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Recent Questions:

  • Assalamu alaikum can I eat vege sub on whole wheat bread with chipotle sauce no cheese or pickles only vegetables in a sub not the vege patty is their chipotle sauce halal to consume - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I have no information whether all vegetables are 100% vegetable and the ingredients of Chipotle suace.


    Category: Food Products
    08-23-12 22:58:24
  • Please explain: Rice vinegar is made by fermenting rice and water to create sake (a grain alcohol) and then this is fermented for 30 days to create an all natural rice vinegar (acetic acid) in the same way that wine is fermented to create wine vinegar or apple wine to create apple cider vinegar. Does that mean this type of product can never be certified as HALAL? I believe only .01% alcohol or less remains in the vinegar after conversion into vinegar (acetic acid). - Tom McReynolds
  • AOA

    Rice vinegar made from sake is not Halal same wine vinegar made from wine because not all constituents of sake or wine convert to vinegar only the alcohol in sake and wine is converted to Acetic Acid and water. This is the reason both rice vinegar and wine vinegar bare not Halal because left over of sake or wine in rice vinegar and wine vinegar.

    On the other hand the distilled white vinegar which is commonly called vinegar is made from 100% dilute alcohol which contains alcohol and water. Where as apple juice is converted to alcohol not apple wine by yeast then Azetobacter bacteria convert alcohol into Acetic Acid and water or cider vinegar. Any juice or sugar containing liquid should be the source of vinegar not wine or sake which are completely different from juices. Sake is not a grain alcohol but contains other things. Apple cider vinegar is not made from apple wine but from apple juice. Alcohol free vinegar has to be made from dilute alcohol. Different processing method decide how much amount of minute alcohol in vinegar. Only distilled white vinegar or vinegar, cider vinegar and spirit vinegar are Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    08-23-12 16:07:13
  • i am hearing different information from different people about the meat which is available in grocery stores in city of phoenix state of Arizona in the united states. some they said all the stores are not selling halal meat they only claim it is halal but it is not.therefore, i need to know the correct information from you, which stores are selling halal meat? - Sumaya
  • AOA

    First of MCG is not involve in Halal meat certification and Halal meat inquiries. We get information from different sources such as Halal meat websites. You are not alone  this is a national  problem for US Muslims. My best advise to get recommendation from honest Muslims from your area such local Imams who sometimes visit slaughter house then buy meat from those Halal meat shops.


    Category: E-Numbers
    08-23-12 15:32:10
  • I live in the UK can we eat Mar chocolate bar :its got natural vanilla extract like many chocolates? - nimo
  • AOA

    It is a Haram product.


    Category: E-Numbers
    08-23-12 13:55:43
  • is estee lauder skin care and makeup halal for muslim women to used. - sherry khan
  • AOA

    I have no information about it but you could find lot of brand under Cosmetic section which can be use by Muslim women.


    Category: E-Numbers
    08-23-12 11:00:20
  • I see a lot of symbols on food products and would like to know what they stand for. The symbols U,UD,K,KD. Are these consider halal products? - Estella Caradine
  • AOA

    No, those are kosher symbols and they are Halal only if they meet Halal requirements and should not contain the following ingredients:

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

    }  (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.


    Category: E-Numbers
    08-23-12 10:03:03
  • Assalama Aleikum, I wanted to know if the ingredients L-carnitine and gelatin are halal in the lipotropic fat burners? It is a weight loss pill. Thank you, Salaam - Afshan Mohammad
  • AOA

     L-carnitine is a amino acid and is Halal if obtained from vegetable protein and Haram if obtained from pork prodtein. Gelatin is Haram if obtained from pig and non zabiha beef gelatin is not Halal according nto MCG criteria.


    Category: Ingredients
    08-23-12 08:08:40
  • Is chocolate liqour halal? - Syamim Hashim
  • AOA

    Chocolate liquor is Halal ingredient.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    08-23-12 08:00:52
  • Old dutch chips are Halal ? - Ali
  • AOA

    If it has a kosher symbol on the package and no flavor then it is Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    08-23-12 04:34:27
  • SALAAMS , KINDLY ADVISE ON THE HALLAL STATUS OF ALL MEAT PRODUCTS IN THE SAUDI KINGDOM. I AM AWARE THAT SAUDI HELD A CONFERENCE DURING 2012 AND A TASK FORCE TEAM HAS BEEN APPOINTED. KINDLY ADVISE IF ANY STEPS HAVE BEEN TAKEN TO ENSURE THAT ALL MEAT IS HALAAL. I HAVE ALSO BEEN TOLD THAT BEEF PRODUCTS ARE SAFER THEN CHICKEN PRODUCTS. I AM TRAVELLING TO THE KSA INSHAALLAH AND NEED CLARITY AS I AM VERY CONFUSED. JZK - ZAAHEDA ASVAT
  • AOA

    I was one of the speaker at First International Halal Food & Control Conference in Riyad this year and  learned that even Saudi poutry are machine slaughtered. My advice is to stay away from chicken and turkey. All major hotels provides different choices of meat.


    Category: Food Products
    08-23-12 02:13:44
  • assalamualaikum what about if alcohol is used in fragrance is it halal or haram - zainab
  • AOA

    Alcohol used in fragrance is Haram.


