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  • Assalamu Alaikum I was gifted a bottle of Welch's Sparkling non alcoholic white grape juice cocktail. i checked your food list but didn't find any Welch's listed product matching that name. can you advise whether this product is halaal to consume? Jazakallah - Asif Karim
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: Food Products
    01-24-14 11:08:24
  • Is Soy Sauce halal? - Zafar
  • AOA

    From our FAQ:

    What are the ingredients of Haram Soy Sauce:

    The Naturally Brewed Soy is the Haram soy sauce. It is made just like wine containing 2-3% alcohol. The ingredients list contains Wheat, Soy and other ingredients. Food companies do not mention Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce under the ingredients statement. They just mention soy sauce but within parenthesis they write Wheat and Soy. This is the only way to find a Haram Soy Sauce.

    What are the ingredients of Halal Soy Sauce:

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


    Category: Food Products
    01-24-14 09:33:54
  • Is softsoap aleo vera liquid hand wash halal in canada - sameena
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: Non-Food Products
    01-24-14 08:33:47
  • Is Fin Carré white chocolate halaal? It is UTZ certified. - fathima
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-24-14 08:02:02
  • Assalamualaikum. Please can u tell me if oak farms dairy milk is halal or not? - Muhamad fahmi
  • AOA

    Milk from any brand is Halal in USA and Canada.


    Category: Food Products
    01-24-14 07:49:32
  • Asak. Could you please let us know if, Hershey's Nuggets (assorted) chocolates available in the U.S are halal or not? Jzk. - Mrs. Basith
  • AOA

    Tutorial video on home page is a learning tool to help you how to find out the Halal status of any food product,  vitamins under Food Products section, Food Ingredients under Ingredients section or E-Numbers under E-Numbers section. Personal Care Products, Medicine, or Cosmetics are under non food products section.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-24-14 06:25:36
  • is pantene sampoo made usa halal - abdul aziz
  • AOA

    Total results generated: 1
    Category Name Brand Description
    Shampoo and Conditioners All Shampoos & Conditioners Pantene Animal derived ingredients are used and no guarantee for pork free products.

    Category: General Question
    01-24-14 02:36:33
  • Every green mark products is pure vegetarian - altaf nathani
  • AOA

    A green dot under square indicates a vegetrain food products but it is Halal only if no alcohol used in any ingredients, in flavor or during processing because vegetrain product may contain alcohol in flavor.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-24-14 00:34:46
  • Maggie noodles by nestle brand is halal or haram? - altaf nathani
  • AOA

    Maggi noodles with green dot or with vegetarian label without any flavor are only Halal Maggi noodles.

     


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-24-14 00:07:33
  • bio essence face lift cream- is it halal products - ROZITA ABD LATIFF
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    01-23-14 23:11:31
  • ASAK, On ur website it says....... "hershy milk chocolate bar with almond joy pieces are NOT halal". is a hershys milk chocolate with almonds the same thing? please tell me if hershy milk chocolate bars with almonds are halal. jazakallahukhairan I will appreciate it if you can reply as soon as possible. thank you! 😆 ar - sammarulhuda
  • AOA

    No, Almond joy products are differernt. Hershey Milk Chocolate with Almond is Halal chocolate. Noneof Almond Joy chaocolate are Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    01-23-14 22:49:31
  • Assalamualaikum Br., Is Shredded cheese which is kosher certified halal ? If yes, can you tell me what ingredient or the equipment they use to keep the shredded cheese dry, because I heard that it is not good for health any shredded cheese. Is it true? Jazakallah khair, - TA
  • AOA

    Tjhere is no health hazard for a Halal shredded cheese. The Halal cheese bolcks are shreeded by use of circular knives.


    Category: General Question
    01-23-14 20:10:47
  • What type of toothpaste is Halal to use? - Aaminah
  • AOA

    Tutorial video on home page is a learning tool to help you how to find out the Halal status of any food product,  vitamins under Food Products section, Food Ingredients under Ingredients section or E-Numbers under E-Numbers section. Personal Care Products, Medicine, or Cosmetics are under non food products section.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    01-23-14 20:00:24
  • do you know macdonald fries is halal in canada - faiza
  • AOA

    McDonald French Fries in Canada is Halal only if no alcohol is used in natural flavor. If same vegetable oil was not used for any meat products. Only McDonlad has this information.


    Category: Food Products
    01-23-14 16:28:51
  • are rubicon fizzy drinks halal to drink? - taj
  • AOA

    Rubicon drinks are not Jal;al because they are made with alcohol containing flavor.

     


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-23-14 14:36:14
  • is white wine vinegar in mint sauce halal to eat? - taj
  • AOA

    MCG do not consider any wine wine vinagar as Halal because of left over wine in vinegar.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-23-14 14:33:53
  • Is Caramilk chocolate halal? I have read on some websites that it contains alcohol, but I'm not sure. I have seen a Kosher symbol on the packaging though. Is it halal to consume? - Sana
  • AOA

    You have to send this question to the manufacturer because they are the only one who knows whether alcohol was used in flavor:

    HOW TO PHRASE YOUR QUESTION ABOUT ALCOHOL IN FLAVOR OF A FOOD PRODUCT

    The question about alcohol in flavor is a tricky one because it is a hidden ingredient of the flavor. If you ask alcohol question to non technical consumer department person of a food company, first they look at the ingredients list of the food product and will find no alcohol is mentioned. Then they will say we do not use alcohol in our products because they do not know the alcohol is a hidden ingredient of the flavor. We request Muslim consumers to use the following phrase when asking or writing the question to consumer department of any food company regarding the presence or absence of alcohol in the flavor of a food product.

