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Recent Questions:

  • salam walaikum, i would like to know about cleaning products and fabric softner which product we can use? - zakia rahman
  • AOA

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

    You can find answers to most of your questions in Q & A section.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    10-25-13 18:05:33
  • Assalamu'alaikum You said for Etude House USA "No animal derived ingredients are used(December 2010). Look for Cochineal, if it is there then it will not be Halal because Insects are Haram". But, what about alcohol. if it contains alcohol, halal or haram? - Anisya
  • AOA

    The information is provided by the company and they will not provide the information about alcohol in fragrance. So you have to buy their fragrance products.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-25-13 14:06:24
  • Are hand sanitizers that contain alcohol halal? - Jack Binder
  • AOA

    No, it is not Halal.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    10-25-13 13:29:15
  • A drink has the following ingredients water, purée from carrot, cane sugar, acidity regulator, citric acid, vitamin c. Is it halal. Thank you. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    If it is a European product then it has to say suitable for vegetarian then it will be Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-25-13 09:57:53
  • is it halal prenatal vitamins plus from boca? - ann cinta
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-25-13 09:30:45
  • is halal cheese and pinneple pizza from dominos? - ann cinta
  • AOA

    Domino Pizza is not Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-25-13 09:19:42
  • asalaam aleykoum. Is coconut flour and almond flour halal? They are suitable for vegans. Or should i ask if they use alcohol in the process? salaam aleikum - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Yes, you should ask them whether alcohol was used during processing.


    Category: Food Products
    10-25-13 04:46:31
  • are the following haram?they are usually found in skin care products 1)benzyl alcohol 2)Cetearyl Alcohol 3)lecithin - nuruljannah
  • AOA

    Benzyl Alcohol and Lecithin are Halal.

    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
    10-25-13 03:42:29
  • Assalamualaikum brother. I would like to know if dodoni feta cheese is halal to eat or not? Jazak Allah khair - Zafar Chisty
  • AOA

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


    Category: General Question
    10-25-13 03:39:19
  • assalamualaikum...i bought a pack of sunfeast biscuit (india) and it is given that it contains" nature identical flavoring substance-butter"...is it halal or haram? &does nature refers to natural flavoring? thanx - aabda
  • AOA

    If it say suitable for vegetarian or has green dot and no alcohol in natural flavoring then it is Halal otherwise not.


    Category: Food Products
    10-25-13 00:40:55
  • Assalam Alaikum A salt that contains Potassium iodide 50 ppm , and stabilizer sodium carbonate 0,1 % Is it halal?Thank you - Nana
  • AOA

    It is Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-24-13 23:36:33
  • I found hydogenated lecithin in a skin care product under The Face Shop brand but it did not state the aource. Is it halal for use? Thanks - aida
  • AOA

    You should ask whether any animal mderived ingredients are used. Is there any alcohol in fragrance. Is animal enzyme used in hydrof=geneted Lecithin. Lecithin in its 100% form is Halal. But it is not in 100% form.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    10-24-13 17:03:53
  • Is maggi chicken flavored bouillon halal ? - Abdul Hamid
  • AOA

    They are not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    10-24-13 16:56:27
  • Salam alaykum, I have recently seen commercials for sorrento cheese that is now "Galbani". Both names are on the package. Does this mean that sorrento cheese is now haram, or is it still halal? Please answer as sorrento is the only cheese that my family and I can easily find that is halal... Jazakhallah Khair for all of your help! - Selma A.
  • AOA

    Sorronto cheese is only Halal if it has KD kosher symbol.


    Category: Food Products
    10-24-13 14:42:52
  • Clinique dramatically different moisturiziny gel with pump.. I just want to know is halal or haram to use. - lamisa
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    10-24-13 14:03:27
  • is kraft cheese in tin halal fro bahrain plase give me details and fact about the rennet - nazreen Ayoob saab
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    10-24-13 13:17:51
  • Is british cosmetics halal? i want to know specifically wether the lip liner is halal? thank you - Shim
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    10-24-13 09:38:55
  • Asalaamu Alaikum, Is Welch's sparkling non alcoholic grape juice halal? The ingredients are Concord Grape Juice, Sparkling Filtered Water, Corn Syrup, Sodium Benzoate And Potassium Metabisulfite (Preservatives), Citric Acid. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    If there is no kosher symol on the package then it is not Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    10-24-13 07:00:07
  • Is maggi noodles haram or halal? does it contain flavour? Is there green dot on maggie packet ? Is lays haram or halal? - Hasrat Haseen
  • AOA

    The ones with green dot or with vegetarian label without flavor are Halal.