    Category: General Question
    08-23-12 01:06:31
  • I need to know if mountain dew contains alchol or not with refrences from reliable sources. - Sameer
  • AOA

    Since we send Pepsi, Coke and 7 Up for alcohol detecion and find out alcohol is present in Coke and 7 Up. We assign all soft drink as Mushbooh because we can not offord to pay the analysis fee.


    Category: Ingredients
    08-23-12 00:16:49
  • Are make-up products from shu eumura halal? Especially the foundation & powder - Nur Rabiah
  • AOA

    I have no information but there are number of brand listed under cosmetic under Non Food Product which you can use it.


    Category: General Question
    08-22-12 23:19:49
  • AOA, I want to inquire about the kroger bread. They have recently changed there bread it says "new formula now contains milk". there isn't any symbol like K,U,D,vegetarian etc. the older ones had "vegetarian" printed on them. can you please verify weather it is still halal or not. - maloofa
  • AOA

    In past I contacted Kroger to find out that their bread is Halal. Could please send me ingredients list of the new formula becaus eone store is 55 miles from my house.


    Category: Food Products
    08-22-12 20:52:32
  • Are European chocolate cookies (red tin) halal? JAZAKALLAH! - Jawariah
  • AOA

    If it has kosher symbol such as Walker brand with no flavoring or if it says suitable for vegetarian with no flavors then they are Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    08-22-12 15:49:21
  • is cocacola product halal? - nazmin
  • AOA

    Lab analysis showed the presnece of alcohol in Coke so coke is not Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    08-22-12 13:48:41
  • Assalamu alaikum dear sir please tell me that ethylic alcohl is halal or haram its used in bread and bakery itums please reply Jazakallah khair. shakeel ahmad italy - shakeel ahmad
  • AOA

    Except McDonald buns in Canada nobody use alcohol as ingredients in bread. Bakery items is also made with alcohol containing flavor. Ethyl Alcohol is a Haram ingredient.


    Category: Food Products
    08-22-12 12:06:34
  • Folger\'s gourmet coffee\'s have natural and artificial flavor. Was alcohol used in processing? I emailed them only to get a vague response. - patricia alrubaii
  • AOA

    Only 100% coffee is Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    08-22-12 11:28:18
  • Assalam o Alaikum I have investigated and received email from Tim Hortons that all donuts with fillings have alcohol in their flavors, iced capp has alcohol in flavor, french vanilla has alcohol in flavor. Simple donuts are alcohol free but there is no report on glazed donuts. May Allah swt guide us all. Wsalams. - Muhammad Farooq
  • AOA

    I have recently recieved ingredients list from Tim Horton Canada and have no time to evaluate. But all alcohol containing Tim Horton products are not Haram.


    Category: Ingredients
    08-22-12 10:25:32
  • Is the meijer pullock fish halal? And what about chilis chocolate molten cake? - khadija
  • AOA

    100% Pullock wild fish is Halal not the cultivated because the fish feed includes pork. I have no information on Molten cake.


    Category: E-Numbers
    08-22-12 08:57:06
  • Is the drink Sprite halal? i've always drunk sprite and its my favourite drink but someone told me it may have some form of alchohol within it in regards to some process they create the drink could you let me know as soon as, Thank you - Rajia
  • AOA

    All soft drinks beside coke, pepsi and 7 Up are mushbooh because it requires alcohol analysis.


    Category: Food Products
    08-22-12 07:21:48
  • Hi, I regularly have egg and cheese croissant sandwich from dunkin' donuts for breakfast They have 3 kind of cheese's there. American cheese, regular cheddar cheese and white cheddar cheese. Can you please let me know which one's are halal? Thank you - Sadiya
  • AOA

    None of the cheeses and croissant are Halal at Dunkin Donut.


    Category: Ingredients
    08-22-12 07:08:06
  • Salam brother, Are the vaseline brand products halal? Uniliver makes them, so I'm confused. There's no alcohol but I'm not sure about animal derived ingredients. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I know only Vaseline Petroleum jelly which Halal.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    08-22-12 05:47:31
  • AOA brother if Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera plant) part may be root or other part is sold as raw and then powdered at home . Is this halal . Please i want to know whether the plant part is halal . If you know its details then please tell in this form can we use it or this is prohibited in islam - shabir
  • AOA

    Any part of plant is Halal without extraction.


    Category: E-Numbers
    08-22-12 04:44:30
  • AOA which tooth paste in india is halal to use - shabir
  • AOA

    I have no information but if you see a geen dot on the toothpaste box then it is Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    08-22-12 04:39:04
  • is maggi magic sarap a halal seasoning? - yahya abato
  • AOA

    Maggi noodle soup with green dot are Halal and rest are not Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    08-22-12 02:32:15
  • Are Wilton food colouring gels halal - Husna Khanom
  • AOA

    Please search it on Q & A section.


