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Recent Questions:

  • i want to ask about if the beef sold by FPL FOOD LLC is Halal certified ? - Nasren
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    04-02-12 15:01:04
  • is kellogs raisin bran cereal halal - kahkashan taher
  • AOA

    Please go to Category serach, select "C" then under "C" select "Cereal" you will find Kelloggs Raisin Brand Cereal Halal Status. Both Organic and Regular Raisin Bran cereal from Kelloggs are Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    04-02-12 14:43:56
  • is lactaid 2%milk halal - kahkashan taher
  • AOA

    It is a Halal product.


    Category: Food Products
    04-02-12 14:40:16
  • Assalamu Alaykum. Is fresh fish like salmon and tuna bought from a fish market halal? There would be no way of knowing if it is farmed fish because it does not come in any packaging. In this case, how can one know whether it's farmed or not? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Supermarkets do label them Farm Raised or wild catch. At fish markert it is not label so it better to buy from supermarket.


    Category: Food Products
    04-02-12 12:03:07
  • Are there any resturants in California that provide halal burgers? (Burger King, Carls Jr, Jack In the Box, etc) - Syed Ali
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    04-02-12 11:58:46
  • elite 3.2% probiotique yougourt is halal to eat - iqbal
  • AOA

    Probiotic is not Halal because it involved alcohol fermentation. I have no information on Elite brand. 


    Category: E-Numbers
    04-02-12 11:32:03
  • is mentos fruit mint halal in USA? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I have no information I tried to ask on their website but question/answer does not work.


    Category: Food Products
    04-02-12 09:06:03
  • Is Maximuscle Cyclone chocolate flavour halal? It says suitable for vegetarian, I rang them and they said its halal, but the assistant didnt have much knowledge about rennet etc... - Atif
  • AOA

    Suitable for vegetarian is only Halal if they do not use alcohol in flavor and I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    04-02-12 08:29:33
  • Is it montery jack cheese halal or not?jazakumullahu khairan - Hadi
  • AOA

    Cheeses are Halal only if they carry kosher symbol on it. If could not find kosher symbol then it is not Halal. Kosher Montery Jack cheese is available only at kosher Food stores in your town.


    Category: Food Products
    04-02-12 06:53:22
  • My wife missit alot of salat and saum because of prgenancy time and alrythah is there to have qatha all missing salat and saum and how? jazakumulahu xayran - ‌Hadi
  • AOA

    Your question can be answered by a well educated Islamic Scholars. I am not a Mufti.


    Category: General Question
    04-02-12 06:40:35
  • Aoa.regarding E631 and E635 it is present in the noodle tastemaker here in india ..but those have a green dot on it..so is it halal? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    If it has green dot then they are Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    04-02-12 06:16:26
  • tell me the detail of halal certification process? - raees ahmad
  • AOA

    It is listed on home page under MCG Halal certification.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    04-02-12 04:15:35
  • is kirkland signature blue berries halal ? - Soltan
  • AOA

    If it 100% Buleberry and no other ingredients then it is Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    04-02-12 03:18:23
  • What should be the minimum concentration/level of alcohol in Halal Products. - Wasi Akhtar
  • AOA

    The Halal requirement is ZERO PERCENT or ZERO AMOUNT.


    Category: Ingredients
    04-02-12 02:52:48
  • recently i have receive news in people (britannia marie gold was haram) so i have confuse from this news. so, help me this news was true or false - ALAUDEEN
  • AOA

    I have got this e-mail from Britannia in India:

    From: LALITHA@BRITINDIA.COM
    Sent: Wed 3/07/12 12:12 AM
    To: S.Rasheed Ahmed (halalfoods@hotmail.com)

     
     
     
     

    Dear Sir,

    In the year 2010, around this time you had asked this query and after verifying with our major flavour suppliers (we buy flavours from Internationally reputed flavour houses like
    Givaudan, IFF) I had replied that there is no ethyl alcohol in the flavours that we use. Am attaching the mail I had sent to you on 2nd April 2010 for your kind reference.
    All the ingredients and additives used in Britannia Biscuits are of vegetarian origin only and do not contain any ethyl alcohol in them.

    In India, these product packs contain green logo in front panel. For export packs, since it is not mandatory in the countries, we do not put green logo.

    Moreover, we do not use any lubricant on the oven band for release of biscuits.

    Thanking you,
    Yours truly,
    Lalitha

     


    Category: Food Products
    04-02-12 02:12:22
  • is kiehl's beauty product halal? because there's glycerin in the products.. - mister farz
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    04-01-12 23:54:21
  • is McDonald's milkshake is Haram? - nazo
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    04-01-12 21:40:25
  • we just want to know that we can ate skittles or not. jazakallah!!!! - saad ayub
  • AOA

    Skittles are still not Halal because they are not kosher certified and we do not know what Haram hidden ingredients they may add to them.