     


    Category: Food Products
    10-24-13 05:43:16
  • Asalaam alaykum, I bought Kirkland brand frozen waffle for my kids, one of the ingredients is vanilla, when I called the manufacturer they said that its source is from bourbon vanilla and that all the alcohol is evaporated is the waffle halal or not ? Jazakallah - jahiya
  • AOA

    Vanilla is not a Halal ingredient.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-24-13 05:22:10
  • Can malay eat Colon biscuit? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-24-13 04:42:07
  • Purified water,glycerin,hydrogenated polyisobutene,cetearyl alcohol (and) cetereath-20,macadamis=a nut oil,dimethicone,cetearyl alcohol,tocopheryl acetate,benzyl alcoholsodium hydroxide,sorbic acid,stearoxy-trimethylsilane (and) stearyl alcohol,pathenol.farnesol,acrylate/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer.Can you tell me which of the ingredients are halal and haram for me.It would be great if you could help me.Thank you - Nur Syahirah
  • AOA

    You have to ask the manufacturer whether this product made with animal derived ingredients or not. Because only manufacturer knows source of ingredients.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-24-13 00:41:57
  • Assalamu alaikum..is Lakme foundation or Revlon foundation halal? is all the Garnier products halal? - Chandona Mallick
  • AOA

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

    You can find answers to most of your questions in Q & A section.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    10-23-13 23:22:45
  • assalamualaikum, is hemp seed or its oil halal for comsumption,please.thank you. - nageeb
  • AOA

    Both are not Halal because the plant itself provide intoxication.


    Category: Food Products
    10-23-13 23:10:10
  • just want to ask can i use mayballine color lipsticks. thise are halal or not because i got some rumors about it??? - sana
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    10-23-13 22:05:21
  • I have a question regarding Dominos Pizza here in INDIA. The outlet is 100% veg outlet. Still is it something to suspect? I take simple veg pizza.... Is it Halal? - Aman
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    10-23-13 21:36:00
  • does dettol instant hand sanitizer original can be use in solat - arif
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-23-13 18:35:54
  • Is hot chocolate halal - Leo
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-23-13 18:30:34
  • Hello brother i was wondering if the pizza pops from pillsbury in canada were halal thank you. - tahir choudhry
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-23-13 17:49:59
  • Shoprite heavy cream halal? - sadia shaikh
  • AOA

    I need complete ingredients list and presence of kosher symbol.


    Category: Food Products
    10-23-13 13:18:21
  • Is Nelson whipping cream halal or any other types of cream made by nelson halal? - sadia shaikh
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    10-23-13 13:09:53
  • Assalamoalaykom, I want to know if the buitoni products are halal or not , specialy Pisto with basil. Jazakomo lahokhayran - NAJAT
  • AOA

    Any flavored and cheese containing pasta without kosher symbol is not Halal.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    10-23-13 11:08:18
  • Is Spirit Vinegar Halal, is it turned by itself, without any deliberate treatment needed for it to be changed or has become vinegar because of deliberate treatment? Jazakumu allahu Kheiran - Mourad Suleiman
  • AOA