    Category: E-Numbers
    08-22-12 01:51:24
  • AA Is Galaxy Jewels(UK) or Dove Jewels (UAE and USA) Halal especially if it is mentioned that the product is manufactured in Dubai,UAE Thanks - Madiha
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    08-21-12 16:32:45
  • Is Artisan Fresh Rosemary bread in Sam's Club halal? These are the ingredients in the bread, 1. enriched, unbleached wheat flour (FLOUR, NIACIN, REDUCED IRON, THIAMINE MONONITRATE, RIBOFLAVIN, FOLIC ACID, ENZYME), WATER, OLIVE OIL, PARMESAN CHEESE, (MILK, BACTERIAL CULTURE, SALT, MICRO-CHRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE, CALCIUM, CHLORIDE, CHYMOSIN AND/OR MICROBIAL ENZYME, LIPASE), CONTAINS LESS THAN 2 PERCENT OF THE FOLLOWING: VEGETABLE OIL (CANOLA, SOY BEAN), SALT, SUGAR, YEAST, WHOLE BEAN FLOUR, DEXTROSE, MELTED BARLEY FLOUR, RYE SOUR, (WHEAT FLOUR, RYE FLOUR, LACTIC ACID, POTATO STARCH, ACETIC ACID, BACTERIAL CULTURE,) GARLIC, SEA SALT, HERBS, (BASIL, ROSEMARY, OREGANO), GARLIC POWDER, SOY LECITHIN, ENZYME, ASCORBIC ACID. - Iemaan Khiyani
  • AOA

    It is not Halal becaus ethe cheese is not Halal and lack of kosher symbol.


    Category: Food Products
    08-21-12 15:05:27
  • We live in the Dallas, Texas area. There is a website called zabiha.com and they have a list of restaurants that they claim are all Zabiha Halal, has somebody from your group validated that all of the restaurants listed in their guide are in fact Zabiha Halal and the meat is slaughtered by hand and not by machine. If you could let us know that would be greatly appreciated. JazakAllah. - Tasneem Khader
  • AOA

    It is very difficult to verify Halal restuarant because they can switch supermarket meat at any time. Zabiha.com just call restuarant and give Halal status if the owner are Muslim or if a Halal sign on the window. They do not distingwish between hand slaughter and machine slaughtered. I recommend to Muslims to do research by themself and find out where they buy the meat and then also investigate their meat suppliers. I go to Halal restauarnt only if they serve hand slaughtered chiken. I also search who supply them inChicago area.

    There is new problem Muslims are facing now a day, majority of Halal meat and Muslim catering companies are buying meat from Restuarant Depot with machine slaughtered chicken. Muslims are very concern for attending wedding or walima, bismilla or graduation party.


    Category: General Question
    08-21-12 14:51:56
  • We live in Dallas, Texas area and there are a few KFC's which claim that they are Zabiha Halal so we want to confirm that this information is in fact true That the meat used is slaughtered by hand and not by machine. JazakAllah - Tasneem Khader
  • AOA

    It can not be because KFC only buy their chciken from a Georgia poutry which use machine. Ask where they buy the chicken. It is possible the KFC has changed their rules by allowing franchise to buy their own chicken or give some special permission for Muslim franchise.


    Category: General Question
    08-21-12 14:47:17
  • Where can I find Naked company juices? Is it refrigerated or not? - Iemaan Khiyani
  • AOA

    Woodmanm supermarket and other supermarkets carry Naked juices at refrigeration section.


    Category: Food Products
    08-21-12 14:32:03
  • is calcium hydroxide halal all over the world? - ali
  • AOA

    Yes.


    Category: Ingredients
    08-21-12 11:52:02
  • hello i am a rn in a pediatric practice, and i am trying to educate a muslim family on why they should feed their baby gerber good start soy based formula rather then the regular gerber good start formula. basicallly my question is what is the pork product contained in gerber goodstart formula (non soy)?? - Victoria
  • AOA

    Nestle owns the Gerber brand and all Good Start baby foods are not kosher certified so they are not Halal. If you can write baby food under search then clcik Food by Cateory then click Show only Halal, you will get list of all Halal baby foods with different brands.


    Category: Ingredients
    08-21-12 08:43:39
  • salaam,thank you for your reply as you said to be sure if the mindandbody shop marine collagen is halal you need a list of ingredients that are used in the product,i am writing it below and will look forward to your reply: marine 750mg,ascorbic acid 50mg(50mg vitamin c)pyridoxine hci 1.25(1mg vitamin b6)thiamin hci 0.8mg(0.7 vitamin b1)riboflavin 0.8mg(0.7 vitamin b2)cyanocobalamin 0.01,capsules shell(hpmc)125mg magnesium sterate(veg)24.15mg. i hope this list eill help to find out if the product is halal - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Magnesium Stearate could be from pork but if the package has "Suitbale for Vegetarian" then it will be from soy fat. All the vitamins are not Halal if there is no sign "Suitable for Vegetarian".


    Category: General Question
    08-21-12 06:57:30
  • What is taurine and is it halal while it is in drinks? - Jalal
  • AOA

    Taurine is organic acid derived from amino acid cysteine and if the amino acid is from plant protein then it is Halal otherwise it is not Halal or a kosher symbol on the package containing Taurine will indicate it is from plant protein source.


