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Recent Questions:

  • JUST WANT TO KNOW WHETHER "MILKYWAY" BRAND FUN SIZE CHOCOLATE (11.24 OZ) FROM MARS OF USA IS "HALAL", SINCE SOME OF THE WEBSITES CLAIM IT TO BE CONTAINING ALCOHOL CONTENTS USED IN COATING ETC. I WILL APPRECIATE IF YOU RESPOND BY SPECIFIC ANSWER WHETHER THIS PRODUCT IS HALAL OR NOT. - SALEEM KHAN
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    AOA

    Tutorial video on home page is a learning tool to help you how to find out the Halal status of any food product or vitamins under Food Product or Personal Care Products or Medicine or Cosmetic  under non food product section. You can also check your question at Q & A search before you write question because it is possible that your question has already have answer on Q & A section.

    Halal Vanillin is used as Artificial Flavor in Mars Products

     

     HALAL VANILLIN IS USED AS A ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR IN ALL MARS SNACK PRODUCTS

    Halal vanillin without Alcohol is used as artificial flavor in all Mars snack products. This information was provided by a Muslim Consumer from New Jersey. Then MCG called the Mars to verify the statement. Mars told MCG that only vanillin is used as artificial flavor in their product. MCG asked about the natural flavor then Mars informed us that natural vanilla flavor is used as natural flavor. The reference number for MCG call was 011388761A.

    Natural vanilla flavor is obtained from vanilla beans by using alcohol and water as extracting solvents, so MCG do not consider this natural vanilla flavor as Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    03-30-13 01:30:34
  • Salam.do you know whether Ikea's graddsas cream sauce is halal or not? It is sold in packets. What about its lingonberry jam? Thank you. - anna
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    AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: Food Products
    03-29-13 22:35:48
  • is the red wine vinegar haram or halal - Aseel
  • AOA

    It is not Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    03-29-13 17:57:52
  • what are some types of halal shampoos, conditioners, hair oils? - maryam
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    AOA

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


    Category: Non-Food Products
    03-29-13 17:20:25
  • CAN U PLEASE TELL ME RESINOUS GLAZE IS HARAM OR HALAL CUZ I EAT A CHOCOLATE. MY FRIEND HE READ THE INCREDIENCE N HE SAY RESINOUS GLAZE IS NOT HALAL. SOO PLEASE CAN U GUYS TELL ME IS IT HALAL OR HARAM? - ANSARI
  • AOA

    Resinouse Glaze or Confectionary Glaze or Pharmaceutical Glaze are not Halal because they are made with Haram alcohol. From our Alert Section:

     

    Alerts:

    The Alert section also deals with food, non food items and any relevant news items. These alerts aware Muslim consumer�s about Halal & Not-Halal status of both food and non food items.

    TITLE: Ingredients of Confectionary Glaze

    Uses of Dewaxed Bleached Shellac in Confectionery

    The main uses of Dewaxed Bleached Shellac in the confectionery industry are for the coating chocolate goods, such as extruded chocolates, chocolate covered nuts and resins, and similar products.

    The bleached shellac coating performs one or more of the following functions:

    • enhances and protects the gloss
    • serves as a barrier to moisture either entering or leaving the confection
    • prevents blocking together
    • extends shelf-life

    Dewaxed Bleached Shellacs dissolved in a specially denature alcohol are the glazes employed for confectionery by the pan method. These glazes are also sometimes applied by brush or spray, as in the case of marzipans.

    Solvents

    Pure ethyl alcohol is the usual solvent for shellac for confectionery glazes. But each country has its own special regulations for the denaturing of alcohol, and isopropyl alcohol is also widely used. In the USA alcohol containing 35 percent of shellac is deemed to be denatured.
     

    Formula for Chocolate Varnish
     

    Shellac

    50 grams

    Sumatra benzoin

    150 grams

    Vanillin

    1 gram

    Alcohol

    800 grams

       

     

    Courtesy of http://indianshellac.com/confectionery.html

    Posted on: 03-26-13 00:00 AM


    Category: halal Certification Process
    03-29-13 14:43:22
  • Is ginger ale drink halal? - Tugba
  • AOA

    It is not Halal because it is made with alcohol containing flavor according to Dr. Pepper Company.


    Category: E-Numbers
    03-29-13 14:37:36
  • does maggi and kelloges cornflakes contain pork - isha suhail
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    AOA

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


    Category: E-Numbers
    03-29-13 12:54:07
  • Assalamualikum, i had a question, can you find out if makeup forever is halal? jazakAllah khair - Bakhtawar Khan
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    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    03-29-13 12:00:03
  • I want to know whether the FA body sprays are halal. - Iz
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    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    03-29-13 11:35:12
  • Is white bread from sainsburys basics halal? - Kobita rani
  • AOA

    If it say "Suitable For Vegetarian" and there is no flavoring in it then it is Halal otherwise not.


    Category: Food Products
    03-29-13 09:16:01
  • Today I saw new yogurt that is KORU yogurt.I wanted to ask.Is this yogurt halal? - Basak Guler
  • AOA

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


    Category: Food Products
    03-29-13 08:52:18
  • Salam alaikum, I was wondering, when companies say their products contain kosher ingredietns but the product itself is not certified kosher, what does that mean and is it still halal? For example, Veggie Patch say this on their website - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    It is only good for bread and very few other food products. The requirements is that they do not containing any Haram ingredients. But I do not recommend except the bread.


    Category: E-Numbers
    03-29-13 08:11:48
  • All cheese mix chips are halal? What about munches cheese mix? Somebody told all chips whey protein there are change in to halal , is that true? - Saalih
  • AOA

    They are not Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    03-29-13 07:22:42
  • Slms.I received a easter egg from my company I work for to give to my son.The company is a german company.the name of the company is Muller & Muller Gmbh,D-66981Munchweiler,www.wawi.com.The ingredient I am enquiring about is E476.is it permissible to eat this chocolate. Shukraan - Zane
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    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    03-29-13 06:50:05
  • Is there any animal fats in pronamel toothpaste - nazmeen
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    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    03-29-13 06:15:21
  • is sorbitol halal ingredient? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Sorbitol is a Halal ingredient.