    Spirit Vinegar is Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-23-13 08:15:05
  • Assalaamu'Alaykum Rasheesuddin Ahmed Saheb,.. I was trying to find a company which produces good organic wholefoods & Kosher supplements instead of all the other synthetic products produced by other companies like Solgar etc.... The name of the company is Megafood and the website is www.megafood.com .. Although their products are a bit more expensive ..you can get good deals on amazon.com etc.. Kindly do your research and due diligence and if you find them good, kindly inform your readers and me too.. Below is an email i sent them with the 'recommended query format' present in your website.. Re: MegaFood Inquiry- Query regarding 3 Products m fk - 22 Oct to abigail (I have included another product here. So, Totally three products).. Hello.. I am a great admirer of your company and its products and wanted to gain a better understanding of them in the journey of bettering my health… I am particularly interested in purchasing three(3) products and would like a few clarifications regarding them... 1)Megafood Men's-(Serving Size 3 tablets). 2)Megafood Women's One Daily. 3)Megafood Kid's One Daily. Do the above mentioned products contain/made up of/ constitutes Alcohol in any shape or form?? If yes then in what quantity?? *" 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".??* Do the above mentioned products contain/made up of/ constitutes of Soy ?? If yes then in what quantity?? Do the above mentioned products contain/made up of/ constitutes any Animal ingredients/ enzymes??of ?? If yes then which are those non-vegetarian ingredients and in what quantity are they present?? kindly specify Do the above mentioned products contain/made up of/ constitutes of Rennet?? If yes then in what quantity and is it from animal source??kindly elaborate Do the above mentioned products consist of gelatin??If yes then what is its source?? Is the gelatin from animal source or fish/ ocean source or plant/ mineral source?? Kindly specify.. Do you have any certificate which says that the above mentioned products are Kosher or Halal certified?? Looking forward to an early and detailed response, Thanking you, Regards, Hughes. ..... I received the below reply from them.. Abigail McShinsky - 01:03 1 - Attachments to mfk7515 Hi Hughes, Thank you for taking the time to contact us. MegaFood is a vegetarian company, with many of our products being vegan. We do not utilize alcohol, soy, animal enzymes, rennet, or gelatin in ANY of our products or throughout our process. Additionally, many of our products are certified Kosher by Circle K. Below is a link to a video detailing our Kosher certification. All three products that you are interested in our certified Kosher. https://www.youtube.com/ watch? v=DvU3Jn9fzu8&feature=c4- overview&list=UUd4uEk86tUVsp8dNmoIaq6Q Please let me know if there is anything else that I can help you with! Best, * * *ABIGAIL McSHINSKY* *Customer Inquiries* * 8 Bowers Road Derry, NH 03038 P: 800.848.2542 F: 603.432.2111 < abigail@megafood.com > ...... I am sending you this for the general benefit of all the muslims who contact MCG ... (i ask Allah's pardon for any mistake here..) Dear brother, since you are the expert in this field, i request you to kindly inform me and others if their products can be consumed.. An early and detailed reply is highly appreciated... Jazaakallaahu Khairan kaseera.. - Mfk
  • AOA

    I need the complete ingredients statement for all three products because it is not there on their website. I want to know wheher any vita min obtained by extract, if it is obtaibned by extract whether alcohol was used. "We do not utilized Alcohol" this not correct answer because the person did not send your question to technical department. They did not provide the anaswer that vitamins are not obtained by use of alcohol.

    It is better to use www.koshervitamins.com because they mentioned extract to obtain vitamins and provide ingredients list of other ingredients used beside vitamins.

    I can  not recmmend Mega Vitamins to any Muslim consumer because I have no information how they made what additional ingredients they use. I will still recommend the non organic vitamins from www.vitamins.com You have to understand some companies make many to fool consumer by use of organic label and in some cases the non organic is as good as organic. Organic foods cost more money. One example Milk, many dairies are putting the word on milk bottle that they are not using any enzymes or growth promoters to get more milk from cows.

    So I am sorry I can not comply your request.


    Category: News & Alerts
    10-23-13 08:01:39
  • Is chicken,Motton or beaf hotdog is halal - Muhammad Kashif Baig
  • AOA

    They are Halal only if chicken or beef slaughtered according to Islamic Sharia.