    Category: E-Numbers
    08-21-12 06:47:57
  • Is lazer treatment for stretch marks haram ? - Faheem Noori
  • AOA

    Lazer light or rays or beans are Halal because it is elctronic radiation.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    08-21-12 06:32:56
  • natural wealth brand omega 3 contains gelatin, is it halal or not? - hiba a
  • AOA

    It is Haram if the gelatin from pork. Please do not use it. You can buy Halal Omega 3 from www.koshervitamins.com the brand name is Maxi Health
    Maxi Omega-3 2000 Fish Oil EPA/DHA.


    Category: Food Products
    08-21-12 02:46:01
  • is whey protein product MEGAMASS 400 halal - rameez
  • AOA

    If it does not have kosher symbol then it is not Halal. For Halal whey protein please use this:

    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.

     


    Category: E-Numbers
    08-21-12 02:29:06
  • Hi, What kind of alcohol used in food products are haram? - Ismail
  • AOA

    Ethyl Alcohol.


    Category: Food Products
    08-20-12 20:34:47
  • Assalam-u-Alkaykum, Please reviste Skittles (original), back info says: Glutan-Free and Gelatin-Free. - Hammad
  • AOA

    Still they are not Halal, Gluten Free and Gelatin Free does not qualify it to be Halal becauase they use not Halal flavor containing alcohol and not Halal colors. They also use Haram Hidden ingredients which no body knows because they are not kosher certified. Halal or Kosher certification protect Muslims from adding Haram Hidden ingredients. PLease do not consume it.


    Category: General Question
    08-20-12 16:57:00
  • Is "Stacys Pita Chips, Simply Naked" a halal product? It is kosher certified and the ingredients are: Enriched Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Sunflower Oil (Rosemary Extract, Ascorbic Acid) and/or Canola Oil (Rosemary Extract, Ascorbic Acid), Sea Salt, Whole Wheat Flour, and Less than 2% of the Following: Organic Cane Sugar, Oat Fiber, Yeast, and Malted Barley Flour. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Alcohol is used as a extracting solcvent for Rosemary Extract so this product is not Halal. Not all kosher certified food products considered Halal unless it meets the Halal requirements. If they contain these ingredients in kosher certified products then they are not Halal:

    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.


    Category: Food Products
    08-20-12 16:42:08
  • how can i know the kind of gelatin? or can i ask about specific supplement halal or not? like: hydroxycut & zantrex-3 & lipo 6 black please answer me shortly al slam alykom - ayman
  • AOA

    Please do not buy any supplement on the counter because they re not Halal. Most of them use pork gelatin. The only gelatin Halal is fish gelatin and it mentioned on the ingredients list as fish gelation without fish gelatin written all most all are from pork. For Halal vitamins use these products:

    Solgar's Halal Vitamins at Vitamin Shoppe stores

     

     The following Amino Acids, Mineral and Vitamins from Solgar brand are Halal at Vitamin Shoppe stores in USA and Canada. There are many vitamins products from solgar with or without kosher symbol Kuf K available at Vitamin Shoppe stores but they do not meet the Halal requirements so they are not Halal. Only following vitamins/minerals products from Solgar brand are Halal with kosher symbol Kuf K which meet the Halal requirements:

    Formula V VM 2000 Multinutrient(Multivitamins & Minerals)

    Vitamins Only

    Multivitamins  & Chelated Minerals Multi 11 Vegetable Capsules

    Formula V VM 75 Multivitamins with chelated mineral Veg Cap

    Vitamin B Folic acid 800 mg

    Non Flush Niacin 5000 mg

    Pentothenic Acid 550 mg

    B-Complex 100

    Vitamin B6 25 mg

    Vitamin B 12 500 mg

    Vitamin B 6 250 mg

    Vitamin B1 500 mg

    Vitamin B2 100 mg

    Biotin 1000 mg

    Choline/Inosit 500 mg

    Inositol 500 mg

    Folic Acid 400 MCG

    Calcium Citrate with Vitamin D3

    Calcium Magnesium Citrate

    Calcium Magnesium Citrate with Vitamin D

    Calcium Magnesium Plus Boron

    Chelated Calcium Magnesium 1 : 1

    Calcium Magnesium

    Calcium Magnesium Plus Zinc

    Vitamin K 100 MCG

    Chelated Iron

    Gentle Iron 25 mg

    Chelated Zinc

    Zinc Citrate 30 mg

    Zinc 50 mg

    Chelated Magnesium Calcium 2 : 1

    Magnesium with Vitamin B6

    Chelated Manganese

    Magnesium Citrate

    L-Lysine 500 mg

    L-Methionine 500 mg

    Taurine 500 mg

    NAC (Antioxidant) 600 mg

    Vitamin C Crystals

    Liquid Vitamin E

    Dry E 400 IU

    Vitamin E 400 IU(International Unit)

    Beta Carotene 10, 000 IU

    Vitamin A 5000 IU

    Natural Vitamin D 3 1000 IU

     


    Category: Food Products
    08-20-12 12:48:20
  • Is Ben & Jerry's Dublin Mudslide Halal? - samatha
  • AOA

    It is not Halal.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    08-20-12 12:47:22
  • dannon allnatural vanilla with other natural flavour ingredients cultured grade a reduced fat milk,sugur ,natural vanilla flavour pectin symbol ud is halal? - lubna
  • AOA

    Dannon fruit yogurts with Circle U D symbol are not Halal because they use alcohol in flavors.


