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Recent Questions:

  • assalamu alaikum .please name some halaal face washea that we can use. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: General Question
    07-28-13 09:05:35
  • is clean and clear face wash halaal .does it have any harmful materials contained in it - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Please check the Non Food Section.


    Category: General Question
    07-28-13 08:51:07
  • Nail care kit, containing dead sea salts. Includes hand cream, buffer and cuticle repair. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: E-Numbers
    07-28-13 06:49:15
  • Is sunsilk halaal? it is a product of the uniliver brand. i want to know whether the ingridients are halal to use.. thanyou. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I do not have information.


    Category: Ingredients
    07-28-13 05:13:52
  • The papa john on dempster in skokie does not use any butter oil in their thin crust. they use the same cheese, sauce and ingredients for thin and regular pizzas. only the crust is different, is the butter oil that your are talking about used in the crust, is that why thin crust not halal? - murtuza
  • AOA

    Papa John is now serving one crust according to them.


    Category: E-Numbers
    07-27-13 23:13:58
  • Assalam u Alaikum...Is Supreme Tradition Imitation Vanilla Extract Halal? Because it does not have Alcohol mentioned in the ingredients? Please let me know. JazakAllah Khair - Laiba
  • AOA

    If it has Propylene Glycol the it is Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    07-27-13 23:06:10
  • timhortons which doughnuts and drinks are halal?plz tell me their names... - tina
  • AOA

    They are not Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    07-27-13 21:42:38
  • Is boots no 7 night cream halal? - lubna amin
  • AOA

    I do not have information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    07-27-13 21:00:47
  • What is the halaal status of the Bake House Creations Creacent Rolls? - Shifana
  • AOA

    I do not have information.


    Category: Food Products
    07-27-13 20:28:59
  • Is trader joe's soy milk halal? - Amir
  • AOA

    I do not have information.


    Category: Food Products
    07-27-13 19:17:19
  • Is the food halal in jahan restaurant in Chester - ahmed
  • AOA

    I do not have information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    07-27-13 19:11:44
  • I would like to know is King of Pita halal to eat? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I do not have information.


    Category: Food Products
    07-27-13 17:09:37
  • Is Astro plain yogurt 1 %, 2 %, 3 % used in Canada Halal. I called Parmalat Astro and they told me that the bacterial culture they use is obtained from Baby Cow. Cow if not slaughtered in the name of Allah is haram. Which means the bacterial culture they use is not halal. I need your comments if the yogurt Astro is halal or haram. - Mohammad Khan
  • AOA

    Please check our www.canadianhalalfoods.com website.


    Category: Food Products
    07-27-13 15:43:09
  • Mac d and kfc india, all packed non veg product like nestle chicken soup is HALAL in india???? - Shahid khan
  • AOA

    I do not have information.


    Category: Food Products
    07-27-13 15:31:04
  • Is sour patch Halal - Mohammad muaz
  • AOA

    I do not have information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    07-27-13 15:03:04
  • is there any halal propolis? all of them i saw includes jelly in their capsuls. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I do not have information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    07-27-13 13:47:25
  • I want to know all about redbull energy drink - sohail ayub
  • AOA

    They are not Halal because they made with alcohol containing flavor.


    Category: General Question
    07-27-13 13:42:00
  • As salam alaikum Is royal Dansk luxury wafers is halal .ingredients are:sugar ,wheatflour,palm oil,tapioca starch,cocoa processed with alkali ,rice flour,corn starch,dextrin,caramel color,milk,salt,whey,dairy creamer(whey, vegetable oils (coconut,palm),natural flavor,soy lecithin),soy lecithin,artificial vanilla flavor,eggs. - Mohammad muaz
  • AOA

    If does not have kosher symbol and alcohol in natural flavor then it is not Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    07-27-13 13:15:53
  • dear sir/man is pure protein bar halal or haram since it has hydrolyzed collagen in it? - faizullah
  • AOA

    It is not Halal because hydrolyzed collagen does not come from plant but eithe pork or non zabiha beef.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    07-27-13 12:58:30
  • Salaam, I wanted to know whether the Dove deodorant made for men is halal or not? If not, can you please tell me what deodorants are so I can consider buying one. JazakAllah Khair - Mohaiman Ali
  • AOA

    Please check our Non Food Section.


    Category: Ingredients
    07-27-13 12:16:02
  • Are gudrun chocolates halaal? - safa
  • AOA

    I do not have information.


    Category: Food Products
    07-27-13 11:04:01
  • Does the fast food chain cook out have any halal products? - ali al- amin akbar
  • AOA

    I do not have information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    07-27-13 09:26:30
  • Hi, Is Natures way Glucosamine Halal or Haram? Does it have any ingredients to put Muslims in doubt to think whether this is halal or haram? - Hamed
  • AOA

    Please search it at NEWS section.


    Category: Ingredients
    07-27-13 07:47:04
  • is DR oetker mayonnaise (fun foods) halal - anab
  • AOA

    Please check our www.canadianhalalfoods.com website.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    07-27-13 06:46:39
  • does KFC serves halal chicken in india??? - mohammad shahabuddin noor
  • AOA

    I do not have information.


    Category: Food Products
    07-27-13 03:07:00
  • Asslam o Alaikum.... Is aginomoto is haram or halal in india? - Shaique Nasir
  • AOA

    I do not have information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    07-27-13 01:05:01
  • Dunkin spicy egg halal or no please send for me answer. - Moshammat
  • AOA

    I do not have information.

     


    Category: E-Numbers
    07-26-13 15:28:29
  • What protein powders are haram and halal? - Ameer
  • AOA

    Seach results for the term: Halal whey protein

    Total results generated: 1
    New Title Description Date
    Halal Whey Protein Powder

     

    The Halal whey protein is available from Global Health Products Inc. company. The product name is Global Health ProCel Whey Protein Powder Unflavored Dairy 10 Oz. Product # GH - 80. It can be obtained from www.globalhp.com. This product is kosher certified and use for body building and nutritional needs.