    Category: Food Products
    04-01-12 18:57:57
  • Aoa, Can we have eggs ,pancakes and other non meaty breakfast at IHop and Denny's? Jak. - Hudebia
  • AOA

    I do not brecommend because they use same hot plate for every thing unless you request eggs or egg beater in a separate small hot plate if they agree. I do not know the the Halal status of pan cake. You can eat oatmeal because they use only oatmeal and water nothing else to make it. 


    Category: General Question
    04-01-12 17:18:19
  • Is Haagen.Dazs Blueberry ice cream Halal? - Abdul Rehman Vasi
  • AOA

    If it bkosher symbol and no alcohol in the flavor then it will be Halal. There many other flavors from Haagen Daza as Halal and reported on our website.


    Category: Food Products
    04-01-12 16:19:32
  • What cooking sprays are halal? - Ameen R. Shabazz
  • AOA

    There was only but it is no longer available.

    halal Omega 3 Pure Cooking Spray, Extra Vigin Olive Oil Spray NONSTICK COOKING OIL SPRAY Mazola   10-16-10

     


    Category: E-Numbers
    04-01-12 08:05:34
  • Is Nestle Activ halal? it has a gelatin, so I wonder if what it is made of. - Shara Jane S. Dawami
  • AOA

    It is not Halal because of gelatin.


    Category: E-Numbers
    04-01-12 07:06:12
  • is coral calcium halal to use - nazim mohammed
  • AOA

    I have no information but Halal Calcium Citrate from Solgar brand is available in all Vitamin Shoppee stores.


    Category: Food Products
    04-01-12 04:12:52
  • Just tell me quickly that "PUCK " cheese spread is Halal or not"? - Khalid
  • AOA

    It is not Halal because it is not kosher certified.


    Category: General Question
    03-31-12 22:51:26
  • 1. Is the gelatin and ovine presence in the caltrade 600 plus calcium supplement halal? 2. Is the "seven seas -cod liver oil' the product seven seas ltd. in great britian halal too? - Junaidah
  • AOA

    An product containing pork gelatin is Haram and any product containing beef gelatin is not Halal, any product containing fish gelatin under ingredients list is Halal. Please use Halal Calcium Citrate from Solgar brand in Vitamin Shoppee store in your town or go to www.koshervitamins.com for Halal vitamins without flavor and coating.


    Category: Ingredients
    03-31-12 22:09:26
  • I had emailed you yesterday about Nestle Nido. You have answered me that it is not sold in USA and Canada, so it is not listed on the website. I live in California, USA and I bought on Nido milk powder yesterday from my local store. Also, I wanted to know if it is Halal. Please let me know asap. Jazakallahu khair. - Sumaiya Tarique
  • AOA

    It is news to me because I visited 4 different supermarkets in 2009 but could not find it.

    NEW LIST OF HALAL BABY INFANT FORMULAS 2011

    The following new list of Halal baby infant formulas which are free from 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

     

    All Nido products are not Halal because there is no kosher symbol on the package. When write kosher on their website it shows no results. They are not available in supermarkets but only in Drug Store such as Walgreen in Illinois even my Walgreen does not have .

    These are Halal baby infant formulas:

     


    Category: Food Products
    03-31-12 21:35:36
  • Is Fanta Halal? it is not listed on the web. please let me know. Jazakallah. - Sumaiya Tarique
  • AOA

    Fanta is listewd Halal under MCG Halal Food Book.


    Category: Food Products
    03-31-12 21:26:00
  • Hi, i want to know whether hershey's syrup is halal or not. mono diglycerides is from animals or plants.?thank you - Atikah
  • AOA

    Hershey syrup is listed on our website. Please write Hershey and search food products by brand name.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    03-31-12 20:14:22
  • Which brand milk should be consumed? which symbol should be looked before purchasing milk.Is it CRC symbol or KD or UD? - afroze
  • AOA

    Any brand of milk is Halal in USA and Canada because the vitamin mix is kosher certified. It is not necessary to have kosher symbol to be consider Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    03-31-12 18:03:21
  • I am trying to find out if the gelatin in Simply Right Wellness and Nutrition cinnamon capsules contain pork. - Muhammad Hamdan
  • AOA

    It does not matter because majority of ulema consider pork and non zabiha gelatin as Haram otherwise you see every Muslim in McDonald or Burger King.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    03-31-12 14:09:06
  • Assalam-o-Alaikum,Is Betty Crocker cake mix halal ?. In Saudi Arabia Betty Crocker cake mix are coming from Dubai-UAE where they are manufactured for General Mills, Inc. Minneapolis, USA.In its Ingredient there are many E-Numbers whose Halal Status is Unknown. - Wasif Hassan
  • AOA

    I have no knowledge about Betty Crocker cake mixes manufactured in Dubai.