    " is ethanol or ethyl alcohol used as a solvent in flavor; ethanol or ethyl alcohol is a hidden ingredient or processing aid ingredient of a flavor, it will not appear in the ingredients statement. The knowledge of presence or absence of ethanol or ethyl alcohol in flavor is only known to your QA or Technical service department because they have access to the specification of flavors. In the specification of flavor, your flavor supplier has written  the name of solvent or carrier used in that particular flavor. So please request your QA or Technical service department to find out whether ethanol or ethyl alcohol was used or not in the flavor as a solvent".


    Category: Food Products
    01-23-14 11:28:45
  • I'm asking about the quaker rice cakes apple cinnamon gluten free, the ingredients: whole grain brown rice, fructose, maltodextrin, natural flavor, cinnamon, soy lecithin. ( contains soy ingredients ) I called the company they're checking on whether soy lecithin is meat or plant derived, and they're checking on natural flavor if they used any alcohol. But the company said it is not certified kosher beacause it's hard for them to certify the ingredients as kosher. If no alcohol and no animal derived ingredient are in this product does it consider halal or haram?! Please reply as soon as possible. Thank you. - Bayan
  • AOA

    I would not advise to use non kosher certified food products because companies never todl consumers what they use as hidden ingredients. Lecithin in USA and Canada is Halal because it is made from soy fat.


    Category: Food Products
    01-23-14 11:00:48
  • knorr köttsoppa in sweden is halal or not - shamsa
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: Food Products
    01-23-14 09:43:20
  • Is hoisin sauce halal? - Fatimah agha
  • AOA

    I need to know the complete ingredients. If there is no kosher symbol then it is not Halal because of lack of information about hidden ingredients. It is chinese sauce looks like BBQ sauce but not taste like it.


    Category: Food Products
    01-23-14 06:22:26
  • Asalaam u alaikum,is Kfc food halal? - Masarat Farooq
  • AOA

    They are not Halal becaus ethey use non zabiha slaughtered chicken.


    Category: Food Products
    01-23-14 02:32:37
  • Is using beer shampoo haram or halal? - Masarat Farooq
  • AOA

    It is Haram.


    Category: General Question
    01-23-14 02:24:40
  • Assalaamo Aleikum Is Amara Brand Cosmetics are Halal? Please if you have the list of Halal Cosmetics Brand, please mail me. Thnx Allahafiz Fatimah - Fatimah Iqbal
  • AOA

    I have no information. Please cosmetic under non food products section.

     


    Category: Non-Food Products
    01-23-14 00:56:12
  • I recently purchased balsamic vinegar from the company "heinz" and was wondering if it's halal? - Airina
  • AOA

    MCG does not consider it as Halal because lot of leftover alcohol.


    Category: Food Products
    01-23-14 00:18:19
  • Asalaamualaikum- -What do you mean by maggi containing flavor..???How do we know if it contains flavor or not? - Minaam Mehmood
  • AOA

    If there is natural or artificial flavor added to Maggi noodles it must be listed under ingredients statement.


    Category: Food Products
    01-22-14 22:44:00
  • Is Venky's frozen chicken is halal. - Sridharan
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: Food Products
    01-22-14 22:43:13
  • Is Kellogg rice krispies bar of apple cinnamon flavor ,chocolate cocoa puffs bar and graham snackers peanut butter jelly bar are halal or haram - shireen
  • AOA

    Tutorial video on home page is a learning tool to help you how to find out the Halal status of any food product,  vitamins under Food Products section, Food Ingredients under Ingredients section or E-Numbers under E-Numbers section. Personal Care Products, Medicine, or Cosmetics are under non food products section.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-22-14 22:32:22
  • salam brother, I read about the new status of Nivea products are now mushbooh if they contain following Ingredients 1. Lanolin, Lanolin Oil, Lanolin Alcohol, Glyceryl Lanolate, Cholesterol, Cholesteryl Oleyl Carbonate, Cholesteryl Nonanoate, Cholesteryl Chloride - derived from Woolwax (from sheep wool). 2. Sodium Tallowate - derived from Tallow (from cattle). 3. PEG-8 Beeswax, Cera Alba (Wax), Mel (Honey) - derived from Wax or honey (from bees). 4. Carboxymethyl Chitin, Ostrea/Oyster shell extract (from crustaceans). 5. Hydrolyzed Silk, Silk Powder - derived from Silk (from silk worms). 6. Hydrolyzed Milk Protein, Sine Adipe Lac, Casein, Yoghurt Powder, Sodium C8-16 Isoalkylsuccinyl, Lactoglobulin Sulfonate - derived from Milk (from cattle). 7. Carmine/CI 75470 (colour) - derived from Cochineal (from beetles). 8. Hydrolyzed Keratin - derived from Keratin (from cashmere goat or sheep wool). 9. Hydrolyzed Pearl - derived from Pearl protein (fresh water pearls). I was using their moisturizer and that moisturizer doesnt have any of these ingredients which they told and i copied in my question.. my question is can we use those things of nivea brand which doest have any of these ingredients or not? or they still mushbooh ?Thank you very much.. - tareb jasmine
  • AOA

    I do not know those ingredients but it is mushbooh product and should not be used because we do not know what Haram hidden ingredients they use.


