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  • do you know if lecthin is halal in Canada? - momana
  • AOA

    Lecithin is Halal in Canada.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-22-12 13:22:08
  • As Salam walkum abouth Resturan depot Chiken and beef is hala or no what you have to say abouth this the. Plz Brothere let me know and this is from Wisconsin milwaukee and Resturan depot have Hala Cetificate from (ISWA) and I asked from Resturant depot and they give me the (ISWA) Cetificate .. As Salam walkum plz replly http://askamufti.com/Answers/ViewQuestion.aspx?QuestionId=1941&CategoryId=30&CategoryName=Miscellaneous%20(احكام%20شتى) http://halaltransactions.org/zabihah-halal-chickens/ - Imran
  • AOA

    The so called Halal chicken at Restauarnt Depot all over the country are machine slaughetered and they are not zabiha Halal. I do not about validity of Halal beef. MCG do not recmmend Muslims to buy meat at Restaurant Depot.

    UK: Muslim scholars reject machine slaughtered meat as Halal

    Courtesy of www.halalfocus.com Date June 27, 2012

    Filed in Europe, Halal Integrity, Meat & Poultry, Retail, UK on 27/06/2012 with no comments

    By Naumaan Farooq, Asian Express

    After scholars unanimously rejected machine slaughtered meat as being halal, calls have been made for a top fast food outlet to stop mislabelling its chicken ‘halal.’

    Around 40 of the country’s leading Islamic Scholars have called on fast food giant KFC to stop selling their meat as halal which they say is slaughtered using machines.

    At a conference at the Hijaz Centre, Nuneaton some of the countries most respected Imams passed a vote saying machine slaughtered chickens were not halal because the prescribed holy words needed to be said on each individual bird.

    July last year, KFC had 92 ‘halal’ outlets in the UK and many Muslims now feel their food is not killed in accordance with the proper Islamic method. The issue is whether meat can be halal if it has been slaughtered using mechanical methods which scholars said was not allowed.

    Traditionally, halal meat is killed by hand and must be blessed by the person doing the job. But some Muslims say a mechanised form is also now acceptable.

    Speaking at the conference one of the scholars said: “Machine slaughter of animals is totally not allowed in Islam. The prescribed holy words should be said on every animal and not just one.

    “Here we have a scenario when one person just flicks a switch and hundreds of chickens die, that’s not Islamic.”

    Halal is the description of food and drink Muslims are allowed to consume under Islamic dietary laws defined in the Quran and in the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).

    Classifying of halal food can only be carried out by a Muslim expert in the laws.

    The meat is traditionally prepared by slaughtering the animal with a quick cut to the throat with a sharp knife to allow all blood to drain out, the idea being that the meat is cleaner. The slaughterman is required to say the traditional proclamation of faith in one god as the animal is killed.

    At present two separate organisations regulate the halal food industry in the UK. The Halal Food Authority (HFA) says using machines is OK, as long as the meat is still blessed. It argues that advances in technology mean methods have to change and though a machine does the killing, the meat is still blessed by a Muslim slaughterman.

    But the Halal Monitoring Committee (HMC) says animals should be slaughtered by hand and using a machine is not halal and not permissible. It argues mechanisation contradicts a fundamental principle of halal – that the person who slaughters the animal is the same person who recites the words over it.

    KFC says it is following the guidance offered by what it considers a reputable adviser.

    At a meeting with the fast food outlet’s representatives two years ago it was confirmed to the Lancashire Council for Mosques that KFC’s chickens were stunned and mechanically slaughtered

    The sub group expressed concerns about the mechanical slaughtering of animals and told KFC that the Muslim Council of Britain supported their position.

    The meeting concluded that KFC’s Halal Supply Chain did not fulfil the LCM Halal criteria and therefore cannot be termed as halal.

    Naved Syed, Member of Eblex Halal Steering Group and responsible for organising the conference in Nuneaton said: “We need to resolve this matter as quickly as possible.

    “The problem with machine slaughter is you cannot perform Tasmiah (Holy prayer) on each animal when you machine killing 20,000 chickens an hour.

    “All of these issues need to be addressed especially on the subject of machine slaughter by the religious authorities.

    “With over 40 Muftis and Imams having made the decision it will enable us to lay the foundation for halal here in the UK.

    “With Ramadan just around the corner this problem needs to be resolved as quickly as possible.”

    Speaking in a recent interview Yunus Dudhwala, chairman of HMC, said: “Halal is a very sacred part of a Muslim’s diet and many Muslims do not even know what they are eating when it’s certified as halal in this way.”