    Category: E-Numbers
    03-31-12 13:37:12
  • Please tell me if the Liberte Greek high protien Plain and vanilla flavored 0% yogurt is halal or not, I read the ingredients but I am not sure. Thank you - T Khan
  • AOA

    I am not familiar with Liberte brand.


    Category: Food Products
    03-31-12 13:11:38
  • do you know the chips that says honey BBQ & cheese Flavored BAKED corn snacks are they halal - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I do not know you have to write the brand name.


    Category: E-Numbers
    03-31-12 12:37:46
  • Is Sargento Cheeses Halal? I found this answer on their website regarding enzymes Rennets (enzymes) are added when making cheese to thicken the mixture to form the curds. These milk-clotting enzymes originate in microbial (synthetic) and animal sources. The manufacturing process of most varieties of cheese (all cured or ripened cheeses) involves enzyme coagulation. Most Sargento shredded and sliced cheeses and all of our refrigerated natural cheese snacks are made with non-animal rennets. The only Sargento natural cheeses that may contain animal enzymes are those that contain Romano, Asiago, or Jarlsberg cheeses. Those include: Artisan Blends Shredded Parmesan & Romano Cheese, Shredded 6 Cheese Italian Cheese, Shredded Reduced Fat 4 Cheese Italian Cheese, and Deli Style Sliced Jarlsberg Cheese. The cheese dip in our non-refrigerated MooTown Snacks, Cheese Dip & Cracker Sticks, Cheese Dip & Pretzel Sticks, and Cheese Dip & Crackers, is made with beef rennet. - Corey Ellis
  • AOA

    Halal requirements from our Ingredients section is :

     

    CHEESES AND ITS HALAL STATUS

    The following things have to be Halal in order for a cheese to be considered Halal: 1. Ingredients used to make the Mother Starter Culture growth Media ((if whey used, it has to be made from non animal rennet, Lactose is also from non animal rennet, yeast extract has to be from baker’s yeast). 2. Ingredients used to make the Bulk Starter Culture growth Media ((if whey used, it has to be made from non animal rennet, Lactose is also from non animal rennet, yeast extract has to be from baker’s yeast). 3. Starter Bacterial culture are Halal if they obtained from milk source and not from meat source, usually in practice they obtained from milk. 4. Milk Coagulating Enzyme, such as Microbial rennet used to coagulate milk or Rennet obtained from Zabiha slaughtered calves 5. Fat Hydrolyzing Enzyme, such as Microbial Lipases 6. Dairy ingredients such as Non Fat dry milk solid or cream or dry milk added 7. Artificial color such as artificial blue or green color is added to neutralize natural yellow color in curd for Asiago or Blue cheese 8. Media to grow mold Penicillium roquefortti providing blue color in blue cheese 9. Harmless plant based enzyme is added for curing or flavor development and growth media for biological curing agent used on the surface of Brick cheese 10. Flavoring, hydrolyzed lactose, whey for cold packed cheese food, gelatin(if it is used then it is not Halal) is allowed in cream cheese but most manufacturer use gums instead of gelatin. 11. Cheese must be Kosher certified(if kosher certification meets Halal requirements) or the starter culture bacteria, rennet, media upon which the culture bacteria grows has to be kosher certified or use of microbial rennet or Lipase or whey is made from using culture bacteria obtained from milk source, microbial rennet or milk is used as a media.


    Rennt enzyme is not the only item which determine the Halal status. Sargento cheeses are not Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    03-31-12 10:24:10
  • Shellac was reported to have insect residue in it which cannot be removed. Has this been investigated by muslim consumer group, and is shellac halal? - baasit
  • AOA

    I talk to the Islamic scholar at World Halal Conference from South Africa and he did not provided the written letter from Indian manufacturer. Unless we receive that letter we can not change the shellac Halal status.


    Category: Ingredients
    03-31-12 05:07:13
  • is Jack'n Jill Nova Homestyle Barbecue HALAL? - RAHAM
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    03-31-12 03:54:46
  • Hi, are the natural flavors in Haribo Gummy Bears halal? Or do they make the product haram? I have heard the gelatin they use in this product is halal, so I am wondering about the natural flavor. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    If gelatin is used then it is not Halal and flavor is secondary thing.


    Category: Food Products
    03-31-12 01:27:42
  • Assalamualaikum Are all ponds products haram or halal? I especially wanted to know about ponds flawless white deep whitening facial foam. Thank You - Mohammamd
  • AOA

    Please check it under Non Food section.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    03-30-12 20:44:50
  • Is Nestle Nido milk powder Halal? It is not listed on the website. Please let me know asap.com Jazakallahu khair. Ingredients: whole milk, soy lecithin, vitamin c(ingredients not in regular whole milk)(sodium ascorbate), iron(ferric pyrophosphate), vitamin acetate, zinc sulfate and vitamin d3(cholecalciferol). contains milk and soy ingredients. - Sumaiya Tarique
  • AOA

    Nestle Nido milk is not sold in USA or Canada and these is the reason it is not on our websites.