    Category: News & Alerts
    01-22-14 19:08:22
  • Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatahu!!! Can you please let me know a few or a list of HALAL products in the Indian market like: 1.Soaps 2.Toothpastes 3.Hair Oils 4.Shampoos 5.Conditioners 6.Fairness Creams 7.Lotions,Moisturisers 8.Sanitary Napkins 9.Other daily use products. Please please please let me know...JazakAllah khayr...May Allah bless you with the best of both the worlds for helping the Ummah!!! - ZEBA RAHEEM
  • AOA

    I have no information on Indian made products you mentioned above. I do not have sources to get the information. Inshallah if I visit India then I will try to collect them.

     


    Category: Non-Food Products
    01-22-14 19:04:07
  • Kelloggs rice krispies chewy granola bar apple cinnamon is halal or haram? - gustavo cruz
  • AOA

    If there is no kosher symbol on the package then they are not Halal. They contains lot of flavor so alcohol may be used.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-22-14 18:59:38
  • is whey halal if its contains by wheat or milk? - anjum
  • AOA

    Whey will not contain wheat. Whey is a by product of cheese making. Milk is used to make cheese and whey. Whey is only Halal if it Halal or Kosher certified. If there is a kosher symbol on a food package containing whey it means the whey is Halal but all other ingredients has to be Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-22-14 16:02:43
  • Bath & Body Works Paris Nights Rating Be the first to write a review Bath & Body Works Paris Nights 8.0 oz Body Lotion is halal or haram? - shima
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: Non-Food Products
    01-22-14 13:48:23
  • is evaporated milk by Coburn farms halal or not - raihan
  • AOA

    If it contain Carrageenan then it is mushbooh and has to have kosher symbol on the package. Fat Free evaporated milk do not contain Carrageenan.


    Category: Food Products
    01-22-14 13:47:29
  • are chips ahoy thinsations halal? what are other thinsation products are halal? jazakallah khairan - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-22-14 13:40:13
  • Is this product halal to use? White Musk Smoky Rose by The Body Shop is a Oriental Floral fragrance for women. White Musk Smoky Rose was launched in 2013. Top notes are bergamot, pink pepper and black currant; middle notes are tobacco blossom, black rose, orange blossom and immortelle; base notes are olibanum and white musk. - Ramiz Amin
  • AOA

    The Body Shop Cosmetic products are not recommended for Muslims

    A sist has provided a e-mail to MCG from The Body Shop Company (reference Number 63461) where company claimed to use gelatin either from pork or non zabiha beef, Shellac which might be dissolved in alcohol. The Body Shop products are not recommended to be use by Muslims.

    03/17/13

    Category: Ingredients
    01-22-14 13:12:50
  • Are restaurant depot frozen chicken wings borh mild and spicy halal. I also want to know about "halal" chicken breasts and meat sold there - Najam
  • AOA

    None of the chicken at Restaurant Depot is Halal because they all machine slaughtered.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-22-14 10:34:38
  • Assalamu alaikum. Stearic acid used in ponds age miracle deep action night cream is vegetables fats pls reply. Thank u. - Farheen shaikh
  • AOA

    Only manufacturer know the source of it.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-22-14 10:25:01
  • Kikkoman natually brewed soy sauce is halal or not.Ingredients:water, wheat, soybeans, salt, sodium benzoate less than1/10 of 1% as apreservative. - suleman amla.
  • AOA

    It is not a Halal Soy Sauce. From our FAQ:

    What are the ingredients of Haram Soy Sauce:

    The Naturally Brewed Soy is the Haram soy sauce. It is made just like wine containing 2-3% alcohol. The ingredients list contains Wheat, Soy and other ingredients. Food companies do not mention Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce under the ingredients statement. They just mention soy sauce but within parenthesis they write Wheat and Soy. This is the only way to find a Haram Soy Sauce.

    What are the ingredients of Halal Soy Sauce:

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

     


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-22-14 10:22:53
  • i called walmart , and they told me they do not use ethyle alocohol in "our finest " hazelnet chocolate. i also want to know about ice cream "candycane" as per ingredients all naturals. no flavour and preservative, please tell me its halal or not . and 2nd question about solhouette yogurt, as per label, no flavour, no preservative, no gelatin, no color. is used in that. can i use that ?? - asim
  • AOA

    They must have Kosher symbol to be consider Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    01-22-14 01:46:42
  • kids health drink pedia sure is halal or haram? - muhammad thariq
  • AOA

    Tutorial video on home page is a learning tool to help you how to find out the Halal status of any food product,  vitamins under Food Products section, Food Ingredients under Ingredients section or E-Numbers under E-Numbers section. Personal Care Products, Medicine, or Cosmetics are under non food products section.


    Category: Food Products
    01-22-14 00:36:44
  • slam.how can we know thing is halal or haram? asda product cherry scones barcode is 0266970000505? - Nighat
  • AOA

    I have no information. It should say suitable for vegetrain and should not have flavor in it.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    01-21-14 11:56:57
  • which lipsticks are halal? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Tutorial video on home page is a learning tool to help you how to find out the Halal status of any food product,  vitamins under Food Products section, Food Ingredients under Ingredients section or E-Numbers under E-Numbers section. Personal Care Products, Medicine, or Cosmetics are under non food products section.


    Category: General Question
    01-21-14 09:33:16
  • Is choclate moose halal - Hamza
  • AOA

    Which brand?