    Category: General Question
    08-20-12 12:35:54
  • is yoplait mini go halal - sadaf
  • AOA

    All Yoplait yogurts are not Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    08-20-12 10:48:56
  • is yoplait yop is halal - sadaf
  • AOA

    All Yoplait yogurts are not Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    08-20-12 10:47:02
  • Do you know if Shatila Bakery sweets (baklava, bird's next etc.) are halal? - Saima
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    08-20-12 08:23:22
  • Salam aleikum. If among ingridients i see extract of something does it mean it is for sure haram? For exampme aloe extract makes it haram just because it is extract? As vanilla extract is haram.... - Muslim
  • AOA

    Rosmary Extract, Vanilla Extract contains alcohol and they are Haram. Only manufacturer knows which extract they use, if it is Acetone then it is Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    08-20-12 08:17:52
  • Salam aleikum. My question is about washing powders for clothes or any products that we add when we wash clothes. Can they be haram? And is it important to have them halal since during the wash in the washing machine the product is being washed away by water... If you say that its still haram can you base it on hadith? Because when we eat haram product it goes to our stomach but when we wash it away with water its not the same.. Eid mubarak! - Muslim
  • AOA

    Try to use with Kosher symbol circle U. Some ulema says if cloth are completly wash with water and nothing left then it do not requiere kosher certification.


    Category: E-Numbers
    08-20-12 07:52:45
  • Please i need some fatwas regarding yeast Extract paste , and Brewers yeast . Thank you for your help - Nizar
  • AOA

    From our FAQ:

    Brewer Yeast:

    Brewer Yeast is used in beer making. After beer making it is separated from beer, washed dries and use in food products. MCG do not consider it Halal because alcohol or beer during beer making penetrate inside brewer cells and will not convert into new thing.


    Category: Ingredients
    08-20-12 06:46:38
  • Do Wildferns products(in New Zealand) halal?especially for Kiwifruit and Manuka Honey products. I want to but the facial moisturiser. Therefore, I want to confirm that it is halal before I use it. Thank you - smainje
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    08-20-12 00:29:37
  • Are all the products of Arz fine foods (Scarborough) halal? plz reply - shamoona
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    08-19-12 21:36:15
  • IS THE PRODUCT BY KRAFT, MACARONI AND CHEESE HELAL. - YAVUZ HASAN
  • AOA

    No, it is not Halal because cheese powder is not kosher certified.


    Category: Food Products
    08-19-12 17:15:17
  • Is floradix liquid vitamin products halal - tony
  • AOA

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


    Category: Non-Food Products
    08-19-12 15:46:58
  • Salam. Is chocolate liquor processed with Alkali halal? Thank you. - Hassan
  • AOA

    It is a Halal ingredient.


    Category: E-Numbers
    08-19-12 15:00:40
  • Salam Aleikoum Wa Ramatulah Wa Barakatuh brother/sister, I have bought cans of spiced sardines in an international store. The product has been produced in Morocco. I don't know if in Morocco products can have hidden ingredients or not. However, the list of ingredients is: sardines, vegetable oil, spices, salt. Jazakallah khair for your site and your help inshah Allah. Salam Aleikoum - Tikyda Couassi-Ble
  • AOA

    It is a Halal product.


    Category: Food Products
    08-19-12 11:49:02
  • is fererro rocher halal and if not why? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Ferro Rocher chocolate is Halal only if it has akosher symbol on it.


    Category: E-Numbers
    08-19-12 06:42:34
  • Are corn flour and vegetable oil halal in Europe - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    100% corn flour and 100% vegetable oil are Halal in Europe.


    Category: Ingredients
    08-19-12 05:03:47
  • Ramadahn Mubarak: As soon as you can, could you please tell me which trash bags are halal, if you know? Thank you - Iwantmycoffee
  • AOA

    You can use any trash bag from any brand.


    Category: E-Numbers
    08-19-12 02:51:24
  • is calcium caseinate halal or haram - shehreyar ali
  • AOA

    Only if it is kosher certified or if a kosher symbol appears on a food product containing Calcium Caesinate because it is made from milk prrotein caesin whther clotting milk with halal or haram rennet.


    Category: Ingredients
    08-19-12 02:13:30
  • Brother/sister I ask about Restaurant Depot's Chicken or meat ,if they are halal..as they are selling it halal...according to your answer its not halal...if all saluted animal are not considering halal so where should we get the halal meat and Chicken in CA ? We also buy those frozen chicken patty (Alsafa halal from Canada) . We do our groceries from the store which is our counties they are all Muslim but should we trust any ? Jazakullah Khair. - Masuma Begum
  • AOA

    Please buy Halal hand slaughtered chicken from your local Halal meat shop. MCG do not consider any Al-Safa products as zabiha Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    08-18-12 17:42:41
  • I would like to know the ingredient in Gatorade & the Powerade drinks that makes it haram. - Uncle Samir
  • AOA

    Alcohol in flavor.


    Category: Ingredients
    08-18-12 15:21:58
  • ASA, I've contacted Aunt Jemima to inquire about the permissibility of their French Toast Sticks. They say that there is "Ethyl Alcohol - Processing aid for the flavor so it is not listed. It is a minute amount in the products- less than 0.003%." Is this Halal or Haram? - Usman
  • AOA

    It is a Haram product.