    Category: E-Numbers
    03-29-13 05:37:26
  • My mum made me a sandwich with tuna which had the ingredient white wine vinegar in it. At the time, remembered reading the ingredient on the tuna but wasn't sure so I ate the sandwich and later realizing that it did have that ingredient. I feel horrible and guilty because I wasn't certain but still ate it because otherwise I would have gone hungry and not had my lunch, will i get sinned for what I have done? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    White wine vinegar is not a Halal vinegar.


    Category: E-Numbers
    03-29-13 05:36:12
  • is wall's feast ice cream halal or haraam - katija
  • AOA

    They are not Halal because they use alcohol in flavor.


    Category: General Question
    03-29-13 04:27:39
  • Aslm.. Is PPG-1-PEG-9 Lauryl Glycol Ether halaal ? - Noor
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    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    03-29-13 04:11:11
  • i want to know can i eat maggi or other noodles becase i hear it somewhere that maggi contains pig fat - Aamina
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    AOA

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


    Category: E-Numbers
    03-29-13 03:33:22
  • marble slab creamery is halal - sumer
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    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    03-29-13 00:54:56
  • is loradatine allery tablets halal - mohammed
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    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    03-28-13 22:43:09
  • Fair and lovely cream it is halal? - Mohamed
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    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    03-28-13 22:42:55
  • I want to know that can we eat at Denny's .My cousin goes every weekend & eat so I just want to know .plz let me know . - Faizan
  • AOA

    Some important information about eating in restaurants in USA and Canada

    The following important things should be considered while eating in a regular restaurant in USA and Canada. This is for those Muslims who only eat the Zabiha meat. Most of us go to seafood restaurants to eat fish because it is Halal. But we do not have information on how it is cooked or made. Here are the following things we have to keep in our mind about eating fish dish in a restaurant. Not all fish items in fast foods or restaurants are Halal. Not because of fish itself but due to the following reasons: 1. Coating and batter on the fish: Fried fish items are made with coating or batter. The coating or batter of the fish may contain whey, colors and flavors which may not be Halal. Some fish are dipped in beer batter before frying and it is known as beer battered fish. This is type of fish is Haram. The McDonald and Burger King coating is Halal in USA and Canada. 2. Frying media and fryer: Coated and battered fish items are fried in shortening at 360F. If the coating or batter for fried fish is Halal and if it is fried in vegetable shortening with or without vegetable fat based Mono & Diglycerides then the fried fish is Halal. But if same fryer and vegetable shortening was used to fry non zabiha chicken nuggets OR beer battered fish then fried fish items will not be Halal because of left over batter and fat from the chicken. Burger King's Big Fish and Long John Silver are fried their fish items in the same fryer and vegetable shortening use for frying the non-zabiha chicken nuggets in USA and Canada. This is the reason their fish items are not considered Halal. Same thing may happens in restaurants.Beside Burger King also fried pork patties in the same vegetable oil. So it is necessary to avoid eating fried fish in a restaurants because you do not know the Halal status of the coating and batter and use of vegetable shortening and where they fried. 3.Broiled or Grilled Fish: If the fish is broiled or grilled with cooking wine then it will not be Halal. If the fish is broiled or grilled with AA butter then it will be Halal. Sometimes spices are also added to it, we have to make sure that they used 100% spices not the seasoning because seasoning may contain whey, color and flavors which may not be Halal. 4. Sauce with Broiled or Grilled fish: Most of the time broiled fish or grilled fish comes to the table with different sauces on the top of the fish. Dill Sauce with broiled or grilled Salmon is an example. Dill sauce, Tartar sauce and other sauces contain dairy ingredients which may not be Halal. So you have to avoid it and use salt, pepper, lemon or A1 sauce which is a Halal sauce. 5. Broiled Vegetable: Sometimes bacon or ham is added to vegetables, so ask about them. 6. Rolls/Bread: Rolls/bread and cheese rolls are provided at tables, these rolls and bread are mostly made from frozen dough or mixes. These frozen dough or mixes are made with dough conditioners which may not be Halal. Cheese may be made with animal enzymes. 7. Garden Salad, Salad Dressing and coleslaw: Garden Salad in most of the restaurants comes with croutons, cheese, Chinese noodles, and bacon bits. They all should be avoided because croutons may be made with Romano cheese and other ingredients which may not be Halal. Cheese may not be Halal as well as Chinese noodles. Bacon bits are Haram. Salad dressing is made with cheese, emulsifiers which may not be Halal. You request a garden salad without cheese, croutons, Chinese noodles and bacon bits. Lemon juice or olive oil and distilled white vinegar can be used. Coleslaw is made with cabbage and dressing containing dairy ingredients which may not be Halal. 8. Soups: Soups are made with soup bases and concentrates. These bases and concentrates are made with dairy ingredients which may not be Halal and they also contain non zabiha chicken fat. Left over gravy from cooked meats are used to make a soup. You do not know what kind of meat gray was used. This gravy is provide extra flavor to the soup. Clam Chowder is made with dairy ingredients which may not be Halal and bacon is also added to the clam chowder. Soup has to be avoided. 8. Rice Pilaf: Rice pilaf is always made with non zabiha chicken broth, so it has to be avoided. Steam rice is Halal. 9. Vegetables: Vegetable are sometimes cooked with bacon and ham, so it is necessary to ask ahead of time. 10. Baked Potato/French Fries: The ingredients of French fries in restaurants and the way they fried are not known to public. They may be made with Haram ingredients. They may be fried in animal fat shortening. So they have to be avoided unless you are sure that they are Halal. Baked Potato is Halal but the margarine and sour cream may not be Halal. Sometimes they bring with margarine and sour cream and with bacon on the top of the potato. So either you eat with salt & pepper or with butter if it is AA. If they provide you the sour cream and butter in the small packed container with ingredients statements and kosher symbol and if the kosher certification meet the Halal requirements then you can use it. Eggs for the breakfast: Scramble eggs at restaurants are not 100% eggs but other ingredients such as emulsifires are present. Restauarnts get the eggs in batters from food service company such as Sysco Company, they also supplies egg beaters which is Halal only if no alcohol is used in flavor. It is possible thye fried on the same hot plate as bacon. 12. Dessert: Pies, Cheesecake, Cakes may contain gelatin, liquor, dairy ingredients, flavors and other ingredients which may not be Halal and should be avoided. Ice Cream may contains emulsifiers which may not be Halal and flavor may contain alcohol. NOTE; THIS INFORMATION WAS PUBLISHED ON MARCH 13, 2002 AND WAS AVAILABLE ON OUR OLD WEBSITE FOR MANY YEARS UNTIL OCTOBER 1, 2005. IT WAS LAST DURING CHANGE OVER FROM OLD TO NEW WEBSITE. WE ARE SORRY ABOUT IT.
     

