amount of alcohol naturally produced in fruit during ripening of fruits and this alcohol in fruits is consider OK to consume):


    Good Afternoon,

    Thank you for contacting Sunny Delight Beverages

    Company. Our suppliers do not add alcohol as a solvent in any of our

    products.

    Sincerely,                           

    Sunny Delight Beverages Co

    Consumer Relations Department

     


    Category: Food Products
    09-28-11 12:51:16
  • is great value (walmart brand) unsalted butter halal? - Fareena
  • AOA

    Unsalted butter from Wal-Mart brand Great Value is Halal only if no alcohol is used in flavoring.

                       


    Category: Food Products
    09-28-11 12:30:41
  • Is Daim chocolate from Sweden halal? - suhati
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    09-28-11 05:07:47
  • i'm from UAE and i want to know if all the avon products sold here are halal or not. for sure they are not manufactured here and i dont know where they are imported from. pls help. jKH - hina
  • AOA

    According our ALERT section:

    PORK FAT IS USED IN SOME AVON MAKEUP PRODUCTS

    "According to AVON Company(1-800-445-2866/1-800-265-2866) pork fat is used in some AVON makeup products. Please contact the AVON company for detail. Please avoid all AVON makeup products as a precaution".

     

    I do not know where AVON products is manufactured for UAE.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    09-28-11 02:59:21
  • is dha-glucosamine halal? - Jim Ramirez
  • AOA

    From our NEWS section:

    HALAL GLUCOSAMINE SULFATE VEGICAPS FOR DIETARY SUPPORT FOR HEALTHY JOINTS AND MOBILITY:

    For Dietary support for healthy joints and mobility a Halal Glucosamine Sulfate vegicaps from Maxi Health Maxi GS (Glucosamine Sulfate) Supreme 500
    Mg. 60 Vegicaps Product # MXG-60 UPC 753406113064 is available by calling 1-800-645-1899 or visiting www.koshervitamins.com


    Category: Ingredients
    09-27-11 20:30:07
  • Do you have any information as to the chocolates and candies which are sold in Saudi Arabia are considered halal or no ? Some of them are imported from European countries and none of them have any kosher symbol like in the US .I think the government there claims that it is halal .Jazakallah khair - Sumayya Faruqi
  • AOA

    For European Chocolate and Candies it must have "Suitable for Vegetarian" claim on the package and flavor should not have alcohol. Use USA'a Hershey chocolate lot of them listed Halal on our website or Nestle's Crunch(US made with kosher symbol).


    Category: Food Products
    09-27-11 19:15:15
  • which pops are halal in new york city .for kids. - TARIQ
  • AOA

    Some Pops has kosher symbol but in order for them to be Halal they should not use alcohol in flavor. Probably Kool Aid Dry Punch Mix Pop may not have alcohol in flavor. Sangler's Pops are Halal if no alcohol isused in flavor.


    Category: Food Products
    09-27-11 18:37:30
  • nestle crunch ice cream bar or good humor ice cream are halal if they have symbol UD KD - tariq
  • AOA

    They are Halal if no alcohol is used in flavor. Why do not use the Halal Snicker Ice Cream Bars and Snicker Mini Ice Cream Bars.


    Category: Food Products
    09-27-11 18:34:13
  • Hello I really like tic-tac orange but i dont know if they are halal or not - hasan
  • AOA

    Tic-Tac is not kosher certified and it is not Halal because it contains Magnesium Stearate which could be from pork fat. They used to use gelatin but it was replaced with Gum Arabic. The Artificial color may be made with pork fat glycerin. Natural & artificial flavor may contain alcohol. The most important part this Ferrero Tic Tac is lack of kosher symbol on the package.


    Category: Food Products
    09-27-11 15:44:12
  • is portillo s fish burger halal? - ayeasha
  • AOA

    I can not judgeits Halal/not Halal status without ingredients list because of not familiar with the brand and you have to provide me the complete list of ingredients.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    09-27-11 14:36:04
  • how a food became halal for muslims? - iftikhar ali
  • AOA

    All the ingredients both listed on the ingredients list and hidden ingredients which are not listed must be Halal, the inprocessing, packaging and must important thing thing is athat it has to be Halal or kosher certified. Kosher certification must meet Halal requirements because not all kosher certified food product are consider Halal unless they meet Halal requirements.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    09-27-11 11:26:17
  • can we eat breaded fishes - mehmood
  • AOA

    The breading has to be Halal and should not contain beer battered and should not fried in the same freyer where beer battered fish are fried. Use broiled or grilled fish with AA butter.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    09-27-11 07:46:18
  • is lactose halal in medicine - ahmar mahmood
  • AOA

    It must be Halal or Kosher certified otherwise it is not Halal.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    09-27-11 05:42:25
  • ı want to buy a follow-on milk for one year old baby but ı dont know which brand to buy so could you help me which follow-on milk brands are halal in paris? - mercan
  • AOA

    The following 21 infant formulas are Halal and can be obtained from supermarkets and Wal-Mart (from our website):

     

    NEW LIST OF HALAL BABY INFANT FORMULAS 2011

    The following new list of Halal baby infant formulas is available because some brand has added Nucleotide which is also known as Adenosine 5' - Monophosphate, Cytidene 5' -  Monophosphate, Disodium Guanosine 5' -  Monophosphate, Disodium Uridine 5' - Monophosphate, Inosito5' - Monophosphate. These nucleotides are obtained from Turula yeast cell's RNA. Ethyl Alcohol is provided as nutrients to Turula yeast cells to multiply in millions.