    Category: Food Products
    08-18-12 15:19:25
  • What is chocolate liquor (or liquer) and is it halal? I frequently see it listed as an ingredient in chocolate candy bars. - Mayimuna Ali
  • AOA

    Chocolate Liquor is the liquor obtainedby grinding of cocoa nibs from cocoa beans and it is a Halal ingredients. There is no alcohol or alcoholic liquor in it.


    Category: E-Numbers
    08-18-12 11:56:35
  • I am asking about Aunt Maple's syrup. Now Aunt Jemima... - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    If it 100% Maple syrup and no other ingredients such as flavor then it is Halal otherwise not. Aldi do not carry lot of Halal food products.


    Category: General Question
    08-18-12 09:37:58
  • my question is about natural vanilla extract , does all natural vanilla extract contain alcohol someone told me that the fact it states natural means it is ok and does not contain alcohol ,but I am not sure the natural vanilla extract in Tesco Has alcohol. If it does contain alcohol then should we stay away from ALL vanilla based products .There is no way of knowing if every vanilla extract or flavoring used my factories contains alcohol. - nimo
  • AOA

    Whoever said it then it is completely untrue. Natural does not meant Halal. In USA and Canada, Vanilla Extract has legal definition by FDA that it will not call Vanilla Extract unless it must contain minimum 35% of alcohol. It is a Haram natural ingredient. Vanilla Extract is also Haram at England Tesco supermarkets. I do not if you are in England or USA because there isa Tesco in California. Only thing Halal of vanilla is Vanillin which is a artificial flavor does not contain alcohol and it is made from guaiacol and eugenol.


    Category: Food Products
    08-18-12 08:41:06
  • Does Dove Men+Care Thick&Clean Shampoo contain animal derived ingredients? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    08-18-12 06:33:24
  • Assalamu alaikkum, Kindly assist me the cool drinks product of saudi is halal of haram. Regards Ashiq - ASHIQ ILAHI
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    08-18-12 06:02:35
  • is sorbital found in sweets halaal. - i dhorat
  • AOA

    Sorbitol is a Halal ingredient.


    Category: Ingredients
    08-18-12 04:43:59
  • AOA brother i saw a site called halalvitamins.sg which shows many products among which one product for hair skin and nails i want to use .Is that halal.DeVa Vegan hair nails skin support Size: 90 Tablets Vegan Society Certified DEVA Hair Nails & Skin Supplement is 100% animal free, and guaranteed for purity, freshness and labeled potency. Remember all DEVA Products are 100% vegan, vegetarian and are certified by the Vegan Society, the non-profit organization that actually invented the word “vegan”. please refer ther ingredients from halalvitamins.sg as i failed to upload table. Other Ingredients: Cellulose, Stearic Acid, Croscarmellose Sodium, Vegetable Stearate,Dicalcium Phospahate, Silicon Dioxide (All of the ingredients are from plant or mineral sources Free of GMOs, yeast, wheat, gluten, sugar, salt, dairy, egg, preservatives; animal products, byproducts or dervatives. whether this product is halal or not - Shabir
  • AOA

    First thing to know that alcohol is ok for vegan. Second thing we do not know their criteria for Halal status. It is from Singapore. Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore consider any food products or medicine Halal even if it is made with alcohol containing flavor. I will not advise you use it.


    Category: E-Numbers
    08-18-12 02:53:45
  • Is pepsi halaal? Does it contain alcohol? - naseeruddin
  • AOA

    No alcohol was detected in Pepsi, so it is Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    08-17-12 23:56:02
  • i want to know is oriflame prodect halal? - fauzan
  • AOA

    I will not recommend this Swedish products when we do not what Haram hidden ingredients they use.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    08-17-12 22:53:52
  • is goldfish cracker halal? - madiha
  • AOA

    It is already mentioned on our website that all Gold fish products are not Halal because they are not kosher certified and they use non Halal cheese in them.


    Category: Food Products
    08-17-12 20:05:04
  • what about KFC you just listed ceasers salad not halal what about all other products - Nasser satter
  • AOA

    Nothing Halal at KFC.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    08-17-12 14:48:53
  • Is Aunt Maple from Aldi (pancake syrup) halal? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Aunt Jemima Maple Syrup is not Halal because it contain alcohol in flavor.

     

    Seach results for the term: syrup

    Total results generated: 9

    Halal Status Product Name Category Product Brand Comments Date
    halal Pure Maple Syrup Syrup Maple Grove   04-30-12
    exclaim All Syrup Syrup Aunt Jemima, Cog Cabin, Hungry Jack, Eggo Halal if noalcohol is used in flavor. 04-30-12
    halal Chocolate Flavored Syrup Syrup Great Value (Wal-Mart brand) UPC code: 0 7874213928 9 12-10-11
    halal Hershey Syrup Genuine Chocolate Flavor Syrup Hershey   02-27-11
    halal The Original Syrup Cane Flavor Syrup Alaga No Flavor 10-17-10
    halal Maple Syrup Maple Syrup Wild Harvest   10-16-10
    halal Pure Maple Syrup Maple Syrup Maple Grove Farm   10-16-10
    halal Premium Maple Syrup Maple Syrup Mac Donald   10-16-10
    halal The Original Syrup Cane Flavor PANCAKE SYRUP AlAga No Flavor 10-16-10


    Category: Food Products
    08-17-12 14:46:34
  • is white sugar halal like domino,c&h etc..i heard they are using bones liquid for refine the sugar.. - uzma
  • AOA

    White sugar is Halal and bone char is also Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    08-17-12 13:55:04
  • Is the gelatin in DayQuil liquiCaps halal? Do you have an alternative if they are not? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    It may be from pork usally or from non zabiha beef, please check our Medicine section.