    06/15/06

    Original text

     

     

    Category: halal Certification Process
    03-28-13 21:07:29
  • Are those yeasts halal which are used to make breads ?If 'Yeast' is mentioned in the ingredient list of a bread or toast, but no other information is mentioned about that yeast ,then can we consider the toast or bread to be halal knowing that the other ingredients used to make it (the bread or toast) are halal? - Aiman
  • AOA

    Yeast used in bakery product is Halal.


    Category: General Question
    03-28-13 18:45:36
  • As Salamu Alaikum. Is Russian Bear 5000(Weight gainer) Halal? Here are the Ingredients: Three stage carbohydrate mix (simple, complex, and medium chain carbohydrates), Pharmaceutical Grade Protein Blend, Medium Chain Triglycerides, Vitamin, mineral, and lipotropic mixture (which includes Kreb's Cycle complexes), Yohimbe Bark, Eleutherococcus senticosus, Crystalline Fructose, Sikadeer Antler powder, Schizandra Chinensis, Inosine, Colostrum, Boron, Chromium Picolinate, Natural Chocolate Flavor. Here's the link to the product- http://www.luckyvitamin.com/p-20712-vitol-russian-bear-5000-weight-gainer-chocolate-4-lbs?utm_source=googlebase&utm_medium=fpl&utm_term=VitolRussianBear5000WeightGainerChocolate4lbs&utm_content=69854&utm_campaign=googlebase&site=google_product_listing_ads&gclid=CIviodbkoLYCFeN_Qgod4S8AJA& - Safiuddin Mohammed
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    AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: Food Products
    03-28-13 18:39:08
  • Is Italian bread,the bakery products , halal? - Anonymous user
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    AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: E-Numbers
    03-28-13 18:01:29
  • can u tell me please if starburst strawberry flavour milk, is halal or harram? in the ingredients is WHEY POWDER, E460,E466,E407,E471,E120, and it does not have the V sign. Thank you. - ali
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    AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: E-Numbers
    03-28-13 17:57:30
  • Does coca cola contain alcohol ? - Rasha Essa
  • AOA

    Yes.


    Category: Ingredients
    03-28-13 17:56:22
  • Assalam alaikum brother Menchie's Frozen Yogurt is halal or not. jazak Allah. - ilyas syed
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    AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: Food Products
    03-28-13 17:02:41
  • is brandy vinegar or brenntweinessig halal or haram because it is present in most of the ketchups,mayonise etc... thnks - ali
  • AOA

    Brandy Vinegar is not Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    03-28-13 13:45:45
  • Assalamualykum, can you please explain further why Nature Valley Dark Chocolate, Peanut and Almond granola bar is not halal? What does it means by "No certification symbol"? Thanks - Tini
  • AOA

    No certification means no Halal or Kosher symbol on the package. Without they can add Haram Hidden ingredients into the bar.


    Category: Food Products
    03-28-13 10:48:13
  • Many chocolates and ice cream contains whey ,so is it halal? Is whey powder halal and proteins ans lactose from whey halal.? - Zain
  • AOA

    From Description of Ingredients:

    Whey and its Halal Status

    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. Acid Whey which is obtained from cottage has the same Halal requirements as cheddar or Mozzarella cheese except rennet is not used but starter cultures are added and they have to be from milk source not meat source. Starter culture requirement for acid whey is same cheddar or Mozzarella cheese.


    What is Lactose

    Lactose is a milk sugar. It is a disaccharide carbohydrate that is a part of milk. It functions as a flow agent, humectants, crystallization control agent and sweetener.

    It is commercially obtained from rennet whey and its Halal requirements are the same as rennet whey. Lactose is also used in medicine.

    MCG considers Lactose Halal only if it is Halal or Kosher certified.


    Category: E-Numbers
    03-28-13 10:21:34
  • is quaker white oats halal? I've searched for it here in MCG. I found other quaker products but not the white oats. There's no ingredient list on the product. It just says 100% white oats. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    It is a Halal product.


    Category: Food Products
    03-28-13 08:44:38
  • Salam, I had contact Meiji yan yan about their products about their artificial flavors and they told me that there is alcohol but it is not much because it's (<0.05%)and they said it will not make a person to be intoxicated.And I would like to know is it alright to eat a lot of this product and will not be intoxicated at all?Just want to make sure. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    It is still Haram, those statements does not mean nothing to Islamic Sharia because alcohol is an intoxicant and all intoxicants are Haram.

     

    FATWA FROM DARUL IFTA JAMIA NIZAMIA HYDERABAD, INDIA ON ALCOHOL

    Jamia Nizamia has issued the following Fatwa on Alcohol:

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

     


    Category: General Question
    03-28-13 04:51:45
  • you say:In USA/Canada apple cider is Halal because it is made by crushing apples and it not a fermented product.but on www.HeinzVinegar.com How is Vinegar Made? Vinegar is made from alcohol. The alcohol is converted to full strength vinegar through fermentation 2: www.HeinzVinegar.com How is Vinegar Made? Vinegar is made from alcohol. According to Anas Bin Malik RA, Prophet Mohammed Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallum did not give permission to make vinegar from wine (Hadith from Sahee Muslim). please clarify at the very earliest. jazakallah-khair - riyas
  • AOA

    From Description of Ingredients and Fiqah & Science section of our website:

     

    Vinegar

    Vinegar has been known for centuries. It is simply a dilute solution of water and acetic acid that contains coloring and flavoring agents in very small quantities from source of raw material. A typical distilled vinegar contains 95% of water and rest is acetic acid , minor constituents.