     

    12/16/08

    Category: Non-Food Products
    07-26-13 12:40:46
  • Starburst Sour Chews - On the packet it says suitable for vegetarians, and the ingredients generally seem ok, 2 of the e numbers are also classified as halal, however 1 e number 'e160a' may or may not be halal depending how it is made/what it is made from. So please could u tell me if the ingredients overall are suitable for a muslim diet? Including other flavoured starbursts such as fruity chews aswell? - humaira
  • AOA

    I have no no information about it outside USA. Suitable for Vegetarian is Halal only if no flavor in the product because of use of alcohol. This product have a flavor that if so then it is not Halal. None of Starburst in USA and Canada is Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    07-26-13 10:45:49
  • Is the store Sephora's make-up halal? - Aomeahh
  • AOA

    I do not have information.

     


    Category: Non-Food Products
    07-26-13 09:20:23
  • I want to know if Guerlain cosmetics contain pig fats and SAMOA cosmetics contain pig fats too Thank u - fatima ali
  • AOA

    I do not have information.

     


    Category: halal Certification Process
    07-26-13 07:33:26
  • is maggic chiken cubes is halal in india & it comes with red doted - javed
  • AOA

    Only Maggi Noodle is Halal if it has a green dot on the lable.


    Category: Food Products
    07-26-13 04:44:49
  • Is this bread okay to eat Soft Wheat Bread has K Parve and ingredients: enriched wheat flour[flour,malted barley flour,reduced iron,niacin,thiamin mononitrate(vitamin B1),riboflavin(vitamin B20,folic acid],water,whole wheat flour,sugar,yeast,wheat bran,wheat gluten,salt,soybean oil,enrichment(calcium sulfate,vitamin E acetate,vitamin A palmitate,vitamin D3),datem,calcium propionate(preservative),monoglycerides,soy lecithin,citric acid,potassium iodate,calcium phosphate. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    It is a Halal bread.


    Category: Food Products
    07-26-13 03:57:52
  • is the cream cheese that is used in macdonalds cinamon melts halal - raeesa
  • AOA

    I do not have information.

     


    Category: E-Numbers
    07-26-13 03:34:33
  • I want to know about farm raised fish can we eat them or they are not halal to eat because I heard that they've been fed pork in their feed or beef or chicken so please verify - Sumera MEMON
  • AOA

    I do not recommend but you have to find out what feed they feed to the fish.


    Category: Food Products
    07-26-13 01:53:36
  • Omega 3 from Spring Valley products, is it contain pigs? is is Halal. - Sahar Saleh
  • AOA

    If it does not have kosher symbol then it is not Halal. Halal omega islisted on our website please search as fish oil. You can also get Halal Omega from www.koshervitamins.com


    Category: halal Certification Process
    07-26-13 01:53:30
  • many deodorants contain either ethyl alcohol or alcohol denat.. is it permissible to use those deodorants and can we offer salah after applying them.. JAZAKALLAH - Suleiman
  • AOA

    If it contains ethyl alcohol then it is not Halal.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    07-26-13 00:24:29
  • Salam, I was wondering if we were allowed to eat chinese black vinegar. I haven't been able to get an exact ingredients list yet but from what I gather it seems to be distinct from wine based vinegars: "Black rice vinegar is very popular in southern China, where Chinkiang vinegar, the best of the black rice vinegars, is made. Normally black rice vinegar is made with glutinous or sweet rice, although millet or sorghum may be used instead. Dark in color, it has a deep, almost smoky flavor. One word of warning: the quality of black rice vinegars varies strongly. I once tried a brand where the caramel and sugar overpowered all the other flavors. Gold Plum's Chinkiang vinegar, made with glutinous rice, water and salt, is generally considered to be the best. Black rice vinegar works well in braised dishes and as a dipping sauce. It can also serve as a substitute for balsamic vinegar." - Hassan
  • AOA

    MCG do not consider any wine based vinegar as Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    07-26-13 00:01:45
  • are the cherry turnover from safeway and food max halal - maryam
  • AOA

    I do not have information.

     


    Category: Food Products
    07-25-13 21:55:34
  • asalamualykuma, i want to ask u sevral question regarding halal haram .my first question is that if they wrote only in the ingredients list (artificial flavour) artificial clour and natural vanela flavor. Lactose.than how we wil knw the proces wheathr they used alchohal or not?wheathr they use animal fat or not?becaus they jst mentn the name.and its made in china, australia .like almond chocholat (woolworths)having natural vanila flavr. Milk chocholat (coles) having lactose? And candy bolls giant lolipop (china made)having artificial colour and flavor? And if we ask they even dnt knw exactly? beter to avoid al things? But vanila flavr and artificial flvr clour almst in al product.kindly revert , with best regards asalamualaykum - sana
  • AOA

    China made products are not Halal. Any product must have kosher symbol if it contains Lactose, Vanilla flavor is not Halal because it contains alcohol. Any natural or artificial color if they made with alcohol then it is not Halal. For artificial color kosher symbol on the package is required.


    Category: Ingredients
    07-25-13 21:01:15
  • belazu balsamic vinegar contains white wine vinegar. is it halal? thanks - leila
  • AOA

    It is not Halal.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    07-25-13 20:27:36
  • I would like to ask if icy blue gummy sharks contain pork or beef gelatin. - Ahmed
  • AOA

    I do not have information.

     


    Category: Ingredients
    07-25-13 19:53:27
  • askm ..i live un uae..cud u pls tell me is vanilla essence haram..even though if they have mentioned non alcoholic..can v use vanilla powder instead(foster clark's). And pls do help me knw is foster clark's custard haraam..it mentions artifical vanilla flavour. - ryn sheikh
  • AOA

    I do not have information.