    Category: Food Products
    01-21-14 08:39:27
  • i have a toohpaste and i want to know wether i can use it. the manufacturer says that it is suitable for vegetarians and so it does not contain animal derived ingridients. the ingridients are calcium carbonate, aqua, sorbitol, glycerin, hydrated silica, Sodium lauryl sulphate, xanthan gum, titanium dioxide, sodium monoflourophosphate, natural clove oil and nature identical clove extract , benzyl alcohol, sodium saccharin. trisodium orthophosphate and sodium benzoate.. please tell me wether these ingridients are ok to use.. jazakallah.. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    If no alcohol was used as extracting solvent in clove extract then you can use it.Find itout from the manufacturer.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    01-21-14 08:09:31
  • Is swiss cheese is halal or haram - sumaira
  • AOA

    It is Halal only if there is a Halal or kosher symbol on the package.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-21-14 00:51:49
  • plz tell me kfc chicken halal or haram in pune or in india.........i"m very confusad about it????????????pl.............z tell me.... - khan tehrin
  • AOA

    I have no information on them in India whether they hand slaughtered or machine slaughtered whether they use zabiha chicken. I do not know the ingredients of coating they use.


    Category: Food Products
    01-20-14 22:37:07
  • Are all Oishi Pillows halal? The choco-filled ones say halal on them but the ube-filled ones don't. There was nothing non-halal in the ingredients. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    01-20-14 22:25:55
  • pre natal vitafusion is halal or not??????As it is showing it is having Gelatin??? - Humaira khan
  • AOA

    If it contains gelation then it is not Halal. From our Alert section:

    Gelatin in any food product or ingredient or Vitamins or medicine is not Halal unless it says Fish Gelatin under ingredients statement in USA and Canada

    MCG is receiving many inquiries about gelatin foods or ingredients or in vitamins whether it is Halal or not.

    The important point is none of the gelatin carrying food products or ingredients or vitamins are Halal unless it says fish gelatin under ingredients statement. The use of fish gelatin in foods in USA is on rise because of demand by Muslim consumers and Jewish consumers. Food companies have booths at IFT Food Expo in July 2013 in Chicago promoting use of fish gelatin. It is important to know the fish gelatin from cat fish is not consider Halal or Kosher. Beta Carotene suppliers use fish gelatin as  a processing aid ingredient or hidden ingredient in Beta Carotene powder form so that it mixes well with other ingredients and fish gelatin is not mentioned under ingredients list.

    08/15/13
    Vitamins: What make them Haram or Non Halal

    The following factors make Vitamins as Haram or Non Halal:

    1. Gelatin:

    Gelatin listed under ingredients statement or part of the capsule makes vitamins

    as Haram if gelatin was obtained from pork or Non Halal if it was obtained from non zabiha beef.

    Only Fish gelatin is Halal and it should be mentioned under ingredients statement.

    The capsules must be made with cellulose to be consider Halal.

    2. Magnesium Stearate:

    Magnesium Stearate is helps in flowing the other ingredients and is a fat based emulsifier and it could be obtained either from pork fat or vegetable fat. Only vegetable fat Magnesium Stearate is consider Halal.

    3. Hidden Ingredients or Processing Aid Ingredients:

    Every vitamin is made with Hidden Ingredients or Processing Aid Ingredients because FDA allows manufacturer to add a maximum of 2% of formula as Hidden Ingredients or Processing Aid Ingredients. FDA also allows manufacturer not to mentioned under the ingredients statement. The hidden or processing aid ingredients must be from Halal sources.

    Halal or Kosher symbol on the vitamins package protects Muslims from added Haram Hidden Ingredients or Processing Aid Ingredients.

    4. Coating on Vitamins:

    Pharmaceutical glaze, vegetable beet glaze, Shellac, Lac Resin are used to coat the vitamin tablets to protect them from breaking. All glazes are made by dissolving insect secretion Shellac in alcohol and applying the glaze on the tablets. So please do not buy the vitamins with coating.

    5. Extracts:

    Many source of vitamins are also obtained from plant extracts such as Bioperine (black pepper fruit extract), Tomato Extract (lycopene), Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract and Panax Ginseng Root Extract. They become Non Halal if alcohol was used as a solvent. It is better to avoid those vitamins with extract otherwise you have to call the manufacturer to find out whether alcohol was used as a solvent or not. Most of the time alcohol is used for extraction from plants.

    6. Natural Flavor:

    Alcohol might be used as a solvent in natural flavor so it is better to avoid consuming vitamins with natural flavors. Majority of natural flavors are made with vanilla. If vanilla is used as a natural flavor then the natural flavor will not be Halal.

    7. Chewable Vitamins:

    All chewable vitamins specially for kids are made with natural flavor. You have to contact the manufacturer whether alcohol was used as a solvent or not.

    8. Ingredients where alcohol was used during its processing and they are added to vitamins:

    Alcohol is used during the manufacturing of some ingredients such as Stevia which is a natural sweetener called Steviol Glycol. It is extracted from Stevia plant by water but crystallized it by use of ethyl alcohol.


    Category: General Question
    01-20-14 21:55:06
  • Is it Wood's peppermint cough syrup kosher? - Harfsham
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    01-20-14 20:33:28
  • Salam brother, i have bought vanilla flavor of viola company from indian store.. it has green dot and the ingredients are Propylene glycol water,aromatic chemical,natural essential oils,caramel color .it has also stated free from alcohol .. plz guide me ..if u r not satisfied with these ingredients then plz could U guide me that what should i ask from the company about the authenticity of alcohol free.. جزاک اللہ - tareb jasmine
  • AOA

    You can use it.