    It is made by two successive microbial processes:

    • First is being an alcoholic fermentation effected by yeasts and the
    • Second is an oxidation of alcohol by Acetobacter, a genus of aerobic bacteria.

    U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulation states that the unmodified name vinegar apply only to the product derived from apples and that this product contain not less than 4 g of acetic acid in 100 ml of vinegar.

    Vinegar also contains small quantities of ash, sugars, phosphoric acid, alcohol, and glycerol.

    Vinegar is made by two process:

    1. The packed generator; and
    2. Submerged fermentation system.

    Air is used in both process.

    Fermentation:

    The fermentation of sugar into alcohol (ethanol) and which comprises the first step in manufacturing of vinegar using the yeast Saccharomyces sp, which proceeds as follow:
    C6H12O6 -------> 2C2H5OH + 2CO2 (sugar source) (Ethyl Alcohol) (Carbon Dioxide)

    The second fermentation step requires the microorganism acetobacter (Bacterium aceti) and oxygen as indicated below:
    2C2H5OH + 2O2 ---------> 2CH3COOH + 2H2O (Ethyl Alcohol) (Oxygen) (Acetic Acid) (Water)

    FYI: Malt vinegar is used extensively in Britain, and wine vinegar in continental Europe. Distilled white vinegar and cider vinegar is preferred in USA and Canada.

    Types of Vinegar:

    There are six type vinegar is used throughout the world.

    1. Distilled White or Grain or Spirit Vinegar: It is produced from the natural fermentation of dilute alcohol to vinegar. The vinegar is filtered and contains Natural mellow aroma.
    2. Apple Cider Vinegar: It is produced from unprocessed apple juice and vinegar retains its natural amber color and fruity flavor.
    3. Wine Vinegar: Wine vinegar is produced from Burgundy wine and other wines. It retains a ruby color and wine like flavor. It is used in Oil-Vinegar Dressing and gourmet cooking and condiments.
    4. Corn (Maize) sugar Vinegar: This type of vinegar is produced from corn sugar. Sugar is first converted to alcohol then alcohol is converted to acetic acid and water. It is also a amber color vinegar.
    5. Malt Vinegar: Malt vinegar is produced from the fermentation of malt to alcohol and then it is converted to vinegar.
    6. Specialty Vinegar such as Balsamic Vinegar: Balsamic vinegar is produced in Modena Italy from white and sugary Trebbiano grapes with special labor intensive method to special flavor and aroma There is possibility of left over wine in this vinegar.

    All above vinegar are consider Halal except wine vinegar and Balsamic vinegar by MCG

    Halal Status of vinegar:

    There is a different of opinion among Hanafi and Shafi fiqa schools regarding vinegar. Since there is possibility of wine being not 100% converted to acetic acid and water. There is left over wine in the wine vinegar, we consider wine vinegar is not a Halal vinegar. We recommend distilled white vinegar because it is made from dilute alcohol.


     

    Wine Vinegar

    THE CHEMISTRY OF WINE VINEGAR AND ITS RELATION WITH FIQAH

    It is necessary to familiarize the chemistry of wine making before discussing the chemistry of wine vinegar. Wine making started about 3000-4000 B.C and is mostly made from fermented grapes, but wine is also made from other fruits, and grain such as rice. Influence of raw material in wine making is very important because it needs high sugar content of 10-24% and low acidity of 0.5 to 1.5% as Tartaric acid. Higher acidity inhibits the yeast fermentation. Alcoholic fermentation occurs through enzymes produced by yeast Saccharomyces cerevisia on the sugar of the Must (Must refers to crushed grapes including juice, seeds and skin) and this alcoholic fermentation ( proceeds with 20 enzyme protein, 3 to 8 organic cofactors and several inorganic cofactors) results in:

    Ethyl Alcohol, Carbon Dioxide, Polyphenols, Organic Flavor compounds, Odors compounds

    The yeast fermentation is followed by lactic acid fermentation of malic acid, present in grape. This is called Malolactic fermentation in which malic acid is converted by lactic acid bacteria into: Lactic Acid, Carbon Dioxide

    The lactic acid bacteria also change the fruit flavor of wine and add some flavor compound from their metabolism. But majority of wine flavor comes from alcoholic fermentation and wine flavor is continued to change during storage.

    A typical wine consists of: Water, Ethyl Alcohol, Tannins Acids, Polyphenols, Flavor compounds and color if from red grapes

    Polyphenols contribute the bitter taste of the wine and astringent mouth feel of wine, characteristic aromas are related to wine maturation. Wine is the raw material for wine vinegar.

    Presently Vinegar is produced from a wide variety of substances but the basic requirement is that, those substances should have sufficient amount of alcohol and a satisfactory level of flavoring. The conversion of alcohol to acetic acid by acetobacter bacteria is as follows:

    The acetobacter bacteria act only on alcohol content of wine, not on other components of wine according to literature. Organic chemistry of wine vinegar and other literature indicate that the coloring and flavoring of wine vinegar are the characteristic of the wine from which the particular wine vinegar is made. From this we can derive the following equation for wine vinegar:

    So the Acetobacter bacteria do not act on wine flavors and wine colors during the production of wine vinegar. The same flavors and colors are present in wine vinegar and they are not subjected to any chemical reactions during the process. So chemically they remain the same in wine vinegar. There is no research or literature found to suggest that the wine flavors and wine color are subject to Tabdeele Mahaya (chemical change to new products) in wine vinegar production.