    Category: E-Numbers
    08-17-12 06:37:19
  • Is Pepsi ,coca cola, Miranda, 7up, halaal - akbar khan
  • AOA

    Only Pepsi is Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    08-17-12 06:00:31
  • salaam and thank you for your reply,i checked the website for the collagen from the bodyandmind shop and they claim to use only white fish from the cold waters of the artic ocean and the capsules are 100%veggie.does it sound to good to be true or could it be halal? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I need complete ingredients list before I can advise you.


    Category: General Question
    08-17-12 03:38:12
  • I want to know where I can purchase halal vitamin e gel capsules in stores not online - SejaHaque
  • AOA

    New Title Description Date
    Solgar's Halal Vitamins at Vitamin Shoppe stores

     

     The following Amino Acids, Mineral and Vitamins from Solgar brand are Halal at Vitamin Shoppe stores in USA and Canada. There are many vitamins products from solgar with or without kosher symbol Kuf K available at Vitamin Shoppe stores but they do not meet the Halal requirements so they are not Halal. Only following vitamins/minerals products from Solgar brand are Halal with kosher symbol Kuf K which meet the Halal requirements:

    Formula V VM 2000 Multinutrient(Multivitamins & Minerals)

    Vitamins Only

    Multivitamins  & Chelated Minerals Multi 11 Vegetable Capsules

    Formula V VM 75 Multivitamins with chelated mineral Veg Cap

    Vitamin B Folic acid 800 mg

    Non Flush Niacin 5000 mg

    Pentothenic Acid 550 mg

    B-Complex 100

    Vitamin B6 25 mg

    Vitamin B 12 500 mg

    Vitamin B 6 250 mg

    Vitamin B1 500 mg

    Vitamin B2 100 mg

    Biotin 1000 mg

    Choline/Inosit 500 mg

    Inositol 500 mg

    Folic Acid 400 MCG

    Calcium Citrate with Vitamin D3

    Calcium Magnesium Citrate

    Calcium Magnesium Citrate with Vitamin D

    Calcium Magnesium Plus Boron

    Chelated Calcium Magnesium 1 : 1

    Calcium Magnesium

    Calcium Magnesium Plus Zinc

    Vitamin K 100 MCG

    Chelated Iron

    Gentle Iron 25 mg

    Chelated Zinc

    Zinc Citrate 30 mg

    Zinc 50 mg

    Chelated Magnesium Calcium 2 : 1

    Magnesium with Vitamin B6

    Chelated Manganese

    Magnesium Citrate

    L-Lysine 500 mg

    L-Methionine 500 mg

    Taurine 500 mg

    NAC (Antioxidant) 600 mg

    Vitamin C Crystals

    Liquid Vitamin E

    Dry E 400 IU

    Vitamin E 400 IU(International Unit)

    Beta Carotene 10, 000 IU

    Vitamin A 5000 IU

    Natural Vitamin D 3 1000 IU

     


    Category: E-Numbers
    08-17-12 00:38:25
  • is all kind of axe deodorante halal in usa for men and women? what are some deodorante halal in usa for men or women or both? - anisur rahman
  • AOA

    Please check our Non Food Section.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    08-16-12 21:12:30
  • is mars and snickers halal in canada - random
  • AOA

    Please go toour website www.canadianhalalfoods.com and write Mars under search, click Show only Halal and search it.


    Category: Food Products
    08-16-12 21:05:47
  • are they use any haram meats or ingredients in pepsi, sprite, or fanta? are pepsi, sprite, and fanta halal in usa and canada? - fahim AOA The answer is no. don't get it. are those halal or haram? - fahim
  • AOA

    Haram meat is not used in any soft drink but most of them have alcohol in it except Pepsi.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    08-16-12 19:51:53
  • I have bought couple of superdrug lip balm and has ingredients which I'm not sure whether it's halal or haram it's suitable for vegetarians and vegans but I need to know whether it contains alcohol the ingredients are ethylhexyl stearate RIcinus Communis seed oil Syntheyic beeswax Candelilla cara extract Mica Cocoglycerides Cinnamal CI77891 CI58000 thank you - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Extracting solven could be alcohol. Only manufatcurer has this information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    08-16-12 18:51:49
  • Asalaamu Alaikum, I had emailed Kerry Gold to find out if their cheeses contain any animal-derived products and this was the response that I received: Thank you for contacting us. All Kerrygold cheeses are suitable for vegetarians because only microbial rennet is used, no animal derived products are used. This includes both Dubliner and Reduced Fat Dubliner. Thank you. Megan Huber Marketing Coordinator ................................... Irish Dairy Board, Inc. (P) 847-492-8432 The Irish Dairy Board is proud to welcome Cashel Blue Farmhouse Cheese to the Kerrygold family of products in the USA Does this mean then that it is safe for us to eat Kerry Gold cheeses, except of course for the 2 types that contain whiskey? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

     

    CHEESES AND ITS HALAL STATUS

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



    Category: Food Products
    08-16-12 18:14:00
  • White Tiger Energy drinks is HALAL/HARAM Can we use this drinks in RAMADAN month?Yes or No? Why??? - M K MALEK
  • AOA

    If they have kosher symbol and no alcohol in flavor.