    Category: Food Products
    10-23-13 06:53:08
  • sir jo bread yeast (khameer) ke zariya baniye ji us me alcohol traces pai jate he kyu ke yeast me ethyl alcohol mojod hota he leken wo jan pooch ke to nahe milate yhe tareeka he bread banane ka or pepsi/coca cola me bhe nhe milae jate me coca cola ke website pe check kia to usme ye tha ke Coca-Cola is not an alcoholic beverage and we do not add alcohol as an ingredient. It is recognized by governments and religious organizations throughout the world as a non-alcoholic beverage. While alcohol is not an added ingredient in Coca-Cola, trace levels of alcohol can be found, just as they can be found naturally in many foods and beverages, including potatoes, bananas, yogurt, oranges, bread, dates, vinegar, rose water, grapefruit and mushrooms – none of which is considered an alcoholic product. A serving of bread may have about 2 grams of alcohol per kilogram (0.2%). Governments and religious organizations have recognized that trace levels of alcohol, which exist as a result of natural processes, are completely normal and are acceptable in non-alcoholic foods and beverages. Our products are safe and meet the safety requirements, laws and practices in every country where our brands are sold. or pepsi ka bhe yaqeenan yhe kehna hoga sir mera sawaal ye he ke kia jin khanoo joucon me alcohol ke traces pai jate he jese bread pepsi juices or kyu ke ye jaan pooch ke to nhe milate to kia ye khana jaiz he - obaidullah Godil
  • AOA

    You have to understand that minute amount of alcohol produced during ripening of fruits and vegetables. Riped fruits and vegetables contain minute amount of alcohol produced by nature. Man has nothing do it. It is due to nature and it one of favor of Allah to mankind. Fruits and vegetable are not Haram in Islam due to minute amount of alcohol. Similarly production of minute amount of alcohol during bread or naan fermentaion is due to a natural and live plant yeast which produces by nature a enzyme called Zymase which convert sugar in to carbon dioxide and alcohol. Naan was Halal since the day of Islam (1400 years back).

    FDA has rule to call any alcoholic beverage if it contains 20% Alcohol By Volume (ABV) and if any drink less than 20% ABV is called Non alcoholic beverage. This is the reason Coke are sending the above statement to consumers since last 30 years. But they failed to say "No Alcohol is added in Natural Flavor.

    Man has choice making flavors without alcohol but chooses it for technical and other reasons.

    We send Coke, 7UP and Pepsi to a outside lab by paying $1200 and results showed no alcohol in Pepsi but alcohol is found in Coke and 7 UP.

    According to a Hadith any intoxicant in small or large quantity is Haram. Alcohol is a intoxicant and it is Haram according to the hadith.


    Category: Food Products
    10-23-13 06:18:41
  • Assalaamualaikum can you please find out that aldi grandessa strawberry conserve made with 50% fruit (454gms) is suitable for vegetarians or not. Jazakallah khair. - sam
  • AOA

    If there is no flavor then it is Halal.


    Category: General Question
    10-23-13 02:08:28
  • Assalamualaikum, is all product Makarizo as halal? - uya
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-22-13 22:50:40
  • Can we eat honey mustard in tuna sandwich from subway ?? Or is it not halal ?? Please let me know - Shahid
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    10-22-13 20:41:29
  • is whipped topping halal from price chopper - ismail marul
  • AOA

    Please check at our www.canadianhalalfoods.com


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-22-13 19:27:15
  • Salamalykom pls Is Arnotts Tina wafer halal it has E:129,120 & I've heard these numbers may not be halal Jazakom Allah - Dim
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-22-13 19:03:37
  • Is yippee choc coats ice cream from Aldi halal it has E:(471,433) stabilisers( 466,412,410,407,407a) pls feed back Jazakom Allah - Dim
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-22-13 18:44:24
  • Hello Mrs. Ahmed: Thank you for contacting General Mills with your inquiry. In answer to your question, Cocoa Puffs does contain alcohol ingredients. We hope you find this information helpful. Please let us know if we can help you again. Thank you, Paula A. Vaughn Consumer Services - romana ahmed
  • AOA

    Thanks for the information. Inshallah I will update the website.