    It means some part of Haram wine is present in wine vinegar. Besides the above, the processing of wine to wine vinegar is not 100%. Some minute amount of wine is also left over in wine vinegar. According to a Hadith small portion of intoxicant is also Haram as large portion. Wine vinegar is not Halal according to Imam Shafi but it is considered clean according Imam Abu Hanifa (according to Sahee Muslim). According to Anas Bin Malik RA, Prophet Mohammed Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallum did not give permission to make vinegar from wine (Hadith from Sahee Muslim).

    We recommend Muslim consumers to avoid using any wine vinegar based on the above Hadith and scientific facts.

    Wine (Ethyl Alcohol + Wine Flavors + Wine Colors + Oxygen) → Acetic Acid + Water + Wine Flavors + Wine Colors
    2 CH3CH2OH + 2 O22 CH3COOH + 2 H2O

    Alcohol + Oxygen → Acetic Acid + Water

     



    Category: Ingredients
    03-28-13 03:36:43
  • Assalaamu Alaikum Is the following food colour halal? The ingredients are water, e102 tartrazine, e133 brilliant blue fcf, acetic acid. It is marked as non alcoholic and is liquid colouring. Thanks you - Aishath
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    AOA

    Tutorial video on home page is a learning tool to help you how to find out the Halal status of any food product or vitamins under Food Product or E-Numbers under E-Numbers section. Personal Care Products or Medicine or Cosmetic  under non food product section. You can also check your question at Q & A search before you write question because it is possible that your question has already have answer on Q & A section.


    Category: E-Numbers
    03-28-13 03:16:24
  • A.Alaikum, I am from Pakistan and my question is, Are soft drinks like pepsi, coke, dew, Miranda etc halal or not? - Muhammad Babar khan
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    AOA

    I have no information on them in Pakistan.


    Category: General Question
    03-28-13 01:17:51
  • The company stated that the product doesnt have any animal derived ingredient but only an animal derived RAW material which is honey extract, and there's no alcohol used. Halal is it? - Nazurah
  • AOA

    You have to have them state in writing that no alcohol is used in honey extract. Teleohone answer is not acceptable in this case. If you recieve it in writing bthen you can use it.


    Category: Ingredients
    03-28-13 00:44:28
  • which cheese spread is halal in Monterey California - sheeren
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    AOA

    Tutorial video on home page is a learning tool to help you how to find out the Halal status of any food product or vitamins under Food Product or E-Numbers under E-Numbers section. Personal Care Products or Medicine or Cosmetic  under non food product section. You can also check your question at Q & A search before you write question because it is possible that your question has already have answer on Q & A section.


    Category: E-Numbers
    03-27-13 21:30:03
  • I've watched the tutorial video and went through Q&A, "ingredients" and still could not find the answer. May I know what is precipitated sulphur and is it halal to use as a product? - Nazurah
  • AOA

    Precipitated Sulpher is a non-metallic chemical element and it is Halal. I already answered this question before about 2-3 days back but you are right it is not coming up.


    Category: Ingredients
    03-27-13 20:12:25
  • It its confirmed that the animal derived raw material is honey extract and does not contain alcohol, so is it considered as halal? - Nazurah
  • AOA

    When they mentioned they used animale derived ingredients, it also means that they use it as hidden ingredients. Even It is only honey extract, do you know what solvent they use to extract honey?. It could be ALCOHOL. You did not provide the complete list of the product. It is possible that some ingredients may not be Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    03-27-13 20:00:15
  • What are the ingredients that have "Cl" infront of the numbers? - Nazurah
  • AOA

    CL stand for Chloride or Chlorine for chemistry or it could be bill for cell phone.


    Category: Ingredients
    03-27-13 19:49:51
  • are the 3-step facial treatment are halal? - Siti Aminah bt Abdul Razis
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    03-27-13 19:32:12
  • Is top ramen noodles halal or haram ? - mohammad khan
  • AOA

    They are not Halal because they contain Haram 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: Food Products
    03-27-13 16:59:07
  • salam . I have a question that are TAKIS halal ? Its company name is BARCEL USA . If they are haram , what is that ingredient ? - M. Anas
  • AOA

    I talk to Barcel representative and he told me the Takis are not kosher certified nor they buy kosher certified ingredients. Although there is no animal by product and no alcohol is used in flavor but he will not reveal about hidden ingredients. So they are not Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    03-27-13 16:05:21
  • Does Tim Hortons French vanilla contain ingredients that are not Halal. If so which ingredients are they. - Nouman Zafar
  • AOA

    First it is not kosher certified so it is not Halal second if it contains Vanilla Extract or alcohol containg vanilla flavor or natural flavor and various emulsifiers.


    Category: Ingredients
    03-27-13 15:37:41
  • I'm a patient with chronic diarrhoea & have been prescribed with florastor or enflor as a remedy. These medicines contain the probiotic yeast s.boulardii. I recently read on mcg page that this yeast causes alcoholic fermentation. Is the consumption of such medicine halal?Can you pls suggest any other alternative halal probiotic for chronic diarrhoea. JazakAllah - Mrs Khan
  • AOA

    Is this a prescription medicine or on the counter. If it is prescription medicine then please ask your doctor to gives names of other alternative so that I can research for you. According to the ulema if there is no other Halal alternative then you have to take that medicine to get healthy.


    Category: Food Products
    03-27-13 14:29:27
  • Which one perfumes are halal for women ? Can you give list please.thanks - Sana
  • AOA

    I do not have list but it should not be made with alcohol and animal by product.


    Category: General Question
    03-27-13 14:15:14
  • Aoa, I wasn't able to find whether Mint named Frost by Ice Breakers is halal or haram. - Adil
  • AOA

    All Ice Breaker products are not Halal. Wal-Mart's Great Value Min is Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    03-27-13 12:05:20
  • Is Bayer One A Day Men's health formula (multi vitamin) Halal? - Farah Achee
  • AOA

    They are not Halal and it is already mentioned on our website.


    Category: Food Products
    03-27-13 10:33:59
  • Are Auntie Annie Pretzels Halal - Muneer Baig
  • AOA

    If it kosher symbol and no flavor then it is Halal otherwise not.