    Category: Ingredients
    01-20-14 18:41:56
  • Skittles lip smacker is halal or haram? Here are the skittles lip smacker Ingredients: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Cetyl Acetate, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Flavor/Aroma, Polybutene, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Propylene Glycol, Ozokerite, Copercicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Acetylated Lanolin Alcohol, Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Hydrogenated Soy Glycerides, Paraffin, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Stearic Acid, Propyl Gallate, Citric Acid, Polyester-3, Mica, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Methylparaben, Palmitic Acid, Neotame, Benzyl Alcohol, Methyl 2-Octynoate, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Cinnamate, Cinnamal, Eugenol, Linalool, Limonene, Citral, Geraniol. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Carmine (CI 75470), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 33 Lake (CI 17200), Red 20 Lake (CI 45410). - Zarmina
  • AOA

    Only manufacturer is know the sources of above ingredients so please contact them.


    Category: Ingredients
    01-20-14 18:24:13
  • Are natural and artificial flavors always haram? Or is there an exception? - Bayan
  • AOA

    Not necessary, if the natural flavor from Halal source (not the vanilla) and no alcohol is used as a solvent then the natural flavor is Halal. In artificial flavor the flavoring part is 100% chemical and no alcohol in it then if theyse no alcohol as a solvent in artificial flavor then the artificial flavor is Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-20-14 18:07:11
  • salam. is Almay Clear Gel Antiperspirant & Deodorant Clear Gel fragerance free halal? I see these days some make-up companies are using " st john 's wort extract " in them. its a herb which might be of help in depression for some patients. But is it ok for us to use those cosmetics? Actually there isnt much options for us as there are very few companies which are vegan and carmine free. - aim
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    01-20-14 17:37:16
  • Assalamu alaikum, Do you know whether "Fit & Active® Multi-Grain with Flax Flatbread" sold in Aldi is a halal or not? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-20-14 15:51:57
  • are oyster shell calcium supplements are halal or haram? - mnaza
  • AOA

    Oyster is not Halal for Hanafi Muslims.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    01-20-14 15:09:05
  • does haldiram sweet products halaal? - fathima
  •  Aoa

    Only those without flavor are Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    01-20-14 13:24:35
  • are haldiram products halaal - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    They are Halal if there is no flavor in them.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-20-14 13:13:46
  • hi is all pepsi product halal? doesnt pepsi cola has carmine in it? - Anonymous user
  •  Aoa

    no only regular Pepsi and diet. The red color

    Pepsi product may contain carmine.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-20-14 12:33:57
  • Is it Fair & lovely & ponds Talc powder halal? Please help. - Nadia
  •  Aoa

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    01-20-14 12:18:11
  • Please tell me whether Yippee products are halal? Thank U - Nadia
  •  Aoa

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    01-20-14 12:10:44
  • i read in the ingredients list of perfumes alcohol denat, i wanted to know if it is halal or not, no matters what company all got it, even the companies that are present in muslim countries and the same type . i searched on the internet and it said yes in all websites i checked - abdul
  • AOA

    Denatured alcohol containing cosmetic can be used.


    Category: Ingredients
    01-20-14 11:07:46
  • Is Polly-O Whole Milk Mozzarella Cheese halal, because it has KD symbol? Thank you http://www.walmart.com/ip/Polly-O-Whole-Milk-Mozzarella-Cheese-16-oz/10448265 - mustafa
  • AOA

    Then it is Halal to use it.


    Category: Ingredients
    01-20-14 11:07:40
  • Selamun aleykum, Recently i send this message to the cabotcheese company regarding their unsalted butter. "Dear Cabot cheese costumer officer, I was wondering if you are using any alcohol in your Natural Creamery Butter (Unsalted) during the production process.More specifically, is alcohol used in natural Flavoring? Please let us know, that is very important to us, we buy your product because we think its Halal which means no pork and no alcohol, if not please let us know. Thanks, your valued costumer." Then they send me this message; Dear Mustafa, Thank you for contacting Cabot regarding our Unsalted Butter. Here at Cabot, we are always happy to provide you with information that will help you better enjoy our products. The "natural flavor" in unsalted butter refers to lactic acid and starter distillate. Lactic acid is derived from the fermentation of sugar, and its primary function is to preserve the shelf life and add flavor to the unsalted butter. Starter distillate is produced from cultured milk using select lactic cultures, and purified by steam distillation. This is also used for flavoring. If you prefer to purchase Cabot butter without natural flavoring, please select our Salted Butter. Thank you again for sharing your question. We pledge to continue working diligently to earn your loyalty because of the quality of our products and because 100% of our profits go to our farmers. Sincerely, Michael Provost | Customer Satisfaction 1 Home Farm Way | Montpelier, VT 05602 Phone:802.371.1265 | Fax:802.371.1200 SO, basesd on this information is this butter Halal or not? Jazekallahuhayr - mustafa
  • AOA

    If it flavoring is 100% Lactic Acid then it is Halal but it is not 100%, they add starter distillate so it is not Halal. Please use their salted butter which is Halal.

    FRom our Alert Section:

    Diacetyl in Starter Distillate

     

    Diacetyl in Starter Distillate used as Natural Flavoring in Unsalted Butter

    According to a internet report: " Popcorn lung, or bronchiolitis obliterans, results from exposure to Diacetyl, the chemical used in butter flavoring in microwave popcorn and other food products. People affected by the toxicity of this chemical have developed shortness of breath, hardening of the lung tissue, and other serious respiratory symptoms.