     


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-22-13 17:54:58
  • Is Starbucks frappacino haaram? - Sal Chand
  • AOA

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

    You can find answers to most of your questions in Q & A section.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    10-22-13 17:51:20
  • is kraft american and swiss cheese halal - sadiq
  • AOA

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


    Category: Food Products
    10-22-13 14:48:13
  • saalam alykum, is kosher certified FLAVORED protein halal? like strawberry, chocolate - hasan
  • AOA

    If it does not contain:

    (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: E-Numbers
    10-22-13 13:07:13
  • is e120 carmine halal or haram - zainab
  • AOA

    It is a Harm ingredient because it is obtained from insects. All insects are Haram in Islam except locust.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    10-22-13 11:12:38
  • can i kindly know wether oriflame and ccuk products are halal in srilanka?and can you please list all the hala products and haram products in cosmetics and lotions,body creams,body washes..please a big request - simaya
  • AOA

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

    You can find answers to most of your questions in Q & A section.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    10-22-13 06:33:27
  • are cetaphil lotions halal? - salma yasmin
  • AOA

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

    You can find answers to most of your questions in Q & A section.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    10-22-13 01:43:22
  • assalaamualeikum! if any lotion contains the following ingredients can we use it glycerin, hydrogenated polyisobutene, cetearyl alcohol, Macadamia integrifolia seed oil (macadamia nut oil), Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, sodium polyacrylate, phenoxyethanol, tocopheryl acetate, ceteareth-20, stearoxytrimethylsilane, stearyl alcohol, benzyl alcohol, farnesol, sodium PCA, panthenol, dimethiconol. - salma yasmin
  • AOA

    You have to confirm with manufacturere that none of ingredients are obtained from animal sources because the manufacturer is the only one who knows the sources of above ingredients.


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-22-13 01:29:16
  • . i have been using lotions containing extracts of Lilium polyphyllum, Prunus amygdalus,Aloe vera, Daucus carota,Camelia sinensis,Liquorice, it also contains phenoxyethanol, so can i use the lotions? and how do i knw that a particular product is haram or halal? there r green dot on some products.. are those products halal.. pls explain in details.. - salma yasmin
  • AOA

    Only manufacturer knows the source of all above ingredients. So ask them whether any animal derived ingredients are used in their product (if there is no green dot on the package). Second whether alcohol is used as a extracting solvent if they say yes then lotion is not Halal. Green dot does not tell whether it is alcohol free or not. The green dot represents as a vegetarian product. Many vegetarian drink alcoholic drinks.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    10-22-13 01:24:32
  • is parago chocolate chewy from Indonesia halal ? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    10-22-13 00:57:14
  • Assalamulaikom, is any of this ingredients is non halal in whey protein such as ; Non Essential Amino Acid Isoleucine, BCAA. Leucine, BCAA, Valine, BCAA, Phenylalanine, Methionine, Lysine, Tryptophan, Threonine, Arginine, semi essential, Histidine semi essential, Non Essential Amino Acid Alanine, Aspartic Acid, Cysteine, Glutamine and Glutamic Acid, Glycine Thank you Sue - Sue Rahman
  • AOA

    If there is no kosher symbol on the package then all of them may derived from pork protein or beef protein. Whey Protein is Halal only if it is Halal or kosher certified.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-22-13 00:39:04
  • assalaam u alaikum is KFC, MCDONALD, WALLS ICE CREAM, PIZZATHUT, DOMINOS , DUNKIN DOUGHNUTS are halal in Pakistan or not. please please please urgently answer. jazakumullah khair tasneem - tasneem kausar
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    10-21-13 23:56:40
  • AOA Is natto halal? Jzk - h
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    10-21-13 23:37:51
  • assalaam u alaikm medicine centrum silver produce by USA is halal or not? please answer me urgently. jazakallah tasneem - tasneem kausar
  • AOA

    They are not Halal.

    MUSLIMS ARE NOT PAYING ATTENTIONS TO HALAL VITAMINS

    Many Muslims are using non Halal vitamins from stores like Wal-Mart, Walgreen, CVS Pharmacy, GNC. This is because of lack of knowledge about the Halal status of those vitamins.

    MCG get every day a question from Muslims asking about the Halal status of xyz vitamins.

    MCG is providing help in picking up the Halal vitamins after it researched at Vitamin Shoppe stores which are located in every city of USA.