    Make sure you follow this story on www.asianexpress.co.uk <http://www.asianexpress.co.uk/>

    Naumaan Farooq
    Senior Reporter, Asian Express Newspapers

    www.asianexpress.co.uk <http://www.asianexpress.co.uk/>

    07/11/12
    Machine Slaughtered Koch Food

     

    MACHINE SLAUGHTERED KOCH FOOD'S HALAL CERTIFIED CHICKEN PRODUCTS AT RESTAUARNT DEPOT

    Koch Foods has informed MCG that their Halal certified chicken products available in Restauarant Depot are machine slaughtered
     


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-22-12 13:21:17
  • asa which red dyes have pork in them is it red dye # 33 or 40 and which products the jews have are not halal because some of them do use pork and do make acholol and which symbols can I look out for as far as letting me know which ones have pork - marsha soweto
  • AOA

     

    Red 40 & Yellow 5 are chemical dyes, lakes and they are Halal if used as powder or granular forms but if they have to use as liquid then vegetable oil or glycerin is added as a solvent. Glycerin can be made from pork or beef or vegetable fat. Only vegetable fat based glycerin is Halal.

    A kosher symbol such as U or K  on any food package containing red 40 or yellow 5 indicates that either Red 40 or Yellow 5 is used either as a dry powder or if it is used as in liquid form in the product then vegetable oil or vegetable fat based glycerin was used as a solvent.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-22-12 12:59:28
  • Is Gerber Good Start formula halal or haram? Are any of the Doritos products that don't have any pork in its ingredients? - Jodie Wilson
  • AOA

    Gerber Good Start Formula is not Halal because it does not have kosher symbol. Only Doritos Toasted Corn is Halal because it has a kosher symbol on it and rest are not Halal.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    12-22-12 09:59:38
  • Is nestle cereal for infants halal which i have seen in indian grovery stores bcz they have official halal sesl on them waiting for your reply - Syed Vakil
  • AOA

    If it is made in USA with a Kosher symbol withouit flavor then it is Halal otherwise not.


    Category: Food Products
    12-22-12 08:16:46
  • Nestle quality strret chocolet is halal - Mohammed Shamsudduhs
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-22-12 04:52:58
  • please tell me about bath soaps and eating foods in india which can we use whats halaal and haraam plz inform me - abdul waheed
  • AOA

    Sorry, I have no information on Indian made products except Britanis biscuits and Maggie veggie soups with green dot under square.


    Category: Food Products
    12-22-12 03:14:32
  • i whould like to know that TYLENOL is hallal or not,or which tylenol is OK TO take. - sadia
  • AOA

    Please check medicine subsection under Non Food Products.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    12-21-12 16:32:57
  • i'hv heard from lots of sources that VANILA is not halal at all.plz i just wanted to know the reason and should we buy product has sign of U , D ,K with Vanila..Jazzak ALLAH. - sadia
  • AOA

    Food products containing Vanilla flavor are not Halal even with kosher symbol because vanilla flavor is exctrcted from vanill beans with alcohol and water.


    Category: General Question
    12-21-12 16:31:23
  • Is Good West French Vanilla halal? - Abdul Bagasarawala
  • AOA

    It is not Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    12-21-12 16:23:42
  • Why are Takis not halal? - Abdul Bagasarawala
  • AOA

    Because they are not kosher certified.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    12-21-12 16:23:07
  • Assalamualaikum! I am wondering what types of soda are halal. What types are halal? Is Schweppes ginger ale halal? Please let us know which is halal. Thank you. - Tahmina M.
  • AOA

    Schweppes ginger ale is not Halal because it is made with alcohol containing flavor. Only Pepsi is Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    12-21-12 15:45:50
  • is candy cane is halal? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    If it has a kosher symbol and no alcohol in flavor then it is Halal otherwise not.


    Category: Food Products
    12-21-12 14:18:33
  • AOA is Ghiradrdelli chocolate peppermint bark halal here is the Ingredients:Sugar,cocoa butter, whole mike powder,unsweetened chocolate,nonfat dry milk,Soy leithin-an emulsifier, flaked corn,yellow corn flour,partially hydrogenated vegtable oil(Cottonseed,soy bean),Natural peppermint flavor and other artificial flavors,corn starch,vanilla,red#40,corn syrup solids. And it has K symbol dairy. Thanks ALOT =) - dania
  • AOA

    It is not Halal even with K symbol because of Vanilla and alcohol in flavors.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    12-21-12 14:01:47
  • Assalamualaikum, Is Grandma's Vanilla Sandwich Creme cookie halal? I tried to obtain information from Frito Lay but was unable to. I noticed MCG has some product listings of Grandma's brand. If someone can obtain this cookie's status for me, I'd be really grateful. The UPC for this product is 028400001526. Jazakallah Khair. - A. H
  • AOA

    It is not Halal due to natural vanilla flavor which obtained by use of alcohol.


    Category: Food Products
    12-21-12 11:31:36
  • assalamualaikum brother iwanna know that quaker oats softbaked cookies are halal or not.jazzakaallah kher - muhammad salim
  • AOA

    They are not Halal because there is kosher symbol on the package.