    Category: General Question
    08-16-12 15:32:29
  • asalaamu alaikum, I had asked a question about sparking fruit juices that claim to be non-alcoholic and you asked me to provide the ingredients. There are a few flavors and all of them have slightly different ingredients. I would very much appreciate if you could take a look at the website that has the information: http://www.rwknudsenfamily.com/products/celebratory - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Sprakling water is the water through which carbon dioxide used under pressure to carbinate water like all soft drinks. Only water is sparkling not the juice. Nudsen products are kosher certified. The following flavor are Halal:

    Sparkling Kosher Grape, Sparkling Crisp Apple Cider, Sparkling, Sparkling Organic Appley Celebratory are Halal. Sparkling Strawberry is Haram due to grape skin extract and rest contains alcoholic flavor unless you get in e-mail telling no alcohol is used as a solvent in natural flavor.


    Category: Food Products
    08-16-12 15:23:33
  • is kit kat halal in canada - random
  • AOA

    They are not Halal in Canada.


    Category: Food Products
    08-16-12 13:34:29
  • is there any 100% halal soft drinks in usa and canada? - fahim
  • AOA

    No alcohol was detected in Pepsi.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    08-16-12 13:06:15
  • are they use any haram meats or ingredients in pepsi, sprite, or fanta? are pepsi, sprite, and fanta halal in usa and canada? - fahim
  • AOA

    The answer is no.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    08-16-12 13:04:06
  • salaam,i have heard of a company named bodyandmind shop and it claims to sell marine collagen in veggie capsules,is it halal,please try to find out if it is as i have heard that there are so many benifits of collagen - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    If the collagen is obtained from crab then it is Haram for Ahnaf if it is obtained from shrimp then it is mukhrooh for Ahnaf.


    Category: General Question
    08-16-12 03:38:00
  • 1- You mentioned that food containing pork and labeled K is not halal. How can that be as K means kosher which should not contain pork to begin with. 2- Why is naturally brewed soy is not hala? Brewing is fermentation and is the process used to produce vinegar. Chemically vinegar is fermented sugar which passes through the stage of alcohol. Any vinegar may contain traces of alcohol in ppm or ppt levels. - Maan
  • AOA

    Some liberal kosher certifing organization think the pork changed duringb processing just like some liberal Muslims but actually it remained as is. Naturally Brewed soy sauce is just made like wine containing 2-3$ alcohol. Vinegar if made from dilute alcohol then there is no fermentaion in it. But if its made from sugar containing juices such apple then those juices has to convert to alcohol by yeast fermentation then alcohol is converted by Acetobacter bacteria to vinegar.


    Category: Food Products
    08-16-12 03:26:25
  • assalamualaikum I just wanted to ask about the product is halal ..?? kikkoman teriyaki marinade original flavour wassalam thank's - sapr
  • AOA

    It is not Halal because of presence of alcohol in Teriyaki.


    Category: Food Products
    08-16-12 02:26:25
  • Seach results for the term: Is safeway and digiornios or newmans or california kitchen or red baron pizza hallal - Zah
  • AOA

    They are not listed on our website because they are not available everywhere. But all of them are not Halal except Amy's Kitchen frozen cheese pizza which is kosher certified and others are not. 


    Category: Food Products
    08-16-12 01:05:38
  • Which frozen pizzas are hallal - Zah
  • AOA

    Only Amy's Kitchen cheese Pizza because it is kosher certified.


    Category: Food Products
    08-16-12 00:59:33
  • Is the cheese enzymes in freshetta pizza hallal ? - Zah
  • AOA

    No frozen cheese is Halal except Amy's Kitchen cheese pizza. Investigating enzyme is not require because Freshetta pizza is not kosher certified.


    Category: Food Products
    08-16-12 00:57:32
  • Is Alcohol sd, Alcohol denat haraam or halal. - Mohammed Siddeek.
  • AOA

    Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    08-16-12 00:04:50
  • AOA, I wanted to know if the hot fries or cheddar fries from Andy Capps is halal or not? Also why are the chesters puffcorns, that have U symbol, halal and chesters popcorn and fries haram? Jazakalah - Hasan
  • AOA

    For Chester product, please write potato chips and search them under Categroy search. I have no information from Andy Capps.


    Category: Food Products
    08-15-12 23:56:15
  • Is Niacinamide is a halal or haram ingrident ? Jazak Allah - Fouzia
  • AOA

    Niacinamide is only Halal in wheat flour enrichment. Out side of wheat flour as nutrient, it has to be kosher certified to be Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    08-15-12 22:25:41