    MCG advises Muslims to check the Halal status of vitamins before consuming them. Many major brand of vitamins are not Halal such as:

    Centrum, Equate, Citracal, Nature Made, Vitafusion, One A Day, GNC, Flintstone, Nature Beauty, Walgreen, Geritol, Nature Bounty, Garliq, Estroven, Disney Gummies, Fiber Smart, Caltrale, Finest Nature, One Source, Lill Critteers, Culturelle, Philps, Ultimate Florea, Viactive, Elatins, Os-Cal, Spring Valley, Schiff, Stevia, Optimum Nutrition, Mega Red, Ocuvite, Alive, Centrum Kid, Active Kid, Spring Valley, Bayer, CVS Vitamins and Kirkland Signature.

    They are not Halal because they are not Halal or Kosher certified or do not have a Halal or Kosher symbol on the package. Even if they do not contain gelatin, they are still not Halal because they add without restriction any Haram hidden ingredient. Halal or Kosher certification protects Muslims from adding Haram Hidden or Processing Aid Ingredients which are not required to be mention under ingredients statement by FDA.

    MCG has a list of Halal multivitamins, individual vitamins, prenatal vitamins and fish oil or omega 3 on our website under "Vitamins". Please use this list of Halal vitamins.

    How to search Halal vitamins on our website: Please write vitamins or prenatal vitamins or fish oil (for Omega fish oil) under the search box then click Food Product by Category then click Show Only Halal then click search. You will get a list of 45 Halal vitamins, 3 Halal prenatal vitamins, 6 Halal fish oil (Omega fish oil) and where to buy them.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    10-21-13 23:00:09
  • Which slice cheese is halal, please tell me - Anonymous user
  • AOA

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

    You can find answers to most of your questions in Q & A section.


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-21-13 21:39:36
  • i want to ask about the halal and haram status of all products of compliments. first of all tell me about compliments old fashioned glazed donuts please then about all products of compliments - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Compliments Glazed do not kosher certified or have no kosher symbol on the package and made with alcohol containing flavors then they are not Halal. For rest of products please visit our www.canadianhalalfoods.com website.


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-21-13 20:38:05
  • I would like to know about the MegaRed Omega 3 Krill Oil. Is it HALAL? It is available in Sam's Club, Costco and in many health stores. - Mike
  • AOA

    Seach results for the term: mega red

    Total results generated: 1
    Halal Status Product Name Category Product Brand Comments Date
    haram Omega 3 Krill Oil Vitamins Mega Red All Vitamins and Minerals and presence of gelatin. 07-06-12

    Category: E-Numbers
    10-21-13 20:02:49
  • Is Friendly Farm milk halal? - Neelo Warriach
  • AOA

    Yes.


    Category: Food Products
    10-21-13 18:53:30
  • Asslamualikom, I heard that some of milk in market also not Halal. like walmart milk, aldi milk, jewel milk. Can you please expalin me why and which milk is good. Jazak ALLAh - saba
  • AOA

    Milk in USA or Canada from any brand is Halal because the dairies used only Kosher certified Vitamins Mix which is also Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    10-21-13 15:14:32
  • Are Four Seasons plain bread crumbs Halal? - Michaeel
  • AOA

    It is not Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    10-21-13 15:01:51
  • is shampoo Pert halal - ann cinta
  • AOA

    Pert is made with animal derived ingredients including pork.


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-21-13 12:15:35
  • Is garden veggie philadelphia creamc heese ok to eat? - Asma Ali
  • AOA

    It is Halal only if no alcohol is used in flavor. Regular cream cheese with kosher symbol without flavor is Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-21-13 11:35:14
  • Is Campbell potato soup considered as halal - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    It is not Halal due non Halal dairy ingredients.


    Category: Food Products
    10-21-13 11:35:11
  • Does kinder delice contain alcohol? - lana
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    10-21-13 10:58:50
  • is la gastro icecream product is halal or not - shareef ahamed
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    10-21-13 09:39:25
  • 1-is halal non alcoholic beer? 2-is hala vine? 3-is halal seven up,pepsi,cococola,miranda,appy fiz? - nahas
  • AOA

    From our Alert section:

    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.