    Category: General Question
    12-21-12 09:15:53
  • Is it Dove Hair Serum is Halal product? - ayu
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    12-21-12 04:53:18
  • AOA , Is parle G biscuits halal? You answered to same question asked by some one to refer Alert section, but I could not find. Could you please help, jazakallah khair - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Parle G Biscuits are Halal only if there is no alcohol used in flavor. This information is known only to Parle company , so please ask them. Britania biscuit in India are Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    12-21-12 01:02:45
  • Assalaam Waaleykum, I recently came to USA and I found out that there are lot of things such as chocolates that are not Halaal here. And I am looking for Sugar Free Halaal Chocolates for my Mom. Can anyone please help me out which brand should I look for which are halaal? Any suggestions will be of great help. Jazakallah. - Raihan Jamal
  • AOA

    There are many Halal chocolate from different brands but non of them are Sugar Free.


    Category: Food Products
    12-20-12 21:44:15
  • Alsamlo Alikom, Your assistance is highly appreciated. I would like to know if Cheddar Slices (Black Diamond) is hala or Haram. jazak Allh Khayran Kind regards. Bashar - Bashar
  • AOA

    All Black Diamond Cheese are not Halal in Canada because there is no kosher symbol on the package. Halal Kosher symbol protect Muslims from adding Haram Hidden Ingredients.


    Category: Food Products
    12-20-12 21:01:45
  • Are Similac Prenatals Halal? It contains both DHA softgels and Multivitamin tablets. The DHA softgels are made of gelatin.But it says 'manufactured in a facility that processes milk, wheat, fish, shellfish, egg, peanut and tree nut ingredients'. So is the gelatin made from fish? - Anjum
  • AOA

    They are not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    12-20-12 15:58:53
  • Salam, I wanted to ask if vicks nature fusion is halal? It does say its alcohol free and made with like honey, there a syrup and tablet - Sobia
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-20-12 13:02:50
  • Salam, i wanted to ask when food that has alcohol added in it and then they bake it and it completely evaporates is that ok? to eat i mean. - Umer
  • AOA

    Our Ulema do not consider any baked product Halal if alcohol is evaported during baking.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-20-12 13:01:26
  • Salam, i just wanted to know if and when a new edition of your book will come out? like maybe the 2012 editions? - Rahila
  • AOA

    Right now I am finishing my book " Food Ingredients and Their Halal Status" Inshallah it will be available in Jan. 2013. Then Inshallah I will start researching for my 2013 Halal food book.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-20-12 12:59:26
  • As salam alaikum: As a follow-up to the question I asked you last night about my food in my Grandmothers refrigerator...You know, one question seems to beg another. If we do end up guilty of violating halal, is there a certain, special prayer or ritual a Muslim is to perform? I ask you because I no longer really have one specific teacher or Imam that I go to. The question about the food Iasked you, is of course important, given how I just purchased it, yesterday and I don't want to throw it out simply because it touched a shelf that was contaminated (And by "contaminated" I mean, there were drops of wine and sauce and other foods on the shelf above my food. But none of it got ON my food) My food only touched the BOTTOM of that shelf. Not what was stained on it. Anyway, my question was: If we ever do violate halal laws, is there a prayer or ritual we're to perform for Allah's forgiveness. If my post was too long, please forgive me. Thank you As salam alaikum - OpenEyes
  • AOA

    There is no special prayer for that but you can pray for forgiveness after each salat of the day and try to avoid the mistakes. During your dua ask Allah to forgive you, provide strenght and determination to avoid making such mistakes again.

    If your Halal has good package and nothing go inside you still use it. The problem comes with open Halal foods conatminated with Haram foods.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-20-12 04:16:11
  • We want to know about the turkey hill ice creams.are the turkey hill ice creams halal or haram because there is no details about turkey hii in your site jazakumulahair - Hmid Mahmood
  • AOA

    Turkey Hill is a regional ice cream of Northeast, so it is not a national brand to be avaailable everywhere. There are only two ice cream chocolate, Strawberry & Cream without flavor but it has Carrageenan which a mushbooh ingredients. Ask the company whether ethyl alcohol was used during the processing of Carrageenan.


    Category: Food Products
    12-19-12 21:14:46
  • As salam alaikum: I purchased a bag of Shop Rites sharp, yellow cheese. When I put it in our refrigerator, it was on the bottom shelf. It was laying on the milk I put it on top of. Problem I'm having is, the SHELF the bag may have been pressed against may, at one time have had pork on it. Now, the package of cheese I had purchased was sealed, so there was no contamination. It was UNDER the shelf my Grandmother uses for her foods. Anyway, this may seem long-winded, my question is, since my cheese package was still sealed and there was no contamination, even if it was pressed up against a contaminated shelf, that doesn't make my foods haram, correct? Thank you - OpenEyes
  • AOA

    If there is no physical contact with Halal cheese with Haram product then it is considered as Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-19-12 20:19:36
  • Is rice wine Halal or Haram because some Japanese restaurant will use it to cook the rice because I saw a lots of muslim people eat the shop but the shop don't have halal sign. - sareena
  • AOA

    Rice wine or any wine in Islam is Haram.


    Category: Food Products
    12-19-12 19:06:34
  • Salam, y r u guys so rude? - muhammad saleh
  • AOA

    There are no other guys expect me. Although I am not rude to anybody but you think I am rude to you then I am sorry.