    Butter manufacturer such as Land O Lakes is already replacing the starter distillate with Lactic Acid which is a Halal ingredient. But Land O Lakes Company is still using the word "Natural Flvoring to represent Lactic Acid and this was told by the company to MCG. Other butter manufactur such as Wild Harvest who makes Organic Unsalted butter reports Cream and Lactic Acid under ingredients statement. Many butter producer will follow.

    Our advice is to use Salted Butter and Unslated Butter if the ingredients are Cream and Lactic Acid or Cream and Natural Flavoring. If it says Natural flavoring then contact the company to ask whether they are using Starter Distillate or Lactic Acid as Natural Flavoring.

    Natural flavoring is still Starter Distillate in many unsalted butter brands and it contains Diacetyl. As we reported in our Ingredients section about Starter Distillate as "Besides diacetyl, starter distillate contains minor amounts of acetaldehyde, ethyl formate, ethyl acetate, acetone, ethyl alcohol, 2-butanone, acetic acid and acetoin.


    Category: Ingredients
    01-20-14 08:07:11
  • chocolates made in Germany or Switzerland or any other non muslim country do the beef gelatin they r using is halal or not? - wajeeha umar
  • AOA

    No they can use pork gelatin. In Germany and Switzerland only products are Halal if they have label "Suitable for Vegetarian" without alcohol in flavor.


    Category: Food Products
    01-20-14 06:24:55
  • i have a question about tooth paste.. my toothpaste consists the following ingridients; calcium carbonate, process water, sorbitol, thickening silica, sodium lauryl sulphate, micronized calcium carbonate, sodium silicate, flavor, titanium dioxide, sodium monoflorouphosphate, sodium carboxymethyl cellulose, potassium citrate trihydrate, alpha-Hydroxytoluene,sodium saccharin, calcium glycerophosphate and Cl 12490.. can i knw wether my toothpaste is halal? please let me know.. may allah bless u.. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Flavor may contain alcohol, Please ask the manufacturer about animal derived ingredients and alcohol in flavor because the manufacturer is the one who know the source of ingredients in toothpaste.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    01-20-14 06:23:57
  • Assalamu alaikum, dearest brother, please. Could you kindly let me know whether ghidvorofuct us halal, looking at the ingredients: www.vanillamart.co.uk/alcohol-free-vanilla-extract/ May Allah shower you with His blessings and help you in your noble work. Jazakallah khair - M Adam
  • AOA

    Alcohol free vanilla extract can be made by evaporting alcohol but it does not make Halal. You have to ask them how they make alcohol free vanilla extract.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-20-14 01:32:34
  • is milk maid from Nestle or any other company is halal? - Hafiz Shaik Sadruddin
  • AOA

    100% vitamin fortified milk from any brand is Halal in USA and Canada.


    Category: Food Products
    01-19-14 23:12:57
  • Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah Brother how we need to Subscribe for any updates from this site, Ma'assalam - Hafiz Shaik Sadruddin
  • AOA

    Right now we do not have system to send updates because I am the only one who is doing every thing.


    Category: General Question
    01-19-14 23:11:41
  • Is one a day emns multivitamins/multimineral supplement halal? - oumar
  • AOA

    It is not Halal if there is no kosher symbol on the package.

    MUSLIMS ARE NOT PAYING ATTENTIONS TO HALAL VITAMINS

    Many Muslims are using non Halal vitamins from stores like Wal-Mart, Walgreen, CVS Pharmacy, GNC. This is because of lack of knowledge about the Halal status of those vitamins. MCG get every day a question from Muslims asking about the Halal status of xyz vitamins. MCG is providing help in picking up the Halal vitamins after it researched at Vitamin Shoppe stores which are located in every city of USA. MCG advises Muslims to check the Halal status of vitamins before consuming them.

    Many major brand of vitamins are not Halal such as: Centrum, Equate, Citracal, Nature Made, Vitafusion, One A Day, GNC, Flintstone, Nature Beauty, Walgreen, Geritol, Nature Bounty, Garliq, Estroven, Disney Gummies, Fiber Smart, Caltrale, Finest Nature, One Source, Lill Critteers, Culturelle, Philps, Ultimate Florea, Viactive, Elatins, Os-Cal, Spring Valley, Schiff, Stevia, Optimum Nutrition, Mega Red, Ocuvite, Alive, Centrum Kid, Active Kid, Spring Valley, Bayer, CVS Vitamins and Kirkland Signature. They are not Halal because they are not Halal or Kosher certified or do not have a Halal or Kosher symbol on the package.

    Even if they do not contain gelatin, they are still not Halal because they add without restriction any Haram hidden ingredient. Halal or Kosher certification protects Muslims from adding Haram Hidden or Processing Aid Ingredients which are not required to be mention under ingredients statement by FDA. MCG has a list of Halal multivitamins, individual vitamins, prenatal vitamins and fish oil or omega 3 on our website under "Vitamins". Please use this list of Halal vitamins. How to search Halal vitamins on our website: Please write vitamins or prenatal vitamins or fish oil (for Omega fish oil) under the search box then click Food Product by Category then click Show Only Halal then click search. You will get a list of 45 Halal vitamins, 3 Halal prenatal vitamins, 6 Halal fish oil (Omega fish oil) and where to buy them.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-19-14 22:07:43
  • is the caprisun halal even without the kosher sighn.also is the ingredients in it halal i just want to because its juice - saif
  • AOA

    No, because it also contain apple juice in which pork gelatin can be used. Onlu kosher symbol portect Muslims.