    Only Pepsi is Halal. Coke and 7 UP contains alcohol.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    10-21-13 09:33:44
  • 2nd food mixed vegetables - feride
  • AOA

    Please search Baby Food on our website.


    Category: Food Products
    10-21-13 09:17:11
  • Is It Halal ??? Ranbaxy Revitalite Powder - 200 g Offers immunity and preserves good health. Ranbaxy Revitalite Protein Powder is a total vegetarian protein supplement that contains no flavour, sugar or preservatives. - Asma Bint Saeed
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    10-21-13 08:51:06
  • Assalamualaikum Is KTC blended olive oil pomace halal, the inredients are Olive Pomace Oil (51%),Vegetable Oil (produced from Genetically Modified Soya) (49%) ,Anti-Foaming Agent (E900), from Tesco - Monjur
  • AOA

    It is Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    10-21-13 07:20:49
  • Assalamualaikum Is the regular UNILEVER Vaseline petroleum jelly in the UK halal? - Abu
  • AOA

    I have no information on UK products.


    Category: General Question
    10-21-13 06:19:40
  • Viabiotic supplements are halal or not - Alina Qadeer
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    10-21-13 04:58:43
  • asalam o alaikum... i saw a pack of mayonnaise all ingredients are halal but in front of the pack there is red dot.. what is the meaing of red dot please tell me - aqsa
  • AOA

    It might be a Indian made product. Red dot means made with animal derived ingredients and it is not Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    10-20-13 18:19:25
  • If a bakery product has a UD kosher symbol then what else i need to check in the ingredients list to make sure its halal?Jazakumullah o khair for ypur services. - Romana Zaki
  • AOA

    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
    10-20-13 17:28:10
  • Are Luden's throat drops wild cherry halal?the ingredients are:pectin,ascorbic acid,citric acid,corn syrup,FD&C blue no 2.red no 40,flavors,malic acid,sodium acetate,sodium chloride,soy bean oil used as processing aid,sucrose and water. il has a kosher symbol UD with u in a circle. - Romana Zaki
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-20-13 17:19:45
  • Assalam o alaikum ,i want to know if this sweet tea drink named honest tea raspberry halal?it has a kosher symbol U inside a circle and the label says USDA organic.the ingredients are:filtered water,organic cane sugar,organic raspberry juice from concentrate,fair trade organic black tea leaves,citric acid,natural flavor,organic natural flavor. - Romana Zaki
  • AOA

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


    Category: Food Products
    10-20-13 17:07:58
  • Is edible 100% pure almond oil halal? It does not have a kosher/veg symbol so do I have to inquire with the manufacturer or is it halal? Thanks. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    It is Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-20-13 16:20:42
  • Is Starburst halal or not Jazaka Allah Khayr - Abdirashid Saif
  • AOA

    Starburst is not Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-20-13 15:20:12
  • Can i please find out if dr pepper is halal??? And want to know what all the E numbers are. Thanks - syeda begum
  • AOA

    I do not about it in UK but in USA Dr. Pepper is made with alcohol containing flavors.


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-20-13 14:55:55
  • i wanna check these ingredients from DHC Collagen drink.....tq Collagen peptide (fish origin), a grape (Muscat), reduction starch syrup, erythritol, sugar, honey, L-citrulline, chitin resolvent, dextrin, a palatinose heating thing, salt, acidulant, vitamin C, trehalose, fragrance, a sweetener (sucralose, Aser's femme K, soma Japanese spaniel) (in a part of the raw materials to a shrimp including gelatin) - han
  • AOA

    It is not Halal because it is made with Erythritol.

    haram Erythritol Grain & plant based ingredients Erythritol is a sugar alcohol obtained either from cornstarch or fruit alcoholic fermentation

    Category: Ingredients
    10-20-13 13:32:05
  • Was wondering if you could tell me if daim bar is halal or not. - Nazerah
  • AOA

    I have no information on UK made bars.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-20-13 10:01:23
  • Lobseter & Crab is halal or haram according to hanafi ? Plz give me a brief answer with quran and hadith. - syed
  • AOA