    Category: Food Products
    03-30-12 19:29:05
  • Does WIN omega have pork in there Gelatin Capsules? - Lee P Frye
  • AOA

    Gelatin from pork and non zabiha beef is consder Haram by many ulema.


    Category: General Question
    03-30-12 16:48:54
  • Baskin Robins serve ice cream, is it halal? - Assiya Seema
  • AOA

    Please ceck it under Food section then Chain Restauarnts.


    Category: General Question
    03-30-12 14:58:34
  • Is Chili Mili Zabihah Halal? It is from Pakistan and it has a halal certification on the back of it. Can you guys tell me if they hand cut it or not? - Osama Azam
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    03-30-12 12:21:16
  • My doctor told me to take this calcium tablets. And I want to know if this brand is halal. Calcium Supplement Calcet: lemon flavor - Faiz Mohammad
  • AOA

    Do not buy that brand. There is a Halal Calcium Citrate with Vitamin D from Solgar brand and it is available at Vitamin Shoppe store in your town.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    03-30-12 11:33:26
  • Assalam o Alaykum I wish to know whether taking any doze of Vitamin B-Bioten is Halal or not ? I was about to purchase this medicine ( non-food item). Can you confirm me the status of this particular medicine. Waiting anxiously for your answer Jazak Allah Kher - Shujah
  • AOA

    I am not familiar with that brand but you can find Halal Solgar Vitamin B-Bioten at Vitamin Shoppee store or please go to www.koshervitamins.com 


    Category: Non-Food Products
    03-30-12 11:10:27
  • is shipely donuts halal? - nader
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    03-30-12 07:52:04
  • Is Hershey's Milk chocolates manufactured by Hershey USA halal? - Maznah
  • AOA

    Please write "Hershey"nder search and search it under brand name.


    Category: Food Products
    03-30-12 07:15:29
  • Assalam.o.alaikum Jazak ALLAHU khair for all your efforts. for letting us know such important facts i have a question regarding cosmetics...i have found a brand in pakistan who claims to be halal...but they say they use alcohol in sum products for anti bacterial purposes except the lip products...so can we really use their lip cosmetics. also that i have bought a 'dune' fragrance from a shop that says non alcoholic fragrances... ive asked for the proof and he said that it does not evaporated if he kept the lid open.. can we pray in that and one more question that in saudia can we rely on the brands of chicken that mention a logo of knife and state that knife slaughtered according to the laws of islamic shariah? - wish
  • AOA

    MCG's Islamic scholars do not consider any product Halal if a drop of alcohol is mixed with Halal ingredients.


    Category: E-Numbers
    03-30-12 04:50:06
  • Is Mack cheese slices from Dairy Good (Australia) halal? - Salisa S.
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    03-30-12 00:14:09
  • i would like to know when will the cheese products be reevaluated? I have checked that the enzymes in the cheese have beef flavoring. thank you. - Qurratulain Zakeria
  • AOA

    Enzyeme are not only thing which decide the Halal status of cheese. Below is from Ingredients section of our website:

    CHEESES AND ITS HALAL STATUS

    The following things have to be Halal in order for a cheese to be considered Halal: 1. Ingredients used to make the Mother Starter Culture growth Media ((if whey used, it has to be made from non animal rennet, Lactose is also from non animal rennet, yeast extract has to be from baker’s yeast). 2. Ingredients used to make the Bulk Starter Culture growth Media ((if whey used, it has to be made from non animal rennet, Lactose is also from non animal rennet, yeast extract has to be from baker’s yeast). 3. Starter Bacterial culture are Halal if they obtained from milk source and not from meat source, usually in practice they obtained from milk. 4. Milk Coagulating Enzyme, such as Microbial rennet used to coagulate milk or Rennet obtained from Zabiha slaughtered calves 5. Fat Hydrolyzing Enzyme, such as Microbial Lipases 6. Dairy ingredients such as Non Fat dry milk solid or cream or dry milk added 7. Artificial color such as artificial blue or green color is added to neutralize natural yellow color in curd for Asiago or Blue cheese 8. Media to grow mold Penicillium roquefortti providing blue color in blue cheese 9. Harmless plant based enzyme is added for curing or flavor development and growth media for biological curing agent used on the surface of Brick cheese 10. Flavoring, hydrolyzed lactose, whey for cold packed cheese food, gelatin(if it is used then it is not Halal) is allowed in cream cheese but most manufacturer use gums instead of gelatin. 11. Cheese must be Kosher certified(if kosher certification meets Halal requirements) or the starter culture bacteria, rennet, media upon which the culture bacteria grows has to be kosher certified or use of microbial rennet or Lipase or whey is made from using culture bacteria obtained from milk source, microbial rennet or milk is used as a media.