    Category: General Question
    12-19-12 13:53:02
  • pleaes inform us if mrs. fields cookies are halal - shahnaz patel
  • AOA

    None of their cookies are Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    12-19-12 11:21:03
  • Assalaamu alaikum.Thank you very much for your valuable information regarding the Maggie product in the past. This time,I have a doubt regarding the product-"VASELINE, total moisture-aloe fresh",in which I found an ingredient by name \"Hydroxyethyl Urea\".One more product is \"Lakme fruit moisturiser\". Please help me,whether these products is halaal or not. - mukhaddar
  • AOA

    I have no information on Vaseeline Total but the ingredient Hydroxyethyl Urea is a Halal ingredient.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-19-12 11:02:07
  • sulphur dioxide in beef gelatine is halal gazakom allah al ganah - ayat obeidat
  • AOA

    MCG do not consider Non Zabiha Beef gelatin as Halal. Sulphur dioxide is a Halal gas.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-19-12 09:19:56
  • is pangaseius halal for muslims? if no then why? if yes then why? - Abdul Rafay
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-19-12 09:03:07
  • which biscuits in india are halal and also if maggi products are halal like noodles? - parveen
  • AOA

    All Britania biscuits are Halal. Those maggi noodle soups with Green Dot under circle with no flavor are Halal.


    Category: General Question
    12-19-12 07:41:08
  • I am glad to advise your good selves that Minibabybel kosher and halal is now available in Tesco and Sainsburys and all kosher delis in the UK FB pagewww.facebook.com/pages/Elit-Kosher-Suppliers-to-the-UK-of-Mini-Babybel-kosher-and-halal/284112748292337?ref=hl please ask your readers to contact if they are having problems getting supplies regards Yeshurun - Yeshurun
  • AOA

    The answer to your questions that I need the complete ingredients statement because not kosher certified products are consider Halal unless those meet the Halal requirements. MCG do not consider Kosher meat as Halal.

     

    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.


    Category: News & Alerts
    12-19-12 05:06:01
  • if a food packet contains a green dot within a square, is it halal for Muslim in W.B. India? is there has other other signs? - Hasan
  • AOA

    It should not have flavor or vanilla extract in them, even if they have flavor then alcohol was not used as a solvent. I think right now this is the only thing for food product in West Bengal or thoughout India.


    Category: Food Products
    12-19-12 04:22:19
  • is prenaplus tablets has pork? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-18-12 22:20:43
  • Is the chicken and meat purchased from stop and shop are HALAL or not. - Ahmed Ebaid
  • AOA

    They are not Halal because they are not hand slaugheter by a Muslim saying Allah Akbar, this is requirement for Zabiha chicken or beef or lamb or turkey. The chicken in Stop & Shop called Jhutka which is not Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    12-18-12 20:21:35
  • assalamou alikum i just wanted to ask if CRUNCH NESTLE ice cream is halal or not? plz let me know! jazzaqalahou khaire ! - fatima chowdhury
  • AOA

    None of Nestle ice creamis Halal.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    12-18-12 18:36:49
  • i wanted to know that quaker soft baked oatmeal cookies are hala or not.thank you so much brother for your cooperation jazakallah khier assalamualaikum - muhammad salim
  • AOA

    Soft baked cookies from Quaker Oat are not Halal becaus ethere is no kosher symbol on them.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-18-12 18:05:40
  • coco cola, pepsi and spirit halal or not - shaik mohammed
  • AOA

    Only Pepsi is Halal.


    Category: General Question
    12-18-12 17:00:50
  • Is sugar alcohol halal ? i do not know exactly what sugar alcohol is ? - Humair
  • AOA

    Sugar Alcohols

     

    Sugar Alcohols

    Sugar alcohols or Polyols are carbohydrates. Many Muslim consumers has asked us about Halal status of sugar alcohols in Questions and Answers section of our website. We answered them in the above section. So we decided to explain about them in News section of our website. The sugar alcohols are made from plant carbohydrates except Lactitol which can be made from sucrose or whey's lactose or milk sugar  and all the sugar alcohols are Halal  except Erythritol and if Lactittol  is made from non Halal whey then it is not Halal. But if Lactitol is made from sucrose then it is Halal. There is no ethyl alcohol present in them. Alcohol is just the name because of chemical formulas. FDA recognized sugar alcohols as GRAS(Generally Recognized As Safe). Sugar alcohols are not artificial sweeteners technically and slightly lower in calories compare to sugar. The most important use of them is in chewing gums, sugar free candiaes and cookies because they do not cause tooth decay and good for diabetes because on consuming them the blood sugar will not increase. The most important sugar alcohols are Sorbitol or Glucitol, Xylitol, Lactitol, Mannitol, Maltitol, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysates, Isomalt, . No bone char is used in sugar alcohols as compare to sugar. Sugar alcohols are slow fermented carbohydrate than sugar. Sugar alcohols are not fermented by oral bacteria in mouth, this is determind by FDA through McNail company’s research. Sorbitol, Mannitol, Maltitol and Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysates are manufactured from cornstarch. Xylitol is manufactured from corn cobs, sugar cane bagasse, birch wood waste.