    Crab is Haram for Hanafi Muslims, Lobster is mukhrooh for Hanaf. Ask your Hanafi Imam.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    10-20-13 09:40:23
  • Salam. I have been using blistex lips moisturizer for sometime now. Just wanted to know whether its halal? - Addaem
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    10-20-13 08:31:14
  • Salamalaikum. is meiji hello panda halal? - Mareya
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    10-20-13 08:12:21
  • appy fizz halal /haram - syed mohd tariq
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: News & Alerts
    10-20-13 04:32:35
  • assalaamualeikum! i wanted to know if the cadbury chocolates and the metro diary icecreams sold in india are haram or halal... i recently came across a website which states that cadbury chocolates are halal according to the austrailian islamic federation. and i also wanted to knw if snickers are haram or halal.... plz do reply soon.. - salma yasmin
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-20-13 00:16:15
  • Aoa Sir is galetin used in spring valley biotin vitamin is haram or halal Do answerb plz Thanks - tayyaba
  • AOA

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

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

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

    08/15/13

    Category: E-Numbers
    10-19-13 18:08:56
  • Asalamialykum, I wanted to know if Lindt Lindor chocolates halal? (Dark chocolate truffles and milk chocolate truffles. They both have kosher symbol. The ingredients are... Sugar Chocolate Cocoa butter Skim milk Milk fat Soya lecithin Vanillin Vegetable oil Barley malt powder Artificial flavores Please reply brother ASAP, Jazakallah Ridwan - Ridwan
  • AOA

    Lindt did not reply to MCG about alcohol used in natural or artificial flavor. So they are mushbooh with kosher symbo.

    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: General Question
    10-19-13 16:53:00
  • is kraft single cheese halal? - mariam
  • AOA

    Kraft Single Cheese is not Halal because there is no kosher symbol on the package.


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-19-13 14:28:05
  • the ingredients contain a lot of e-ingredients such as 471;472e , 331iii and other stuff .and if its halal or not does it apply to that product in other countries for example i'm in china can i drink it? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    If it does not says suitable for vegetarian on the food package then it is not Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    10-19-13 08:58:32
  • Some donuts and muffins contain mono and diglycerides. A friend told me that, this is a form of alcohol. Are they halal to be eaten? Thank you - Ashraf
  • 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. In the absence of Halal or Kosher symbol on the package Muslim consumers should contact the manufacturer to find out the source of Mono & Diglycerides.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-19-13 07:17:30
  • are maggi soup in bangladesh halaal /JK - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    The ones with green dot or with vegetarian label without flavor are Halal.

     


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-19-13 06:03:49
  • aoa please tell me if wellmade eclair candy found in America halaal I love those candies ,if you don't my mom will give it away to a people who eat haraam JK. - ZAMAN
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    10-19-13 05:24:43
  • Assalamualeikum. Please advice if food products like choclates, cakes and wafers from Turkish brands Halk, Ulker and others are halal as they do not state any halal certification. - Mehboob
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    10-19-13 05:09:02
  • What is halal in potbelly. Its a food chain. Jazakallah - muslimah
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    10-19-13 03:15:48
  • I heard anyone who follows Islam should not eat camphor. Is it true? And if it true then please state the reason. - Shabana
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    10-19-13 02:28:16
  • How is this group defined? - walid
  • AOA

    MUSLIM CONSUMER GROUP FOR FOOD PRODUCTS USA AND CANADA

    Muslim Consumer Group for Food Products is a non-profit, non-political and Islamic scientific organization, incorporated in 1993 as a Halal foods educational and Halal certification organization for Muslims consumers and food industry. Muslim consumers worldwide in over 161 countries logged in to our website for information on Halal food products and food ingredients. Muslim Consumer Group provides services that benefits Muslims.


    Category: General Question
    10-18-13 22:59:08
  • Is All product of Herbalife Halal? I have read the certificate from IFANCA but its valid until February 2013. Do you know any updates about Herbalife? Thankyou - Indira
  • AOA

    I do not comment on Halal certified food product by other Halal certifying organization because I do not know their Criteria for Halal Food.


    Category: Food Products
    10-18-13 21:42:36
  • Please confirm are Marie biscuits and Condense milk by Rainbow Halah? - Razia Sultan
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    10-18-13 21:25:19