    Category: Food Products
    03-29-12 19:58:31
  • Are sabritas turbos flamas haram - Meshi
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    03-29-12 19:17:52
  • Salam alaykoum. I am asking about 'Pillsbury Banana Bread mix' i called them, and they told me that there is no animal products, other than dairy which is okay. then, i asked them if there is any alcohol in their product, and they told me it has Propylene Glycol. After researching your website, propylene glycol is halal, so the product must be halal then right? 2nd question, are there any snickerdoodle cookies in the u.s. that are halal? i searched cookies on the search bar, and there were no snickerdoodle flavor cookies mentioned. 3.) is hershey's cookie n creme chocolate halal? i searched hershey on search bar, and that flavor wasn't listed. Jazaka Allah Khairan. - sher dara
  • AOA

    Did you send this to Pillsbury:

     

    " 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".

     

    If their reply is Propylene Glycol then the their Banna Bread mix is Halal

    2. I did not search Snickerdoodle Cookies.

    3. Hershey's Cookies N cream Chocolate has kosher symbol, no vanilla extarct and no alcohol in flavor then it is Halal otherwise not. I can not research every single product of abrand.


    Category: Ingredients
    03-29-12 17:57:23
  • I received a reply from Kellogg regarding my question whether Keebler® Vanilla Wafers contain any animal ingredient or alcohol in their product. This is what they said: "This product has ingredients that contain milk. Any alcohol in a flavoring used in our products will be eliminated through evaporation due to the heating and baking of our products. Therefore, alcohol would not be present in the final product." I would like to know the halal status. would alcohol that has been baked off, make it haraam? - ms. munawar
  • AOA

    It does not matter whether alcohol is evaporated during bakeing. MCG 's Ulema said if a single drop of alcohol mixed with all ingredients of a product then that product is not consider Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    03-29-12 15:18:26
  • please let me know that bayer's one a day for women and one a day for men is halal? because it doesn't say any thing about gelatin in their ingridients. JazakAllah. - NUZHAT
  • AOA

    It does not matter whether it mentioned gelatin or not because we do not they might add pork gelatin as hidden ingredients. Vitamins has to be kosher certified. Please check Halal vitamins list at Vitamins Shoppee on our website or please go to www.koshervitamins.com for Halal kosher certified vitamins.


    Category: Ingredients
    03-29-12 14:28:44
  • is natural vanilla and artificial vanilla halal? - rufaida
  • AOA

    Natural vanilla is obtained through alcohol extractiion so it is not Halal. If artificial vanilla flavor is vanillin the it is Halal or if no alcohol is used in artificial vanilla flavor as sovent then artificial vanilla flavor is Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    03-29-12 14:03:28
  • Toufayan pita bread ingredients: Stone ground whole wheat flour, Water, Wheat gluten, Yeast, Marlted barley flour, Calcium propionate (Added retard spoilage) Now dude, don't go, like, 3 sources back to find a haram source. The ingrdients I listed off the package seem on the up and up. Like, one-one gazillionth a drop of alcohol shouldn't make the thing haram. Please read and respond. Thank you As salam alaikum - Questioner
  • AOA

    You should not write additional stuff, if you really want my answer, just write exactly what you want to know if you don ot believe the MCG critria for alcohol based on our Islamic scholars then you should not log to our website. Go to www.IFANCA.org who Halal certify food products with alcohol containing flavor. You have call me two times. This is free service to Muslims, please do not abuse it.

    The above ,mentioned ingredients are Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    03-29-12 13:24:07
  • I wanted to ask you that is fair and lovely cream halal ? .I Have heard from someone that Pig skin is used in it.I am from Saudi Arabia. - Wasif Hassan
  • AOA

    I am not familiar with Fair & Lovely Cream because it is not a US or Canadian made product.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    03-29-12 13:22:37
  • is vanillin haram? - ashik
  • AOA

    Vanillin is a Halal ingredient.


    Category: Ingredients
    03-29-12 12:26:20
  • is whey powder haram? - ashik
  • AOA

    You could have found this if you could have gone to services then FAQ:

     

    Is Whey a Halal ingredient?

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


    Category: Ingredients
    03-29-12 12:25:25
  • which all flavours in baskin robbins are halal? - rufaida
  • AOA

    No, only 6 ice cream are Halal. Please search the Chain Restaurants.


    Category: Food Products
    03-29-12 12:19:40
  • s kinder chocolate halal which is the product of german - rufaida
  • AOA

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


    Category: Food Products
    03-29-12 12:07:32
  • Are frozen Rhodes cinnamon rolls halal? - Iemaan Khiyani
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    03-29-12 10:27:49
  • i wante this information Alcohol used in chocolate yas or not if ans yas so what kinde of chocolate used alcohol plz..... - rizwan
  • AOA

    \I have no information on Yas chocolate.