    Category: Food Products
    03-27-13 09:49:59
  • are oriflam (sweden) costume products halaal or haraam - himaya ibrahim
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    AOA

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


    Category: Ingredients
    03-27-13 09:05:18
  • Is hovis bread halal or haraam - m.habibullah
  • AOA

    If it says suitable for vegetarian and contains no flavor then it is Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    03-27-13 08:54:23
  • How can we know abt any prdy that contains alchol containts? any perticular codes like B,C,or something like that? - abrar sayyed
  • AOA

    You have the question about alcohol the following way to a food company:

     

    " is alcohol used as a solvent in flavor; 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 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 alcohol was used or not in the flavor as a solvent. The consumer department can not answer this question because they do not have access to specification of ingredients".


    Category: Food Products
    03-27-13 05:46:46
  • Assalaamualaikum...please can you let me know whether the 'Scoop' , 'mc donalds' ,'domino's pizza', are halal or haram..pleaseeeeeeeeee... - Aabda
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    AOA

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


    Category: Food Products
    03-27-13 05:09:55
  • I want to know if the mocha and white mocha in starbbucks are halal or not because I don't know the ingredients ? - musa deniz
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    AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: E-Numbers
    03-27-13 04:59:18
  • Is NV II Goat Milk tablet with calcium halal? - Suhaida
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    AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: Food Products
    03-27-13 01:37:11
  • Animal derived ingredients from Fish in products are okay to use right? - Nazurah
  • AOA

    Only fish derived ingredient are Halal but not all sea food derived ingredient.


    Category: Ingredients
    03-27-13 01:09:52
  • I found Precipitated Sulphur in one of my products, is halal to use on muslims? - Nazurah
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    AOA

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

    Also look for Q &A search.


    Category: Ingredients
    03-27-13 00:56:13
  • I asked a company about their products and they said that the used an animal derived raw material, which is honey extract. As a muslim, can we still use that? - Nazurah
  • AOA

    If honet extracted with alcohol then it is not Halal. Animal derived may include some other ingredients.


    Category: General Question
    03-27-13 00:42:22
  • Can you tell me if their products safe to use for Muslims? I sent this company an email and this is what they replied to me : When producing our decorative products we do not use any ingredients directly derived from animals, such as placenta extracts or animal fat. We do, however, use materials such as beeswax, silk, or lanolin (wool fat from sheep) and the natural dye cochenille (CI 75470) which are indeed animal components, strictly speaking. When manufacturing some types of ingredients we also use base components such as fatty acids at times, which may also be derived from animals. However, this does not make any of our ingredients questionable in the least. A careful process of filtration consisting of many different and diverse steps throughout the synthesis of our products guarantees that all of our products can be used without any objections. Needless to say, due to the nature and origin of our products‘ components we do not consider our products „vegan.“ - Nazurah
  • AOA

    They are not Halal because Cochenille is extracted from insects which are Haram in Islam.


    Category: General Question
    03-27-13 00:36:15
  • assalamu-alikum, i have seen HEINZ apple cider venegar is hala lin your site.i and my friends use this product on daily basis for better health. but on www.HeinzVinegar.com How is Vinegar Made? Vinegar is made from alcohol. The alcohol is converted to full strength vinegar through fermentation. so is this how they make apple cider vinegar? secondly on site http://amuslima.com/new-noteworthy-islam/o-muslima-what-we-should-consider-of-vinegar/ Dr Anton Apriyantono February 13, 2013 - الأربعاء 3 ربيع الثاني 1434 at 7:51 am Wa’alaikumsalam. Wr. Wb. Apple cider vinegar can be made from either apple juice or apple cider. Apple cider is categorized as an alcoholic beverage, therefore, apple cider vinegar prepared from apple cider should not be consumed by Muslim. However, most of the commercial products of apple cider vinegar are not clear whether they are prepared from apple juice, or apple cider. please give us the correct ruling (insha-allah). as old aged women and men( muslin) also consuming it. we are waiting for your very valued reply. jazakallah-khair - riyas
  • AOA

    There is a problem about Apple Cideror Cider in England or Europe and USA/Canada. In USA/Canada apple cider is Halal because it is made by crushing apples and it not a fermented product. The fermented apple cider is called Hard Cider in USA. Where in England It is a fermented product so it is Haram in England and it is called Cider. Cider in England is consider Apple Wine If Apple Cider vinegar is made from Cider then it is not Halal. Cider in England is already has a alcohol in it and alcohol content in Cider in England is from 2% ABV to 8.5% ABV. Where is in USA, apple cider first fermented to produce alcohol then this alcohol of apple cider is converted to acetic acid water to make apple cider vinegar.

    Apple Cider Vinegar in USA is a Halal vinegar because it is made from non fermented apple cider.

    This website deals with food products made in USA and does not provide information except for very few food products made in other countries.

    From our Fiqah and Science subsection:

     

    Wine Vinegar

    THE CHEMISTRY OF WINE VINEGAR AND ITS RELATION WITH FIQAH

    It is necessary to familiarize the chemistry of wine making before discussing the chemistry of wine vinegar. Wine making started about 3000-4000 B.C and is mostly made from fermented grapes, but wine is also made from other fruits, and grain such as rice. Influence of raw material in wine making is very important because it needs high sugar content of 10-24% and low acidity of 0.5 to 1.5% as Tartaric acid. Higher acidity inhibits the yeast fermentation. Alcoholic fermentation occurs through enzymes produced by yeast Saccharomyces cerevisia on the sugar of the Must (Must refers to crushed grapes including juice, seeds and skin) and this alcoholic fermentation ( proceeds with 20 enzyme protein, 3 to 8 organic cofactors and several inorganic cofactors) results in:

    Ethyl Alcohol, Carbon Dioxide, Polyphenols, Organic Flavor compounds, Odors compounds

    The yeast fermentation is followed by lactic acid fermentation of malic acid, present in grape. This is called Malolactic fermentation in which malic acid is converted by lactic acid bacteria into: Lactic Acid, Carbon Dioxide

    The lactic acid bacteria also change the fruit flavor of wine and add some flavor compound from their metabolism. But majority of wine flavor comes from alcoholic fermentation and wine flavor is continued to change during storage.