    Category: Ingredients
    01-19-14 21:38:54
  • name me one toothpaste i can use that's halal? be specific. - elmedin
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: Non-Food Products
    01-19-14 19:03:47
  • is maxfactor make up halal? is no 7 make up (boots brand-uk) halal? - mrs ali
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: Non-Food Products
    01-19-14 18:17:02
  • Assalamualaikum Previously I saw in your website the carnation powder milk was halal, but I could not see it anymore, so I want to know its halal status - Lubna
  • AOA

    I have to add dried milk powder to website and Carnation and other brand of powdered milk is Halal with kosher symbol.


    Category: Food Products
    01-19-14 17:05:07
  • On your website, it says MAC products are free from pork but does not specify about beef or alcohol. Please advise. - NQ
  • AOA

    There is no brand name Mac on our website except:

    Seach results for the term: mac

    Total results generated: 2
    Halal Status Product Name Category Product Brand Comments Date
    halal Macaroni and Cheese Dinner Macaroni and Cheese Dinner Wacky Mac No alcohol is used in natural flavor of cheese sauce according New World Pasta Company. Reference number 658411 dated October 1, 2013 10-01-13
    halal Premium Maple Syrup Maple Syrup Mac Donald   10-16-10

    Category: Non-Food Products
    01-19-14 16:39:32
  • As-Salamu Alaykum, I would like to know is this product from Whole Foods is halal?It's called 365 Everyday Value Fruit & Vegetable Wash Natural Lemon Scent. The ingredients are Aqua(Filtered Water),Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside(Plant-Based Nonionic Surfactant),Citric Acid(PH Control),Potassium Sorbate(Preservative)Natural Lemon Fragrance.I contacted Whole Foods regarding the Natural Lemon Fragrance if they used alcohol,they told me no,and said that they don't use any alcohol in this product.Is this product okay to use to spray on fruits and vegetables to remove the chemicals? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Ask them whether this product is made with animal derived ingredients and if they say no then you can use it.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    01-19-14 16:38:32
  • Hi I am wondering if the Campbell's skillet sauces are okay to have. I am wondering about the worrisome ingredients in which I see on the label called, "Kaffir leave extract, and Basil extract" - William Douglas Ruiz
  • AOA

    Alcohol may be used as a extracting solvent in those two extracts.


    Category: Food Products
    01-19-14 16:02:50
  • Assalammualaikum. I asked a question recently and I thought that it was required to put in my name. Do you mind to hide my name in my previous question. This is the date and time my question was replied: 01-16-14 22:45:24 Thank you - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I have to search and remove the question and answer.


    Category: General Question
    01-19-14 15:59:42
  • Aside from animal and beef and alcohol, do you check that the make up companies do not use human derivatives such has human hair etc? I am inquiring about the make up companies listed on your site as halal. - NQ
  • AOA

    The only thing I know obtained from hair is L-Cysteine which is not used in cosmetic. Our questions for cosmetic companies as you mentioned above.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    01-19-14 15:18:16
  • Where can I get halal corn syrup from and what companies have the halal one? please reply ASAP! Jazakallahukhairan! - sammar
  • AOA

    Corn Syrup is alway Halal so you can use  any brand.


    Category: Food Products
    01-19-14 11:26:47
  • I am using dove soap and dove shampoo . I don't know its halal or haram. Pls tell if u know. I am reside in india. - nasreen mohammad vasim
  • AOA

    Please at Personal Care product under Non Food Products.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-19-14 11:19:51
  • Is break halal ?its ingredients is :wheat flour-corn strach-vegetable oil -salt - tomato and basil flavor - nour
  • AOA

    It is Halal only if no alcohol is used in basil flavor. Only manufacturer knows about alcohol so contact the company.


    Category: Food Products
    01-19-14 09:31:49
  • is no name soy sauce halaal - abida uzma
  • AOA

    From our FAQ:

    What are the ingredients of Haram Soy Sauce:

    The Naturally Brewed Soy is the Haram soy sauce. It is made just like wine containing 2-3% alcohol. The ingredients list contains Wheat, Soy and other ingredients. Food companies do not mention Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce under the ingredients statement. They just mention soy sauce but within parenthesis they write Wheat and Soy. This is the only way to find a Haram Soy Sauce.

    What are the ingredients of Halal Soy Sauce:

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


    Category: Ingredients
    01-19-14 06:22:36
  • Is dreamron hair straightener cream haram - shakeel
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    01-19-14 04:57:21
  • Does taco bell sour cream contains pork gelatin - khalilah Keith
  • AOA

    Any sour cream with gelatin either from pork or non zabiha beef is not Halal. Please avoid eating sour cream at Taco Bell and please go to Food section and subsection Restaurant Chain see which product at Taco Bell are Halal. Not everything is Halal at Taco Bell.


    Category: Ingredients
    01-18-14 23:12:01
  • are christian dior products halal? especially cosmetics....particularly lipsticks - normajane
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    01-18-14 22:50:35
  • IS NESTLE MILO TONIC FOOD DRINK 300G CHOCOLATE MILK FLAVOUR ENERGY DRINK HALAL..THANKS... - rasheda
  • AOA

    If there is no kosher symbol on the package and alcohol used in flavor then it is not Halal.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    01-18-14 20:46:00
  • is langs chocolate halal - rasheda
  • AOA

    Please search it on our website.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    01-18-14 20:25:12
  • Cheetos cheese puff is halal or not. - Sadek Vachhiat
  • AOA

    They are not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    01-18-14 20:09:48
  • are prenatal vitamins from vitamin code garden of life halal? - mona
  • AOA

    If there is no kosher symbol on the package then they are not Halal.