     


    Category: General Question
    07-25-13 19:51:50
  • askm ..i live un uae..cud u pls tell me is vanilla essence haram..even though if they have mentioned non alcoholic..can v use vanilla powder instead(foster clark's). And pls do help me knw is foster clark's custard haraam..it mentions artifical vanilla flavour. - ryn sheikh
  • AOA

    Vanilla Essence is not Halal because it contains alcohol. Vanilla is obtained by use of alcohol then some companies dried the alcohol to claim no alcohol. But if you see Vanillin or artificial vanilla flavor then it is Halal but other ingredients has to be Halal.


    Category: General Question
    07-25-13 19:50:44
  • could you tell me plz is red bull energy drink is halal or haram ? - usman
  • AOA

    It is not Halal because it is made with alcohol containing flavor.


    Category: General Question
    07-25-13 18:39:04
  • Assalamualaikum i want to know about olay instant glowing fairness cream its non greasy it does not contain oil. so, i want to know its halal or not - fariah
  • AOA

    Olay company can not gurantee that its products free of pork.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    07-25-13 17:14:11
  • I want to ask why those cereals and cookies and other eatables are not considered halal if alcohol put in them evaporates completely for eg. Cocoa pebbles cereal . Plz answer my question? - Qurratulain
  • AOA

    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
    07-25-13 16:47:45
  • Thank you for your time, as suggested In the following question AOA, I am asking a question from all our Muslim community living in Australia. My question is being Muslims we are allowed to drink soft drinks such as Cokes, Coca cola & Pepsi? From long time we heard that some ingredients are not halal in these drinks & Alcohol traces were also found there. Could you please provide correct information in this month of Ramadan at your earliest. Many thanks for your kind assistance, may Allah reward you, Ameen. Regards, Syeda - sheila AOA The coke and Pepsi concentrates in USA/Canada are kosher certified and Halal. The bottlers areallowed to add water and sweeteners to the concentrates to make the final coke or Pesi. You have the ask the Coke and Pepsi in Australia whetehr their products are suiable for vegetarians if they yes, that means no animal derived ingredients are used in their products. Regrading use of alcohol as solvent in natural flavors, they will not answer whether they use alcohol or not but will say their products do not considered alcoholic. The only way to find out like our organization did is to send coke, pepsi and 7 up to a indepenednt lab to find out whether alcohol is detected or not. Category: Ingredients 07-16-13 19:51:10 I have contacted the Coke in Australia and this was their response in writing regarding alcohol. " Thank you for your recent email to Coca-Cola Amatil regarding Halal or Kosher, Alcohol in products & vegan/vegetarian. ALCOHOL: We can advise that Coca-Cola is not an alcoholic beverage. Alcohol is not added as an ingredient nor does any fermentation take place. Coca-Cola is recognized by governments and religious organisations throughout the world as a non-alcoholic beverage. Coca-Cola and Coca-Cola Amatil’s products are safe and meet the safety requirements, laws and practices in Australia as well as in every country where our brands are sold. For more information on the ingredients of our products please visit- http://www.coca-cola.com.au/ourdrinks/nutrition-comparison-tool.jsp HALAL & KOSHER: Halal and Kosher certification requires significant changes in the manufacture and production of our products. We have evaluated the possibilities and at this stage it is not currently feasible to move toward Kosher or Halal certification. This is something that we continually monitor and evaluate. VEGETARIAN/VEGAN: We unfortunately do not have a list of Vegetarian / Vegan friendly products as the majority of our products are Vegetarian / Vegan friendly so the list would be too long. Instead what we have is a list of products that is NOT suitable for Vegans. Deep Spring Mineral Water Products Flavour: Guava and Mango > natural carmine's (cochineal) Flavour: Orange and Mango> natural carmine's (cochineal) Flavour: Orange and Passionfruit> natural carmine's (cochineal) Nestea Ice Tea Products Flavour: Peach & Mango > natural carmine's (cochineal) Flavour: Green Ice Tea Mango > natural carmine's (cochineal) Flavour: Ice Tea Pear & Honey > Natural honey Mother Product (1 only) Flavour: Mother Surge (Orange & Black can - photo attached) - Contains fish derivatives Goulburn Valley Milk Flavour: Iced Coffee - Reduced fat milk Flavour: Strong Coffee - Reduced fat milk Flavour: Milk Chocolate - Reduced fat milk Flavour: Smooth Banana - Reduced fat milk & Honey Flavour: Wild Strawberry - Reduced fat milk & Natural carmine's Once again, thanks for taking the time to contact us regarding this. Kind regards, Gale Consumer Affairs Team Reference Number: 07/067989/13 ." Brother if you are say this statement is wrong and can testify and prove it in court then I am happy to take the matter in court.... is it possible that the sweeteners used in Australia don't have any alcohol as they said the coke you tested there in USA may have, because like MCG said the concentrate of pepsi and coke are halal? the first test of 7up pepsi and coke in France had traces of alcohol, the second tests by MCG did not show any traces of alcohol in pepsi but it did show in coke and 7up. if the soft drinks should not have any alcohol the how is it possible for pepsi to have alcohol in first test and not in second test? I found this interesting research done in Malaysia in 2010, would MCG agree to this research? Determination of Halal Limits for Alcohol Content in Foods By Simulated fermentation. http://www.idosi.org/mejsr/mejsr6(1)10/8.pdf WS, - sajjad muhammad
  • AOA

    Brother Sajjad you should not ask a nonprofit organization which is educating Muslims  to eat only Halal products can go to court and challenged a food company.