    A typical wine consists of: Water, Ethyl Alcohol, Tannins Acids, Polyphenols, Flavor compounds and color if from red grapes

    Polyphenols contribute the bitter taste of the wine and astringent mouth feel of wine, characteristic aromas are related to wine maturation. Wine is the raw material for wine vinegar.

    Presently Vinegar is produced from a wide variety of substances but the basic requirement is that, those substances should have sufficient amount of alcohol and a satisfactory level of flavoring. The conversion of alcohol to acetic acid by acetobacter bacteria is as follows:

    The acetobacter bacteria act only on alcohol content of wine, not on other components of wine according to literature. Organic chemistry of wine vinegar and other literature indicate that the coloring and flavoring of wine vinegar are the characteristic of the wine from which the particular wine vinegar is made. From this we can derive the following equation for wine vinegar:

    So the Acetobacter bacteria do not act on wine flavors and wine colors during the production of wine vinegar. The same flavors and colors are present in wine vinegar and they are not subjected to any chemical reactions during the process. So chemically they remain the same in wine vinegar. There is no research or literature found to suggest that the wine flavors and wine color are subject to Tabdeele Mahaya (chemical change to new products) in wine vinegar production.

    It means some part of Haram wine is present in wine vinegar. Besides the above, the processing of wine to wine vinegar is not 100%. Some minute amount of wine is also left over in wine vinegar. According to a Hadith small portion of intoxicant is also Haram as large portion. Wine vinegar is not Halal according to Imam Shafi but it is considered clean according Imam Abu Hanifa (according to Sahee Muslim). According to Anas Bin Malik RA, Prophet Mohammed Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallum did not give permission to make vinegar from wine (Hadith from Sahee Muslim).

    We recommend Muslim consumers to avoid using any wine vinegar based on the above Hadith and scientific facts.

    Wine (Ethyl Alcohol + Wine Flavors + Wine Colors + Oxygen) → Acetic Acid + Water + Wine Flavors + Wine Colors
    2 CH3CH2OH + 2 O22 CH3COOH + 2 H2O

    Alcohol + Oxygen → Acetic Acid + Water

     


     


    Category: Ingredients
    03-27-13 00:05:28
  • Is cocoa mass halal or haram - Irfan
  • AOA

    Cocoa Mass is a Halal ingredient.


    Category: Food Products
    03-26-13 19:34:46
  • I wanted to know it the part skimmed mozzarella cheese by kraft foods halal or not? - tehreem
  • AOA

    It is not Halal because it has no Halal or Kosher symbol on the package.


    Category: E-Numbers
    03-26-13 15:30:22
  • is philedephia cream cheese halal - marium fahad khan
  • AOA

    Regular Philadelphia Cream is Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    03-26-13 12:38:45
  • Is Palmer's Hair Food Formula Halaal? It contains Mineral oil (Paraffinum Liquidum) Paraffin Lanolin Cocos Nucifera (coconut) oil Tocophyeryl Acetate Retinyl Palmitate ( vitamin A) Ergocalciferol ( vitamin D) Cocoyl Hydrolyzed Soy protein Propyl paraben Fragrance (Perfum) Limonene Linalool Citronellol Geraniol Hydroxi Citronellal Cocumarin Butyl phenyl Methyl propional Yellow 11( Cl 47000) - Ammar Ihsan M.Y
  •  

    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    03-26-13 10:06:36
  • is dr moo quick milk sipper halal? - k mahmood
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    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    03-26-13 09:53:28
  • I just wonder that takis chip by Barcel is halal? Syukron - Dahniar Syam
  • AOA

    It is not Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    03-26-13 09:02:52
  • we live in new york city my some friends eating"chicken over rice" and "lamb gyro" can you tell me is it halal or haram salers are mention our shops and food cart in halal - muhammad ahmed Attari
  •  

    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    03-26-13 08:02:45
  • Are pregnacare vitamins halal? I am taking the postpartum and breastfeeding ones currently. - Shazia
  • AOA

    There is list of Prenatal Vitmins on our website which are Halal. Please search it.


    Category: Food Products
    03-26-13 07:40:43
  • Allantoin, is it halal? - Nazurah
  • AOA

    It is a chemical compound. It is Halal only if obtained from plant or bacteria. It is not Halal if obtained from animal.


    Category: Ingredients
    03-26-13 06:02:14
  • Is "GNC Chewy D-3™ 1000" halal? - fazli Farook
  • AOA

    It is not Halal because it does not kosher symbol. Halal Solgar D3 is available at Vitamin Shoppe store in your town and it is listed on our Home Page.


    Category: E-Numbers
    03-26-13 05:18:15
  • ASA, Could you please let me know if sugarflair paste colours are halal? In particular glycerol and propylene glycol E551, the ingredients say suitable for vegetarian and kosher... Could you please advise of halal colours/brands for baking please? Jazakallah - Shen
  •  

    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    03-26-13 02:32:56
  • What is Precipitated Sulphur? is it halal? - Nazurah
  • AOA

    It is non-metalic element used in black gun powder.


    Category: Ingredients
    03-26-13 02:16:49
  • is the red bull energy drink contains alcohol containts plz do reply urgent. - abrar sayyed
  • AOA

    Red Bull Energy drink is made with alcohol containing flavor.


    Category: Ingredients
    03-26-13 02:07:13
  • What is inrestified soy bean oil is it halal - henry
  • AOA

     Inrestified fat is a type of oil where fatty acids are removed.