    Category: Ingredients
    03-29-12 08:51:00
  • iis party cocktail whiite bread halal? - racha
  • AOA

    I am not familiar with Party Cocktail white bread.


    Category: E-Numbers
    03-29-12 06:49:30
  • is milo halal - shehreyar ali
  • AOA

    If there is a statement suitable for vegetarian and no alcohol in flavor or it has a Halal or kosher symbol then it is Halal otherwise not. It is not sold in USA so I do not have the ingredients statement.


    Category: General Question
    03-29-12 05:24:47
  • Is the candy Starburst halal? - Iemaan Khiyani
  • AOA

    Starburst Candy is not Halal because it is not Kosher certified and contains gelatin.


    Category: Food Products
    03-28-12 18:39:33
  • What store can I get Amy's kitchen pizza at? - Iemaan Khiyani
  • AOA

    They are sold at Wal-Mart superstore and many other supermarkets.


    Category: General Question
    03-28-12 18:01:55
  • Is milka chocolate halal? - Roslina
  • AOA

    I have no inforamtion.


    Category: Food Products
    03-28-12 17:09:08
  • Are the chips called Takis halal? - Mohammed Koya
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    03-28-12 16:36:51
  • tell me e471 is halal? - irfan
  • AOA

    E471 can be made from pork, beef and vegetable fat but if you find the statement "Suitable for Vegetarian" on package containing E471 then it is from vegetable fat and Halal


    Category: E-Numbers
    03-28-12 15:51:55
  • Just writing to share this with you for anyone who is familiar with Toufayan breads. I called the company because I had found that L-cysteine was in their whole wheat flat breads. Their representative assured me that the source for the L-cysteine was duck feathers. If I heard correctly, the place where he said they get the duck feathers is China. But anyway, he said he wouldn't mess with it if it weren't kosher/halal. Anyway, their breads are delicious, especially their whole wheat pitas. My only question to Muslim Consumer Group is, do you avoid L-cysteine altogether, or only when it comes from human hairs? (I was on another Muslim site, and they were saying L-cysteine was permissable as long as it's sourse was synthetic, or chicken or duck) Thank you for reading this. Please respond - Questioner
  • AOA

    From News section: Halal L-Cysteine

     

    There are two companies who makes the Halal L-Cysteine and they are:

    1. Wacker Chemie of Germany who make the L-Cysteiene by bacterial fermentation in which no alcohol is produced. It is also term as L-Cysteine from fermentation.

    2. Ajinomonto Company makes L-Cysteine by synthetic method. This L-Cysteine is Halal certified by Council of Indonesia Ulema.

    The L-Cysteine made from human hair is a Haram ingredient. The L-Cystiene made from chicken/duck feathers is not consider as Halal by ulema.

    I recenty readin European Fatwa that even feathers from Zabiha slaughter birds are not Halal.

    We always to Muslims consumers first ask the source of L-Cysteine from the manufacturer because they are onley one who know the source of L-Cysteine, if it is from synthetic or fermented or source the L-cysteine is Halal. We can not avoid Halal Cysteine.

     


    Category: Ingredients
    03-28-12 15:45:53
  • Please let me know about evion capsules halal or not that are made in india and ingredients are gelatin based etc. - Amina
  • AOA

    It is not Halal because of gelatin.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    03-28-12 15:24:29
  • Salam Alaykoum brother. I emailed gatorade about any alcohol in their drinks, and they said this(im located in u.s) : Thank you for contacting us about Gatorade Thirst Quencher. There is no alcohol added to any Gatorade, G2 or Endurance Formula beverages. Gatorade is formulated to rapidly replace the fluid, energy, and electrolytes lost in sweat. By offering a scientifically proven blend of carbohydrates, electrolytes and flavor, Gatorade is proven to rehydrate, replenish, and refuel athletes and active people better than water. Adding alcohol to any Gatorade formula would be counter-productive to its functionality and efficacy. Although our exact formulations are proprietary, please be assured that there is no added ethanol to any of our beverages and that they all meet the US FDA definitions for non-alcoholic beverages. We hope this information is helpful, Sher. Michael Gatorade Consumer Relations A Division of PepsiCo Ref# 027816963A - sher dara
  • AOA

    She is giving wrong inforamtion about alcohol in flavor which a hidden ingredient and she does not know. Please resend the 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 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: Ingredients
    03-28-12 15:16:48
  • Assalamulikum is this post, golden crisp wholesome sweetened puffed wheat cereal halal or not jazakallah khair - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Pleas search it under cereal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    03-28-12 14:04:47
  • assalam-u-alaikum warahma Is signal chapmans ice cream halal.I cant see inthing in the ingredients. Pls confirm JZK - sunbal khan
  • AOA