    Many food company do not know the requirements for Halal Foods. This website is based in US and is for US Muslims because I worked with US food companies for many years and using my education in foods and US food industry working experience to educate Muslims in US to eat Halal US made products because I know FDA's US Code of Regulations for Foods. I have no idea about food regulations of Australia. There Halal food Organizations in Australia which will be helpful to you if you go to their websites or contact them. I now you are trying to consume only Halal foods but you can benefit  the Halal status of food ingredients but not food product listed on our website.

    As far the soft drinks, mostly they do not made with animal derived ingredients. They composed of water, sweeteners, caramel colors, acids, other minor ingredients and natural or artificial flavor. You can ask soft drink companies whether they use any animal derived ingredients or not. Here in USA they do not use any animal derived ingredients. Pepsi, Coke sells their concentrates which are kosher certified according to them that means no animal derived ingredients. They are saying for last 30 years that their soft drinks do not consider a alcoholic drink because in order to say alcoholic drink the USFDA requires a minimum percent of alcohol.  Coke and Pepsi will never answered question about use of alcohol in natural flavors because if they answered yes then their products in Muslim countries will be banned. Dr. Pepper who also make 7UP send me an e-mail that mostly alcohol is used their flavors. This is the reasons we send coke, Pepsi and 7Up to outside lab to analyzed. This lab analysis is based on official AOAC procedure which is different used in France. The instrument was also different in both countries. This is the reason lab in France find alcohol in Pepsi but not in USA.

    The coke in Australia has provide the list of products which they think are not suitable for vegetarian because some of the products are contain animal derived ingredients such as red color carmine which obtained from insects. I do agree what they say about those products which they do not think are suitable for vegetarian.

    Since there is minimum number of kosher certified food products in Australia you are best tools is to use those with a label "Suitable For Vegetarian" without any flavor because vegetarian drink alcohol.

    I want to make one correction on my answer" The coke and Pepsi concentrates in USA/Canada are kosher certified and Halal." I should not use the word Halal but should the word animal derived free. It is my mistake and was not thinking.

    It is true alcohol in coke is not part of ingredients list and they are free from fermentation, they are carbonated soft drinks and their statement is true.

    There is no alcohol used in sweetener such as sugar, High Fructose corn Syrup but Stevia a sugar substitute during its production alcohol is used to crystallized the Stevia. MCG do not consider it as Halal ingredient.

    MCG do not accept any Halal certified food product from Malaysia because they allowed alcohol in flavors and they accept machine slaughtered chicken. MCG ulema do not consider machine slaughtered chicken as Zabiha.


    Category: E-Numbers
    07-25-13 16:26:57
  • As-salam Alaykum and Ramadan Mubarak,I would like you to know that I had contacted Little Debbie in November 2012.I asked them if they use alcohol in natural and artificial flavor and they told me "The flavorings are brewed in a grain based alcohol, but the alcohol evaporates out of during the baking process."However,I did not asked them a specific product I only asked them in all of Little Debbie products.I know that some Muslims will consider it's okay to eat products that the alcohol is evaporated completely but some of Little Debbie products might not have a Kosher sign and I did not asked them about carrageenan because I did not know that in one of their product they used carrageen,so I have no information if they used alcohol in it.I had contacted Smucker in April 2013 about their Sugar Free Fruit Spreads and they told me "Because flavor formulas are deemed proprietary information owned by our suppliers, we are unable at this time to confirm whether or not it is an ingredient in the flavoring used in our products."And I had contacted Kelloggs in February 2013 about Nutri-Grain Cereal Bars Apple Cinnamon if they used alcohol for natural and artificial flavor and carrageenan and they told me "The majority of our flavors use alcohol as a solvent. Any alcohol in a flavoring used in our products will be eliminated through evaporation due to the heating and baking of our products. Therefore, alcohol would not be present in the final product." This also goes along with the other flavors of the NutriGrain Fruit Bars and it is the same thing for Kelloggs products,Austin,Carr's,Sunshine,Famous Amos,Keebler,Mother's,Murray,Murray Sugar Free.I know that some Muslims would consider it is okay to eat products that the alcohol is evaporated completely but some products of Kelloggs and those products that I had mentioned might not have a Kosher sign.Sorry,for not giving you this information once I had received the information right away,things had happened.I hope this information has helped you out. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Ramadan Mubarak

    Thanks for the information. MCG Ulema said that if Halal ingredients mixed alcohol they lose it Halal status no matter alcohol is evorated or dried out.

    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: News & Alerts
    07-25-13 15:22:09
  • When you say natural vanilla extract is not halal, howcome this website mentions haagen dazs icecream as halal, i mean those flavors with natural vanilla extract? I called them today, they said vanilla extraction method employs using alcohol made with corn which at the end is .01 % in the product. - Sarah
  • AOA

    None of the Halal Haagen Dazs ice cream contains Vanilla Extract or flavor. Pleas read the ingredients of the ice cream. If you think 0.1% alcohol is Halal then consume it but MCG will not consider it Halal. Please do not blame me for listing Haagen Dazs ice cream containing vanilla extract as Halal on our website before doing home work on them.