    MUSLIMS ARE NOT PAYING ATTENTIONS TO HALAL VITAMINS

    Many Muslims are using non Halal vitamins from stores like Wal-Mart, Walgreen, CVS Pharmacy, GNC. This is because of lack of knowledge about the Halal status of those vitamins. MCG get every day a question from Muslims asking about the Halal status of xyz vitamins. MCG is providing help in picking up the Halal vitamins after it researched at Vitamin Shoppe stores which are located in every city of USA. MCG advises Muslims to check the Halal status of vitamins before consuming them.

    Many major brand of vitamins are not Halal such as: Centrum, Equate, Citracal, Nature Made, Vitafusion, One A Day, GNC, Flintstone, Nature Beauty, Walgreen, Geritol, Nature Bounty, Garliq, Estroven, Disney Gummies, Fiber Smart, Caltrale, Finest Nature, One Source, Lill Critteers, Culturelle, Philps, Ultimate Florea, Viactive, Elatins, Os-Cal, Spring Valley, Schiff, Stevia, Optimum Nutrition, Mega Red, Ocuvite, Alive, Centrum Kid, Active Kid, Spring Valley, Bayer, CVS Vitamins and Kirkland Signature. They are not Halal because they are not Halal or Kosher certified or do not have a Halal or Kosher symbol on the package.

    Even if they do not contain gelatin, they are still not Halal because they add without restriction any Haram hidden ingredient. Halal or Kosher certification protects Muslims from adding Haram Hidden or Processing Aid Ingredients which are not required to be mention under ingredients statement by FDA. MCG has a list of Halal multivitamins, individual vitamins, prenatal vitamins and fish oil or omega 3 on our website under "Vitamins". Please use this list of Halal vitamins. How to search Halal vitamins on our website: Please write vitamins or prenatal vitamins or fish oil (for Omega fish oil) under the search box then click Food Product by Category then click Show Only Halal then click search. You will get a list of 45 Halal vitamins, 3 Halal prenatal vitamins, 6 Halal fish oil (Omega fish oil) and where to buy them.

    Why Cheetos and Doritos (except Doritos Toasted Corn Tortilla Chips) are not Halal

    There is no kosher symbol on the package of Cheetos and Doritos. This makes them Non Halal because they can add any Haram Hidden or Processing aid ingredients without mentioning under the ingredients statement. Cheese used in Cheetos and Doritos are not Kosher certified and not Halal. Sine these products are not under Halal or Kosher certification then Frito Lay can use non kosher certified flavors or colors. There is no restriction for Frito Lay to make Cheetos or Doritos on their own lines or on co-packers line where pork containing products are made. This exposes a great possibility of cross contamination of pork containing ingredients. All these snacks are very attractive to adults and children but there is a Hadith which says that Allah will not accept your dua for 40 days if a Muslim eats intentionally a bit of Haram food. So MCG recommend Muslims not consume above snacks.


    Category: Food Products
    01-18-14 19:41:54
  • I want to ask about kirkland cookies box available at costco if it is halal or mot? - Zain
  • AOA

    If there is kosher symbol on the package if they are not made with alcohol containing flavor if there is no Vanilla Extract then they are  Halal except vanklla cookies because vanilla and vanilla extract are not Halal ingredients. Please Contact Costco because they are one who knows about it.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-18-14 19:28:02
  • is lady cucumber face wash halal certified it is a swadeshi products - Ayoob
  • AOA

    I have no information on Swedish products.

     


    Category: General Question
    01-18-14 18:46:56
  • one of the ingredient of my medicine 'tablet simvastatin' (to control cholestrol) is magnesium stearate (E470B), is it halal or haram? can i use this medicine or not? - mrs mir
  • AOA

    Magnesium Stearate Halal if it is made with vegetable fat. It is Haram if made with pork. Please contact the manufacturer for the source of magnesium stearate.


    Category: Food Products
    01-18-14 16:33:17
  • Is dr organic snail gel (which is suitable for vegetarian) halal as I have to use it on my face scars, kindly confirm - Anonymous
  • AOA

    If there is no alcohol infragrance then you can use it.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-18-14 16:08:35
  • Is tostitos chunky salsa hot, and tostitos salsa con quest medium and macaroni cheese halal? - Kiran rahman
  • AOA

    None of them Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-18-14 16:04:43
  • I want to know about the pita oven baked crackers are halal or not the company names is town house - Nazeer
  • AOA

    Please search it on our website.


    Category: Food Products
    01-18-14 14:34:49
  • Does dominos have any kind of pig fat in the dough? Also any fast food restaurants? - Suad elhami
  • AOA

    Domino  cheese pizza is not Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-18-14 13:37:08
  • Assalaamu alaikum. Is Trader Joe's Peppermint Hot Chocolate halaal? - Amode Mahomed
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: Food Products
    01-18-14 12:24:42
  • How do I explain to my non-muslim colleagues that sea food is haraam for me a hanafi and halaal for my muslim brother a non- hanafi. - Amode Mahomed
  • AOA

    Please ask a Islamic Scholar.


    Category: General Question
    01-18-14 12:15:06
  • Assalamualikum, I'd like to know if Lactaid is Halal? - Mohammed Rahman
  • AOA

    Please search it on our website.


    Category: Food Products
    01-18-14 11:45:12
  • AoA could you pls advise Tim Horton Red Velvete Muffins is Halal? - Shahul
  • AOA

    None of bakery products at Tim Horton are Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    01-18-14 11:37:16