    Please check at our www.canadiahhalalfoods.com


    Category: Food Products
    03-28-12 13:50:10
  • suitable for vegitarians are halal or not - mr haq
  • AOA

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


    Category: General Question
    03-28-12 12:12:02
  • Assalamualaikum, i am an indian, and i would like to know the halaal status of fast food restaurants in India Like Pizza Hut, Dominoz Pizza, Mc Donalds, KFC etc. i am trying to investigate for more than 3 years but getting mixed reactions. Restaurant Officials also gave mixed reactions and they also say we can not certify whether particular product is Halaal or Haraam due to diversity of religions in India. i will be highly grateful to you if you can do something for it.. and sorry for the long question. - Samar Mansoor
  • AOA

    I have resources to findout whether they are Halal or not, I have to go India to findout because I can not do it from USA. The websites do not provides ingredients statement.


    Category: Food Products
    03-28-12 08:29:14
  • is knorr chicken cubes halal? - madiha
  • AOA

    They are not because the chicken are zabiha slaughtered.


    Category: Food Products
    03-28-12 08:10:42
  • is nestle munch bunch drinky halal - hassan
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    03-28-12 07:42:28
  • does hershey chocolate syrup halal? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Please search under syrup.


    Category: General Question
    03-28-12 07:18:54
  • need to know if lindt(lindor)milk choclate is suiteable for halal diet - m ghani
  • AOA

    It is not Halal because it is not kosher certified.


    Category: Ingredients
    03-28-12 06:11:15
  • Is E371 halal? - Nasri
  • AOA

    Please search it under E-Numbers.


    Category: E-Numbers
    03-28-12 04:08:01
  • Hello there, My question is, Is ginger beer generally halal or haram or does the product of the ginger beer/ale count? - Amaan Khan
  • AOA

    All beer or ale are Haram.


    Category: Food Products
    03-27-12 23:39:14
  • which ingedients 'E' or without e codes, using in indian food products, could be haraam? - muhammad yousuf
  • AOA

    I have information for Indian ingredient codes.


    Category: E-Numbers
    03-27-12 22:29:18
  • assalamu alaikum is charmin ultra bathroom roll halal and is alcohol denat is halal or not if it is in a body spray - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I have no information on bathroom rolls but Denature alcohol is Halal.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    03-27-12 18:26:00
  • Me again. I sent you some questions, I think, last week. Not sure how exactly you conclude I'm from Europe (Especially, since I told you I'M FROM BERGEN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY. New Jersey is in America). Anyway, I don't really think you understood my questions. I'll try and simplify this, best I can: Concerning my queries about Zinc Stearate in plastic: I read somewhere online that it was used to harden and soften plastic. In the supermarkets I shop at (Shop Rite, Pathmark, A&P), there are mixed fruit cups in the vegetables and fruits section (Also, pineapple cups, dates, watermelon, honeydew). There packaged in PLASTIC CONTAINERS. CLEAR PLASTIC CONTAINERS. THERE IS NO KOSHER CERTIFICATION ON THE CONTAINER. The fruits in the containers were cut by store employees. My question is: Do you know of those plastic containers in any of those supermarkets containing zinc stearate? I'm talking about in supermarkets IN AMERICA. Now, forgive me if I misunderstand your answer about whether animal fat is in molds, in plastics or wherever the hell its in. All I wanna know is - can I purchase ANY fruit/vegetable I want, in ANY supermarket, regardless to what substance its packaged in (Plastic or Styrofoam)? The supermarket I shop in, mainly, is Shop Rite. Please read and respond - Thank you again for your time As salam alaikum - OpenEyes
  • AOA

    I do not think the Zink stearate use in plastic but only if the pastic is made on molds. Best thing to ask the manager of Shoprite, Path Mark and A &P whether animals fat based ingredients used in pastic or on the molds. Styrome cups are made on mold amd mold has to be lubricate with fat based material. Dart comapny use the animal based Zink stearate. But Win cups do not.


    Category: E-Numbers
    03-27-12 16:01:55
  • Is ajinomoto salt is halal, i heard that ingredient used in this salt is not halal, please reply me as soon as possible, thanks - jawad saleem
  •  AOA

    MSG or Mono Sodium Glutamte is Halal only in USA and Canada because it is kosher certified.