    Seach results for the term: haagen daz

    Total results generated: 8
    Halal Status Product Name Category Product Brand Comments Date
    haram Ice Cream Bars, Salted Caramel, Vanilla Milk Chocolate Ice Cream Bars Haagen Dazs Presence of Vanilla Extract containing 35% alcohol. 05-02-12
    exclaim Butter pecan, Cookies n Cream, Butter Pecan, Dulce Leche, Pistacho, Mango, Mint Chip, Banana Split, Ice Cream Haagen Daz Halal if no alcohol is used in flavor. 04-30-12
    haram Five Vanilla, Vanilla Bean, Vanilla, Cherry Vanilla, Vanilla Chcolate Chip Ice Cream Haagen Daz Presence of vanilla Extract containg 35% alcohol. 04-30-12
    halal Strawberry iceCream Ice Cream Haagen Daz   04-30-12
    halal Chocolate Ice Cream Ice Cream Haagen Daz   04-30-12
    halal Dark Chocolate Ice Cream Ice Cream Haagen Daz   04-30-12
    halal Coffee Ice Cream Ice Cream Haagen Daz   04-30-12
    halal Green Tea Ice Cream Ice Cream Haagen Daz   04-30-12

    Category: E-Numbers
    07-25-13 15:10:32
  • is Elizabeth Arden lipstick halal - Samina Uddin
  • AOA

    I do not have information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    07-25-13 13:42:05
  • is crystal farms cheese halal ??? - alima khan
  • AOA

    Only Original Cream Cheese and Whipped cream cheese spread are Halal and rest are not Halal because there is no kosher symbol on them.


    Category: Food Products
    07-25-13 12:14:31
  • Is orgran custard mix halal.....manufactured in Australia - Wajith
  • AOA

    I do not have information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    07-25-13 12:00:01
  • Is Britannia butterscotch cookies made in India is halal.... It contains artificial vanilla.... But green sign is present - Wajith
  • AOA

    It is a Halal cookie based on your information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    07-25-13 11:56:16
  • Note that almost all breads contain mono- and diglycerides which are synthetic fats produced from either plant or animal origin. Why do I not see this being considered in your list of breads? - Yousuf Rahman
  • AOA

    Most bakeries are now using only vegetable fat based Mono & Diglycerides. Bread either list as Halal or not Halal based contact with companies or a kosher symbol.

    From our FAQ:

    What is Mono and Diglycerides

    Mono and Diglycerides are fat based emulsifier and are made by reacting glycerol (fat based) with fats and oils. Mono and diglycerides can be made from beef, pork, or soybean fat. Only soybean or zabiha slaughtered cow fat based Mono and Diglyceries are Halal. A Halal or Kosher symbol (which meet the Islamic dietary requirements) on a food package containing Mono and Diglycerides indicates that it is obtained from soybean fat.


    Category: Food Products
    07-25-13 08:58:33
  • i have just discovered that the detergent i use is haram and contains glycerin and Alcohols C12-14 Ethoxylated. Detergent/washing up liquid is essential and i just don't know what to do and it is making me very sad and depressed. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Next time buy kosher symbol containing detergents.


    Category: E-Numbers
    07-25-13 07:48:33
  • is Cocamidoproyl Betaine halal? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    It is Halal because it is derived from coconut oil.


    Category: E-Numbers
    07-25-13 07:47:05
  • i have information for you that dettol multi action wipes contains ethanol and is on the website www.rbeuroinfo.com - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Thanks for your information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    07-25-13 07:11:28
  • is indian Sunfeast's yippee noodles(magic masala) halal. indian ITC is manufacturer - banu
  • AOA

    If it does not have green dot and contains flavor then it is not Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    07-25-13 05:05:08
  • is cliniqe cosmetic product is halal? - afshan
  • AOA

    I do not have information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    07-25-13 04:15:32
  • i purchased monoxdil for hair growth it contains Alcohol, 30% v/v, propylene glycol, is this halal or haraam please get back to me asap as its really on my mind - nasser hussain
  • AOA

    This is a Haram product.


    Category: E-Numbers
    07-25-13 01:51:46
  • My request is. Cetearyl alcohol is halal to use in hair color cream by Garnier product - Garnier color naturals with cetearyl alcohol is halal to use
  • AOA

    What are Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Butyl Alcohol, Lauryl and Oleyl Alcohol used in Personal Care Products. Are they Halal:

    All above alcohol are not Ethyl Alcohol but they are fatty alcohol or fatty waxes made from either animal fat such as pork fat or vegetable fat such as soy fat. Only manufacturer will know the source of these ingredients. If any personal care company says that no animal derived ingredients are used in their products containing above alcohols it means they are obtained from vegetable fat.


    Category: Ingredients
    07-25-13 01:09:09
  • I want to know if every sugar is halal. - Maahee
  • AOA

    Every sugar is Halal.


    Category: General Question
    07-24-13 23:28:24
  • Are the garden omelettes at Ihop halal? - zainab
  • AOA

    They are not Halal. Eggs at any restuarants are not made from real eggs but liquid eggs in which emulsifiers, flavor and other ingredients are added. Some are Kosher certified and some donot. If want to eat then ask restauarant have a clean pot and break the eggs in front of you then you can consume. This happened in hotel restauarnts.


    Category: General Question
    07-24-13 22:35:30
  • cochineal or carmine is color pigment taken from an insect, it is haram or makrooh - leena
  • AOA

    It is Haram because all insect in Islam are Haram except locust.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    07-24-13 19:37:48
  • i want to ask about Mac Donald FISH BURGER are halal or haram in hong kong? - zahra
  • AOA

    I do not have information.


    Category: Food Products
    07-24-13 19:31:21
  • I want to ask about Coca cola,Pepsi or seven up is halal or haram in Hong kong? - zahra
  • AOA

    I do not have information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    07-24-13 19:28:16
  • Where can i find halal cheese, and what is the names of cheese that is halal, shread and slice - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Miller or Migdal barnd of kosher cheese are Halal and they are available NY/NJ supermarkets or at kosher food stores in your town.


    Category: E-Numbers
    07-24-13 19:19:35
  • Is kosher geletin halal - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    From our FAQ:

    Is Kosher Gelatin Halal

    No, Kosher gelatin is not Halal because it is made either from pork or non zabiha beef and therefore kosher gelatin from pork is Haram. A liberal kosher symbol K appears on yogurts containing kosher gelatin because some Rabbis consider kosher gelatin from pork as kosher.