    Lactitol is made from sucrose and whey. When Lactitol is manufactured from sweet whey then we have to be very careful about it. Whey has to be Halal or kosher certified otherwise Lactitol will not be Halal if it is manufactured from sweet whey which is obtained from animal rennet whey. Even if it is obtained from acid whey the starter culture bacteria and starter culture media upon the bacteria grow has to be Halal. If a Halal or kosher symbol appears on a food product package containing Lactitol, it means lactitol is either made from sucrose or Halal or kosher certified whey.

    Erythritol is obtined either cornstarch or fruits through alcoholic fermentation because there is no lactic acid ferementation to be Halal. Sugar alcohol Erythritol is not consider Halal.

    Lactitol is considered as Mushbooh and depond upon the Halal or kosher status of rennet whey and acid whey.

     

     


    Category: Ingredients
    12-18-12 16:29:41
  • Is mentos fruit halal? - Owais Siddiqui
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    12-18-12 15:12:31
  • Assalamu Alaykum, is this product "Traditional Medicinals Organic Raspberry Leaf" halal. The ingredients are: Organic raspberry leaf. It is kosher certified. If it is halal, please add it to your website so others may benefit. Jazakallah khair. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I need complete ingredients statement before I think it is Halal. I was wondering this is second question from UK which says the have seen Kosher symbol on food product in UK because Walker cookies has the kosher symbol.

     

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

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

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


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-18-12 14:39:46
  • There is a contradiction on your website about Aqua fresh toothpastes. It says "All toothpastes" of Aquafresh are halal, and then it says "Aquafresh Advanced" is not halal. Can you please clarify which one is correct. Thanks. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    It is possible the information was old when I wrote about  Aquafresh Advance, Aquafresh company know declared that they do not use any animal derived ingredients in their toothpaste but we also look for alcohol in flavor.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    12-18-12 13:16:24
  • Lucerne yogurt Gelatin? Pork - Mohamed
  • AOA

    Any Yogurt with gelatin or kosher gelatin are not consider Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-18-12 05:08:30
  • I just found out that the kraft brand of maccaroni and cheese is haram because the enzymes in it are derived from cow and goat, please let me know if this is accurate, and which brand IS halal. - Nazish
  • AOA

    It is not simple criteria for halal status of cheese for MCG. All Kraft Mac & Cheese dinners are not Halal because they are not kosher certified.

     

    Whey and its Halal Status

    Muslims think that whey is milk based ingredient, it has to be Halal but answer is no. There are two kinds of whey, one is sweet or rennet whey and other is acid whey. Acid whey is obtained during the making of acid type of cheese such as cottage cheese. Sweet or rennet whey is used more in food products then acid whey. Sweet whey or rennet whey is a by-product of rennet cheese making such as cheddar cheese or Mozzarella cheese. Whey is a portion of milk remaining after coagulation and removal of curd. Whey is Halal only if the Halal starter culture bacteria, Halal medium on which starter culture bacteria are grown (Starter culture bacteria are Halal if they obtained from milk source not meat source and media on which these starter culture bacteria grown has to be made from Halal ingredients such milk). These requirements can only obtained if the cheese and whey are Halal or Kosher certified (which meet the Islamic dietary requirements).

    A Halal or Kosher symbol (which meet the Islamic dietary requirements) appears on a food package containing whey indicates that it is manufactured under Halal or Kosher supervision. Acid Whey which is obtained from cottage has the same Halal requirements as cheddar or Mozzarella cheese except rennet is not used but starter cultures are added and they have to be from milk source not meat source. Starter culture requirement for acid whey is same cheddar or Mozzarella cheese.


    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
    12-18-12 01:55:17
  • is citronellol and geraniol alcohal halal, found in astral all over moisturiser - kauser tahir
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-18-12 01:35:49
  • Can you tell please tell me if shandaar brand "badam barfi" is halal. It is made in NY. The ingredients are shortening, corn oil, milk powder, almonds, sugar, cadmum. It has a veg dot and a halal symbol. Jazakallah khair. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    It is a Halal product.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-17-12 21:02:53
  • Is Pringles and Doritos halal? Both are chips companies. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Please write Potato Chips under search, then click Food Product by categrory then click Show Only Halal then search it.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-17-12 19:40:24
  • We did not get any details about turkey hill ice creams that are the ice creams halal r haram. - Hamid Mahmood
  • AOA

    Turkey Hill Chcolate ice cream and strawberry cream are only Mushooh ice cream because it has Carrageenan, if no alcohol is used during processing of Carrageenan then both are Halal. This information known to the company. They also do not have flavor. All others has flavor which is made with alcohol.


    Category: Food Products
    12-17-12 19:24:23
  • India made britannia biscuits and cakes are halal? - Jibarul mandal
  • AOA

    I know only Britania Biscuits whicha er Halal and I do not know about their cakes.