     

    1. Parent's Choice(Wal-Mart brand) Infant Formula Added Rice Starch for 0-12 months babies

    2. Meijer Baby Milk based Nutrition for baby first year Added Rice Starch Infant Formula with Iron Lipids

    3. Meijer Baby Milk based Nutrition for baby first year Gentle Protein Infant Formula with iron Lipids

    4. Baby Basic Milk based Formula with Iron for older infant 9-24 months Lipids DHA & ARA

    5. Enfamil Prosobee Soy Infant Formula with Iron for 0-12 months babies

    6. Enfamil A. R. Lipil For Spit up Infant Milk based Formula with Iron

    7. Enfamil Gentlease Milk based Infant Formula with Iron

    8. Similac Isomil DF Soy formula for Diarrhea

    9. Similac Sensitive Isomil Soy Formula for Fussiness and Gas

    9. Walgreen Soy based Infant Formula with Iron

    10. Walgreen Infant Formula Gentle with Iron for Fussiness & Gas 0-12 months babies

    11. Enfagrow Premium Toddler

    12. Enfamil Premium Next Step Lipil for 10-36 months babies

    13. Enfamil A. R. for Spit up for new born 0-12 months babies

    14. Enfamil A. R. Lipil Milk based with Iron for Spit up

    15. Enfamil Rest Full 0-12 months babies

    16. Enfamil For Bedtime Feeds milk based Formula with Iron 0-12 months babies

    17. Mom To Mom Toddler Formula

    18. Mom To Mom Soy Infant Formula with Iron

    19. Meijer Toddler Formula with Iron

    20. Parent Choice(Wal-Mart brand) Gentle for Fussiness & Gas for 0-12 months babies

    21. Parent Choice(Wal-Mart brand) Soy based Infant Formula for 0-12 months babies

     


    Category: E-Numbers
    09-27-11 05:21:29
  • Salam, Is Kraft real mayo reduced fat with olive oil ok? Ingredients: Water , Olive Oil , Canola Oil , Soybean Oil , Vinegar , Modified Food Starch , Sugar , Maltodextrin , Eggs , Contains Less Than 2% of: Salt , Mustard Flour , Dried Onions , Dried Garlic , Natural Flavor , Enzyme Modified Egg Yolk , Beta Carotene , Lactic Acid , Potassium Sorbate , Calcium Disodium EDTA , Phosphoric Acid - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Kraft's Real Mayo reduced fat oilive oil is a Halal product.


    Category: E-Numbers
    09-27-11 00:07:26
  • is pediasure halal? - MEHMET
  • AOA

    Pediasuere is Halal only if no alcohol is used in flavor.

    How to ask for alcohol in 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 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".


    Category: Food Products
    09-26-11 22:15:44
  • Is Chloraseptic Sore Throat Spray for Kids-Grape-6 oz Halal? I read that red 40 if used as a liquid might contain alcohol.On the Bottle It says red 40 as one of the ingredients.Does the red 40 in the spray have alcohol? - Sayed Murad
  • AOA

    Red 40 or any artificial color used in liquid form they have to use slovent which vegetable oil or glycerin. If glycerin is from pork fat then the red 40 is Haram and if it is from vegetable fat then it is Halal. Alcohol is not used in colors.

    Ask the the company whether they use any animal derived ingredients or alcohol if they said no then you can use it.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    09-26-11 18:59:32
  • Is Ring Pop halal? - Atif Fattah
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    09-26-11 18:20:33
  • Are Doritos and Cheetos haram? - Rukhsana NAz
  • AOA

    All Cheetos are not Halal becaus ethey are not kosher certified. All Doritos except toasted corn chips are not Halal because the are not kosher certified. The Doritos Toasted cor is the only Halal product.


    Category: Food Products
    09-26-11 16:21:11
  • assalam o alaikum i want to bring it in ur info and to ur viewers that i wrote to popsicles ,breyers and dreyers regarding presence of alcohol in their flavors .... they replied(shortly) : dreyers:Several of our ice cream products contain alcohol. The alcohol is used as an agent to carry the flavor. Vendors are not required to disclose the type of alcohol they use; they are only required to ensure that the alcohol is GRAS and food-grade. Generally speaking we strive to keep any product that contains alcohol to an alcohol level well within the guidelines of the FDA. for more info im forwarding their mails to your email address ...kindly read that and if ok then publish on ur website to help other muslims, jazakAllah - sana
  • AOA

    Thanks for your information, we gave the Halal status to those Breyer ice creams which are not made with flavor. We always ask Muslim consumers to contact food companies for alcohol information because I have no resources to call each food company because I works for a food company. If somebody want to do this job to find the alcohol status in flavors then forward the information to us. Inshallah MCG will pay reasonable amount for their time. A non working sister can do this job..