    Category: E-Numbers
    07-24-13 19:17:42
  • what is the halal limit of alcohol as a result of fermentation in normal halal food or drink like bread or juices? - Sajjad
  • AOA

    Alcohol is developed during ripping of fruits and 100% fruit juices contains some minor amount of alcohol. During fermentation or proofing of bread or naan dough an enzyme called Zymase leached out of yeast cells and attacked sugar produced from enzymetic action on starch of flour and break sugar into CO2 and alcohol.

    The minor amount of alcohol develeoped in ripened fruits, in 100% fruit juice and in during proofing of bread dough is due to natural biochemical action and man has no hand at it. The minor amount of alcohol in riped friuts, fruit juices and bread is consider as Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    07-24-13 17:57:08
  • Is everything halal or haram in In-N-Out Burger and Sonic Restaurants? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    07-24-13 16:11:50
  • Boarhead products - are they halal e.g cheese etc. Which soap is halal for us to bath with. - Naz
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    07-24-13 13:40:12
  • Is using a deodrant containing benzyl alcohol and methyl proponal halal ? - Fahmina Ahmed
  • AOA

    Those chemicals are Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    07-24-13 13:33:03
  • What stuff in baskin tobin is halal and what are not - Muhammad Haq
  • AOA

    Please go Restaurant chains and look for Baskin Robin Halal products.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    07-24-13 13:27:42
  • is ampi genuine by nature, American cheese in slices is halal james fram slices cheese is halal - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    07-24-13 13:22:50
  • I'm wondering if Tahir Chicken sold by Halal Food USA is zabihah? http://halalfoodusa.com/ In this page, it says "Zabihah Individual Hand Slaughter". Thank you, - Tahir Chicken
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    07-24-13 12:08:37
  • Is Lunchables Nachos Halal because one day I saw that it contained Enzymes but I wasn't sure if it were the pork Enzymes or the wheat - Yasmeen Zahra
  • AOA

    They are not Halal because they are not kosher certified.


    Category: Food Products
    07-24-13 08:57:42
  • I want to know that Garnier Deo is Non Alcoholic indeed, because there is 0% alcohol in that, printed on the bottle. plzz clear this matter. - Mohd. Usman
  • AOA

    If there is 1% alcohol in the product then it is not Halal.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    07-24-13 06:51:40
  • Carbonated and non-carbonated drinks are formulated with various liquid and dry flavors. Alcohol is commonly used in making the flavors as well as in the manufacture of drinks in order to keep the flavoring compounds well mixed. Realizing the technical necessity to use alcohol in drinks, we treat alcohol as an unavoidable impurity. In traditional Islamic wisdom if an impurity cannot be detected by taste, sight or smell, it is small enough to ignore. In our organoleptic testing, 0.1% alcohol in a sugar solution could not be detected by taste or smell by a panel of tasters. IFANCA may certify drinks containing less than 0.1% or 1000 ppm alcohol. However, the addition of any amount of alcoholic drinks (khamr) such as beer, wine, liquor, etc., to any drink or flavor would make the product unacceptable. IFANCA does not certify products containing any amount of alcoholic drinks (khamr), irrespective of the amount of alcohol present in the final product. Similarly, IFANCA does not certify any non-alcoholic drinks, such as non-alcoholic beer, non-alcoholic wine, etc. as discussed above. do MCG agree with this statement? - muhammad
  • AOA

    As of July 2013 I will not comment on any Halal certifying organization, so I can say any thing about IFANCA but I have published a Alert regarding Non Alcoholic Beer or wine which I saw in a Islamic country's 5 stars Hotel where Muslims are drinking. Here is the article on our Alert section which tells where MCG stand on Non alcoholic beverages:

    Seach results for the term: Non alcoholic beer

    Total results generated: 1
    Alert Title Description Date
    Facts about Non Alcoholic Wine

     

    FACTS ABOUT NON ALCOHOLIC WINE OR BEER
                                                     
    This information is provided for Muslims all over the world so that they understand how a non alcoholic wine or beer is made and available throughout the world including in Muslim countries. The following are the facts about alcohol free wine, beer, its manufacture methods and its possible impact on Islamic Sharia(I am not a Alim but I will provide information so that the Muftiyans can  make their own fatwas).
    1. Fact number one, Alcohol free wine or beer is made from real wine or beer. Wines from grape, date, honey, wheat is Khamr and Khamr is Haram according to several ahadith.
    2. Questions for Muftiyans, do they think that every component of wine also Haram including water in wine even wine made from grape.
    The composition of wine is:
    Water 80-85%, Alcohol 10-20%, Acids 0.4 - 1%, Sugar 0.1%(because all sugar in grape is used to produce alcohol), Mineral Salts 0.2 to 0.4%, Coloring substances 0.01 to 0.5%,
    Aromatic substances 0.01 to 0.1%, Sulphites 10 to 200 Part Millions
     3. Manufacturing processes used in manufacture of alcohol free wine or beer:
     
    a. Alcohol free wine beverages is produced by using  US patented process(4775538) where table wine is combined with demineralized water and poured into a centrifugal evaporator where alcohol is spin off to produce a alcohol free wine base. Then grape juice concentrate is added to alcohol free wine base to make alcohol free wine.

    b. Vacuum  Distillation where real wine or real beer is exposed to vacuum. Where due to change in atmospheric pressure with low heat or no heat the alcohol is distilled off.
    c. Reverse Osmosis, a procedure used to clean impurities from drinking water. Most American homes has this unit under their kitchen sinks. The reverse Osmosis has filters with very minutes pores Through these pores filters only alcohol and water with volatile acids in wine or in beer is filtered out of wine or beer without heat. Then those volatile acid and water is put back to a mixture of syrupy mixture of sugar, flavor  compounds on the other side of filter after distilling out the alcohol from alcohol and water acid mixture. This is also called dealcoholized wine or beer.
     
    d. Non alcoholic sparkling wine or beer is made with a secondary fermentation to produce a non alcoholic sparkling wine or beer with less than 0.5% alcohol. Then carbon dioxide  is forced to make a carbonated non alcoholic beer.