    Category: Food Products
    12-17-12 19:06:04
  • salaam, Hi i work at KFC and i would like to know what products there are halal - hasan
  • AOA

    As for my knowldge none of the products are Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    12-17-12 13:43:09
  • Is dominos halal or haram? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    It is not Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-17-12 11:44:23
  • is kit kat mini from germany is halal or not?.. i have already check the ingriedients but it is written in germany not in english please confirm. - iqbal
  • AOA

    It is not Halal because there is no kosher symbol on the products in Germany.


    Category: General Question
    12-17-12 10:39:31
  • Is TAbasco sauce and HP sauce halal - naz
  • AOA

    I know only Tabasco sauce made in USA is Halal not in UK and HP is sauce made by Heinz in UK and I have no inforamtion.


    Category: Food Products
    12-17-12 10:19:10
  • Are the spring valley prenatal multivitamin tablets halal? - Tabassum
  • AOA

    If they do not have kosher symbol then they are not Halal. The following Halal prenatal vitamins:

    . Maxi Health Maxi One Prenatal 60 TAB MXM-14306 UPC 753406143061 AVAILABLE AT 1-800-645-1899.

    7. Landau Prenatal 100 TAB ln-725-1 UPC 078328972514 AVAILABLE AT 1-800-645-1899.

     

     

    Search Category: Food Products

    Seach results for the term: prenatal

    Total results generated: 3
    Halal Status Product Name Category Product Brand Comments Date
    halal Maxi Omega 3 Fish Oil Prenatal Partner EPA/DHA Formula 60 Maxicaps Fish Oil Maxi Health Can be obtained by calling 1-800-645-1899. 10-16-10
    halal Prenatal Vitamins Multivitamins & Chelating Minerals Landau Landau Prenatal 100 TAB ln-725-1 UPC 078328972514 AVAILABLE AT 1-800-645-1899. 03-11-10
    halal Prenatal Vitamins Multivitamins & Chelating Minerals Maxi Health Maxi Health Maxi One Prenatal 60 TAB MXM-14306 UPC 753406143061 AVAILABLE AT 1-800-645-1899. 03-11-10

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    Category: Non-Food Products
    12-17-12 09:55:14
  • I bought a herbal medication but it contains sheep horns. So, is sheep horns halal? - Aashiya
  • AOA

    Please this question to a Islamic scholar.


    Category: Food Products
    12-17-12 09:50:54
  • Asalaamu Alaikum, In addition to the email I sent regarding jam, I forgot to add one more suspect ingredient. Is glucose-fructose syrup halal (in strawberry jam that is vegetarian?). Can this syrup contain alcohol? The rest of the ingredients seem to be halal and they don't list 'flavourings' as an ingredient at any point. - Aishath
  • AOA

    Glucose-Fructose Syrup is a Halal ingredients and has no alcohol in it.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-17-12 06:37:13
  • Has Thorntons premium got alcohol or animal product - aklima khatun
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    12-17-12 06:34:18
  • whehter fish "Pangasius Hypophthalmus" is Halal. - Nadeem Ul Hasan
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    12-17-12 05:49:04
  • Assalaamu Alaikum Is sodium citrates in strawberry jam halal? Rest of the ingredients were strawberries, pectin, sugar, salt ... It is suitable for vegetarians - Aishath
  • AOA

    \Sodium Citrate is a chemical and it is Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-17-12 04:13:32
  • Salaam, are Alcohol C12-C14 Ethoxylated and Alcohol C10 Ethoxylated halal alcohols? please advise. May Allah SWT reward you for your efforts. - murtaza ali
  • AOA

    These are special alcohol made by a particular company and I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-17-12 03:40:39
  • india made vaious britania biscuits,cake are halal? - jibarul mandal
  • AOA

    Only their biscuits are Halal. I have no information on cakes. I already answer this question.


    Category: Food Products
    12-17-12 01:29:41
  • Salam Wa'alaykoum, is salt of ethanolamine haram? I'm using nose drops and they contain that ingredient. BarakALLAHOUfik. - Daouia
  • AOA

    It is a chemical and it is Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-17-12 00:29:34
  • AoA, please tell me panthenyl ethyl ether and histidine halal status? Also pantene manufactured by france halal status? JazakAllah ALLah hafiz - Miss Mishaal Ahmed
  • AOA

    Ethyl Ether is a chemical and it is Halal. Histidine is a amino acid and it is Halal only if it is obtained from vegetable protein. I have no information about Pantene in France.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-17-12 00:03:03
  • Jiffy baking all purpose baking mix - Khaled
  • AOA

    If it has a kosher symbol and do not contain lard then it is Halal otherwise not. Please do not buy any Jiffy Mixes because most of them are made with lard.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-16-12 20:05:53
  • First, thank you for your fast answer . Secondly, what do you think of these ingredients: Cyclomethicone (and) Dimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Organic Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Geranium Maculatum (Geranium) Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol (and) Phenoxyethanol (and) Hexylene Glycol. ?? Thanks in advance. - Hanan
  • AOA