    Category: Food Products
    03-27-12 10:20:49
  • Is Ghirardelli dark chocolate with white mint filling halal? It has gelatin in the ingredients but it has the K dairy sign, so is it halal or not? - Iemaan Khiyani
  •  AOA

    If there is vanilla extarct and alcohol in flavor then it is not Halal. Please ask the company about alcohol in flavor this way:

    " 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
    03-27-12 10:13:58
  • iv bought a jamaican drink called baba roots and it says there is no alcohol added but may contain 3% from ferentation they are not sure if theres alcohol because they said it may but is it halal? iv also heard bread and yeast have alcohol from fermentation is that also halal? - mirwais
  •  AOA

    They may evaporate alcohol to claim no alcohol but if it is alcoholic fermentation then it is not Halal. Yeast fermenattion in bread is natural because you do not add any alcohol or fermented yeast as raw material before start baking. Ripe fruits are also have minute amount of alcohol in it it is a natural bichemical process which produce alcohol in the riping of fruit. Similarly Naan was Halal during the days of our Prophet Sayyidina Mohammed Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallum.


    Category: Ingredients
    03-27-12 08:28:15
  • Is Oleyl Alcohol halal in lip stick that is vegetarian? It seems to be a soy/plant one but is the alcohol component ok ingest in lipstick? - Sister M
  • AOA

    Oley Alcohol which is not a alcohol but fatty alcohol is obtained from non zabiha unedible beef fat. Please inquire from the manufacturer whether they use source other than beef fat because they are the only one who know the source of Oleyl alcohol.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    03-27-12 02:55:48
  • assalam alykum Plz send me the name of company which make halal cosmetics...like lipstik,cream,soap,shampoo,nail polish,kajal - nafis
  • AOA

    Please check it on google.


    Category: General Question
    03-27-12 02:21:45
  • Assalamulikum i want to know about tostitos white corn scoops chips and lay's wavy chips are halal or not jazakallah khair - unknown
  • AOA

    Please type Tortilla Chips and Potato Chips under search you will get the answers for both


    Category: E-Numbers
    03-26-12 19:49:35
  • baby foof gerber good start powder milk halal or not please letme know. thanks - faria
  • AOA

    Gerber Good Start Powder is not Halal and also other formulas are not Halal due to presence of Nucleotide which is obtained from Torula Yeast grown on alcohol. If type baby food under search you get Halal formula.


    Category: E-Numbers
    03-26-12 15:38:28
  • how can we identify if a food prduct contain pork or rennet which is not haram in Islam - yahiya
  • AOA

    Lack of Halal or kosher symbols on the package,


    Category: Food Products
    03-26-12 13:52:10
  • here in india,In some foods,soya sauce is used in restaurants..can we consume those foods. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    If it naturally brewed soy sauce with ingredients statement says Wheat and Soy then it is a fermented product just like wine and it has 1-3% alcohol. If the restuarants serving naturally brewed soy sauce you should avoid it. If it Muslim owned restuarant then tell him it is Hram and buy all purpose soy sauce from LaChay brnad if it is available in India.


    Category: Ingredients
    03-26-12 10:37:50
  • As'Salamu-Alaikum, is ethyl alcohol a najis (impure) ingredients? Please provide proof from Hadith and Qur'an. Jazak-Allah Khairan - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Go to Google and write hadith regarding intoxicant. Alcohol was not discovered at the time of hadith so in hadith alcohol was not mention. But there is a hadith which says all intoxicants are Haram, since alcohol is intoxicant so it is Haram.


    Category: Ingredients
    03-26-12 09:46:12
  • on the title you say Nestle Nequik Dry Chocolate, Strawberry and ready to drink Nequik all Milk flavors are free of alcohol and Halal,but in the text the company says dry flavor contain methanol..can you explain why? - isc
  • AOA

    Methanol is a Halal solvent and it is not alcohol.


    Category: Food Products
    03-26-12 07:24:01
  • Is estrofem halaah. is it a hormone replacement tablet - shehnaz essop
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    03-26-12 06:21:59
  • Are the Muslim women allowed to wear jewelries and expose them? Are they allowed to pierce their ears and nose? Can they put some face make ups and expose them? - Ariza Khan
  • AOA

    This is a Halal Food website, please ask the same question to a Islamic Scholar.


    Category: General Question
    03-26-12 04:54:48
  • can we eat the company Salwa's chicken nuggets and the french fries from Mcdonalds? Please respond with e-mail as soon as possible. Thank you - Ahsan Siddiqui
  • AOA

    I have no information about Salwa chocken Nuggets because I do not know whether chicken are hand slaughtered or machine. I also do not know Halal status of the coating used on the chicken nuggets.

    McDonald French Fries are not Halal because it is made with non zabiha beef extract.


    Category: General Question
    03-25-12 19:40:54
  • Assalams, where can I buy halal chicken BROTH in the UK ? Stock is easy 2 find but tats jus favouring, I need 2 keep my muscles strong as I am kidney dialysis Jazakallah 4 yr help Sister Claire - claire lee
  • AOA

    Can use begetable broth without flavor in UK because I do not information on Halal chicken broth. May be you visit Arab or Pakistani stores in UK they might have Halal chicken broth.


    Category: Food Products
    03-25-12 15:48:56