    4. Another fact is that all the experts in this industry said that it is very difficult and very expensive to eliminate all alcohol from wine or beer. This is the reason Non Alcoholic beverages still contain some original alcohol from wine or beer. This leads to a US Federal Law about Non Alcoholic wine or beer which states that Non Alcoholic wine or beer can contain up to 0.5% "original alcohol of wine or beer by volume."
    If you consider above breakdown of grape wine, the non alcoholic grape wine contains  5%  to 10% original amount of wine in the Non Alcoholic grape wine based on 10% to 20% alcohol content in grape wine and if the Non Alcoholic grape wine contains maximum 0.5% original alcohol of wine or beer by volume according to US federal law.

    So based on this calculation a Muslim who decides to consume Non Alcoholic grape wine  is consuming 5% to 10% of original grape wine in Non Alcoholic grape wine.
    5. Another fact is that many producers of Non Alcoholic wine and beer want to keep the same original flavors compounds in Non Alcoholic wine or beer because to match original flavor and taste of wine or beer. Sometimes they add 2-2.5% residual sugar content to match a completely dry alcoholic wine. Some companies advertized that their Non Alcoholic wine or beer contains same original abundant flavors of original wine and beer.
     
    It was reported in research that It takes about 10 nonalcoholic malt beverages to equal the alcohol in one American-style lager.

    MCG thinks every component of prohibited wine or Khamr is also Haram same as every part of pig is Haram. But some Muftiyans may have different opinion.
    The purpose of this scientific information is to provide facts about Non Alcoholic wine or beer to every Muslims so that they can make decision to consume or not to consume Non Alcoholic wine or beer. But Muslim
     
    Consumer Group consider Non Alcoholic wine or beer as Haram beverage and recommend Muslims not to consume them.
     
    This article is based on some available scientific literature and Allah knows better.

     


    Category: Food Products
    07-24-13 06:31:08
  • Is Acai Natural Energy Boost halal? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    07-24-13 01:55:59
  • Is Excedrin extra strength halal? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Please look it in medicine subsection of Non Food Section of our website.


    Category: General Question
    07-24-13 01:54:00
  • is hair removal cream containing Hydrogen peroxide (urea) and Cetearyl Alcohol halaal? - maliha mulla
  • AOA

    Hydrogen peroxide is a Halal chemical but:

    What are Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Butyl Alcohol, Lauryl and Oleyl Alcohol used in Personal Care Products. Are they Halal:

    All above alcohol are not Ethyl Alcohol but they are fatty alcohol or fatty waxes made from either animal fat such as pork fat or vegetable fat such as soy fat. Only manufacturer will know the source of these ingredients. If any personal care company says that no animal derived ingredients are used in their products containing above alcohols it means they are obtained from vegetable fat.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    07-24-13 00:02:35
  • Why can't we eat 7 layer in taco bell & nacho cheese it's all veggie, my kids love them also me, please give answer - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    You can eat because it taste better, you have to eat only Halal foods because there is a hadith if you eat a bite of Haram then Allah will not accept your dua for forty days.

    7 Layer taco bell and nacho cheese is not Halal because it is not Halal or kosher certified.


    Category: E-Numbers
    07-23-13 22:42:23
  • Is Nabisco Snackwell's Devil's Food Cookie Cakes halal? - Salma
  • AOA

    It is not Halal because it contains gelatin.


    Category: Food Products
    07-23-13 22:25:07
  • Assalam o Alaikum and Ramadan Mubarak, Please clarify if any ice cream has U or D kosher symbol, is it halal? Specifically, Belmont ice cream at aldi has kosher symbol on French Vanilla, Cookie and cream and chocolate dough flavors. Is it halal for us? JazakAllah - Qadeer Ahmed
  • AOA

    Ice cream are Halal only if they have kosher symbol on the package, no Carrageenan, no Vanilla Extract and no flavor under the ingredients even if it has kosher symbol.

    NOT ALL KOSHER CERTIFIED FOOD PRODUCTS ARE HALAL, ONLY THOSE MEET HALAL REQUIREMENTS ARE HALAL

    The Kosher Certified food products are not considered Halal if they contain one of the following ingredient (based on MCG Halal Standard):

    (1) Gelatin (2) Kosher Gelatin (3) L-Cysteine made from human hair or chicken or duck feathers (4) Wine (5) Liquor (6) Beer batter (7) Rum flavor (8) Ethyl Alcohol or ethanol as a main ingredient (9) Cochineal or Carmine (10) Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce (11) Brewer’s Yeast Extract from byproduct of beer making  (12) Nucleotides (13) Vanilla Extract (14) Wine Vinegar (15) If ethyl alcohol is used as a solvent in natural and artificial flavors (16) Confectionary Glaze or Resinous Glaze (17) Torula Yeast grown on alcohol (18) if Carrageenan is made with ethyl alcohol, (19) Natural Vanilla or Natural Vanilla Flavor(because Alcohol is used in its extraction). 