    Category: Ingredients
    03-25-13 17:22:30
  • is Ribena hala? as it uses a pork filter in the production process? - Jasmine Raja
  • AOA

    All Ribena juices are not Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    03-25-13 16:03:24
  • AoA. I was given this chocolate candy: Kraft Olza Prince Polo. Can you please tell me if it is halal to eat or not? JazakAllah Khair - Asim Zafar
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    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    03-25-13 15:58:15
  • Assalamou Alikum Is Zabiha Halal meat hand slaughtered and is Breyes Vanilla ice cream halal?PLZ ANSWER!!!JAZAQALAHO KHAIRE! - fatima chowdhury
  • AOA

    Hand slaughter Zabiha meat slaughtered by a Muslim is Halal. Breyers vanilla ice cream is not Halal because it is made with vanilla flavor which made by alcohol.


    Category: General Question
    03-25-13 15:37:54
  • Is warburtuns bread products halal - USMAN HUSSAIN
  •  

    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    03-25-13 15:00:42
  • Noor Al-Jabal Chicken is a brand of mountaire fresh young chicken. The supplier name is Halal Food Council of USA i have left messages for them and havent heard back do you have any information or have you ever contacted the. Their ph# is 410-5481728 Resturand Depot is selling their chicken. - Ahsan Seyal
  •  

    AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: General Question
    03-25-13 13:29:53
  • My mum made me a sandwich with tuna which had the ingredient spirit vinegar in it, At the time, I had a doubt that the ingredient may be used and be haram, but I still ate it. I realized it is haram, will i get sinned for what I have done? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Spirit vinegar is a Halal ingredient.


    Category: E-Numbers
    03-25-13 13:09:30
  • Is Nivea cream halal? - Mahfuja
  •  

    AOA

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


    Category: General Question
    03-25-13 10:07:14
  • Is Dove shampoo halal? - Mahfuja
  •  

    AOA

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


    Category: halal Certification Process
    03-25-13 10:01:06
  • Are fine bone china dishes halal - Mirza
  • AOA

    If they make from bone char then they are Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    03-25-13 06:43:08
  • Is it okay if I eat at an ice cream parlor that serves both halal and non halal ice cream? The scoop used for all the ice creams are the same, I am worried that this may make the halal ice cream turn non halal. - Siti
  • AOA

    I would not advise you because even Halal ice cream is made with alcohol containing flavors.


    Category: Food Products
    03-25-13 06:43:00
  • AOA Is the drink known as Kombucha halal? Jzk - J
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    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    03-25-13 03:25:45
  • Asslamualaikum.is vitamin c+kollagen nano rodo (cosmetics injection) from germany halal? what is the source of kollagen from? thank you - Anonymous user
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    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    03-25-13 00:10:14
  • Give me names of some halal soap bars and hair styling gel sold in India - Wasim Shah
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    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    03-24-13 21:51:08
  • Assalamualikum, I wanna know what halal brands are there for Chicken, Lamb etc in USA. I am in Seattle area (Westlake Ave), it would be great if you could tell me if there any brands that I can by from Target store etc. A list of brands would do too. - Shariq
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    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    03-24-13 21:46:34
  • my parents would like to know if Cheemo potato and cheddar perogies are halal by any chance. does anyone know if the food has c.o.r or some other mark on the package that certifies it halal? - Urbah
  • AOA

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


    Category: Food Products
    03-24-13 18:51:12
  • Assalamualikum i wanted to know if Al-Safa food products are halal? - Runa
  • AOA

    They are not because they declared on their website that they use machine slaughtering.


    Category: E-Numbers
    03-24-13 12:59:31
  • Assalamualaikkum...thanks for your answer about red bull..please be kind enough to go through my following statement and please be kind enough to explain fortknighr before I went Malaysia.while I was in kualalampur I saw red bulls with Austria halal certificate Please be kind enough to explain me about Austria halal logo which is acceptable or not? - mohamed sajah
  • AOA

    A South African Halal certifying agency also Halal certify the Red Bull. I have a e-mail from Red Bull indicateing certain amount of alcohol present in Red Bull and I checked every ingredient of it found only one source which provide alcohol which was natural flavor.

    You have to understand many Halal certifying Organizations Halal certify food products made from alcohol containing flavor this includes Govt of Malaysia JAKIM, Indonesia MUI, many Halal certifying Organizations of Austraila, US, Canadian, UK and South Africa.

    Halal certofication does not gurantee its Halal status, you to see what crireia they used to Halal certify a food product. Many Halal certifying organization hide their Halal criteria on their website because they know if they say alcohol in flavor is ok to be consider as Halal. The main ojective is to make money and they do not care Muslim consumers because they provide lot of excuses to make alcohol as Halal.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    03-24-13 12:41:21
  • I would like to know if the chocolate named "Meteor" is halal? I found this at Dollarama which is from Turkey, but packed in Canada. - Sefika
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    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    03-24-13 12:37:22
  • Are Mg hallal chicken wings 100% zabiha halal? - Syed
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    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    03-24-13 09:47:24
  • Not maggi noodles, the other plain noodles is halal or haram. Can we buy plain noodles. And chicken 65 is halal or haram - Farheen
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    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    03-24-13 06:40:09
  • are takis haram? - Hawk Fire Storm
  • AOA

    It is not Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    03-24-13 05:13:32
  • Assalamu alaikkum, when i called Kirkland (Costco brand), they said their products do not contain animal rennet. On that basis is all of Kirkland's bakery products halal? - Kirkland products
  • AOA

    Rennet is not only thing which decide Halal status cheese. Kirkland bakery products with kosher and with flavor are Halal.

    From our website's ingredeints section:

     

    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: E-Numbers
    03-24-13 04:52:26
  • Will the fast food chains like krispy kreme doughnuts,mc donalds n products like pepsi coke be allowed to be served in islamic countries if they r not halaal? - Zaheer ali
  • AOA

    Many Islamic countrires do not allow pork by product but they allow alcohol in flavor. Many Muslim countries allow machine slaughtered chicken. Muslims in USA and Canada are have access to real Halal foods which although Kosher certified but meet Halal requirements and have been made without flavors or flavors without alcohol in it. Many Halal meat stores in USA and Canada provide hand slaughtered zabiha chicken which are not available in Muslim countries because they buy machine slaughtered chicken from USA, Canada, Brazil and Europe.


    Category: General Question
    03-24-13 01:35:55