    Nobody know their Halal status becauase nobody know the sources of those ingredients except the manufacturer.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-16-12 19:53:32
  • Are the BURT"S BEE skin care products halal?Pls answer because,I couldn't find the answer in your list . - Mantuma Khondaker
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    12-16-12 16:39:50
  • Is benner green tea that is citrus flavored with other natural flavors halal? - Niha Mohammad
  • AOA

    Any tea with flavors is not Halal because of alcohol. Only 100% green tea or black tea is Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-16-12 14:49:13
  • I wanted to know if Kroger Sour Cream is halal? It contains gelatin. Can the gelatin be from plants or fish? So is this halal or not? Thanks - Iemaan
  • AOA

    Kroger Sour Cream is not Halal. Gelatin will not be from plant, only from pork or beef. If they use fish gelatin they have to label "Fish Gelatin". If it says only gelatin then it could be from pork or non zabiha beef.


    Category: Food Products
    12-16-12 09:57:18
  • Is chicken used by KFC in Hyderabad A.P. INDIA sloughter according to halal process ? - syed asif ali
  • AOA

    I have no way of knowning KFC in Hyderabad, India is Halal or not. I too from Hyderabad, India, when Inshallah I visit Hyderabad I will find out.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    12-16-12 08:39:52
  • i have seen in indian market maggi chicken is halal or not - usman khan
  • AOA

    Maggi chicken is not Halal.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    12-16-12 01:42:55
  • What about this Imidazolidinyl Urea is it halal.? - Hanan
  • AOA

    It is Halal because no mammal urine was used. It is made by chemical reaction of chemicals.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-15-12 22:56:00
  • is cadbory temptation choclate rum and raisin is (indian product)halal or haram? - aysha
  • AOA

    Rum is a sharab(wine) so it is not Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-15-12 22:38:12
  • Bismi Allah Arrahman Arraheem Salam Aleikum Please provide information on Costco's bran muffins and croissants. Are they halal. Also does the process of extracting natural flavors, always involves Alcohol and or any other Haram product and (Haram animal) by-products Jazak Allah Kheira Youcef Georgia, USA - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I am sorry I can not provide information any bakery product sold in Costco because they buy the bakery products from regional baking companies. You have to contact the store manager ask whether Muffins and Croissant are kosher certified, whether alcohol was used in flavor, what is the source of L-Cysteine in Croissants.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-15-12 17:05:01
  • Is Nancy's Pizza halal? I'm only asking about the "cheese pizza" in question. - Abdul Sami
  • AOA

    I have no information on Nancy cheese pizza and I do not where they are located.


    Category: Food Products
    12-15-12 15:58:19
  • ive been told that kraft cheese is halal, so i just want to confirm. - sameen
  • AOA

    I confirmed all Kraft cheese are not Halal in England except those which has "Suitable For Vegetarian" on the package.


    Category: Food Products
    12-15-12 15:27:29
  • Why are some food product status haram and comments say no certification symbol does this mean even if we do not see any haram ingredients on the info but due to lack of K or some other symbol it is haram . please answer - shay
  • AOA

    The Halal ingredients you see on the ingredients are not 100%, not less 2% are hidden ingredients which food companies do not disclose on the ingredients statement. Halal or Kosher certification on the food product packages protect Muslim from adding Haram Hidden Ingredients by food companies.


    Category: Food Products
    12-15-12 14:25:22
  • is the betrice brand milk product halal in canada? the skim milk. (please reply soon, it would be very helpful.) jazakallah - J.F
  • AOA

    All brand of milk including Beatrice except Chocolate milk are Halal in USA and Canada.


    Category: Food Products
    12-15-12 12:20:35
  • I want to know Pepsi & cock is halal ?cadbery dairy milk is halal ....kathlin cake is halal or chocklet cake is halal? - sk.mustaque
  • AOA

    Except Pepsi none of them Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    12-15-12 10:07:39
  • Your website says that ingredients in the tuna sandwich at panera bread is not halal...can you be specific? and that was in 2011 so...is it possible they could have changed since then? JazakAllah - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    The information is the same. Please avoid it.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-15-12 08:18:53
  • I have been prescribed a nasal spray that contains dilute amounts of ethyl alcohol (0.7 weight %). Is it halal to use it? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    No, but if you could not find the Halal alternative then ask a Islamic scholar for its used.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-15-12 07:57:25
  • Anabolic peak brand inner armour halal or non halal - Najib ariffin
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    12-15-12 06:37:45
  • Is Zappers Bubble Gum halal or haram? - iqra
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    12-15-12 06:11:51
  • AoA, Are these E numbers halal? I found them on Mentos Tutti Fruitti box, but I cannot find any KD or UD symbol. E420,E951,E950,E955,E414,E422,E171,E322,E904,E903,E320 JazakAllah - Humaira
  • AOA

    We have section E-Numbers, please check them.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-15-12 05:29:15
  • As-salamu alaykum. Robaxacet is medicine, extra strength caplets for back pain and muscle spasm. I was wondering about two ingredients named; pregelatinized starch and magnesium stearate. Please I would like to know if this particular medicine is haraam or not because you earlier stated that pregelatinized starch is halal but you didn't clearly state about the magnesium stearate. This would greatly benefit many muslims, thank you for your time. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Oregealtinized Starch is Halal. Magnesium Stearate is Halal only if it is from vegetable fat. It is Haram if it is from pork fat.