     


    Category: Food Products
    07-23-13 21:48:44
  • I bought a packet of lays market by saudi snack foods co. ltd. in doha qatar they have several mashkook emusifiers and they are not marked vegetarian or halal. Im concerned be,ause I noticed this after consumtion . - sayyada ahmad
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    07-23-13 18:41:55
  • is the ranch dressing hidden valley the original halal? thank you - sarah
  • AOA

    No,

    Seach results for the term: salad dressing

    Total results generated: 12
    Halal Status Product Name Category Product Brand Comments Date
    halal Country French Salad Dressing Salad Dressing Ken's Steakhouse   10-11-12
    halal Original French Homestyle Dressing Salad Dressing Henri   10-11-12
    halal Fat Free French Homestyle Dressing Salad Dressing Henri   10-11-12
    halal Woebers Sandwich Dressing Salad Dressing Sandwich Pal   08-30-12
    halal Salad Dressing Salad Dressing State Fair Available at Wal-Mart superstores. 05-19-12
    halal New Lite Popy Seed Dressing Salad Dressing Ken's Steakhouse   04-23-12
    halal Country French Dressing Salad Dressing Ken's Steakhouse   04-23-12
    halal Classical Original French Salad Dressing Henri's   04-23-12
    halal 1 Step Coleslaw Maker Desssing Salad Dressing Kraft UPC 021000026777 11-05-11
    halal Whipping Salad Dressing Salad Dressing Great Value Wal-Mart brand 01-30-11
    halal Fat Free French Salad Dressing Fat Free Salad Dressing Henri   10-17-10
    halal Creamy Italian Salad Dressing Salad Dressing Ken's Steak House   06-13-10

    Category: E-Numbers
    07-23-13 18:10:27
  • saalam alykum ramamzan mubatik, is goya tomato sauce halal? - hasan
  • AOA

    Ramadan Mubarak

    It is a Halal Tomato Sauce.


    Category: E-Numbers
    07-23-13 16:41:50
  • I want to know marshmallow. Cream is halal or not the ingredient corn syrup sugar water egg whites,artificial flavor xanthan gum salt lactic acid - Syeda
  • AOA

    First it requires a kosher symbol on it and second no alcohol is used in artificial flavor then it will be Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    07-23-13 15:35:49
  • If I have no access to a Whole Foods Market, are there any other halal hand soaps I can use because there doesn't seem to be one listed on your website. They either have animal derived ingredients or contain alcohol/have no information about presence of alcohol!? Please please please please please don't tell me to look on your website because I have been! Thank you for your efforts. - Selma
  • AOA

    Lava, Kirk Castile, Coscto kirkland Signature brand Bath & Body, Colgate Palmolive Murphy oil Soap. They are made without animal derived ingredients but theymust be unscented to be Halal (these information are from our Halal Food Book and nobody want to spend money to buy the book but they want free information).

    You know MCG has spent $ 1200 just to have video so that Muslims can learn how to search the product on our website, it is free website and your getting results free and you should not write this kind of sentences even during Ramadan.

     


    Category: Non-Food Products
    07-23-13 15:05:33
  • ASALAM ALIKUM BROTHER, MY QUESTION IS ABOUT BUTTERS WHICH BUTTER IS HALAL . THANKS ! - malalai
  • AOA

    Any Salted butter from any brand.


    Category: Food Products
    07-23-13 14:51:14
  • I would like to know if Listerine total care Zero Halal or not? - Nasser
  • AOA

    Please check it under non food section.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    07-23-13 13:57:18
  • Salam Do you suggest any teeth whitening trays for medical reason. Which is Halal and effortable. Jazak ALLAH Khair ALLAH HAFIZ - Abdur Raheem
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    07-23-13 13:37:00
  • Muhtaram, Assalaamualaikum. In reply to my query about CARAMEL COLOR, the ACF food company sent this email "JMd. Alauddin, Thanks for contacting ACH Food, Inc. The caramel color is just burnt sugar, no alcohol. I hope you find this information helpful. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact us. Valerie Consumer Affairs ACH Food, Inc. 000283327A". Now, can I trust this statement. Thanks and Maa-assalaam. - Md. Alauddin Majumder
  • AOA

    Caramel Color is always Halal and you can trust the company. Caramel Flavor question was answered few days back:

    Seach results for the term: caramel flavor

    • Muhtaram, assalaamualikum. You said in one of your answers that CARAMEL COLOR is halal. But what about CARAMEL FLAVOR? Is it halal? I have found this as an ingredients of Karo Dark Corn Syrup. Maa-assalaam. -[Anonymous user]
    • AOA

      What is Caramel, It is a burned sugar. Caramel flavor is only Halal if there is no alcohol in it as a solvent.


    Category: E-Numbers
    07-23-13 13:33:00
  • Is kraft single cheese is halal .and also shread cheese is halal - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Both are not Halal because they do not carry kosher symbol on the package.


    Category: E-Numbers
    07-23-13 13:20:28
  • It has mono and-deglycerides in it, which may be halal or haraam. What is the source of the mono deglycerides in this? Is it halal? - Ali
  • AOA

    From our FAQ:

    What is Mono and Diglycerides

    Mono and Diglycerides are fat based emulsifier and are made by reacting glycerol (fat based) with fats and oils. Mono and diglycerides can be made from beef, pork, or soybean fat. Only soybean or zabiha slaughtered cow fat based Mono and Diglyceries are Halal. A Halal or Kosher symbol (which meet the Islamic dietary requirements) on a food package containing Mono and Diglycerides indicates that it is obtained from soybean fat.


    Category: Ingredients
    07-23-13 10:36:45
  • Is Suanson speciality cakes halal ? - Rabiah
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    07-23-13 07:46:14
  • Sweets from Japan like "Tokyo banana Pie" Halal? - Muhammad Faisal Salim Khan
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    07-23-13 03:10:47
  • my nivea sun cream and lotion have cetyl and cetearyl alcohol in it. Is it suitable for use? many thanks in advance - zainab
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    07-23-13 03:02:41
  • maruchan soup are Halal or not - Muhammad
  • AOA

    They are not Halal because they made with Haram soy sauce.


    Category: Food Products
    07-22-13 23:15:14