    Category: Food Products
    09-26-11 15:54:47
  • Assalamu'alaykum I would like to know if subway's subs and pizza are Halal. Jazakallah Assalamu'alaykum - Yasmeen
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    09-26-11 14:38:13
  • Assalamalaikum, I would like to know whether the Dove bar soap is halal or not? - Amena Khan
  • AOA

    It is not Halal because they can not guarantee it will be pork fat free because they may use pork fat if others fat are not available.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    09-26-11 09:03:45
  • I would like to take the following supplement but not sure if it is 100% okay. I would appreciate if you can help me. Thanks, http://www.drbvitamins.com/products.html?view=properties&id=8 - Mariana
  • AOA

    There are only two products are kosher certified and rest are not:

     

     

    ... biotechnology or genetically modified organisms are involved. L-Carnitine Fumarate is certified GMO free, BSE safe, pesticide free and Kosher. It is also ISO 9002 certified and NNFA GMP certified. L-Carnitine ...
    ... Fumarate is certified GMO free, BSE safe, pesticide free and Kosher. It is also ISO 9002 certified and NNFA GMP certified. L-Carnitine Fumarate is highly stable and bioavailable. Known as a global leader ...
    Please check Halal vitamins list at Vitamin Shoppe stores and also other brands on our website. Write Vitamins in search and you will get the lsit of Halal vitamins. You can also visit www.koshervitamins.com


    Category: Food Products
    09-25-11 22:00:54
  • chester products- Are flamin hot , hot fries , and corn puffs halal ? these are all chester products.Also is nerds halal the brand is wonka . PLEASE email me ASAP. thank you and please please email me back ASAP. - humi
  • AOA

    Chester products are not Halal as they are reported on our website because they are not kosher certified. Nestle Nerd is also not Halal because it is not kosher certified this item is also reported on our website.


    Category: E-Numbers
    09-25-11 19:23:49
  • Asalamualaikum, I am concerned with certain cereal products imported from the uk of kellogs company to kuwait If the ingredients contain barley malt flavouring or rosemary extract is there a possibility it\'s not halal? I know you don\'t deal with uk products but it has no 800 number so I thought to ask here. Wht abt general mills oatmeal crisp imported from us. JazakAlLah khairun - Farheen wani
  • AOA

    General Mills Oatmeal Crisp is Halal if no alcohol is used in flavor. Kelloggs UK cereals are Halla only if there is claim on the package "Suitable for Vegetarian"and it should not contain flavor. Malt Flavoring in USA/Canada is a Halal ingredients but I do not know in UK. Risemary Extract can be extracted with alcohol if so then it is not Halal according to MCG criteria. You can go to yahoo and search Kelloggs Uk and then write a e-mail either they provide e-mail address or you can write your question on Kelloggs website. Kellogs do use alcohol in flavor in USA/Canada. So avoid cereal containing flavor. It is possible they UK import Malt Flavoring from USA because USA grows lot of Barley than UK.


    Category: Ingredients
    09-25-11 18:26:08
  • is ethyl vanillin and kewra/kadi water halal? also tell is there any special certification process in KSA region for imported products cuz i often find vanillin, vanilla powder, ethyl vanilin and natural/artificial vanilla flavourings in the products. - wish
  • AOA

    One fact is that Saudi Arabia import US made products containing alcohol based flavors according to a company who export their product to KSA. Ethyl Vanillin is a Halal ingredient. But I do not know the Kewara/kadi water.


    Category: Food Products
    09-25-11 14:21:36
  • Assalam.o.alaikum...kindly tell me is Galaxy, 7up and nestle products halal in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia region? - wish
  • AOA

    Sorry, I do not have information about Galaxy and 7 UP in KSA.


    Category: Food Products
    09-25-11 14:17:14
  • is natural vanilla extract halal in suitable for vegetarians food - ahmar mahmood
  • AOA

    Vanilla Extract is a Haram ingredient because it must contain 35% alcohol minimum. It does not matter if it say Suitable for Vegetarian or have a kosher symbol on it.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    09-25-11 10:55:29
  • is vanilla extract halal in suitable for vegetarians food - ahmar mahmood
  • AOA

    No, Vanilla Extract is a Haram ingredient because it contains 35% alcohol.


    Category: Food Products
    09-25-11 10:28:40
  • is glycerol halal in food - ahmar mahmood
  • AOA

    Only if the product has a kosher symbol on the food package containing Glycerol. But it is Halal if made from vegetable fat and Haram if it is made from pork fat.


    Category: Food Products
    09-25-11 10:24:28