    From Ingredients section:

    unknown Magnesium Stearate Mineral, Chemical, animal, Synthetic based Ingredients It is a Magnesium salt of stearaic acid and used as an anticaking agent or llubricant. It is Halal if the stearic acid is from plant fat or Halal or Kosher certified. It is Haram if the stearic acid is from pork fat.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    12-14-12 21:31:17
  • AOA! I live in South West Houston and I have looked all around Walmart, Target, etc but haven't been able to find any Halal cheese such as Sorrento, Miller, Shoprite, Biazzo, etc. Could you suggest any place either online or in-store where we could purchase any halal cheese. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Sorronto brand is called Precious and it is available in Randall supermarkets. The miller cheese will be available at Kosher Food Stores in Houston.


    Category: Food Products
    12-14-12 20:12:29
  • I want to know about 'no name all purpose flour'. is this halal. - Ashfaq
  • AOA

    It is Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-14-12 19:36:55
  • just i want to know about spirit vinegar in detail.... - shaik mohammed
  • AOA

    It is Halal, for detail please go to Sevices Section and subsection Fiqah and Science.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-14-12 16:17:58
  • Is Steviva's 100% Pure Stevia Powder (Brand: Steviva, USA) halal? Do all stevia products undergo the alcohol crystallisation process, as mentioned in this website? Do you know any stevia sweetener that is halal? Thanks. - Rashidah
  • AOA

    haram Stevia Natural Sweetener Natural Sweettener Steviol Glycol is extracted from Stevia plant and crystalized through alcohol.


    Category: Food Products
    12-14-12 11:13:00
  • is cadbory temptation choclate rum and raisin is halal? plz tel us........ - aysha
  • AOA

    It is a Haram product.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-14-12 09:49:07
  • the frozen yoghurt companies import their ingredients from america that's why i was asking and that eclipse mint with the code e440 (spearmint flavoured) is also made in america so i would be grateful if U found out about these things - shehreyar
  • AOA

    Ameruca do not use E Numbers so it is not made in USA. I do not whether it is Halal or not in Pakistan.


    Category: Food Products
    12-14-12 08:44:12
  • logon ka khaina hai k appy fizz haram hai is me alcohol hai. kya ye sahi hai. - imran shaikh
  • AOA

    Mujhai nahi malum appy fizz.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    12-14-12 07:13:15
  • is ethanol permited for medicin? - moshiur
  • AOA

    Please ask this question to a Islamic scholar.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-14-12 03:56:12
  • I would liek to inquire about unsalted utter- please could you let me know what is the thing is wrong in unsalted butter? What do I have to inquire from the manufacturer? I have the following unsalted butter with the following ingredients: cows milk fat, bacterial culture, milk fat min 80%, milk solids not fat max 2%, moisture max 18%. Please kindly let me know whther its halal or not? Jazakallah khair, May Allah reward you the best for your excellent efforts. - M ADAM
  • AOA

    US has different food laws than England. If there is label on the package "Suitable for Vegetarian" then it is Halal otherwise not because wed do not know the Halal status of bacterial culture in England.


    Category: General Question
    12-14-12 02:51:41
  • AOA is rolo minis halal here is the ingredients:Milk chocolate sugar;coca butter;chocolate milk,nonfat milk;sunflower,lecithin;milkfat;natural flavor; Glucose syrup(Wheat);Sugar;sweetened condensed skim milk(Skim milk and sugar)Palm oil;Contains 2%or less of milk fat;salt;Natural flavor carbonate.IT has a U and a D symbols and a R symbol.Thank you so much =) - dania
  • AOA

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


    Category: halal Certification Process
    12-13-12 21:38:52
  • Salaam, 1. Is little ceaser mushroom pizza halal? 2. I recently asked about dentyne ice gums on wheter the arctic chill flavor was halal, and you responded with a quote from wrigleys email. Just an FYI dentyne is not manufactured by wrigleys. It is a kraft foods products. So I wanted to ask again, is dentyne ice arctic chill flavor halal? Plz respond correctly this time. Jazak Allah khair - anonymous
  • AOA

    Little Caesar cheese pizza is not Halal. All Wrigley gums are not Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-13-12 20:38:54
  • choclate liquor in cakes is halal or not.can we consume food that contains choclate liquor. jazakallah - naghma
  • AOA

    Chocolate Liquor is a Halal ingredient but other ingredients in cake has to be Halal.


    Category: General Question
    12-13-12 19:29:35
  • is kirkland (costco brand) cheese pizza halal or not? - samreen
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-13-12 16:26:37